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The secret to small-business growth in 2015? Effective communication

The secret to small-business growth in 2015? Effective communication

Good communication is essential for every successful business operation – especially for small businesses that must build customer relationships to drive sales. Yet breakdowns can occur at every stage of…

Learn why workplace benefits help provide financial security

Every year, employees with company-sponsored health plans are asked by their employers to select benefits for the following year. This process is called “open enrollment,” and it is an important…

3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business

3 things you need to know before starting a home-based business

About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds…

New ‘Best Places’ lists help veterans make transition

New ‘Best Places’ lists help veterans make transition

Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and…

Businesses use ethical hackers to protect your data

Businesses use ethical hackers to protect your data

Home Depot announced that personal financial information from 56 million credit and debit cards was at risk following a data security breach in September. Americans were still reeling from the…

Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return

Changes to know before filing your federal income tax return

Most tax law changes don’t affect the average taxpayer. That’s fortunate news, considering the U.S. averaged at least one tax law change per day every day between 2000 and 2012.…

Small businesses: Check tax forms for errors to avoid fines for 2014

Small businesses: Check tax forms for errors to avoid fines for 2014

For many small businesses, tax form filing season can be one of the most dreaded times of the year. But with the winter months quickly approaching, there is one simple…

5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer

5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer

It’s a competitive market for all types of jobs, from entry level on up. If you have an interview scheduled, make certain you’re prepared for the questions you’ll be asked.…

10 tips for becoming a more efficient and eco-friendly business

10 tips for becoming a more efficient and eco-friendly business

Sustainability is good for the environment, but did you know it’s also good for the bottom line? The headlines are filled with stories about the latest and greatest sustainability goals…

Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers

Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers

Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each…