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December 18, 2014

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How to Dress for Success in the New Year

(StatePoint) When it comes to professional success, the way you present yourself in the workplace should complement the quality of your work. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or simply make a great impression, a useful New Year’s resolution is to refine your office look and style -- take everything into account, your wardrobe, your accessories and your workspace.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
How International Trade May Be Impacting Your Local Economy
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Many new jobs in local towns nationwide are coming from a somewhat unexpected place, according to new statistics. Local jobs nationwide are increasingly tied to consumers and businesses abroad, say researchers.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise
Updated: November 15, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Minerals are vital to manufacturing products and technologies that propel the U.S. economy, fostering innovation and supporting U.S. industrial competitiveness. A growing global population, and development of new technologies and products that rely on greater combinations of minerals, have increased demand for raw materials.

Monday 11/10/2014
Innovation Improves Lives: How to Get Your Idea Heard
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) From the light bulb to the smartphone, innovation has the power to improve lives, and big ideas are all around us, say the statistics.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years?

Friday 10/31/2014
Seasonal Temporary Jobs Help Workers Earn Cash and Find Permanent Positions
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season helps put millions of people to work in jobs that may begin as temporary employment, but often turn into permanent employment, according to Express Employment Professionals, which having employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013, is the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. 

Monday 10/13/2014
Where the Jobs Are: Why Relocating May Be the Best Option
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Unemployment rates and joblessness has been a prevalent topic in the U.S. since the recession began in 2007. Just three years into the country's economic slump, an estimated 8 million jobs were lost nationwide.

Cancer Survivors Face Workplace Challenges
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Cancer affects more than a person’s health, it can impact his or her working life. While nearly four-fifths of survivors say they need to work for financial reasons, nearly half worry that prospective employers would treat them differently if they knew about their diagnosis, according to survey results from Harris Poll on behalf of Cancer and Careers, an organization dedicated to supporting the growing number of people working during and after cancer treatment.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Are Workers Taking Enough Time to Understand Their Benefits Choices?
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Choosing the right health insurance plan is one of the most important decisions Americans make, yet workers spend more time researching for a car or planning a vacation. In fact, the 2014 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey found many workers spent 15 minutes or less researching their benefits options during open enrollment last year.

The Big Winners in Politics? Local Host Communities
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) The political process is all about face-to-face meetings. From casting a vote in Congress to attending a national convention, political leaders know the critical role of in-person interactions.

Monday 10/06/2014
Tips for Being Your Own Boss
Updated: October 06, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you may have found the prospect of starting from scratch overwhelming, particularly after reviewing statistics about the success rates of new start-ups. But there are ways to become your own boss while eliminating some of the intrinsic risk that comes with this territory, say experts.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Survey highlights importance of technology to small business owners [Infographic]
Posted: September 30, 2014

(BPT) - Small businesses rank the computer as their most important tool and email as the top software for running their business. The infographic below shows the significance of autumn as small business owners gear up for the holiday shopping season with plans to increase promotional marketing, develop social media and manage inventory better.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Common-Sense Strategies From a Natural Marketing Guru
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 3:50 am

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to natural marketing expertise, there may be no other like Peter Tabibian.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Your Online Reputation: Handle With Care
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Maintaining a positive reputation online is indispensable in today's digital age. It's time to take a long, honest look at how you manage your online reputation.

Friday 08/15/2014
Maximize Your Teleconferences With Better Tools
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - As the number of workers who telecommute or work remotely increases, conference calls are even more essential for effective communication. Having access to the latest technology will help ensure that all participants in the call are engaged in the presentation and understand the message, making meetings more productive and efficient.

Monday 08/04/2014
Tips to Generate a Second Income
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
How workplace flexibility works for your business
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - With technology rapidly changing the world, people need to embrace an evolving workplace. The workforce has become more diverse and mobile - demanding different needs. And while some existing challenges have crossed over into the modern workplace, opportunities for succeeding have never been more viable.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at

Thursday 07/17/2014
Meetings are Good for the Economy and Local Businesses
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 3:48 am

(StatePoint) The summer season of conferences, conventions, business meetings, incentive travel, tradeshows and exhibitions is in full swing -- and with it comes the positive impact to local businesses and economies.

Monday 07/14/2014
Commercial ventilation systems 101: What every restaurant kitchen needs
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Running a restaurant or food service business is complex. Business owners need the right restaurant equipment to cool, cook and properly store food – but a safe and successful kitchen requires more than that. One of the most important pieces to keep a kitchen functioning smoothly, and the most necessary to obtain proper permits is having the right commercial ventilation system.

5 things you can't forget when you're catering on the go
Posted: July 14, 2014

(BPT) - Providing warm, delicious food to customers on location is one of the food service industry’s greatest challenges. If you are a restaurateur, caterer, baker or owner of a mobile food stand, you understand how difficult it is to transport and deliver quality food that maintains proper temperatures and the taste your customers deserve.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Learn why 3D printing may not be a viable alternative for stamping and machining
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - If your project requires high quality, tight tolerance manufactured specialty washers, shims, seals, gaskets or spacers, you may be interested in exploring your options with 3D printing. This process is the new craze in parts manufacturing and while 3D printing is generating a lot of interest, traditional specialty stamping manufacturers offer customers some very real advantages over 3D printers when it comes to parts that have been traditionally stamped or in some cases machined.

Tuesday 06/17/2014
How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 4:20 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.

Saturday 05/10/2014
This Small Business Week: Don’t Neglect Your Online Presence
Updated: May 10, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) If you own a small business, you know that online visibility is one of the keys to success. And these days, harnessing the Web is crucial to any marketing plan.

Thursday 05/08/2014
Giving back to the everyday heroes who inspire you
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals and social workers.

Saturday 05/03/2014
Four Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Updated: May 03, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Despite the time commitment and financial investment that come with the territory, more than 25 million people nationwide have opted to start a microbusiness – a company with five or fewer employees.

Monday 03/17/2014
What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Marketing
Updated: March 17, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) For small businesses, smart marketing is crucial for success. But what does that mean in today’s fast paced, highly wired world?

Monday 02/24/2014
Big Changes to High School Equivalency Exams: What You Need to Know
Updated: March 07, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) In today’s job market, having an edge is crucial. The right credentials can mean the difference between living paycheck-to-paycheck and having a meaningful career. More than ever, a high school diploma or equivalency credential is essential to landing the job or career you want. In fact, approximately three out of four U.S. jobs required at least a high school diploma or equivalent in 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

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