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Spotlight - JBK Electric, Kyle, TX

AUSTIN - Truly a leap of faith, JR and Meredith Ketter embarked on a journey that only God could see them through. The young faith-driven couple both had good steady careers when JR decided it was time to start his own company when he got a flash from God. Towards the end of their first year in business, JR found himself in troubling times. Not wanting to let anyone know what was going on, he kept things to himself and prayed for help. Getting ...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Neale van Streepen, Managing Partner, Concrete Raising Corporation, Austin, TX

AUSTIN - Where are you from originally? I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Cristy Hansen, Owner, Nu-Tech Tile, Inc.

Austin - Are you originally from Austin? I’m from Beeville. My girlfriend, Mary, who was my best friend growing up and who got me started in this business, is from Beeville, too. We’re still best friends....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Lone Star General Services LLc, Mario Williams

AUSTIN - What do you do when you have three generations of entrepreneurs, each specializing in their own thing? Not wanting to let any of the family entrepreneurships fall by the way side, Mario Williams decided he needed to find a way to streamline the businesses and yet help oversee their continued success....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Antonio Giovanni Naylor, President, Reliance Architecture

Where were you born? AUSTIN - Where were you born? I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. My dad was in the service and he immediately made sure I was a US citizen so there wouldn’t be any issues. From what I understand, you can get dual citizenship if you are born in Germany with military parents, but the way my dad did it, that ruled that out for me....

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Tyler Mason, Co-owner, Dakota Horizon

AUSTIN - Where did you grow up? I grew up in Alamo, NV, which is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. I’m fourth generation from Southern Nevada and moved to North Dakota about six years ago....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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