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July 23rd, 2014

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Why sending holiday greetings is essential for businesses

For many businesses, the holidays are one of the most hectic times of the year. It might seem like there’s no room for anything beyond the basics on the to-do list, but it’s important to consider carefully what a few small actions can do. Your business is only as strong as your relationships with your customers, so making the effort to show your ap...

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Keep your home safe and warm this winter

This is the time of year when homes need a little TLC as winter’s harsh weather can batter windows, assault rooftops and damage pipes. Luckily, there are several easy tasks to include on home maintenance checklists and most of them are no-cost and low-cost chores that could end up saving homeowners big bucks. “As always, water is your h...

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After the offer – negotiating your way to a better salary

Your job search has finally paid off. After all the networking events, resume re-dos and mock and real interviews, you finally got an offer for the job you wanted. So now what? Do you just take it or do you dare negotiate? “You should always negotiate a higher salary,” say Vanessa Jackson, assistant director of career services at The Il...

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Small business networking solutions: cutting edge options you need to know

Network connection speed is always increasing, and small business owners should think about how they can stay abreast of improvements and use new technology to their advantage. Since a growing number of commercial exchanges are gravitating from in-person transactions to online transactions, faster network connections translate into more revenue, be...

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Veterans growing as entrepreneurs

Veterans returning home face many challenges that weren’t present when they were serving in the armed forces. Between adapting to civilian life, reacquainting with family and friends, and finding employment, the adjustment can be a difficult process. Unemployment numbers for veterans are dropping, but returning solders often struggle to compe...

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Small-business owners: Managing your money in a challenging economy

Attention small-business owner: Is managing your business’ finances causing you stress? Sixty percent of small-business owners feel their stress levels are increasing, with more than a third citing managing their money as the primary cause, a recent TD Bank survey found. Money management can be demanding for a small business owner in any econ...

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Three tips for mastering new media and multimedia

New technology and digital media like Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter are changing the way people communicate both at home and in the workplace. They’re also contributing to a generation gap. For example, users under age 30 are significantly more likely to use social-networking sites when compared to other adult age groups, according...

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Safely climb the corporate ladder: Shopping tips for healthy office footwear

From surgeons to chefs, people who spend long hours standing at work take steps to ensure their feet stay healthy, including wearing comfortable, supportive shoes. Yet even people who sit in offices all day can benefit from the right footwear. “If you don’t work with heavy equipment or aren’t on your feet a lot, you may think the...

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Five tips to get the best deal on the right tax software

Finding the right tax software can be just as important to ensuring the best possible return as making sure you have all the necessary documents and information. And when you factor in all the different tax software products available and the associated costs, finding the right program can be just as complicated as the process of filing your taxes....

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Medicine isn’t just a job, it’s a mission: Saving lives and spreading goodwill at home and abroad

Demand for civilian health care professionals, such as doctors, registered nurses, dentists and certain allied health professionals such as clinical psychologists, will grow by double-digit percentages from now until 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The armed forces, including the United States Navy, are also facing a critica...

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