As National Hospital Week begins, we join our colleagues from across New Hampshire and the nation in celebrating the hope, healing and health that our hospitals provide to the patients and communities they serve.
Since it was first observed in 1921, National Hospital Week has celebrated the history, the technology and the dedicated professionals that make our facilities such beacons of confidence and care. This year’s theme – “A Guiding Light for Changing Times” – is a reminder that…Continue
Added by Steve Ahnen on May 14, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments
In general we think that getting old has many more downsides than upsides what with declining health, reduced relevance, and being closer to death perhaps among the most egregious. And as has been noted many times in the past few years, the rapid and widespread ejection of many older workers from the workforce has left many feeling depressed and inconsequential at what they feel is a premature conclusion to their careers.
Aging and career do not have to be oil and water.…Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on May 13, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments
Recently, many thoughts were exchanged among my New Hampshire friends about the loss of "The Old Man Of The Mountain", a former natural granite feature in the White Mountains.
It's both touching and revealing that New Hampshire has had its own…Continue
Added by Frann Haykin on May 10, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments
On behalf of hospital and health care leaders, the New Hampshire Hospital Association salutes the incredibly talented, dedicated and compassionate nurses in the Granite State today and every day, but also in recognition of National Nurses Week which is being celebrated this week here and around the country.
Year in and year out, nursing is cited as the most trusted profession in America, which helps to make nurses an essential part of the team of health care professionals in hospitals…Continue
Added by Steve Ahnen on May 8, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
By Chuck Sink
I understand the principle as well as anyone. We're all in business to make money and build something for our families and communities. So from where does the money come? Neither does it grow on trees nor flow out of LinkedIn networks.
Value (measured in dollars) is not something you…
Added by Chuck Sink on May 8, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments
As a an aging male with 60 years of perspective I can't help but note the huge change American women are undergoing in terms of their career options. As women have demanded and are realizing a shift in social, political, and economic power sharing there is a wide and growing range of work choices available to them.
I still remember how odd I thought it looked to see my first uniformed female police officer and big rig female truck driver and woman on a construction crew. It's not that…Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on April 23, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
It’s been one week since the senseless and horrific Boston Marathon bombings. The emotions of the week have gone from one extreme to the other, and everywhere in between. The feelings of elation and relief of a city, a state, a region and a nation that were captured on television when news of the arrest of the second suspect broke Friday evening were palpable. Although a safe distance away in New Hampshire, I know I slept much better knowing that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in…Continue
Added by Steve Ahnen on April 22, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Ask questions before going into business with your spouse.
Starting and running a business is rarely a safe or simple process, and doing so with one’s spouse creates an additional layer of complexity. Whether that complexity will have a positive or negative effect depends on several factors.
Here are some of the questions you need to discuss…Continue
Added by Steven Feinberg, CPA on April 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Everybody's got 'books', but how is your business performing?
I don't care what the size is. Every small business owner needs to have a measurement tool and be consistently measured against that tool.
It's one thing to know what your sales are. That's the easiest measure, but don't you want to at least go one step up from your competition? How about…Continue
Added by Steven Feinberg, CPA on March 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Eldridge Investment Advisors has set the date for its next CPA CPE Forum to be held in Manchester. The all-day event on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, will consist of eight 1-hour educational presentations as well as breakfast, lunch and a post-event networking social. Attendees can earn up to 8 credits by attending presentations, and another 10 credits via take home materials. This is…Continue
Added by Amy Campbell on March 11, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments
CNN recently reported on how the Federal government is cracking down on the California Pot industry.
More and more states are legalizing the use of…Continue
Added by Steven Feinberg, CPA on March 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
A very interesting and potentially watershed story has emerged in recent days in business news. It concerns the top-down working conditions decision made by the recently selected CEO of Yahoo! Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer has announced that telecommuting among the company's employees is to be eliminated. Although this decision was intended for internal dissemination only it quickly leaked to the rest of us and has sparked a rapid and vociferous debate about productivity and innovation in cutting…Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on March 4, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments
We are please to launch New Hampshire Fun Foods Sales and Marketing based in NH by representing "local" manufacturers to "local" NH food and foodservice operations.
Our products are fit into popcorn shops, restaurants, bingo halls, bowling lanes, ice cream parlors, amusement parks, catering and rental halls, schools, hospitals, snack bars, fund raisers, convenience stores, camps, fairs, country clubs and more.
The products are low cost with very high profits and delivered by…Continue
Added by Don Vandenburgh on March 1, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments
By Bill Meyers
Back in 2007 the Dow Jones Industrial Average bumped the 14,000 mark. A couple weeks ago, after more than 5 years, the Dow limped and crawled back up to hit 14,000 once again where it is barely hovering. We need not go into the dismal economic history of the last 5 years but it hasn’t been too rosy for most ordinary folks. Going on 6 years, the stock market has averaged out flat with massive losses taking place for many who invested most of their money in stocks…Continue
Added by Chuck Sink on February 26, 2013 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Pareto was genius, arriving at his view.
Pay attention my friend, to those important few.
The benefit we get, derives from only them.
Immersion in many, should our leaders condemn.
Stay focused on the goal, beware the decoy.
Like Aeneas whose quest, was to found a new Troy.
He could not succumb, to Dido's ample charms.
Achieving arete, as Virgil sang of arms.
Don't get distracted, by…Continue
Added by Don Sweet on February 21, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments
Feeling bombarded by lots of issues and options coming at you in your business? If so you're not alone. How do we effectively wade through all the stuff coming our way? Nineteenth century Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto developed the principle we know as the 80/20 rule, or Pareto Principle.
He states that usually 80 percent of all benefit is derived from 20 percent of the items. You'll probably find that 80 percent…Continue
Added by Don Sweet on February 21, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments
Many people simply do not know when they should be
seeking help for their business,
so I'm just going to lay it out:
Added by Steven Feinberg, CPA on February 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Social media appears to be growing in functionality beyond being just a way for friends to share interests. Marketing professionals, for example, generally accept that getting their product or service shared and discussed among connected individuals is now a solid and preferred part of any business' promotional plan. Facebook and Twitter have become an essential part of many marketing campaigns.
The power of social media is also playing a factor in career development. Sharing career…Continue
Added by Bill Ryan on February 15, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments
Typically, the small business owners is just starting out. He or she figures that they don't really have the money or even the wherewithal to deal with paying their payroll taxes, and so they 'start' to get behind.
This can be a routine that starts innocently enough, but then just…Continue
Added by Steven Feinberg, CPA on February 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
What is Graph Search?
Facebook announced on January 15, via a Zuckerberg speech, that Facebook was launching what many are calling it's wild jab at Google. "Graph Search" is a tool that allows Facebook users to heavily narrow their search based on open-ended search terms. For example, as a fan of the NHL instead of searching for "NHL" and hoping your friends who like the NHL show up, you'll now be able to search with as much detail as: "friends who like the NHL and…Continue
Added by Nick Wheeler on January 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments