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CEO Message
// March 7, 2019

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With more than 88 percent of businesses in the U.S. using social media to promote their company, business owners are clearly using platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to reach their customers. It can be tough to measure the impact of social media on a business, which is why some business owners hesitate to build…

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Services
// March 7, 2019

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A 2017 study directed by Training magazine found that companies spent over $90 billion on training; this was a 32.5 percent increase year-over-year. A total of 125,338 companies were a part of the study, which averaged out to about $76,000 a year spent on training or maintaining their employee needs. If you are like most…

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Commercial
// March 7, 2019

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Do-it-yourself projects have been on the rise over the past several years. However, this trend is not causing a decrease in the need for specialty contractors. It has actually had quite the opposite effect. Consumers are investing more than ever in renovation projects that require the expertise of a skilled contractor. According to Insurance Market…

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Commercial
// March 7, 2019

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Construction rates have steadily been on the rise since 2011. According to Statista, an organization that gathers and evaluates trends in the construction industry, more than $1.25 billion will be spent on new construction by 2019. With this industry growing exponentially, contractors are in demand to perform a variety of projects in 2019. The need…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// March 7, 2019

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According to Eventbrite, three out of four millennials (a third of the U.S. population) would rather spend their money on an experience than buying something desirable. The latest generation is more demanding of the quality of an event. They are searching for moments, memories and unique activities. This need for fresh and exciting experiences will…

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Personal
// March 7, 2019

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A few years ago, a discussion on the topic of consumer-to-consumer e-commerce platforms would have been solely focused on websites like eBay, Amazon or Craigslist. These were the only websites people knew to access to sell old valuables or buy hand-crafted items from other consumers. Today, the possibilities are endless with more companies launching websites…

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Professional
// March 7, 2019

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This year began with the longest government shutdown in our country’s history. And while some Americans were kicking off 2019 with their health and wellness goals, millions of furloughed government employees were trying to figure out how to feed their families, while going to work without pay. For many of us, news of the 35-day…

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DPSI
// March 7, 2019

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Social engineering fraud comes in many forms. As tax season approaches, W-2 fraud becomes a favorite of many criminals. The common scam is to steal the identity of an individual, file a false tax return in their name and have the tax refund rerouted to the thief. After many years of stealing individuals’ identities through…

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DPSI
// March 7, 2019

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According to Zillow Research, more new home listings come on the market in spring than any other time of year. Buyers are most active after winter, and sellers benefit because real estate typically spends less time on the market and sells for the highest price. On average, real estate listed for sale in the spring…

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