Any consumer of media knows our country is faced with an opioid epidemic that is claiming the lives of our friends, family members and coworkers. Without top-down action and intervention on a grand scale, matters will only get worse. Considering the profound consequences that opioid use and addiction have had on the workplace, employers are left with the responsibility to adapt. Barring this, they will continue to experience dramatic losses due to high turnover, lack of productivity, unsafe work environments and workers’ compensation claims.
I just returned from 10 days traveling aboard a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons with my family. It was an off-the-grid trip that recharged my batteries and gave me enjoyable, quality time with my wife and kids. This time off also lead to several breakthrough business ideas and lessons that I thought I would share with you:
While some headlines warn that the rapidly transforming job market portends doom and gloom, in reality, the new employment landscape holds great promise for organizations and the workers they hire. The emerging “human cloud” has the potential to give organizations more agility with less risk, even while compelling traditional employment arrangements to evolve in ways that make business more dynamic and efficient.
Medicare’s open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2017.
Nationwide, gaming revenue isn’t on the decline, it is just getting spread between a lot more casinos. Visitor counts continue to rise in Las Vegas each year because our city has done an incredible job appealing to multiple demographics.
I believe that most certified public accountants expected comprehensive tax reform legislation sometime in 2017. Here we are at the end of the summer with not much hope in sight. We may possibly have a tax rate reduction but this might only apply to corporate rates and not to individual rates. As such, we need to tax plan for the 2017 tax year using the laws and rates that are in place now.
The lesson to learn from the Sunny Co promotion, as well as countless other promotions being offered today, is that with the availability and convenience of social media, also comes numerous opportunities to run afoul of the law.
Nonprofits across Southern Nevada and the nation face numerous challenges in carrying out their missions. This remains true for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas’ world-class performing arts center, which many might not even realize is a nonprofit.
Becoming financially stable so you can live comfortably in retirement is a goal that many of us spend our entire careers working toward. This is particularly true for small business owners who have spent their working years running a business with the intent to eventually retire. Fortunately, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup survey, 82 percent of small business owners said they are currently saving or investing money toward their retirement, and 76 percent said they think they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.
Recycling has become a major part of our daily lives with more and more companies making it a staple among their team members, even down to how they do business. We’ve seen here in Southern Nevada some of the ways places are going green like switching to light-emitting diode lights and powering offices with renewable energy. As creative as businesses and individuals can get to be more sustainable, the one aspect of sustainability that has always rang true is good-old recycling.