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Small Business Owners Have Put on Their Rose-Colored Glasses – Associated Press (12/04/14) Recent surveys show fewer worries and an increase in hiring for small business owners. Read the Article on

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6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

Manufacturing Business Technology – John Zegers (12/17/14) The face of manufacturing in America has undergone more woeful changes than many of us in the industry care to remember. The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing…

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Eldercare Solutions for the Silent Small Business Problem

Small Business Trends – Rieva Lesonsky (12/14/14) Chances are there’s someone on your staff who suffers excess stress as a daily reality — employees who care for elderly parents. And while eldercare has some of the same challenges as caring for children, there are some important differences. Read the Article on

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Manufacturers find their niche, in the smallest of places

MinnPost – Gregg Aamot (08/29/14) As Minnesota continues to climb out of the recession, manufacturers in this region have been good to their communities, too. Tucked into the small towns of this rolling farm country, they are doing their part to help fuel low unemployment and economic growth that has outpaced many other parts of…

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Combating Digital Fraud

American Banker – In association with Deloitte RSA (09/16/14) Digital fraud can cover both fraud carried out by customers as well as against them. Examples include Credit Card fraud that generates chargebacks, online bank attacks, attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems, man-in-the-middle attacks on web and mobile payments, and complex frauds against e-commerce systems. Combating digital…

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5 Family Business Lessons Learned

Small Business Trends – Tim Berry (9/4/14) So it’s not surprising that many business people crave the support and camaraderie that comes from making their calling into a family business. And what family business lessons have I learned? What can I share here that might help you? Let’s take a look. Read the Article on…

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October 2015: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Swipes and Signatures, Hello to PINs

Small Business Trends – Joshua Sophy (02/11/14) Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry. Credit cards will have microchips in them. Consumers will use PIN numbers instead of signing credit card receipts. And consumers will insert the credit card into or wave it near…

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