Social media can be a tough platform for a lot of businesses to break into; while these platforms are free to join, the investment comes with the time it takes to create posts and content that your audience will actually pay attention to. With over 88 percent of businesses in the U.S. using social media…

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With summertime on the horizon, seasonal retailers are beginning to open their doors, while some year-round retailers are preparing for their peak season. The summer can be the busiest time of year for many retailers such as florists, ice cream stores, nurseries, garden supply stores and bakeries. According to Forbes, with retail sales expected to…

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According to Statista, fast food sales in the U.S. were close to $200 billion in 2017. There are over 250,000 establishments, and the industry is anticipated to grow by 3 percent in 2018. There has also been a surge in healthier fast food alternatives such as Honeygrow, Noodles & Company, Zoe’s Kitchen and numerous juice…

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Temperatures are warming up and school is letting out, but one thing that remains constant regardless of the time of year is people in need of help. There are and always will be circumstances that lead people to seek various types of assistance such as counseling, food banks, health care support, special needs services or…

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In the insurance market, like in many aspects of life, the only constant is change. The real estate market conditions, accessibility of the internet, and, ultimately, the wants and needs of insureds all impact the insurance marketplace. Sometimes carriers must be proactive and react to these changes. As a carrier and a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary,…

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Now is the time when millions of families and individuals from all across the country are starting to plan getaways for summer vacations and long holiday weekends throughout the year. You would be one of 115 million Americans, over a third of the population, traveling at least 50 miles from home to enjoy some time…

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According to the State of the Nonprofit Sector study performed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the top challenge nonprofit organizations face is achieving long-term financial sustainability. Nonprofits need funding to accomplish their mission and keep their doors open. The need for budget cuts or potential reductions in funding could impact the financials of organizations significantly….

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Leadership is hard. In his book, Monday Morning Leadership, David Cottrell reminds us that in leadership, “everything you do matters because your team is watching…and depending on you to do the right thing.” Whether you’ve never been in a leadership role or have many years’ experience, it’s important to reflect and ask yourself, “why leadership?”…

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We’ve all been to a catered party, whether it’s a wedding, a corporate event, or even just a small get-together, but it seems that the party is just getting started. In recent years, more and more corporations and individuals have sought out the services of caterers. In fact, according to a 2017 article, statistics show…

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