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Device Startups Struggle With Obamacare Excise Tax
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Industry leaders worry tax can dampen growth and innovation.
April 15, 2014 in Technology
Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?

Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?

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A battle between Hobby Lobby and the U.S. Supreme Court underscores the mounting fines that some companies might face for health reform non-compliance.
March 14, 2014 in The 'Treps
How to Move the Needle in Digital Health

How to Move the Needle in Digital Health

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This panel at SXSW explored the steps new companies will have to take to succeed in this growing field.
March 13, 2014 in Technology
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

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Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
March 12, 2014 in Franchises
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

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Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
March 12, 2014 in Technology
Aetna CEO Says Company May Opt Out of Obamacare

Aetna CEO Says Company May Opt Out of Obamacare

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CEO Mark Bertolini said the insurer may be forced to double its rates or pull out of the program.
February 7, 2014 in Cash Flow & Money Management
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

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CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
February 5, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

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What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
January 20, 2014 in Business Management
Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

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Run by members, not shareholders, health co-ops might offer a strong alternative to small businesses weighing their coverage alternatives.
January 7, 2014 in Business Management
The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

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These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.
January 3, 2014 in Profiles

Despite Challenges, Franchising Continues to Rebound in 2014

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The sector created an estimated 11,000 new establishments and 150,000-plus jobs in 2013, outpacing the overall U.S. economy in business formation and job growth.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help

Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help

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December enrollment deadlines for many health plans – including Obamacare's new SHOP exchanges – are looming. Signup can be tricky and complex, but we help you navigate your choices.
December 16, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

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Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

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You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site’s sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.
November 8, 2013 in Your Website
Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs

Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs

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As far as entrepreneurship training goes, a medical degree -- not a MBA -- can be a surprising but useful asset.
October 30, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Tips for Businesses Navigating Obamacare

5 Tips for Businesses Navigating Obamacare

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Keep these factors in mind while weighing your healthcare options.
October 22, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference

Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference

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A look at how the International Franchise Association plans to advocate for the franchise industry's interests in Washington.
September 13, 2013 in Franchises
FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

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Until now, the the Food & Drug Administration has taken a largely hands-off approach to medical apps. For those entrepreneurs who are subject to FDA scrutiny, however, the process can be daunting.
June 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

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Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
June 12, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

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Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
May 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits

Your Obamacare Confusion Is an Insurance Broker's Opportunity

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Health reform's complexities have spurred some brokers to re-boot their approach to clients.
May 17, 2013 in Insurance
Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

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A survey released Thursday shows entrepreneurs are struggling to understand how they need to prepare for Obamacare and are afraid of what it will cost.
March 21, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

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The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
June 13, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
What Healthcare Reform Could Mean for Your Business

What Healthcare Reform Could Mean for Your Business

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Healthcare reform isn't a done deal, but you still need to prep for upcoming changes
February 22, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
The No. 1 New Franchise: HealthSource

The No. 1 New Franchise: HealthSource

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This is spinal tap. Actually, it's chiropractic services making its debut at No. 1 on our Top New Franchises list.
February 22, 2011 in Franchises

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