Commentary

Time is ideal to investigate the value of your business

By JEFFREY W. BAKER    Those familiar with the history of weapons may recognize the term “dry powder” as it relates to the need to keep gun powder dry or risk losing its stored energy. From that origin the term has been adopted to refer to available cash held by private equity firms that has not…

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Five tips for small businesses to consider when choosing dental benefits

    By KARYN GLOGOWSKI    Eighty-seven percent of Illinois adults say their oral health is very important to them and more than two-thirds of employees consider dental benefits to be a very important part of an overall compensation package.    Yet many small-business owners do not offer dental benefits. That short-term decision can negatively affect both the…

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