Previous | Mar 2014 | Next | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About iBi Digital Currency…and the Future of Your Wallet by Jonathan Wright with additional research by Bridget Baker The rise of a new digital currency is only the latest step in the virtualization of money, and whether or not it gains traction, it’s clear the future of your wallet lies in the cloud. Read more » What the Heck Is Bitcoin? Jan Wright, Publisher, iBiBitcoin, huh? Even after reading the lead article in this issue, I still don’t quite understand what it is or how it works... Crowdfunding: The Investment Funding You Control by Amy Lambert Startup PeoriaCrowdfunding brings large numbers of small investors together to raise capital for entrepreneurial ventures. Business for Social Impact A Force for Good by Jonathan WrightNew vehicles for social entrepreneurship are clearing a path to scale business as a force for good. Business Survival After the Tornado by Ken Klotz Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley UniversityNumerous financing options exist for businesses that have suffered loss of revenue caused by a disaster. Balancing Your Financial Portfolio by Marty RothMcGladrey Wealth Management LLCAsset allocation can help you manage the level and types of risks you face. FRF for SMEs: The What and the Why by Jennifer GoettlerHeinold Banwart, LtdWhat is this... and why would I want to know? Lifting the Mystery From Commercial Bank Loans by Sharon AmdallSCORE can help entrepreneurs and small business owners wade through their funding options. 401(k) Plans: How Much Am I Paying? by Daryl Dagit Savant Capital ManagementA closer look at 401(k) fees and full fee disclosures... Understanding Your Credit Score by Cathy S. Butler The Butler/Luthy GroupIt’s important to know your score, what factors affect it, and how you can keep it in good standing. Women & Finance: Three Questions to Ask by Lisa Affolter Commerce Brokerage Services, Inc.Make contingency plans now so you can be prepared if your fortunes reverse. Broker or RIA: Who Should You Choose? by Patrick J. SmarjesseDavid Vaughan Investments, Inc.Why it matters whether your investment professional is a fiduciary... Do You Live in Fear of an IRS Audit? by Rick Rodgers, CFPIt’s becoming increasingly evident that the greater your total income, the more you’ll attract the agency’s attention The Shared Responsibility Mandate What Employers Should Do Now by Beth Auterman CliftonLarsonAllenThe January 1, 2015 start date will be here before you know it... Angel Investing Continues to Soar by Dave Parkinson Central Illinois AngelsStatistics show a tremendous impact on the regional and national economy. Region Corn and Renewable Fuel Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau A Balanced Budget, in Brief Thomas O'Neill III, Peoria County Board Campaign for Health & Human Care Michael Stephan - Heart of Illinois United Way Why Illinois? by Doug Whitley - Illinois Chamber of Commerce Workplace The War for Talent is Over, and The Talent Won! by Bob Kelleher, The Employee Engagement Group Aha! Moments in Public Relations by Meghan Lundeen - Public Relations Association of Central Illinois Unpaid Internships: A Thing of the Past? by Mark Ryerson - Howard & Howard Attorneys Three Steps to Game-Changing Marketing by Gary Chatham - Chatham Marketing Employing Good Talent is a War? Larry Timm - AAIM Employers’ Association Healthcare Booming Demand for Orthopedic Services by UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Prehabilitation Saves Lives and Dollars by Ashley Aeschleman - IPMR More... Paying for Community Development with a Plan by Brian Bergen - Farnsworth Group, Inc. Balance Empowering Youth With GoodGuides by Bridget BakerPairing local students with volunteer role models... Job Applicants: Stay in the Game! Fifty percent of applicants don’t meet the basic requirements for the positions they’re seeking. Also in this Issue... Spring Cleaning Is Good…and Good For You!... It's Credit Education Month!...Back In the Saddle... Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?... Mind the Gaps: Generation & Gender... Blockbusting BankrollOut of the Office... No More XP!