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Where are the consumers?

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January is long gone, as the resolutions lay like the rumpled clothes atop the stationary bike. We are back into our routine, potentially derailing the tremendous accomplishments planned for 2017. After all, insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always ...

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The selfish New Year

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  I rarely make New Year’s resolutions. It feels like too much pressure, and I have enough pressures.  Let’s be honest, I like sweets, cakes, cheesecake, peanut butter and chocolate, waaayyy too much to curtail myself. But then my desire ...

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Great opportunities to shop local

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  Thanksgiving is this week, and we will barely finish stuffing our faces, after going back for second and third servings (don’t worry, no judgment here!), before we lose our minds and enter the Holiday Shopping Season. Otherwise known as ...

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Immigration is powering small businesses

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  Small businesses across the United States continue to fuel our economies, not only providing jobs but innovation and local products. And those businesses are largely comprised of immigrants. The immigration of foreign workers and entrepreneurs is definitively influencing the ...

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The meteoric growth of Hispanic businesses

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  Across the U.S., there are more than 4 million Hispanic businesses, 23 percent more than the last count, per the Hispanic Business Study, a recent collaboration from Geoscape and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This growth is more ...

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Veronica Cool: It’s about access and education

Last week, I heard about a foreign-born orthopedic surgeon who was working as a cashier because that was the only job he could find. Now, I know you are reading the last sentence and scratching your head. … “Really? Why ...

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Veronica Cool: Improvement through deliberate practice

I have been fascinated with the concept of Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Outliers,” and the 10,000 hours of practice required to achieve mastery. He attributes success to those who have access earlier to practice their craft, whether playing basketball to ...

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Veronica Cool: Of workers and culture

Today’s workers are lazy. With very poor work ethic. Always clicking, clicking, clicking on their phones and devices. When will they ever learn how to work? That’s an interesting question and a sentiment we often hear when conducting employee training ...

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