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  • Happy International Youth Day!  Since 2000, the United Nations has used International Youth Day to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. This year the theme is Youth Civic Engagement. Young people will share their stories, swap ideas, and participate in events on civic engagement...
    August 12, 2015
  • While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said vacationing.) Never fear – here are a few steps your business can take to make the most of the summer...
    July 29, 2015
  • The idea of returning to “business as usual” when you’re in the middle of a disaster can seem impossible.  While it is absolutely possible to make a full recovery, especially with the resources available to your business, many business owners overlook one of the most...
    July 15, 2015
  • The government is full of acronyms, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are most applicable and relevant to your business.  One acronym you definitely want to familiarize yourself with as a small business owner is “SBDC.”SBDC stands for Small Business Development...
    July 08, 2015
  • Starting a small business is not a one size fits all-process. However, one best practice that all small businesses should consider is liability insurance. It’s no surprise that most of the information out there about liability insurance comes directly from insurance providers, so it is...
    June 24, 2015
  • June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (forecasters suspect this season will be quieter than others), it’s still a timely reminder to step back and assess your small business’s disaster...
    June 17, 2015
  • As an entrepreneur every now and then it is important to take a step back and really take a look at the big picture and dive back in with refreshed energy. Here are few points to revisit and reevaluate after you get up and running.Reach Out to Your NetworkMaintaining relationships is a job in...
    June 08, 2015
  • Every year during the third week of May, the President of the United States announces World Trade Week, during which trade organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders work together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy.So why are...
    May 20, 2015
  • Today is Earth Day! Dating back to 1970, Earth Day is only observed for one day in April, but your small business can act socially and environmentally responsible every day. Here are some simple, yet, environmentally-friendly tips and measurable ideas that can be used year-round.Energy UseEstablish...
    April 22, 2015
  • Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.The benefits abound when it comes to...
    April 15, 2015

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