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When used correctly, social and community investing can be valuable for growing your business. Social investing is the practice of investing in companies that fit with your personal beliefs, such as health-related companies or pet supply businesses. Similarly, if you are against smoking, you would probably not invest in...
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Imagine being able to make a living doing what you love. Mike Mihalski of Sons of Liberty Gun Works gets to do just that. Founded in 2012 by two lifelong firearms enthusiasts and one U.S. Navy SEAL, Sons of Liberty Gun Works is the modern-day entrepreneur’s American dream come...
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If you liked doing business in 2017, it appears that you will love doing business in 2018. Kiplinger is among those with a rosy forecast; citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the business publisher says we can look forward to a...
COVID-19 Vaccine Policies For Oil and Gas Employers
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has presented numerous challenges for employers attempting to balance employee and customer safety and business operations. With the introduction of three vaccines that could greatly reduce or halt COVID-19 cases, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be approaching....
Can Oil Field Workers be Paid a Daily Salary and Still be Exempt from Overtime?
The last two years have brought uncertainty to the issue of whether oilfield workers paid on a day-rate compensation plan may be properly classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In a series of decisions from August 2019 to March 2021, the Fifth Circuit...
Alpha Energy Sets Sights on Pure Energy Oklahoma Rogers County Assets
The oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is in dire need of repair. Skill shortages are damaging productivity, gaps are widening in every sector of the industry and ad-hoc attempts to source qualified workers are akin to wildcat drilling, rarely yielding the results businesses need to execute their plans....
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As soon as you read the title of this article, someone (or perhaps multiple individuals) may pop into your thoughts. Because we all have different personalities, varying backgrounds and unique opinions on how things should be done, we are bound to encounter problems with others in the workplace. As...
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Distillers in Texas continue to experience rapid growth, as evidenced by a recently released study by The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development, highlighting the economic impact on the state. For example, in 2008, only six distilleries reported production in Texas. By 2017, that number...
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For public companies with a Dec. 31, 2018, fiscal year-end, new hedge accounting rules will become effective Jan. 1, 2019. The FASB issued the new hedge accounting guidance Aug. 28, 2017, through Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-12. The ASU provided the election to early adopt the new guidance...
This might sound a bit strange, but being a mom enhances my view on cybersecurity. Over the past 14 years, I have worked with engineering firms to bring digital solutions to critical infrastructure sectors to market, such as Energy, Oil and Gas, and Healthcare. The transition to digital solutions...