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South Leads the Nation in Small Business Job Creation for the Construction Industry

The South led the nation in small business job creation in the construction industry during the month of March, a recent report says. The region’s Small Business Jobs Index ( 100.24) is just above the break even growth marker of 100. The latest Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch reports a 0.12 percent decrease to 99.65 this month nationally, or 1.07 percent year-over-year. Small Business Job Creation in Construction The Index has been below 100 for nine months with the West at 99.29, being the lowest in March. For…

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Knowing These 5 Secrets Will Make Your Business Meetings Amazing

If you’re like most business professionals, the majority of your day is spent in meetings. Sometimes you can get a lot accomplished during this time. However, they are often ineffective. If you want to become more accomplished in your business meetings, you need to improve communication in meetings. You need to effectively communicate the purpose of the meeting, and the actionable takeaways when it wraps up. Improve Communication in Meetings Take the Time to Prepare Before delivering a speech, you always take the time to prepare what you’re going to say. The…

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20 Successful Entrepreneurs with No Experience

You don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business.  Of course, many entrepreneurs have started their businesses without money or financial backing.  And similarly over the years, plenty of entrepreneurs have found success in fields where they had no previous experience. So whether you’re young and considering starting your very first business, or just getting started in a different field, these successful entrepreneurs with no experience should provide a dose of inspiration for your new venture. Editor’s note: watch a video featuring the top 10 list…

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Warning: How Safe are You and Your Employees from Your WiFi and Mobile Devices?

hould you need to worry about radiation from your WiFi? Before I delve straight into answering that question, I guess I need to clear up a few of the basics first like: “what exactly is WiFi radiation?” So here you go. WiFi Radiation: What You Should Know Most WiFi devices emit RF (radio-frequency) radiation (or microwave radiation) 24 hours a day. This radiation is more or less the same type used by microwave ovens for cooking food. A microwave oven bombards your food container with microwave radiation. This produces molecular friction which…

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Etsy Brings Together Small Designers, Big Retailers With “Open Call”

What if you could pitch your products to a dream retailer like Nordstrom? Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), known for being an innovative online marketplace for consumers to source handmade and other items from independent designers for their homes, wardrobes and more, is set to help members of its Etsy Whesale community do just that. The company is bringing together small designers and heavy-hitting retailers from across the country via its Open Call program. Now in its second year running, the Etsy Open Call program brings together buyers from top retail stores in the country and fresh…

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Apply These 5 Secret Techniques to be More Productive in your Business

We all want to be more productive at work. Want being the key word. We all want to. It’s just that some days are much harder than others. But there are some things you can do to be increase your productivity at work – starting right now. How to Be More Productive at Work Whether you’re part of a team, or managing it, here are five research-backed secrets on how to increase your productivity. 1. Add an MVP to Your Team If you’re an NBA fan and the letters MVP are mentioned, you probably think of names like LeBron James and Stephen…

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