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Capitalizing on Holidays to Grow Your Small Business

While the Fourth of July might not be the “biggest” holiday of the year, it got us thinking about how holidays – from Valentine’s Day to Christmas – are amazing marketing/PR opportunities for small businesses. Here are just a couple of marketing/PR tactics you should keep in mind when the next holiday rolls around… The
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BusinessROCKstar: Joel T. Johnson, President of P.I. Roofing & Best Small Business Owner in Arkansas

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently released the best small business owners in all 50 states, D.C. and three U.S. territories. The business owners were selected to highlight their companies’ outstanding growth and innovation over the past year. “Small businesses are responsible for two-thirds of new jobs created in the U.S. and employ nearly half
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Business ROCKstar: Rising Star Chef Opens His 1st Restaurant in NOLA (& How to Avoid the Cardinal Sin of the Restaurant Industry)

Today marks the beginning of our new Business ROCKstar series. Each week, we’ll take a closer look at innovative entrepreneurs, successful business owners, and “ones to watch” across various industries – from restaurants to e-commerce start-ups. This week, we delve into the restaurant industry and address one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a restaurant
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Making Your Business Idea a Reality

If you have a great business idea – whether it’s an innovative e-commerce website or a trendy barbershop concept – don’t let fear hold you back from making your idea a reality. At the risk of sounding cliché, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and make it happen. Below are our quick tips for finally bringing your business venture
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Building Your Online Presence - Where to Begin

Long gone are the days of faxing press releases to the major dailies and vying for an above-the-fold story on the cover of the business section. While printed coverage is nothing to turn your nose at, there’s no denying we’re deep into the “Digital Age.” This means online presence has never been more important for
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