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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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Unemployment Steady At 4.6 Percent In Minnesota

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in December, with employers adding 9,500 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate remains well below the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

01/23/2014

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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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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

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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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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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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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Minn. Businesses To See Drop In Unemployment Tax

Minnesota businesses will see lower unemployment insurance taxes starting next year. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says Tuesday that the unemployment insurance trust fund’s $1.2 billion reserve at the end of September was enough to trigger a tax cut.

11/19/2013

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Reality Check: What’s It Really Like For Veterans In MN?

Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.

11/11/2013

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Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s End

The federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown – even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.

10/07/2013

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U.S. Government Work Is Losing Cachet For Some

There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country. But these days, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being pawns in a never-ending political struggle over government funding.

10/06/2013

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