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The Law At Work: Getting Back to Work

Massachusetts has slowly but steadily reopened over the last several months, and hopefully the Commonwealth will continue= on a positive trajectory.  However, experts suggest that…

Workshare: An Alternative To Layoffs

COVID-19 presented a most graphic example of when Massachusetts’ WorkShare could be implemented as a management tool. There are times when business is really slow…
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Human Resources: Hiring In The New Normal

In many organizations, human resources has played an essential role in response to COVID-19, from adapting policies for a remote workplace to ensuring compliance with…

Changes Lie Ahead For Employment Laws

Keeping an eye on changes and trends in employment law is an excellent way for businesses to mitigate risk.  Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce…

Legal Resources For Coping With The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a time of unprecedented uncertainty for families and businesses across the Commonwealth.   Two major federal pieces of legislation –…

Not All Breaches Come Through Internet Hacks

Not all identity thefts are created equally. Most small business owners, when they hear “identify theft,” think of being hacked and having their infrastructure compromised;…

Is It Time For A Brand Refresh?

How do you know when it’s time to refresh your brand?  Since your company’s brand has become synonymous with the very identity of your business…

Law At Work: Changes In Employment Laws

Keeping an eye on changes and trends in employment law is an excellent way for businesses to mitigate risk.  Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce…

In HR, It’s Game On

In today’s competitive labor market, employers are turning up their efforts to attract and keep workers. An increasingly popular approach to engage employees is to…

Here’s the Dirt On Engineered Soils

Dirt gets a bad rap. When you’re looking for gossip to spread, you’re “digging up dirt.” Extremely stupid people are described as being “dumb as…

4 Mistakes Everyone Makes … Once

Hey, as homeowners and business owners, we all make mistakes but the key is to never make the same mistake twice. The other key is…

My Foresight is 20/20…or Is It?

By: Rob Brown, CFP®, CPWA® and Clinton Lynch, CFP®, CPWA® Imagine you wake up tomorrow, pour your morning brew, flip open your iPad, and start…

10 Leadership Essentials

By Karyn Rhodes, VP/Director, Complete Payroll Solutions Simple techniques can transform supervisors and managers into effective leaders. Whether they’re new to the job or experienced…

Does Marijuana Work at Work?

by Karyn Rhodes Here are five tips on how employers can handle the use of marijuana in their workplaces. Legislation may be easing restrictions on both…

The Law @ Work

By; Mary E. O’Neal  I have been hearing that the “white collar” exemption salary level is increasing soon. Can you explain what will be required…

How To Start a Franchise Business

By Mark McGwin A franchise is a type of business where one party, the franchisor, owns a business model, processes, and branding and allows a…

Five Tips For Refinancing Your Home

By Charlotte Green With mortgage rates at near-record lows, many buyers are moving to lock in the best rate on their new home. But what…

Structuring Your Business to Thrive

By Scott Yelle Is your business in an uncertain spot?  Follow the words of Mr. Shackleton.  His story of leadership is an amazing one.  He…

Planning for 2020

By Brian Griffin Summer is coming to a close. Regardless of whether your business is seasonal, early autumn can be a good time to review…

Law at Work – Family Medical Leave

By Mary O’Neal, Esq., I have been hearing a great deal about a fairly new Massachusetts law providing paid leave to employees who take leave…

Make Banking A Breeze With Digital Features

By Eric Emmel Technology continues to make banking easier than ever. Through mobile devices, you can make payments, transfer funds, purchase items, receive real-time alerts…

AI in HR: Five Areas to Start

By Karyn Rhodes, VP/Director, Complete Payroll Solutions Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way companies operate, and a business’ success depends on embracing the collaboration…

How to Choose a Builder

By Tony Shepley Why do you need a builder? If you don’t speak the language every day, understanding it can be a huge learning curve.…

The Cape, Cannabis And Design/Build

By Ryan LaVangieIt’s been a long, cold, rainy spring but with summertime around the corner, the living WILL get easier – particularly for those headed…

Finding A Contractor

By Russell Cazeault The World Wide Web just turned 30 years old this past month. The iPhone and mobile tech arrived in 1997. The internet…

Consider Engineering As A Career Choice

Environmental issues fuel a greater demand for this challenging, rewarding career By John Bologna, P.E. Engineering professionals in all disciplines are in high demand these…

Retirement Income Roadmap For Women

Women comprise 47% of the total U.S. workforce and account for 51.5% of all workers in high-paying management, professional, and related occupations according to the…

Flood Risk Assessment and Reduction

By Nicholas “Cole” Bateman On Memorial Day weekend in 1981, a year after John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market, opened his first store…

Home Maintenance – Humidity Control

By Stephen Robichaud “It’s not the heat – it’s the humidity!”  This statement can be heard all summer long across the Cape as we suffer…
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The Power Of The Internet Of Things

By Peter Cullivan If knowledge is power, how powerful do the 11 billion Internet of Things devices allow us to be? In the early 1990s,…

The Dos and Don’ts of News Releases

By Nicole Joy Hales Although some people question the importance of press releases, or news releases, in an overall public relations campaign, they serve many…

Aeroseal Duct Sealing

By Stephen Robichaud Energy efficiency is an important part of everyday life in 2018.  Efficient energy consumption is a priority at all levels of government…

The Business of Giving

By Bonnie Simmons, Partner, CPA “Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and…

Non-profit law

By Mary O’Neal, Esq. I have been hearing a great deal about a new non-compete law in Massachusetts and do not know if my old…
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Women Mean Business

By Citrin Cooperman Are women’s initiatives good for business? What impact do they have on women’s advancement? Should organizations continue to focus on women’s initiatives?…

The Right Way to Lay Off Employees

By Karyn Rhodes, VP/Director, Complete HR Solutions  While we may be in the midst of record-low unemployment, there are times employers still need to lay…
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How to Keep Your Business Financially Healthy

By Nanette Davidson, Vice President, Business Banking Officer at Rockland Trust  The day-to-day operations of your business may leave little time for in-depth planning and…

Tips for Booking Your Holiday Party

By Connie Nye Clark Tis the season for the holiday office party – a chance for the team to socialize in a work-free zone. Holiday…


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