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Unprecedented rainfall and problematic stormwater-drainage systems, along with tremendous growth in recent years, have created somewhat of a perfect storm for property owners, developers, Realtors and the City of Fort Worth. For decades, the Fede... Read more

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5:30 a.m. The alarm on my watch goes off, and I gear up for the day’s workout. Resistance training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and on weekends. This is also the time I use to reflect on the day’s priorities. 6:30... Read more

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By Paul Enloe, Chief Executive Officer, BrevAll Technologies Small businesses are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. According to the Ponemon Institute Research Report, 61 percent of small businesses were attacked from October 2016 to ... Read more

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The original title I had in mind for this article was “Five Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders (and How to Avoid Them),” but on reflection, I thought that sounded cynical. My purpose for this piece is quite the opposite: to help fellow leaders ... Read more

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By Vianei Lopez Braun Wage and hour litigation has exploded over the past 15 years. Employment lawyers caution companies to audit their pay practices. Yet, mistakes and lawsuits continue. What gives? Simply put, wage and hour compliance is not ... Read more

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By Brett Osterkamp, CPA, Senior manager, BDO, Fort Worth This June, the U.S. Supreme Court drastically altered the landscape of state taxation when it issued its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The Court held that a business with no ph... Read more

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Growth in the oil and gas sector slowed significantly in the fourth quarter due to the sharp decline in oil prices, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said in its periodic Energy Survey. The business activity index — the survey’s broadest measure o... Read more

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By Wayne Burgdorf, President, Society of Commercial REALTORS Few of us realize that the Texas Legislature has one Constitutional requirement — that only being to pass a state budget. Yet, for the 86th legislative session, more than 400 pieces of... Read more

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Regardless of party affiliation, the high cost of health care is a great concern for many Americans who have watched their health insurance premiums double since 2013. A recent study found the cost of health care for a typical American family of ... Read more

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Kevin Lackey’s road to success with Freedom Powersports was paved with what felt like defeat after defeat. Today, Lackey is one of North Texas’ premier success stories. He rose from a frontline salesperson to the CEO of Freedom Powersports, with... Read more

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By Teresa Mcusic Southlake entrepreneur Mitchell Allen didn’t know if he was going to come out of the “Shark Tank” with a deal last month. But one thing he did know: He wouldn’t have been in the Tank at all if he hadn’t joined Fort Worth EO. Wit... Read more

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By now, we have all heard that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed into law on Dec. 22, 2017. The tax impacts of this new legislation are substantial and impactful for businesses and individuals. Many of the new laws are effective for th... Read more

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Despite the relentless headlines that dominate the news cycle reminding us all how hopelessly divided we are as a nation, at our very core, we are by and large a country of strong values and extreme generosity. Everywhere I look, I see volunteers... Read more

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Commercial developers, people with property to sell, and those wanting to invest all look to real estate professionals to make their deals work. In Tarrant County, two organizations routinely provide networking opportunities to help their members... Read more

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What do you envision as Fort Worth’s future? A great economy? Prosperity for people across the region? In order to achieve that vision, we will have to address some very real problems. Jobs Imbalance Although the population of the Fort Worth Met... Read more

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Trinity Metro's new government relations director has a big job: helping position the transit agency in an environment long on opportunity for public transit, but short on consensus and money. 6 a.m. Time to start my day! While my 13-year-old so... Read more

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Winston Churchill once wrote, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”  As we close out 2018 and consider how to make 2019 our best year ever, the notion of slogging through a series of failures is not ... Read more

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At least from the outside, JP Piccinini had no reason to leave his successful, lucrative career as an engineer. But internally, he felt the tug every successful entrepreneur has felt at one point or another: I can do more. So Piccinini took ... Read more

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"I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” says Mike McWithey, president of Customized Communications, a medical publishing company based in Irving. A Baylor graduate, McWithey and a friend, Arlington OB-GYN Byron Kallam, purchased a small medi... Read more

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The title of this article is not meant to be funny. It’s meant to be a heartfelt reminder to leaders who take their responsibilities seriously. After three decades of being called in to turn companies around, I have been witness to what owne... Read more

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