Celebrating Small Business Saturday: Good Things Comes in Small Packages!

Celebrating Small Business Saturday:  Good Things Comes in Small Packages!

After braving early morning hours at massive chain department stores on Black Friday, consumers enjoy a more intimate shopping experience at local, independent retailers, which are less crowded and overwhelming on “Small Business Saturday.”  American Express started Small Business Saturday to help small retailers during the economic downturn.  The federal Small Business Administration estimated nearly 70 million customers spent $5.5...

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8 Tips for a Seamless Transition Into Fall

8 Tips for a Seamless Transition Into Fall

Is it too early to wear tall boots? Can I wear a leather skirt yet? Are you experiencing a Closet Conundrum? It’s time to put away the canvas wedges, maxi dresses and white denim to prepare for the official beginning of Fall on September 22 at exactly 10:29 p.m. EDT. It can be a challenge to determine what to wear when the seasons change and temperatures fluctuate on an hourly basis! To help with the challenge, here is our list of 8 tips to...

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Petites: Shopping for the Short and Sweet

Petites:  Shopping for the Short and Sweet

Approximately 40% of American women fall into the category of “petites.”  Many people assume that petite=smaller, shorter, and wear a size 2.  However, the fashion industry classifies “petite” clothing based on HEIGHT not stature; these garments are specifically designed for women who are 5’3” tall and under.   Therefore, it can be extremely challenging for petite women to feel and look stylish in clothing made by manufacturers...

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Going Through the “D”… Rebuilding Self-Confidence After Divorce

Going Through the “D”… Rebuilding Self-Confidence After Divorce

The ubiquitous application for anything and everything … Please check one … Single. Married. Separated. Widowed. There it is … the “D” word. Divorced. A knot in the stomach and lump in the throat appear the first time a newly divorced individual is forced to check that box. Even if ending the marriage was amicable, the black and white letters “d-i-v-o-r-c-e-d” can conjure up feelings of negative self-worth, insecurity,...

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“The 2014 Corporate Draft. . . Recruiting the Best Players for Your Business”

“The 2014 Corporate Draft. . . Recruiting the Best Players for Your Business”

As Spring quickly approaches and the NFL draft, it is also a time when many organizations assess last year’s company and employee performance.   Recruiting and hiring the best players can be one of the best predictors of success, not only in the NFL but also in the corporate setting.  Any coach knows that selecting the BEST player, not simply the RIGHT player, can make or break the entire season.  However, some companies do not devote...

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