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  • Recently, Pantene ran a series of empowerment-themed commercials that called attention to how much an apology is used to downplay female power. Whether we’re late to a meeting (“Sorry, I’m late…”) or raising our hands to ask a question (“Sorry, could I just ask...
    March 04, 2015 - 2 comments
  • U.S. businesses are selling more goods and services abroad than ever before, reaching an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013 – and 98 percent of American companies that export are small businesses.Despite the statistics, many small businesses still face big challenges when it comes to...
    February 11, 2015 - 11 comments
  • January marks the celebration of the 15th annual National Mentoring Month!Created by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Harvard School of Public Health with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is all about driving systemic change to make mentoring an...
    January 05, 2015 - 13 comments
  • Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions. Forty-six percent of web users look towards social media when...
    December 17, 2014 - 25 comments
  • Small Business Saturday has come and gone, and we’re in peak holiday buying season. If you’re looking for ways to boost your holiday sales, here are few tips that can help.Keep the Small Business Saturday momentum goingSmall Business Saturday is still fresh in everyone’s minds, so...
    December 03, 2014 - 17 comments
  • November 29th is Small Business Saturday! That’s right, the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday is your chance to make a lasting impact in your community by encouraging shoppers to shop local.But just how big an impact does the day have? According to research by American Express...
    October 29, 2014 - 22 comments
  • Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to increase your small business sales.Narrow Your Target MarketFocus in business is everything, but...
    October 22, 2014 - 10 comments
  • 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 - 7 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 - 12 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

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