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8 Must Have Business Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet

Posted By: Susan Solliday Published: 08/10/2017
8 Must Have Business Apps for your Smartphone and Tablet

Running a small business certainly has its benefits. Taking an occasional long lunch or sneaking in a work out a little earlier or later than normal. Maybe even popping into a local boutique to pick up a gift for a friend. Admit it! You’ve done it. But that level of occupational freedom often comes with…

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Defeat the Beast: Start Prepping for Tax Season Now

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/26/2017
Defeat the Beast: Start Prepping for Tax Season Now

Even if right now tax season seems like a far-off specter of the imagination, beyond the gauntlet of holidays between now and the end of the year, when it comes to filing your taxes it’s always better to be five steps ahead than one behind. Start preparing your books now, and make April 2018 as…

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Design Industry Revenues Up: Brands With Fast Lead Times

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/26/2017
Design Industry Revenues Up: Brands With Fast Lead Times

Weakness in the housing market was one of the primary drivers of a poorly performing design industry. In 2012, because of increasing per capita disposable income, both the residential and nonresidential construction markets began to shake off the dust and the design industry began seeing a new vitality. From the predictors that be, revenue within…

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How to Make Your Home Sell

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/12/2017
How to Make Your Home Sell

Looking to start prepping your home for its big debut? Here are 5 tips to selling your home the smart way. Summer may not be the best season for selling, but early autumn comes up quicker than you think, and it’s important to take the necessary time so that when the time is right your…

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Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/11/2017
Prime Time for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

As most retailers will tell you, or as you have personally witnessed by the consistently closing doors, the extraordinarily successful brick-and-mortar retail economy of the 20th century has become a casualty of the internet. Most fitting, on Amazon Prime day, we recognize Amazon as the continuing, unstoppable force in this steady disruptive march against retailers.…

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Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/28/2017
Does Brand Loyalty Have a Future?

The evolution of technology is shaping consumer lifestyle and affecting brand loyalty. Woven into the fabric of everyday living, changing how we communicate, how we absorb media, interact with our friends, and how we perceive technology itself. Time is not as readily spent on learning new gadgets simply because it looks fun, consumers question the…

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The Rise of Content & Commerce

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/30/2017
The Rise of Content & Commerce

Future of Brick-and-Mortar The retail industry has been seeing an increase in e-commerce with an underlying fear the business model is suffering a slow but eventual demise. The fact is, the retail industry has been slow but steady, and rather than a decline in brick-and-mortar we have been seeing a fusion of online sales and…

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Price Like a Luxury Professional

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/15/2017
Price Like a Luxury Professional

When just starting a new business, or revamping the pricing model for an existing business, one of the more difficult decisions is whether to bill hourly or charge a flat fee. It can be far less stressful if you keep in mind one overriding principle, you are a luxury professional and your pricing should reflect…

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Summer Guide for Business Women: Beat The Heat

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/03/2017
Summer Guide for Business Women: Beat The Heat

As soon as summer goes from hot to over the top hot, “work appropriate” attire quickly becomes unbearable and unwearable. Unfortunately, simply popping out a few softer colors won’t beat the heat outside and won’t help with the freeze when inside. Follow these 7 simple and actionable tips to Rock Your Office Dress Code When…

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How to Bring a Little Luxury to Your Paperless Office

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 05/23/2017
How to Bring a Little Luxury to Your Paperless Office

What does luxury have to do with a paperless office? More than you think! Today’s luxury is more than fine trappings and high-end labels, luxury is a way of life that beings and ends with your day-to-day activities. It’s given that since starting in the workforce, our surroundings have changed. Office spaces have become streamlined,…

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