5 Tips to Promote Academic Success in Kids with ADHD

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 22, 2016 7:05:39 AM

While teachers try their best to provide exceptional education to students, the large class sizes make it difficult to offer the one-on-one care children need. To further complicate matters, about 11 percent of school-aged children struggle with ADHD, which makes it difficult for them to focus and sit still in the classroom. There are a variety of easy and cost-effective ways that schools can provide better care to ADHD children, allowing children to enjoy improved focus, fewer behavioral problems, and enhanced academic performance.

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Topics: Education and School

How Small Businesses Can Simplify Taxes & Save Money

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 20, 2016 10:39:51 AM


Tax season is perhaps the most dreaded time of year for small business owners. In addition to the innumerable odds and ends of running your business, now you are inundated with financial responsibilities that are often needlessly complex and tedious. When it comes to filing taxes, most small business owners have two primary aims; to save money and to complete the taxes efficiently. Here are some tips to simplify your tax season and gain as much savings as possible.

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Topics: Small Business

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Fuel Their Fundraising Efforts

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 15, 2016 10:15:47 AM

With the beginning of a fiscal year, your nonprofit can get a fresh start by innovating new and creative ways to enhance your fundraising abilities. Successful fundraisers need to be fun, creative, innovative, and engaging in order to draw support from as many people as possible. Here are some fundraising tips to help you ramp up your efforts and raise more money for your organization.

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Topics: Nonprofits

Sending Kids to Camp: What Parents Need to Know

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 12, 2016 2:28:41 PM

If you attended camp as a child, then you’re likely aware of the profound growth and education that children receive from it. Camp is a time when children learn independence, build social skills, develop self-esteem, and gain lifelong skills that follow them into adulthood. Here are some important things to keep in mind about summer camp to ensure your children have a positive and enriching experience.

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Topics: News

Surviving a Broken World

Posted by Marc Joseph on Jan 4, 2016 1:31:49 PM

We just went through the season of celebration, but really is there anything to celebrate? There are hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, fleeing war, persecution and violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries. The indiscriminant terrorist attacks killing 130 people in Paris were so senseless, as was the loss of 224 lives in the Russian plane crash in Egypt. And we continue to have mass killings in our own country. In the three years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, where 27 people died of which 20 were children, another 340 Americans have died in mass shooting incidents. Any of us with young kids or grandchildren have trouble explaining why our modern day world is so violent and unhappy.

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Topics: Giveaways, Nonprofits

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Posted by Maria Werner on Jan 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As 2015 winds to a close, small businesses are adding the finishing touches to their financial reports and gearing up their business for the fiscal year ahead. Every business has room to improve, and there are a variety of ways that you can enhance the customer experience of your company in the coming year. Here are the top New Year’s resolutions that every small business should implement.

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Topics: Small Business

December $5,000 Merchandise Winners Announced!

Posted by Jackie Eldridge on Dec 31, 2015 9:09:28 AM

Our December 2015 "Unsung Hero" $5,000 Merchandise Giveaway for all military past and present, their friends and families as well as any military organization, was a big success! We had a huge number of entries and are delighted to share the winners with you!

We use a computer generated randomizer to select the winners. If you see a person or organization you nominated has won, please let them know. We will reach out to them via the email address you provided to instruct them how to redeem their award. They have until December 31, 2016 to use their gift.

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Topics: Giveaways

Christmas Is Over... Let the Closeout Shopping Begin!

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 30, 2015 7:30:00 AM

The Christmas anticipation has been building since mid-November and has finally reached its peak. Now, the holiday season is behind us, and it’s time for Christmas planning in reverse. Take down the decorations, put away the tree, prepare your kids for school, and brace yourself for work. Before you despair over holiday’s end, remember that the retail sales are just getting started. The end of Christmas brings a bargain bonanza, and households, nonprofits, and small businesses can all reap the bounty. Here are some tips to make the most of this year’s closeout sales.

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Topics: Small Business

Smart Ways to Reduce School Budgets

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 29, 2015 11:37:56 AM


Schools across the U.S. are grappling with budget cuts and striving to provide quality education, despite dwindling funds. The budgets of schools have been on the decline, with most states continuing to fund schools less than before the recession. While school boards are powerless over the funding they receive, there are some innovative ways to reduce overhead costs, save money, and stretch school budgets further. Here are some ways to cut your school budget without compromising educational quality.  

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Topics: Education and School

5 Tips for College Kids to Tackle the Back-to-School Struggle

Posted by Maria Werner on Dec 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Second semester is always harder than the first. After stuffing yourself with cookies and relaxing with family and friends, the return back to school feels like a dreaded chore. Nonetheless, it’s what every student has to do in order to meet their academic goals and thrive in their desired profession. Here are a few tips to make the return to school easier and less burdensome.

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Topics: Education and School