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Business Security: 5 Simple Ways To Keep Files Safe

Data protection is important for guarding against computer loss or theft, as well as hackers. Keep your files safe with these simple tips.

01/27/2014

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Business Security: 5 Simple Ways To Keep Files Safe

Data protection is important for guarding against computer loss or theft, as well as hackers. Keep your files safe with these simple tips.

01/27/2014

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Home Offices: Design Advice For Creating A Functioning Space

Regardless of where an office is in a home, storage is almost always a concern. Improve your home office by improving storage.

01/12/2014

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Digital Essentials: Giving Your Home Office A 21st Century Makeover

A home office is the secret weapon that keeps many households running. Transform your home office and work smarter.

01/12/2014

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Create A Strong Brand By Considering Customer Touchpoints

Build brand loyalty by maximizing every interaction with customers. Make your business one your clients won’t forget.

01/12/2014

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Client Referrals: The Key To Growing A Small Business

Customer referrals are perhaps the fastest way to grow a business. Learn how to collect and use your referrals.

01/12/2014

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Small Business Saturday: A Government Initiative Gaining Momentum

Local businesses are getting a boost as people begin to recognize Small Business Saturday. Learn what it’s about and how it can help your business.

01/12/2014

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Tips For Improving Small Business Websites

Businesses of all types and sizes can benefit from having a website, even if it is a simple site. Do you know how to get the most out of your website?

01/12/2014

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Thank You Uncle Sam: Top Government Resources For Small Businesses

Small businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs. Try putting tax dollars to work by tapping these useful government resources.

01/12/2014

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Breakrooms: Keeping Your Employees Caffeinated & Content

Breakrooms help keep workers informed, professional and happy. Create a breakroom that improves your business.

01/12/2014

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Using Social Media To Grow A Small Business

If used correctly, social media can be a powerful tool to grow a business. Is your company’s social media use effective?

01/12/2014

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Using Social Media To Grow A Small Business

If used correctly, social media can be a powerful tool to grow a business. Is your company’s social media use effective?

01/12/2014

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Small Business Saturday: A Government Initiative Gaining Momentum

Local businesses are getting a boost as people begin to recognize Small Business Saturday. Learn what it’s about and how it can help your business.

01/12/2014

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Tips For Conducting Market Research (Without Spending A Fortune)

Nearly every business requires some form of marketing to grow. Consider these ideas to organically market your business.

01/12/2014

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Thank You Uncle Sam: Top Government Resources For Small Businesses

Small businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs. Try putting tax dollars to work by tapping these useful government resources.

01/12/2014

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Tips For Improving Small Business Websites

Businesses of all types and sizes can benefit from having a website, even if it is a simple site. Do you know how to get the most out of your website?

01/12/2014

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Home Offices: Design Advice For Creating A Functioning Space

Regardless of where an office is in a home, storage is almost always a concern. Improve your home office by improving storage.

01/12/2014

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Digital Essentials: Giving Your Home Office A 21st Century Makeover

A home office is the secret weapon that keeps many households running. Transform your home office and work smarter.

01/12/2014

(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

Client Referrals: The Key To Growing A Small Business

Customer referrals are perhaps the fastest way to grow a business. Learn how to collect and use your referrals.

01/12/2014

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Breakrooms: Keeping Your Employees Caffeinated & Content

Breakrooms help keep workers informed, professional and happy. Create a breakroom that improves your business.

01/12/2014

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Create A Strong Brand By Considering Customer Touchpoints

Build brand loyalty by maximizing every interaction with customers. Make your business one your clients won’t forget.

01/12/2014

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Massive Target Breach Could Have Lasting Effects

Fallout from Target’s pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company’s sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. As a result of the breach, millions of Target customers have become vulnerable to identity theft, experts say. The nation’s second largest discounter said hackers stole personal information — including names, phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses — from as many as 70 million customers as part of a data breach it discovered last month.

01/10/2014

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Minn. Launches New Job Creation Program

Businesses looking to expand their operations and hire new employees in Minnesota may not qualify for help from a new job creation fund. The program was announced Friday by Gov. Mark Dayton and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. “The $24 million Job Creation Fund is now open for business,” Katie Clark Sieben said. She says the “pay for performance” business development initiative will help create 5,000 jobs, and another $450 million of private investment into the economy.

01/10/2014

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Frigid Temps Can’t Stop Holiday Deal Hunters

Store owners at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are hoping for a warmer weekend. Unlike traditional malls, where it’s always 70 degrees, customers at these shops occasionally have to venture outside, going door to door. Liz Schiller is the owner of Juniper, a small boutique that features local designers and artists. “We do see a decrease in business when the weather is frigid like today,” Schiller said. When the temperature drops, so do the prices at a lot of Arbor Lakes’ stores. Discounts and incentives are offered to those willing to spend a little time outside.

12/06/2013

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Founder, CEO Of Hot Mama On Booming Business

Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.

11/25/2013

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