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Monday 06/11/2018
New AI Platform Protects Musicians' Work
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Any music artist - regardless of his or her level of fame - will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work.

Wednesday 06/06/2018
The Latest Job Benefit Helps Employees Pay Off Student Debt
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - What perk would most entice you to accept one job offer over another?

Wednesday 05/30/2018
AngelPay Returns Wealth and Power to the Creators of Value
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - In a world full of aggressive financial services companies, it's refreshing to find a payment processor with a global reach that you can trust.

Tuesday 05/29/2018
What Has Bean on Farmers' Minds During Planting Season?
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - For America's agricultural producers, springtime means planting season - and soybeans are on the agenda.

Tuesday 05/22/2018
How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the best in your co-workers, and in yourself, too.

Thursday 05/17/2018
Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Have you been applying for jobs and sending your resume out at every opportunity only to be met with total silence? The jobs are out there and you know you are capable, so, what’s the problem?

Wednesday 05/16/2018
New Insights and Resources for Small Businesses
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

Monday 04/30/2018
Compassion Forms Cornerstone of Company Vision
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Most companies have a stated corporate vision, but such a vision may be limited to quantitative goals such as hitting financial targets or attaining certain levels of productivity. MovoCash (MOVO), a company that delivers financial inclusion to all, including individuals who are not able to use traditional banking services, sees its corporate vision differently.

Thursday 04/26/2018
3 communities thriving thanks to unconventional partnerships
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(BPT) - What helps a community thrive? It’s a question with answers as variable as the people responding. Some might say that healthy communities are safe communities. To others, flourishing communities experience significant economic growth and stability. Still others would insist a thriving community may simply be one where people work together to support goals for the betterment of everyone.

Wednesday 04/25/2018
7 essential cybersecurity tips all small-business owners should know
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(BPT) - It seems like every quarter there’s a new story about how hackers breached a major company’s cyber-defenses and stole millions of pieces of highly sensitive data. While most of the news coverage goes to data breaches that hit major corporations, small businesses are frequently the target of cyber attacks as well.

Sunday 04/22/2018
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

Thursday 04/12/2018
MovoCash Embraces Culture of Community
Updated: April 12, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - These days, it can be hard to find a company that values its people - especially in the financial-tech industry, where employees feel like cogs in a machine, disconnected from their colleagues or customers.

Tuesday 04/10/2018
Gifts to Give on Administrative Professionals Day
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - With Administrative Professionals Day around the corner on April 25th, like many, you may be wondering what to give your secretary, assistant or other administrative worker. You're not alone.

Friday 03/23/2018
American Winemaking Family Continues with Next Generation
Updated: March 23, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Family businesses, large and small, are vital to the US economy. However, few family-owned businesses make it to the third or fourth generation of family ownership. CK Mondavi and Family has been successful because of its excellent quality, great value and family heritage. It's also a family wine business remains committed to remaining family-owned even after almost seventy-five years. Today, the third, and now fourth generation family members are now at the helm of this US wine legacy, leading this wine brand into the future.

Monday 03/19/2018
Corn, soybeans and nuts: Top U.S. exports feed the economy
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:11 am

(BPT) - Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-first trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind.

Tuesday 03/06/2018
Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
Updated: March 06, 2018 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.

Wednesday 02/28/2018
Payday for Instagram Users
Updated: February 28, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you've spent any time obsessing about photos of your life, business, wardrobe, pet, or the last cupcake you ate, on Instagram, you understand that rush of excitement that comes when "Likes" pop up on your feed. Not only is it downright thrilling, but you can now cash in with Quantum Sponsor.

Thursday 02/22/2018
Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology
Updated: February 22, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Anyone who operates a small business, home-based business, or even a home office knows that tax time can be stressful. However, investing in the right equipment and technology can help a small business navigate tax season - and every season - smoothly and efficiently.

Friday 02/02/2018
Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - When you hear the word bully, you probably think of the big kid waiting in the school yard to steal your lunch money. However, bullies aren't left behind when you move into adulthood.

Tuesday 01/30/2018
Entrepreneurs Stir Up Industry with Convenient Cocktail Mixers
Updated: January 30, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember the last time you were at the beach and craved a spicy margarita?

Friday 01/19/2018
Big & Tall Men's Fashion Arrives at Your Doorstep - Literally
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - In an age when you can get nearly anything delivered to your doorstep, and when boxed subscription services such as Blue Apron and PopSugar have become household names, it was only a matter of time before subscription boxes for clothing would seem practical instead of odd, and experience massive growth.

University Students Compete for Top Prize in Global Trading Competition
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

Monday 01/08/2018
Can Chiropractic Care Help Fight Presenteeism At Work?
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - There's a name for what may be ailing some businesses and their employees: presenteeism.

Friday 12/22/2017
How to Help a Coworker With Cancer
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to provide the most effective forms of support. 

Monday 12/11/2017
Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.

Wednesday 11/22/2017
Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 4:37 am

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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