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Posted: January 20, 2017

Avoiding Common Renter MistakesFinding the perfect place to live can be a stressful process. It’s not uncommon for renters to settle into a place in a hurry just to get settled and avoid the stress of hunting and qualifying for a rental unit. …



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Posted: January 17, 2017

2017 Restaurant Food TrendsNow is the time of the year where chefs and restaurant owners alike are evaluating their menus and evolving them to fit the coming trends. This year’s food forecast calls for more sustainable ingredients, more diverse cuts of meat, and …



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Posted: January 11, 2017

Direct Mail Marketing StatisticsWhile many have indicated the death of print advertising, recent statistics prove that the trend is still actually effective and lucrative. Therefore, before throwing in the towel on mailers to send to your regulars, consider the following evidence for continuing …



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Posted: December 29, 2016

Menu Development and TeamworkWith the shift in nutritional regulation and consumers’ increasing awareness of health and what food they put into their bodies, there is a growing need for chefs to incorporate wholesome foods on their menus. Therefore, now is a great time …



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Posted: December 22, 2016

Using Tourism to Benefit Your BusinesssWith the holidays in full swing, tourism is bound to substantially increase for the foreseeable future. As many people are taking off work to spend time with their families, now is the best time to gain traction and boost traffic …



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Posted: December 15, 2016

Implementing an Effective Return to Work ProgramAs a responsible business owner, you are likely aware of the risks your employees face on a regular basis. As no industry is immune to workers’ compensation risks, a safe working environment, proper training, and effective management are all essential. …



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Posted: December 8, 2016

Tips for Training Temporary EmployeesAs business owners are aware, the holiday season is likely to increase your earning potential significantly- and with increased demand comes increased need for help. In fact, this year retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, …



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Posted: December 1, 2016

Holiday Safety ConsiderationsDecorating for the holidays is surely a family tradition. While it’s intended to bring holiday spirit and warmth into your home, there are some safety considerations to think about when putting up a tree, hanging lights, lighting candles, etc. Therefore, …



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Posted: November 24, 2016

Planning on Replacing a Roof? Consider ThisWhether you live in an older home or harsh storms have caused your roof to become dilapidated over the years, replacing your roof is one of the best things you can do for your home. While it may be an …



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Posted: November 17, 2016

When Should I Look to Rent an Apartment?Depending on what you’re in the market for, what you’re looking to accomplish, and the type of dwelling you wish to pursue, there are a few different factors to take into consideration when starting the renting process. To help you …



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