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  • Growing your business: Tips for applying for small business loans

    (BPT) - The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth, according to Capital One’s Spark Business Barometer. But for many business owners looking to secure capital to either start or expand their enterprise, the process can be challenging, particularly for those with a limited or negative track record, or poor personal credit. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and programs designed to help address those challenges and enable business growth, one of which is offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (or SBA).

  • Three Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

    (StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.

  • Practical Steps To Better Money Management

    (NAPSI)—Investing a little time and effort to cultivate a healthier relationship with your money can pay dividends in more ways than one.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Growing your business: Tips for applying for small business loans
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth, according to Capital One’s Spark Business Barometer. But for many business owners looking to secure capital to either start or expand their enterprise, the process can be challenging, particularly for those with a limited or negative track record, or poor personal credit. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and programs designed to help address those challenges and enable business growth, one of which is offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (or SBA).

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Friday 07/25/2014
Three Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Practical Steps To Better Money Management
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Investing a little time and effort to cultivate a healthier relationship with your money can pay dividends in more ways than one.

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Know Before You Go—Tips On Getting The Most From Your Coupons
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you are a committed clipper or you have a more laid-back relationship with coupons, there’s good news.

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Ten Tips to Save Money Inside Your Home
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Getting hitched at home? Things you should think about first
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Deciding to get married is one of the biggest and most important decisions many people will ever make. According to The Knot and WeddingChannel.com, the average wedding costing more than $28,000 - the cost of a new car or a down payment on a home, so your next biggest decision may be figuring out how to pay for it. With that in mind, many couples are opting to tie the knot at home. Although hosting your special day in your own backyard can cut costs and give you more flexibility, you must address some critical details before you walk down the aisle.

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Four Ways to Save on College Dorm Room Essentials
Updated: July 19, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) College tuition may be costly, but outfitting your collegiate student with dorm décor, apparel and everything to support a great academic year doesn’t have to be. With care, college students and their parents can make back to school preparations a wallet-friendly experience.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Establishing a 401(k) at your small business is easier than you think - and helps employees save for the long-term
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Over the next 16 years, 10,000 people will turn 65 every day. Social Security alone may not be enough to provide an adequate retirement. Every day you hear about the lack of retirement savings and how ill-prepared many Americans are to meet their spending needs during retirement. Many remedies are suggested to help Americans save for the long-term. While there is much discussion around new ideas on how to close the savings gap (state administered plans, myRA savings plan, etc.) one answer to help Americans save more for retirement is available today.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Making The Right Choices When Incorporating A New Venture
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re passionate about starting a new business, you may have the urge to jump right in without considering several key factors. One of the most critical is selecting a type of business structure and the tax implications that result from that choice.

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Friday 07/11/2014
Tips to Save for College
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As thousands of high school graduates prepare for college, more than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with a degree, but a mountain of debt.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Commercial ventilation systems 101: What every restaurant kitchen needs
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Running a restaurant or food service business is complex. Business owners need the right restaurant equipment to cool, cook and properly store food – but a safe and successful kitchen requires more than that. One of the most important pieces to keep a kitchen functioning smoothly, and the most necessary to obtain proper permits is having the right commercial ventilation system.

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5 things you can't forget when you're catering on the go
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Providing warm, delicious food to customers on location is one of the food service industry’s greatest challenges. If you are a restaurateur, caterer, baker or owner of a mobile food stand, you understand how difficult it is to transport and deliver quality food that maintains proper temperatures and the taste your customers deserve.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Learn why 3D printing may not be a viable alternative for stamping and machining
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If your project requires high quality, tight tolerance manufactured specialty washers, shims, seals, gaskets or spacers, you may be interested in exploring your options with 3D printing. This process is the new craze in parts manufacturing and while 3D printing is generating a lot of interest, traditional specialty stamping manufacturers offer customers some very real advantages over 3D printers when it comes to parts that have been traditionally stamped or in some cases machined.

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Tuesday 06/17/2014
How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Fishing for Answers to the Perils of the Open Seas
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - While the movie "Captain Phillips" made for good entertainment, it highlighted a small sampling of the dangers fishing vessels and cargo ships face when traversing the open seas. With the help of advanced technology, the seas are becoming a little safer.

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Wednesday 06/04/2014
FCC Doublespeak: Diversity, African-American Broadcast Ownership Snubbed
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NewsUSA) - On March 31, 2014, the FCC voted to slam the door shut on an important gateway to enhancing localism, viewpoint diversity and opportunities in broadcast television ownership. It did so by ruling for the first time that when a TV station provides sales and marketing support for another station in the same market under a Joint Sales Agreement ("JSA"), that station will be deemed the "owner" of the other station for regulatory purposes.

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
American CurrentSee: A New Publication That Empowers the People
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - America used to be considered a superpower -- a place where dreams were made. While, globally, it is still considered a great nation, there is no arguing that its image has become tarnished as of late, and it's citizens a little more tired.

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Saturday 05/10/2014
This Small Business Week: Don’t Neglect Your Online Presence
Updated: May 10, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) If you own a small business, you know that online visibility is one of the keys to success. And these days, harnessing the Web is crucial to any marketing plan.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Giving back to the everyday heroes who inspire you
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals and social workers.

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Saturday 05/03/2014
Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Updated: May 03, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees.

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