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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Professional Playbook for Sporting Events with Clients : Tips for Successful Networking on Game Day

Professional Playbook for Sporting Events with Clients : Tips for Successful Networking on Game Day

It’s football season and the perfect time of year to network with prospective clients, existing customers, and colleagues on game day.
Check out the following tips for successful networking on game day: The A,B,C’s for business networking to ensure no flags on the play.

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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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Know Before You Go: Tips for Summer Wardrobe Shopping

Know Before You Go: Tips for Summer Wardrobe Shopping

Summer is almost here! What are some staples that everyone needs for a sensational Summer wardrobe? White slacks that fit your body shape; navy, black or khaki shorts in an appropriate length for work and play; a flattering swim suit and cover-up; a casual, summer suit for the office, 2-3 skirts, tops, and dresses in bright colors, and of course, sunglasses that are functional and fashionable! Get excited! For many people, the mere thought of...

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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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