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July 31st, 2015

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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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Considering self-employment? Career fields with double-digit growth

Americans were born to make lemonade. If you have any doubt about the resiliency of U.S. workers, consider the many reports that indicate millions of Americans are turning life’s lemon of layoffs into an opportunity to work for themselves. With unemployment rates still high, many people are looking to self-employment to create stable, rewardi...

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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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