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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at www.considerchiropractic.org.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Meetings are Good for the Economy and Local Businesses
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) The summer season of conferences, conventions, business meetings, incentive travel, tradeshows and exhibitions is in full swing -- and with it comes the positive impact to local businesses and economies.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Commercial ventilation systems 101: What every restaurant kitchen needs
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Running a restaurant or food service business is complex. Business owners need the right restaurant equipment to cool, cook and properly store food – but a safe and successful kitchen requires more than that. One of the most important pieces to keep a kitchen functioning smoothly, and the most necessary to obtain proper permits is having the right commercial ventilation system.

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5 things you can't forget when you're catering on the go
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Providing warm, delicious food to customers on location is one of the food service industry’s greatest challenges. If you are a restaurateur, caterer, baker or owner of a mobile food stand, you understand how difficult it is to transport and deliver quality food that maintains proper temperatures and the taste your customers deserve.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Learn why 3D printing may not be a viable alternative for stamping and machining
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If your project requires high quality, tight tolerance manufactured specialty washers, shims, seals, gaskets or spacers, you may be interested in exploring your options with 3D printing. This process is the new craze in parts manufacturing and while 3D printing is generating a lot of interest, traditional specialty stamping manufacturers offer customers some very real advantages over 3D printers when it comes to parts that have been traditionally stamped or in some cases machined.

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Tuesday 06/17/2014
How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Fishing for Answers to the Perils of the Open Seas
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - While the movie "Captain Phillips" made for good entertainment, it highlighted a small sampling of the dangers fishing vessels and cargo ships face when traversing the open seas. With the help of advanced technology, the seas are becoming a little safer.

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Wednesday 06/04/2014
FCC Doublespeak: Diversity, African-American Broadcast Ownership Snubbed
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - On March 31, 2014, the FCC voted to slam the door shut on an important gateway to enhancing localism, viewpoint diversity and opportunities in broadcast television ownership. It did so by ruling for the first time that when a TV station provides sales and marketing support for another station in the same market under a Joint Sales Agreement ("JSA"), that station will be deemed the "owner" of the other station for regulatory purposes.

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
American CurrentSee: A New Publication That Empowers the People
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - America used to be considered a superpower -- a place where dreams were made. While, globally, it is still considered a great nation, there is no arguing that its image has become tarnished as of late, and it's citizens a little more tired.

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Saturday 05/10/2014
This Small Business Week: Don’t Neglect Your Online Presence
Updated: May 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you own a small business, you know that online visibility is one of the keys to success. And these days, harnessing the Web is crucial to any marketing plan.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Giving back to the everyday heroes who inspire you
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals and social workers.

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Saturday 05/03/2014
Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Updated: May 03, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees.

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Monday 04/21/2014
How small and medium-sized businesses can stay competitive with larger companies
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Some of the latest changes in technology are making it easier for employees to connect with clients and conduct business both day and night, which makes it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to compete against larger companies.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Big Tobacco Sees Bigger Competition in Vapor Cigarettes
Updated: March 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents.

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Thursday 03/20/2014
Vapor Cigarettes Look to Take Bite out of Big Tobacco
Updated: March 21, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents.

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Monday 03/17/2014
What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Marketing
Updated: March 17, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For small businesses, smart marketing is crucial for success. But what does that mean in today’s fast paced, highly wired world?

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Engineers as Entrepreneurs
Updated: March 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Engineers have given the world many of the great innovations we live by today -- Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, just to mention some household names.

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Wednesday 03/05/2014
3 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money on Their Taxes
Updated: March 06, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Running a small business can be tough, and keeping the money you earn in your pocket can be a challenge, especially at tax time. Check out these tips to help ensure you don't give more money to the government than you must:

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Monday 03/03/2014
Chiropractic Care Seen as One of the Best Career Opportunities
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - With the economy still so tepid that about 75 percent of all new jobs created this year were part-time, guess which occupation is expected to see an employment growth rate that's faster than the average of all others?

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Thursday 02/27/2014
Consejos para mantener su factura mensual de telefonía móvil bajo control
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Para las familias que buscan ahorrar dinero, reducir los gastos domésticos es una forma de generar dinero extra y maximizar el ahorro. Un gasto en el que tal vez no ha notado que puede haber un ahorro importante es en su factura de telefonía móvil.

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Monday 02/24/2014
Big Changes to High School Equivalency Exams: What You Need to Know
Updated: March 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) In today’s job market, having an edge is crucial. The right credentials can mean the difference between living paycheck-to-paycheck and having a meaningful career. More than ever, a high school diploma or equivalency credential is essential to landing the job or career you want. In fact, approximately three out of four U.S. jobs required at least a high school diploma or equivalent in 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

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Friday 02/21/2014
Why Product Standards?
Updated: February 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Imagine traveling cross-country and having to change trains at each state line because of varying railroad track gauges. Or imagine owning a car for which replacement parts, like tires and oil filters, can be obtained only at a dealer 50 miles away in the next town.

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Monday 02/17/2014
Vapor Cigarettes Seek to Take Bite out of Big Tobacco
Updated: February 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents.

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Thursday 01/09/2014
What Every Small Business Needs to Know this Year
Updated: January 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) For small businesses, adapting to the changing times is crucial. Periodically, it’s important to review what’s working and where there’s room to transform.

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Monday 01/06/2014
Secrets for Generating a Second Income
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) In today’s tumultuous economic times, extra income is not just a luxury, but a necessary safety net, according to many financial experts.

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Monday 11/25/2013
New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses
Updated: November 26, 2013 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) It’s not just individuals who can benefit from New Year’s resolutions. Businesses can also use the new year as an opportunity to reflect on how to improve in the year to come.

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Monday 09/17/2012
New Engineering Formula: Diversity Equals Innovation
Posted: September 17, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Today, many companies are discovering that increased diversity in the workplace contributes to product innovation, global competence and other successful corporate outcomes.

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Tuesday 09/11/2012
TIGRcubs Light Up With Stars of Spike's ?Coal'
Posted: September 11, 2012

(NewsUSA) - You might recognize Cobalt Coal as both the public company and the star of one of America's newest "reality documentary" shows -- Spike's latest project, "Coal."

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Monday 09/10/2012
How You Can Make Shift Happen
Posted: September 10, 2012

(NewsUSA) - In business, there is a new mantra -- "Shift happens." For example, what would you do with a railroad boxcar full of Chef

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Saturday 09/01/2012
Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy
Posted: September 01, 2012

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Thursday 08/23/2012
Content Marketing Outsourcing: What the Pros Say Wins
Posted: August 23, 2012

We wondered what marketing professionals look for when they evaluate online content providers for a possible partnership.

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Monday 08/20/2012
Small business networking solutions: cutting edge options you need to know
Posted: August 20, 2012

(ARA) - 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.

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Business Do's and Don'ts to Help Your Startup Succeed
Posted: August 20, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Everyone has a dream -- it's the one thing they would rather be doing more than anything else (and are sure they could succeed at). Yet, it's something entirely different from what it is they do to pay the bills.

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Friday 08/17/2012
The U.S. Department Of Labor Is Here To Help
Posted: August 17, 2012

(NAPSI)—As you are well aware, a great deal of the energy and attention in this country is focused on creating jobs. As the Secretary of Labor, this challenge is foremost on my mind. But creating jobs is only part of the puzzle.

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Monday 08/06/2012
Program Certifies Veterans For Careers In IT
Posted: August 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for veterans looking for a new career-and those who care about them.

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Wednesday 07/25/2012
Learning Skills To Match Today's Work- force Needs
Posted: July 25, 2012

(NAPSI)—Did you know that the average American worker holds between seven and 10 jobs in their lifetime? Because of our rebounding economy, the U.S. is seeing a skills gap—a mismatch of open jobs with skilled workers.

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Monday 07/16/2012
Three tips to eliminate writer's block
Posted: July 16, 2012

Your head is foggy and everything you write ends up looking like bland oatmeal. A bathroom break and a cup of coffee later, and you're still struggling to write the first sentence. Writer's block is an enemy that authors everywhere combat on a daily basis, sometimes getting so bad as to shut down an entire day's worth of work. And while some methods to rid this issue are anecdotal remedies, others are scientifically proven to get your creative juices flowing again.

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Tuesday 07/10/2012
Making work better: industrial organizational psychology
Posted: July 10, 2012

Employees are the heart of any business, so recognizing their value and helping them work efficiently is vital to an organization's success. To make sure their workforces are operating at optimal levels and to promote growth, many companies hire individuals trained in industrial organizational psychology, an area of behavioral science devoted to the study of how people work.

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Sunday 07/08/2012
How to engage employees with video email
Posted: July 08, 2012

In 2011, Rosanna Fiske at the Harvard Business Review wrote, "Having strong corporate values is admirable, but values without proactive employee [understanding] of their importance might as well not exist ... employee communications has never been a more important component of a CEO's management toolbox."

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Wednesday 06/27/2012
Five ideas for adding fun to your corporate event
Posted: June 27, 2012

You know a flat corporate event when you see one: lots of uncomfortable conversation, people standing idle and anything that most people would consider fun is nowhere to be seen. That is why many companies have changed course in their approach to events for their employees, putting a priority on fun and engaging in activities that organically promote interaction and give participants something to talk about long after the event is over.

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Sunday 06/10/2012
Tips for taking your marketing message further
Posted: June 10, 2012

For businesses and non-profits, the marketing goal is the same: finding a way to get the word out and create brand recognition. In today's world, where consumers are subjected to an almost constant barrage of ads in a wide variety of media, it can be hard for a single organization to stand out. Having a dedicated, creative marketing team on your side will help, but that's just the first piece of the puzzle.

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Wednesday 06/06/2012
These days, an online presence is essential for business success, but in a small business, where owners are required to wear many hats, a company's online presence may not get the time it truly deserves.
Posted: June 06, 2012

(NAPSI)—Small- to midsized business (SMB) owners wear multiple hats, but the only one most ever wanted on their heads was that of “successful business owner.” However, today’s SMB owners typically manage countless functions that fall outside and can detract from their core products or services, including one they may not know is critical in today’s business landscape: managing their company’s online presence.

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Saturday 06/02/2012
A "Smart" Way ToAccess Cloud Programs
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who have to take care of business while on the go. Two new software applications from Infor, a leading provider of business software and services, make it possible to have access to cloud-based programs when outside the office.

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Tips on balancing work and home life.
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—The estimated number of woman-owned businesses across the country is 8.1 million. Yet what’s really impressive is that many female business owners are also mothers, wives and heads of households.

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How Apps Will Shape The Future
Posted: June 02, 2012

NAPSI)-Theres not only an app for that-just about everything from online banking to driving directionsbut now theres an online tool that makes it easy for anyone to quickly and easily create professional-quality mobile applications. That tool is making it easier to develop and deliver apps to users.

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Using A Football Rule To Create Employment Opportunities
Posted: June 02, 2012

(NAPSI)—How many good jobs America can provide may depend, according to one ingenious theory, on how close the country can come to following the National Football League’s (NFL) successful attempt at increasing diversity.

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Sunday 05/20/2012
How the Internet has changed companies' marketing plans
Posted: May 20, 2012

It wasn't that long ago when the marketing menu for businesses consisted of print, radio and television. But as the Internet took hold, and Americans began to spend larger and larger shares of their time online, businesses began to see the opportunities offered by Internet marketing.

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Wednesday 05/16/2012
An American business success story
Posted: May 16, 2012

For more than 200 years, the United States of America has been viewed as the land of opportunity - a nation where almost anyone who is willing to work hard can become successful, regardless of how they start out.

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Sunday 04/15/2012
Develop a plan to connect your business with customers
Posted: April 15, 2012

Within almost every successful business is a well-developed plan for connecting to the customer. This relationship helps build trust between your company and your customers. More often than not, with trust comes more revenue. So how do you establish trust?

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