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Wednesday 05/25/2016
New CDC Guidelines Seen as Boost for Chiropractic Care
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

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How Brand Marketers Drive Lift in Loyalty, Reach
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services, promote brands and causes, and take action.

Wednesday 05/11/2016
What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Hiring
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become.

Thursday 04/28/2016
3 ways to celebrate Small Business Week 2016
Posted: April 28, 2016

(BPT) - The bakery on the corner. The family-owned accounting firm down the street. The city’s legendary cafe that’s been around since the ‘50s. Small businesses nationwide prove the American dream is alive and well.

Wednesday 03/09/2016
Think Your Information Is Safe? Think Again
Updated: March 10, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you keep up with the news at all, you know that hacking computer networks of companies -- both large and small -- means big business. Like any other commodity, personal data and information can be priceless.

Tuesday 03/01/2016
The entrepreneurial power of women [Infographic]
Posted: March 01, 2016

(BPT) - Women-owned businesses are making significant contributions to today’s economy. Women of all ages, races and ethnicities are creating jobs, bolstering economies, strengthening families and communities, and providing creative solutions to 21st century problems. A new study conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, with support from Capital One’s Future Edge initiative, reveals a dramatic surge in women entrepreneurs but also shows that women still face a number of challenges as they start and grow businesses.

Monday 02/22/2016
Business Leaders Say There's No Substitute for In-Person Meetings
Updated: February 22, 2016 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) In a world where technology makes it easy to “meet” virtually, many business leaders say that there’s no substitute for the real thing.

Friday 02/12/2016
The ABCs of ACA -- Advice for Business Owners in 2016
Updated: March 12, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Health care reform is continuing to change how businesses offer health insurance coverage, and there are several regulations to remember throughout the year. As of Jan. 1, 2016, a new phase of regulations is now in effect as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Business owners have to be sure they are using the necessary tools to remain compliant and meet ACA reporting requirements, which include the administrative work that comes along with health care reform. Below are a few tips from Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, for business owners and human resources representatives to keep in mind to stay on track all year:

Thursday 02/11/2016
Major Maryland Piano Store to Close Its Doors
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Blame it on kids who can download music from iTunes with a swipe of a finger. Or point to a sluggish economy. Maybe it's the fact that society as a whole, while still in love with music, would rather watch TV than gather around a piano.

Job Hunting? What Careers and Skills Are in Greatest Demand this Year
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) Understanding the evolving job market can help you focus your energy productively and land a coveted new job.

Friday 02/05/2016
2016 Resolutions: Time for an Update?
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most people, your New Year's resolutions for everything from losing weight and quitting smoking to saving more and spending less aren't as compelling as they were at the end of December. For many of us, these nebulous goals are abandoned within the first two weeks of January. If you're thinking about giving up, why not consider revising your goals to include something just as healthy and positive, but with more far-reaching impact, such committing to donate your time and money throughout the year?

Thursday 02/04/2016
Share Your Love This Valentine's Day
Updated: February 27, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Why not consider something just as healthy but with a more far-reaching impact than chocolate and flowers? Make a gift to someone you don't know or volunteer your time through an organization like UniversalGiving (www.universalgiving.org).

Tuesday 01/26/2016
Gallup Report Shows More Americans Favor Chiropractic Care
Updated: February 28, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - A new Gallup report shows that more Americans than previously estimated are turning away from traditional methods of dealing with back and neck pain. Their favored alternative? Chiropractic care.

How Safe Is Your Child's Bedroom?
Updated: February 24, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Radon is an all-too-common invisible radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Thankfully it can be easily fixed if you have your home tested. Protect yourself and your loved ones by having your home tested as soon as possible.

Monday 01/25/2016
Top 5 business strategies for 2016
Posted: January 25, 2016

(BPT) - Continuity planning used be something only companies in highly regulated industries were required to do, but today it’s considered a standard for all businesses, regardless of size or reach. It answers the question, “What if…?” and can easily spell the difference between the continued operation or permanent shut down of your organization should an interruption or disaster occur. With an investment in time, technology, tools and training, your organization will be better equipped to successfully safeguard lives, assets, revenue and value. Below, are five strategies to get your business continuity planning off to the right start in 2016:

Monday 01/18/2016
6 tips to help your small company get back to business in the New Year
Updated: January 18, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - The decorations are down and stored away, the holiday rush is over and it’s time for small businesses to get back to doing business as usual. Many small businesses find they have the time and the inspiration to get their shops in order at the beginning of the first quarter — a task that can set the tone for success throughout the year ahead.

Thursday 01/14/2016
The Movie Studio Develops Platform to Monetize Indie Films
Updated: January 15, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Many moviemakers are seeking a secure home to distribute their films and monetize their productions. They are turning to companies like The Movie Studio. According to its CEO, Gordon Scott Venters, "Most independent producers are aware of their need to retain a skilled and connected distribution company like The Movie Studio to properly monetize their films." In addition to its own promotions and representation, The Movie Studio recently entered into an agreement with Wonderphil Entertainment to complement its International representation.

Friday 01/08/2016
A Better Approach to Selling Your Business
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - According to the National Association of Realtors, the median selling price for U.S. homes as of November 2015 was $220,300. If you think about it, it becomes apparent that the family home is most likely a family's greatest asset. There are exceptions, of course, but this holds true for most American families. The process for selling the average home is well understood and usually straightforward: A realtor evaluates the property, suggests a fair selling price based on recent comparable sales in the neighborhood and lists the property for sale. An interested buyer makes an offer and, following some negotiations, an agreement is reached and the sale is completed.

Monday 12/21/2015
What a Business Stands for Can Mean as Much as What It Does
Updated: December 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - If you've ever seen the 1980s movie "Wall Street," you probably recall Gordon Gekko saying that "greed is good."

Thursday 11/19/2015
Tips to Organize Your Home Office
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you work full-time from home, or you simply have a space dedicated to paying bills and keeping your life in order, a home office should inspire productivity and happiness.

Monday 10/12/2015
Veterans Day: Initiatives Helping Veterans Apply Skills, Experience to Business Leadership
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Of the 24 million veterans in the U.S., nearly one in 10 is a small business owner and veterans as a whole are 45 percent more likely than those with no military experience to be self-employed, according to U.S. Census Bureau Data. Experts say that these figures should come as no surprise.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Seeking Fresh Perspectives to Shape the Future of Food
Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) No matter if you live in a suburban, urban or rural area, new farming innovations are putting food on your plate, clothes on your back and fuel in your tanks. And whether or not you’re a foodie, a gardener or a large scale grower, you’re benefiting from visionary leaders across the country who are changing the way we grow our food, fuel and fiber.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Office Supplies are Key to Small Business Productivity
Updated: September 09, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) In today’s recovering economy, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know the importance of making the right investments to stay nimble and lean. Surpassing advertising and even salaries, SMBs say their top investment is office supplies, according to a recent survey conducted by Office Depot, Inc.  

New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Thrive
Updated: September 16, 2015 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) Only half of U.S. small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This data underscores that small business ownership is no cakewalk.

Thursday 07/16/2015
Permitting Delays Affecting Economic Opportunity, Says New Report
Updated: July 16, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Of all the developed nations, the United States is afflicted most severely by protracted delays in obtaining mining permits, undermining U.S. global competitiveness and stalling economic opportunity, suggests a new report.

Wednesday 06/17/2015
How to Turn Your Innovative Ideas into a Reality
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Have you ever had an innovative idea but was not sure where to turn with it? In a competitive, at-times undemocratic marketplace, brilliant ideas go unheard all the time. And for groups historically underrepresented in the professional world, this can prove even more challenging.

Thursday 06/11/2015
4 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Crime
Updated: June 11, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Network breaches at corporate giants typically make headlines, but nearly half of small and mid-sized businesses have been victims of cybercrime on America’s Main Street. And “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” doesn’t apply. Big companies often survive to fight another day, but many smaller businesses go out of business within six months of an attack.