Jerry Holcom

President’s Message – Leadership Summit

I’ve just returned from the ASA-Midwest Leadership Summit at Old Kinderhook Golf Club and Lodge at the Lake of the Ozarks, and am I pumped! Our first order of business on Friday was finalizing the training schedules, speakers, and a long list of other details for VISION 2018. We do this every year, and every

Should you be paying new hires for onboarding prior to start date?

Pay new hires for onboarding prior to start date?   Question: We will soon be implementing pre-employment online onboarding. As such, individuals who have accepted an offer for employment but are not yet employed will complete pre-employment paperwork including I-9, W-4, etc. on a one-time basis. They will also familiarize themselves with a few select

Get Some Social Media Savvy – Part 2

      Get Some Social Media Savvy- Part Two A 3-Step Guide to Developing a Manageable Social Media Strategy Holly Biondo, Net Driven   In Part 1 of our 3-part series we discussed setting up your Facebook business page. Before you start posting, there are a few things you need to do in order

Cybersecurity and Small Businesses

It’s nearly impossible these days for businesses to operate without the help of Internet-connected devices, which exposesthem to cybercrime. It’s the small- to medium-sized businesses, however, that are especially vulnerable: half are victims of cybercrime and nearly two-thirds of those victims go out of business. Hackers increasingly target small businesses because there is a low