Team Sports are Central to Childhood Development

Posted by Maria Werner on Mar 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Team sports are deeply engrained in the culture of Americans, and gathering to watch the football game each week has practically become a tradition. For children, team sports provide an enriching activity that can promote their social, cognitive, and psychological development. Yet, as schools struggle to balance their budgets, extracurricular sports teams are often the first to be cut. Given the tremendous impact sports can have on the developing minds of children, they should remain central to the curriculum of schools, even when finances are tight. 

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Topics: Education and School

I Quit My Job to Become an Online Reseller: Success Stories from Online Merchants

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM


The 9-to-5 grind is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, as more people abandon the rat race in hopes of working for themselves and controlling their own financial destiny. Online reselling is becoming a popular career, as it enables people to dictate their work hours, while determining their own potential for income. Here are some insider stories of what’s it’s like to be an online reseller.

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Topics: Small Business

A Day in the Life of an Online Reseller: What It’s Like to Be Self-Employed in E-Commerce

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Sleeping in, casually sipping coffee on the patio, staying in your pajamas until noon… Everybody longs for the self-employed lifestyle. The opportunity to be your own boss, earn a living from home, and control your financial growth are all appealing aims. But what is it really like to work as on online reseller, and is the job actually sustainable over time? 

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7 Inventory Secrets to Help Small Businesses Thrive

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Perhaps the greatest challenge in operating a small business is managing overhead and investment expenses. To keep your profit margin high, you need to maintain lower overhead costs and keep inventory spending to a minimum. You also need to purchase the right quantities of inventory, so as to never over or understock your shelves. Here are the top secrets to inventory management that will help your small business thrive.

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Topics: Small Business

The Corner Drugstore: A Thing of the Past or a Retail Goldmine?

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 16, 2016 1:39:44 PM

With so many chain pharmacies sweeping the nation, the corner drugstore is thought to be a dating artifact. In fact, the number of independent drugstores has been cut in half over the course of the last 30 years. Yet, despite the decrease in independent drugstores, they still outnumber major chains. As chain pharmacies continue to gain ground, will independent pharmacies be able to prosper? Well, there’s good news and bad news.

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Topics: Small Business

7 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 5, 2016 2:35:44 PM

Valentine’s Day is the second highest spending holiday of the year, falling just after Christmas, with the U.S. netting nearly $19 billion in sales each year. Businesses large and small can benefit from this spending trend, provided you prepare your store for the love-struck shoppers in advance. Here are some ideas to help organize your store for Valentine’s Day.

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Topics: Small Business

Combine Playtime and Education with These Valentine’s Day Classroom Ideas

Posted by Maria Werner on Feb 5, 2016 1:54:11 PM


Valentine’s Day is an exciting day for children, and it provides them with an opportunity to strengthen friendships and improve their social connectedness. It also offers the ideal occasion for kids to unleash their creativity by crafting a variety of cards and gifts. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas for the classroom that incorporate learning with craft time and play.

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Topics: Education and School

America Does Not Have Enough Volunteers

Posted by Marc Joseph on Feb 1, 2016 1:38:01 PM

Unlike the 141 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to charity through the "Giving Pledge," an effort started by philanthropists Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, most of us don't have the big extra dollars to help out our favorite charities. So the vast majority of Americans need to help by volunteering their services instead.

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Topics: Nonprofits

January Facebook $5,000 Merchandise Giveaway Winners!

Posted by Jackie Eldridge on Feb 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM

We are so excited to announce the winners of our January $5,000 Facebook merchandise giveaway winners! 

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Top Supplies Every Daycare Should Have

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 29, 2016 11:24:47 AM

Operating a daycare is a rewarding, yet difficult job. A great daycare doesn’t just babysit children – it provides education and enrichment that helps children grow. Yet, keeping kids entertained and engaged throughout the day is perpetually challenging. While the power of imagination often fuels child playtime, there are a variety of supplies that daycares need in order to cultivate a positive atmosphere that fosters childhood development. Here are the top supplies that all daycares should have.

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Topics: Small Business, Nonprofits, Education and School