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TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

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Work From Home? Learn About The Home Office Deduction Before Filing Your Taxes

If you work from home, then it’s very important that you know and understand how the home office deduction works. Here is a quick look at how the deduction works and when you can take it.

03/31/2015

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Antique Stores Seeing More 20-Somethings

“I would rather go to an antique store instead of a furniture store like IKEA because I can find more unique pieces with character and personality.”

02/09/2015

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Overnight America Podcast: May 20th, 2014 – Martha Stewart, Dan Wilson

The ultimate housewife, Martha Stewart, called in with her friends from UPS to talk about the American Made Awards for small business owners. Musician Dan Wilson sat in with Jon tonight to talk about his […]

05/19/2014

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Kindle Hasn’t Killed the Local Bookstore

“We, like many other small businesses, understand that we have to become a thread in the community.”

04/28/2014

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Tips To Get Your Website To The Top Of A Google Search

Increasing the digital presence of your business may be easier than you think. A strong digital presence can increase revenue, even for businesses that rely on walk-in traffic.

04/07/2014

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Tips To Get Your Website To The Top Of A Google Search

Increasing the digital presence of your business may be easier than you think. A strong digital presence can increase revenue, even for businesses that rely on walk-in traffic.

04/07/2014

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Schwag: Top 5 Promotional Gift Ideas

If you are trying to get more recognition for your business, promotional items are an effective tool. But all schwag is not created equally.

04/07/2014

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Schwag: Top 5 Promotional Gift Ideas

If you are trying to get more recognition for your business, promotional items are an effective tool. But all schwag is not created equally.

04/07/2014

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Top 10 Negotiation Tips For Beginners

Every negotiation presents either a missed opportunity or one that can move your business plan forward.

03/31/2014

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