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October 24th, 2014

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Six ways studying abroad can change your life

Many students study abroad each year for only a few months, or even weeks. But the experiences and lessons learned go on to impact them well past that brief time, and the benefits of their travels don’t stop once they return home. Studying abroad isn’t just a chance to explore foreign cities, but a time to grow, learn and expand your co...

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Your tax documents – what to keep and shred

Whether you use old-fashioned manila filing folders, a flash drive or cloud storage, tax and personal finance authorities agree on the importance of saving tax documents and records. In addition to using the information for preparing your next income tax return, it may come in handy years from now. “Your tax data is helpful and often required...

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Select the right insurance for your home-based business

Home-based businesses are booming. About 36.6 million businesses operate from U.S. households, according to the Home Based Business Institute. And the Small Business Administration notes that 53 percent of all small businesses located in the U.S. are home-based, with those numbers expected to grow substantially in the near future. But before you st...

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Keep your office healthy to prevent a flu outbreak

A flu outbreak in your workforce can cause problems in several different areas of your business. The best flu prevention is encouraging and educating workers on how to be proactive at fending off the flu virus. By making sure your employees do the best they can to stay in good health and flu free, you can keep your business running smoothly and eff...

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How to ace your next job interview

Making it to the job interview stage means your skill set and resume have caught the interest of a potential employer, who now wants to determine if you’ll be a good fit as an employee of a company. Acing the interview is essential if you want to convince the employer that you’re the right person for the job. “Employers are open t...

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Women and online marketing: 4 tips for using the Internet to grow your business

It’s safe to say women have made their mark in the business world over the years. Mary Katherine Goddard was the first woman to open a bookstore back in 1789. Not long after, Rebecca Pennock Lukens became the first female CEO of an industrial company. Both women made waves in a business world that wasn’t quite ready for them. In the mod...

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The evolution of accounting: new careers in the language of business

Numbers span all languages and cultures, creating what is known as the language of business: accounting. The earliest accounting records date back thousands of years to the use of an abacus, a rudimentary counting tool. As the workplace has progressed, so has the role of the accounting professional. This has been particularly evident in recent year...

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Small businesses accelerating growth in 2013 with cloud computing

Small businesses seem optimistic about increasing sales and hiring in 2013 and are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. For these reasons, finding the right business tools that can grow with you but also work well with the tools you already use are essential to helping your business focus on what you do...

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Want to get paid to go to the gym? Become a personal trainer

One upside to the burgeoning obesity epidemic is that it’s fueling the growth of jobs in the fitness industry.  Whether you’re one of those people in need of a personal trainer or you’re looking for work in a dismal job market, the bureau of labor statistics reports “employment of fitness trainers and instructors is exp...

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Get organized to help grow your business

Small businesses are always trying to find ways to get organized so employees can work more efficiently and save money in the process. With tax time just around the corner and projects opening and closing on a daily basis, taking your business organization standards to a new and improved level might seem like a huge undertaking. “A well-organ...

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