“Help Wanted: Entrepreneur.” You have probably never seen an ad like this, because entrepreneurs are not hired. They hire themselves. God bless entrepreneurs. Without them our world would look much different.
“Hi, my name is Rick. I am addicted to thistling.” It’s true. Every summer weekend that I am in town I spend 2-8 hours scouring the canyons and gullies in my neighborhood for noxious weeds. With my four-gallon backpack sprayer and wide-brimmed hat, I probably look like an alien. By now I have the Canadian, […]
After reading last week’s column on embezzling, KFG operations manager Beth Kangootui shared the following story: “‘Our accountant is leaving and we think you have the ability to learn bookkeeping. Do you want the job?’ This question began one of the greatest, yet most difficult, lessons I would ever learn.
As a fan of our local ECHL hockey team, the Rapid City Rush, I was sorry to learn recently that the team’s new owners had uncovered evidence of some $500,000 worth of embezzlement over the past several years. Few things strike more fear and disbelief into the heart of an employer than learning a trusted […]
I have routinely recommended that people use a bank safe deposit box to store valuable papers and small assets. The physical protection of a bank vault, plus a system of access requiring two keys kept by the customer and the bank, would seem to provide a great deal of security. Yet several recent news articles […]