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  • Internships represent a burgeoning market. According to Internships.com, 67 percent of 2013 graduates completed at least one internship during college, and a separate study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that approximately 90 percent of student interns said they...
    October 15, 2014 - 9 comments
  • Across the country, manufacturing and production is returning to the U.S. And it’s a trend that’s likely to continue thanks to lower energy costs, higher U.S. worker productivity, increasing labor costs overseas and, of course, the logistical advantages of U.S.-based production.This is...
    October 06, 2014 - 9 comments
  • The holidays creep up on us fast, and it seems like each year the big retailers start their holiday sales sooner and sooner. Last year, for example, retail giants Walmart and Target both began their holiday deals well before Thanksgiving, with campaign planning no doubt starting several months...
    October 01, 2014 - 3 comments
  • What’s your small business brand identity?Sure, you’ve got a logo, a website, business cards, signage and perhaps even a storefront – but your brand is so much more than the “look” of your business. While all these can help you project a carefully crafted image to your...
    September 29, 2014 - 7 comments
  • It may not be something that often crosses your mind, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed. Just like football coaches, as a small business owner, you must take on...
    September 03, 2014 - 16 comments
  • Summer is nearly over, signaling the start of school for students and teachers and the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and businesses throughout the country. This change of seasons is also a good opportunity to take a break from the frantic day-to-day grind and find new ways to...
    August 25, 2014 - 18 comments
  • With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business. However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies,...
    July 21, 2014 - 15 comments
  • Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if this year is similar to last in predictions for spending, it can be a profitable time for your business. A 2013 survey by the National Retail Federation indicated that shoppers would spend more than $100 on a gift for Dad – more than $12...
    June 04, 2014 - 24 comments
  • Interested in exporting your small business’s goods or services outside the United States? Have you heard of free-trade agreements? Here’s what you should know about how they can benefit you in the exporting process. What is a free-trade agreement? A free-trade agreement, or FTA, is...
    May 19, 2014 - 13 comments
  • Did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month? And with Memorial Day coming up, it’s a perfect opportunity for your small business to honor the service of our veterans and military men and women. Here’s a look at some ideas to consider from that go beyond a traditional discount...
    May 07, 2014 - 14 comments

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