While small businesses are exempt from many of the most rigorous requirements of the Affordable Care Act -- most notably, the Employer Mandate -- there are still some requirements and even some opportunities that small business owners should be aware of.
The reason that nonprofit mergers continue to lag sector growth isn't that they don't make sense. Quite the contrary. Nonprofit mergers and acquisitions are often an effective way to deliver more and better services at lower cost.
My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.