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  • Canadian Stage 'Theatre Ball'
    Canadian Stage's 'Theatre Ball' brings together art and business worlds
    It's a relationship not many people like talking about, but one that's necessary in keeping culture thriving in any city. The collision of arts and business tends to happen behind the scenes, with a plucky few on either side crossing the...
  • Well-intentioned art director learns the limits of awareness
    Well-intentioned art director learns the limits of awareness
    A big-hearted Chicago art director couldn't do anything about his city's homeless people's mental illness, addiction and substance abuse. But he could address another of their problems – amateur typography. So he's been...
  • unhappy
    With much to be unhappy about, Coke is dropping 'happiness' ad campaign
    Even though they've spent tens of millions of dollars on it over six years; even though they've run it in print, broadcast and digital media in more than 200 markets worldwide; and even though they went so far as to record a single of its...
  • A fate worse than payday loans
    Interest rates higher than even payday loans
    When you're have run from options and desperate for cash, you may be willing to risk your car to buy yourself some time. That's what happens with an auto title loan. You keep your car or truck, but sign the title on to the lender who uses...
  • MLM
    Start a Business with Little Capital
    "Many people work the business wrong, then claim the business is wrong when it doesn’t work.” - Len Clements, Founder & CEO of MarketWave, Inc. “Don’t hate what you don’t...
  •  			Women’s History Month Quizzo
    Women’s History Month Quizzo
    Since the beginning of time women have been at the forefront of life determining when, where, what or why we do what we do. Women, although not honored, recognized or considered for their leadership or contributions have steadily been the driving...
  • Darwin
    Business Sense: Tell don't sell
    Regardless of the economic climate, small businesses need to arm themselves with as many options as possible. You must learn to evolve with the changing attitudes of consumer behavior if you wish to survive. It could be likened to the phrase, ...
  • masquerade
    Budweiser masquerades as craft beer – again
    In Budweiser's love-hate relationship with craft beers, the pendulum has swung again, according to a March 18 Advertising Age report.Three years ago, in late 2012, Budweiser liked craft beers so much that they sincerely flattered them –...
  • Women Working
    Women are Training for the Digital Era
    Women who want to enjoy lucrative, exciting careers are increasingly turning to a relatively new industry: online marketing. Indeed, the world of online marketing is poised to be dominated by women in the not-too-distant future. At online...
  • 5 tips for SMBs to lower credit card processing fees
    5 tips for SMBs to lower credit card processing fees
    If the retailer you are buying from enlists a minimum cost to use a credit or debit card there’s a reason: the business owner has to pay the financial institution every time you use plastic.In the United States, the average business pays...
  • Spring Cleaning
    How spring cleaning at work can up productivity, enhance company culture
    Spring 2015 is upon us! Have you started your spring cleaning? As we dig ourselves out of the chill of winter, we see Spring as an opportunity to renew and rejuvenate. Maybe you’ll start a home project or finally knock out that cumbersome...
  • The Pitch
    Interview with Linda Lord, author of The Pitch
    Linda Lord is the author of a business book titled “The Pitch.” For this interview, the author discusses what motivated her to write this business book that talks about using the strategies learned in soccer and how these strategies...
  • Capitalism must be bridled to prevent a dictatorship
    Capitalism must be bridled to prevent a dictatorship
    To say that capitalism is inherently evil is ignorance. The shirt on our backs is capital and we all need a shirt on our backs. In short, we all need capital and the trading of capital is the root of capitalism. So, capitalism is not the problem....
  • Overton
    Room Report: Overton Hotel and Conference Center Lubbock, Texas
    Arrival Experience: Located on the edge of the Texas Tech University campus, the towering Overton Hotel and Conference Center is the city’s (and the region’s) premier hotel and conference spot. The bright lobby is a mix of Texan décor...
  • Moving Forward
    Moving Forward with Your Dreams
    Often in life we may find ourselves "running into a snag." Sometimes it may appear as if our dreams are not manifesting the way we think that they should be, or not as quickly as possible. Many times it requires looking at where we got...