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6 pet-related businesses you can start today
(BPT) - Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn’t necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing ind... Click to read more


How credit card reward points created delicious results [Infographic]
(BPT) - Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here’s how he pulled it off.SaveSave... Click to read more


Bridging the digital wallet divide [Infographic]
(BPT) - JPMorgan Chase commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the digital wallet opportunity from the audiences who determine the technology's future: merchants and their customers.SaveSave... Click to read more


One key to growth in today's business sector is inclusion
(BPT) - Today’s political climate seems to offer less room for inclusion than ever before. The polarizing campaigns and election in the United States left many divided. And across the ocean, the approval of Brexit shook the European continent to its core.In politics, it seems, inclusion is out.Yet ... Click to read more


2017 looking bright for small business owners
(BPT) - The year 2017 is still in its infancy, but research shows small business owners feel this year could be one of the best in recent memory.A new survey, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Wakefield Research, found that 85 percent of small business owners surveyed reported feeling “optim... Click to read more


It's 2017: Do you know how old your farmer is?
(BPT) - Smartphone? Check. GPS? Check. Seed, fertilizer and tractor? Check. Welcome to the world of modern agriculture, where high-tech is the rule and savvy millennials are in demand as U.S. agriculture embraces the many challenges of feeding a growing world.From planters guided by GPS to corn and... Click to read more


Self-employed? Tips to help you navigate the mortgage process
(BPT) - Sponsored ad content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.When you’re self-employed, you often work harder than anyone else you know. That’s what it takes to be your own boss. While rewarding, it comes with a lot of added responsibility. This is especially true when applying for a mortga... Click to read more


Tips to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they're driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every ... Click to read more


Almost half of office workers feel increased pressure to be more productive at work [Infographic]
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9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace
(BPT) - If you feel like you're working more, but getting less done, you're not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers.The recent 'Productivity in the Workplace' stu... Click to read more


American Legion Auxiliary aims to improve veterans' lives
(BPT) - Eva Wallace never enlisted in the U.S. military, has never been on active duty and never endured life-altering injuries protecting American freedoms. However, as a military spouse she has found another important way to serve our country - advocating for veterans' rights.Each February, Walla... Click to read more


The best ways to support veterans in 2017
(BPT) - As the new administration and Congress settle into office, many organizations are working hard to put America's 21 million veterans at the top of the nation's 'to-do' list.'Veterans share a common thread - regardless of where they served or for how long - they are driven to protect our coun... Click to read more


How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one
(BPT) - Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don’t want to cross any professional boundaries.In fact, guidance regarding expressions of sympathy i... Click to read more


Small businesses prepare for 2017 [Infographic]
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Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future
(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you rea... Click to read more


Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas
(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of “smart’ technologies for h... Click to read more


The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally
(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, d... Click to read more


Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent
(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave... Click to read more


Hispanics at the forefront of digital banking trends
(BPT) - With a population of more than 55 million and estimated buying power of over $1.5 trillion, Hispanics in the United States are continuing to shape economic trends; however, as new research finds, they're shaping digital trends as well.This year's Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility ... Click to read more


Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs
(BPT) - As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and - oh yes - tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business Associati... Click to read more


Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening
(BPT) - You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and pr... Click to read more




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