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U.S. health insurance outlook and trends for 2016

 According to the Kaiser Foundation, annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage topped $17,000 in 2015, up 4 percent from last year. Workers payed an average of nearly $5,000 toward their coverage. Will this upward trend continue?You are probably wondering where these costs are going to go and what that means for you and your business. In this article, we’re going to discuss the U.S. health insurance outlook and trends for 2016.Slower Growth in Health Costs in 2016Forbes&...

Better meetings? Do these few adjustments and get more time!

Better Meetings. Photo: brainwells.comWhen working with leaders, we are constantly faced with their need for more time. Time to handle change, time to work on things that matter. There is a place to find this time, and that is by working on how to run better meetings. There’s an expression you probably know. It goes like this: I can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s a good expression; because it reminds us how important it is not to forget the bigger picture when we look at something. Th...

Why accountants are vital to your business growth

After the birth of your startup, it is important to maintain consistent growth. Although many startup and small business owners believe that they can handle their own finances effectively, this is rarely the case. It is common to outsource getting your taxes done, but ongoing accounting advice must not be overlooked.Just like home owners believe they can be contractors to save money on their remodel, principles often choose to take the “I will save money” DIY approach with their company’s financ...

Interview with Saf Nazeer, co-founder of Helpfulpeeps

Saf Nazeer and Simon Hills, founders of Helpfulpeeps. Photo: Your name, the name of your company, what product or service do you offer and your background. Saf Nazeer, co-founder of Helpfulpeeps.Helpfulpeeps is a new social network born from a collective belief that life is better when we help each other. We connect people who want help with those willing to help free of charge. Each time you help, you earn karma which acts as your equity on the network. We call it the...

Top unicorn success driver

All can learn from unicorn growth  By achieving $1 billion market valuation within 5 years of founding, unicorns such as Uber, SnapChat, DropBox and Zenefits have shaken up traditional markets and investor expectations.What drives these companies’ success?- The value is often in the business model of recurring revenue with high capital efficiency and assets.- Strong customer engagement through easy adoption, positive customer experience, personalization and social value attra...

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