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The Galveston County Daily News: Business & Careers

January 20, 2017

Business & Careers

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Get An Edge on College Prep Tests

(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source of anxiety. However, only about 30 percent of public schools have an advisor dedicated to college prep.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Tips to Get Organized, Set Priorities and Be More Efficient
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Small Wineries Find Creative Ways to Thrive
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A real-life David and Goliath battle is brewing in California wine country, as smaller wineries fight to compete against behemoth wine companies--corporations and private equity funds that are changing the face of the West Coast's wine industry forever with a frenzy of acquisitions.

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Marketers: Get in touch with your audience
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Promotional products are more popular than ever, based on data from a 2016 consumer survey conducted by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). The survey respondents were evenly split between men and women, and included millennials (43 percent), generation X (35 percent), baby boomers (19 percent), and the "silent generation" of older adults (3 percent).

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Face-to-Face Meetings Help Drive Small Business
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Face-to-face meetings are a high priority for the small business community, according to a new survey.

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Monday 12/19/2016
Small Businesses Hold the Key to Employee Happiness
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the calendar flips to another year, many employees will consider starting the new year on the hunt for a new job. In today's changing workforce, it is more important than ever for companies to realize that a salary alone is no longer enough to recruit or retain strong employees. According to a recent survey by https://www.aflac.com/smallbusiness">Aflac, small businesses deserve a round of applause for their ability to keep employees happy. The report found that 85 percent of small-business employees are happy in their current job and more than half (51 percent) agree that most of or all of their happiness in their current job is because is a result of working for a small business.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Foodies Flock to Greater Fort Lauderdale's Dining Destinations
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida area has become a hotbed of new dining options that embrace traditional favorites and current food trends, from farm-to-table spots to breweries and gastropubs.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Time- and Budget- Stretching Tips for the Self-Employed
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The ability to stretch a budget can help businesses or those who are self-employed weather lean times and flourish in good periods, and being efficient with time can mean surviving a busy season with your sanity intact. But these principles can be hard to uphold.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Getting Back to Basics: The Lost Art of Writing Things Down
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Riding While Female: The New Peril in the Age of Uber
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Riding while female.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Content Agency Provides the Best Bang for Your Advertising Buck
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - These days, there are a several ways to get your company's message out -- if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources.

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Businesses, Athletes Are Getting in on Game Apps
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a beloved team, as well as help diehard football fans decide who will win a matchup on any given Sunday.

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Is It Time to Quit Your Day Job and Start Your Own Business?
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Many people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But in a time when only half of new small businesses survive five years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, how do you know if you have what it takes to withstand a competitive market?

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and productivity.

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Friday 10/21/2016
Co-working trend shows working from home isn't right for every small business person
Updated: October 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Working from home seems like a professional dream for many, but sometimes your home isn’t the optimum place to do business. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your home office or your startup requires a more professional atmosphere for client meetings. Maybe you crave the kind of personal interaction that’s hard to achieve when you work alone, or you just want a change of scenery during the day.

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Monday 10/17/2016
Fitness Sauna Promotes Health and Profit for Small Businesses
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Fitness, dance, MMA studios, spas and gyms looking for the next big trend may start to heat things up with FitBomb's new specialized fitness sauna. The Studio Fitbomb far infrared sauna from Hi-Q Fitness is available for literally hundreds of health and fitness centers after its successful debut placement in Cabana Spas.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Stem Cells, Biologics Could Be Answer to Next Generation Therapies
Updated: October 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Biotech stocks tend to have their ups and downs among the investment community. However, the biotech industry is enjoying a shot in the arm with news of biologics flooding the wires.

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Monday 09/19/2016
5 Ways to Raise Capital and Start a Business
Posted: September 19, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Raising capital to start a new business is not as easy as setting up a lemonade stand or selling Girl Scout cookies. A primary reason for the failure of start-ups is a lack of funding. There are plenty of great products and ideas that have never come close to making it to the public.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
Small business tips: How to maximize your marketing, minimize your spend
Updated: September 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When it comes to marketing your small business, a digital strategy is vital, but so are traditional marketing and advertising tactics like print advertising and direct mail. In fact, nearly a third of all small business owners still use those formats, while one in five say they don’t plan to use digital at all, according to the 2016 Small Business Marketing Trends Report.

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Wednesday 09/07/2016
Cutting the Corporate Cord: How the Desk Phone Is Meeting Its Demise
Posted: September 07, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It was bound to happen sooner or later: the desk phone, once an icon in any office, is now officially on its deathbed.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Tips to Save Money and Time Running Your Small Business
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Being at the helm of a small business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re already your own boss or are thinking of making the leap, these tips from small business owners can help you get organized and boost productivity.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Can Disclosing Cancer on Social Media Impact Your Career?
Updated: September 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences.

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Friday 08/12/2016
Online Platform Promotes Partnerships Between Businesses and Investors
Updated: August 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Historically, specialty businesses had limited ability to expand beyond their immediate geographic region. However, current technology allows such businesses to promote themselves to a larger audience. Touch Up Teak is one example of how successful online investment partnerships can grow a business.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
How to Earn a Hundred Million Dollars or More
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The deal, which was later reported by major news media around the world, did not portend much initially. It was struck in 2005 between a high school dropout with a history of petty thefts and a little-known startup with no revenues. The latter wanted the former to spray paint graffiti on their office walls. The former brazenly asked for sixty thousand dollars -- an astronomical fee in graffiti business; the cash-strapped startup countered by offering him its shares, which had no market value.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Curbing Bad Behavior: App Seeks to Harness Overbilling by Contractors
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - That contractors routinely overbill governments at the expense of taxpayers may come as no surprise. That these overbillings likely total hundreds of billions of dollars should shock and infuriate us all.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
New Online Platform Creates Access to the American Dream
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Technology continues to change the way businesses operate, and that includes how they find resources to get started, fund growth and find a buyer. DPOUSA is one example of the latest paradigm in funding business opportunities. DPOUSA is an online financial platform connecting companies with capital sources, buyers with sellers, and people seeking business opportunities. DPO stands for "direct public offering," and DPOUSA.com is designed to allow individuals to present their businesses directly to potential investors. The ventures can range from startups to large enterprises, and the online platform has sections for each stage of the business life cycle. The site reflects the new business paradigm: It is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for users interested in acquiring, funding or investing in new ventures.

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Monday 08/01/2016
Small Businesses Have Happy Workforces
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - New research shows that small-business employees are among the happiest people in the workplace. One major reason for their happiness stems from the way many small-business owners show workers how much they appreciate, respect and value them on a professional and personal level. Opportunities offered by small businesses, such as a family atmosphere, flexible work schedules and a greater understanding of how current goals fit into long-term plans for the company, may be harder to come by in larger companies. Small businesses can play to their strengths by frequently communicating and taking action in areas where their employees see opportunities for improvement. Learn more at aflac.com/smallbusiness.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Biotech Companies Are Still the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is never a "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.

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Saturday 06/25/2016
5 Ways to Better Market Yourself to Land Your Dream Job
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Employers report a lack of skilled talent as one of the biggest threats to meeting business objectives in 2016. Job seekers who take note of what skills and characteristics companies are seeking could have a competitive advantage.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Hiring
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Looking to staff up your small business? Don’t underestimate the importance of getting your hiring decisions right. The smaller your business is, the more important your choices become.

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Monday 02/22/2016
Business Leaders Say There's No Substitute for In-Person Meetings
Updated: February 22, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) In a world where technology makes it easy to “meet” virtually, many business leaders say that there’s no substitute for the real thing.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Job Hunting? What Careers and Skills Are in Greatest Demand this Year
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Understanding the evolving job market can help you focus your energy productively and land a coveted new job.

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