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

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