Small business owners and gig economy workers may enjoy freedom and often benefit from increased flexibility. However, they miss out on the retirement plans and contributions that many full-time workers receive. So, how should a small business owner plan for retirement in the absence of company-sponsored plans? Angela Park...
Arkansas’ overall ranking improved from 41st to 40th in the latest annual Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Book. Its economic well-being ranking improved from 44th to 36th, but its health ranking fell from 30th to 37th after it experienced its first decline in children covered by health...
Sweden has a history of financial firsts. In 1661, it was the first country to introduce banknotes. And in 2023, coming full circle, it may be the first country to do away with them (and coins, too). Today, less than 1 percent of the total value of transactions in...
IN MARCH, MATT Bratlien saw something odd in the spacious suburb of Silver Firs, north of Seattle. A six-wheeled robot with the Amazon Prime logo on its sky-blue carapace was driving up and down the sidewalks and curbs, watched by a company representative. “I was surprised, excited, and very curious,”...
eal Energy Solutions, now Seal Solar, officially opened a new headquarters in Argenta last week. The Arkansas-based company, founded in 2012 by Josh Davenport and Heather Nelson, is focusing exclusively on solar design and installation, part of a partnership with LightWave Solar. The new focus centers on larger solar power...
Small business owners are keenly aware that protecting their assets is a top priority. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs have a blind spot when it comes to cybersecurity. Some SMB owners believe they are unlikely to be the target of hackers specifically because of their size; they assume hackers are more...
Biometric time and attendance systems use fingerprint, facial, palm or iris scans to record work time. Illinois, Texas and Washington all have laws in place governing how the biometrics are recorded, stored and used. Businesses in those states need to understand the laws and make sure they have...
Machine learning and deep neural networks have spurred significant advances in artificial intelligence. Major AI applications in healthcare include diagnostics, robotic surgeries and virtual nursing assistants. Healthcare AI is projected to reach $6.6 billion in value by 2021. Adoption of AI could save the U.S. healthcare industry $150...
Creating a business that works for social good requires a business owner to value people over profitability. Listening to customer feedback is an essential part of building a business that helps people. The process for starting a business that works for social good is similar to the process...
The rise of fake news stories across the Internet is a troubling trend. As of 2017, two-thirds of Americans got their news from social media, and the disconcerting influence of fake news — intentionally false but realistic-looking articles promulgated by clickbait and tabloid websites, as well as extremist political groups — is...