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While it may seem like summer just started, we now find ourselves jumping right into September and back-to-school season. While academics are always at the forefront of a student’s obligations, extracurricular activities account for a significant amount of students’ school experiences. Many academic-led initiatives and extracurricular activities are supported and organized by nonprofit organizations such…

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As the weather starts to cool and fall creeps in, the holiday season is right around the corner. For many, the holidays represent a busy season for their side-jobs, but for others, like Santa characters, the season may be their primary source of revenue. According to MarketWatch.com, some Santa characters are able to generate as…

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Bar and restaurant sales in the U.S. were close to $800 billion in 2017 (The National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry Report). With over 1 million establishments in the U.S. alone, this industry makes up 10 percent of the overall workforce. In addition, there has been increased growth in brewpub establishments that focus…

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Determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor can seem like a puzzle too complicated to attempt. Why decide at all? In fact, distinguishing between the two is very important in the world of contractors, specifically in the janitorial industry. Categorizing a worker as an employee or independent contractor dictates how an…

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Summer may be winding down, but back-to-school season is in full swing. This annual tradition of purchasing clothing, stationery and electronics is the second biggest shopping event of the year. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending for this season is projected to reach $82.8 billion. In an era of smartphones, it might be…

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Directors and officers can be held personally liable for decisions they make on behalf of a company. Many companies purchase a Directors and Officers (D&O) policy to protect both the entity and individual directors and officers. A typical D&O policy form includes three insuring agreements known as “sides”: Side A – Provides coverage to directors…

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Over 63 million Americans reside in communities such as condominiums, homeowners associations, planned unit developments or cooperatives. In the past few years, associations began offering unique amenities, and more and more homeowners are flocking to these large associations due to the extensive list of amenities. “Policing” the residents has become a necessity due to the…

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When did you last reflect on what it’s like for a new person to join your sales force or how your current sales people are performing? Do they feel prepared? Are they practicing good selling habits? Are they representing your organization the way you would want them to? To see success among your sales people,…

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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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