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(BPT) - Hundreds of millions of people have sheltered in place as governments issue executive orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many homes are becoming a fortress against the virus, a makeshift school, an office outpost and a daycare facility. As homeowners continue to spend more time at home with the appliances and lights on, they are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency of their homes.

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Monday 08/24/2020
Covid Pandemic Highlights Value of Transportation Techs
Posted: August 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered many preconceived notions about careers and technology. In particular, demand for transportation technicians is surging as the government has declared transportation technicians (mechanics) to be essential workers.

Tuesday 08/18/2020
4 Ways to Energize Your Workspace with Art
Posted: August 18, 2020

(BPT) - A stylish and inviting atmosphere plays an important role in the overall mood and productivity of a company’s employees. It also gives you a chance to tell your brand’s story and connect with your customers while in your store. Meaning a well-designed space can actually impact your business’ bottom line.

Monday 08/17/2020
Honing Your Small Business Toolkit in Uncertain Times
Posted: August 17, 2020

(StatePoint) It’s been a challenging year for small businesses, with local shutdowns requiring many operations to close their doors, some temporarily, all while weathering the ripple effects of a global economic downturn.

Monday 08/10/2020
Creating connections in a high-tech world: 3 tips to improve customer service
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - In customer service, as in many other areas of life, as technology becomes more sophisticated, relationships get more complex. While technology makes it easier for customers to interact with businesses, an action as simple as finding an auto repair shop can quickly overwhelm consumers with multiple channels, opinions, advertisers and behind-the-scenes engagement systems.

Friday 08/07/2020
7 simple tips to stay organized for back-to-school 2020
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Whether it's the first day of middle school or the first day away at college, students of all ages are preparing for a new school year. Students might be learning at home, in the classroom or a combination of both, so now is the time to get organized and prepared to help you tackle the year ahead. Here are some useful tips and tricks to help you succeed this school year.

Expert Series: A Post-Pandemic Playbook: Lessons for Small Businesses from Financial Advisors
Posted: August 07, 2020

(BPT) - By Richard Whitworth, Cetera Financial Group

Wednesday 08/05/2020
How to make sure your vehicle is ready to get back on the road
Updated: September 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - During a season that’s usually devoted to adventure, many have been forced to stick a little closer to home. When it’s finally time to return to your globetrotting ways, it’s vital to make sure your vehicle is ready.

Monday 08/03/2020
8 ways your family can cure cabin fever
Updated: September 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s not always easy to be at home with kids day after day, but with a little creativity, you can beat cabin fever. Whether you're in your own backyard or venturing out, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun together. Make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriate and that follow your current local guidelines for social distancing.

Wednesday 07/29/2020
How do you prepare for the future when life is so uncertain now?
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to present health and economic challenges, it is difficult to focus on anything other than the present. It’s important, though, not to lose sight of the years ahead and to take steps that can put you in a better position when we emerge on the other side.

Tuesday 07/28/2020
10 Fascinating Facts About the World Famous Zippo Windproof Lighter
Posted: July 28, 2020

(BPT) - From its sleek shape and unmistakable click, to the windproof design and cultural impact across film, music and beyond, the Zippo lighter is truly an American icon. With a rich history that spans over 85 years, the company has influenced how people live, work and explore the world.

Wednesday 07/22/2020
Offshore Wind Power Prepares to Set Sail
Updated: September 02, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Wind power can be a breath of fresh air for many communities in the form of creating jobs and lowering energy costs.

Wednesday 07/15/2020
Now’s the time to redeem your gift cards
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - This year has had its fair share of challenges, and you may find yourself adjusting to a tighter budget or needing a pick-me-up. While it might feel counterintuitive, a little retail therapy might be just the ticket to giving you a mood boost.

Tuesday 07/07/2020
The push to the suburbs drives demand for smaller, flexible space away from cities
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As businesses strive to carry on normal operations during COVID-19, many are seeking smaller, suburban work areas that let their employees find meaningful connections while avoiding crowded buildings, throngs of people and long, stressful commutes to the city.

Monday 07/06/2020
Show up for small businesses: 5 simple ways to support locally owned businesses
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. Whether in a busy city or a sleepy suburb, we depend on the many beloved local shops and services that contribute to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Where we shop matters, and now more than ever small businesses need our support as they recover and rebuild from the effects of the pandemic.

Sunday 07/05/2020
5 steps companies might consider before reopening their office spaces
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office Depot

Thursday 07/02/2020
Expert Series: Frito-Lay Chief Customer Officer Mike Del Pozzo Sheds Light on the New State of Snacking
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - By Mike Del Pozzo

Wednesday 07/01/2020
Boost Your Retirement Income with Little-Known Benefits
Updated: August 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Retirement is a life-changing experience. For some older adults it can be relaxing, for others it can be energizing. Bu it should never be stressful.

Tuesday 06/30/2020
How are we equipping students to succeed in science?
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Scientists across the world are charging forward in the fight to prevent and treat COVID-19. And they’re harnessing the latest tech and science as they press down on the accelerator at a speed unattainable to date.

Desk Booking System & Room Scheduling Software Helps Offices Open Safely
Updated: August 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - As offices gradually reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, caution is key to supporting employees as they return to work safely.

Thursday 06/25/2020
Should you be evaluated for ADHD? It’s not just a kid thing
Updated: August 30, 2020 - 10:03 pm

(BPT) - If you are among the millions of adults in the U.S. who do not know they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the past several months of social distancing have been a particularly steep battle. Our country was instructed to “sit still,” a command that children with ADHD hear every day in the classroom and at the dinner table.

Wednesday 06/24/2020
Impressive design gets the word out
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - First impressions matter now more than ever. If you can create a visually impactful, emotional connection with your branding, customers will respond. In today’s world, eye-catching design can be the difference between winning the sale or losing a potential client.

Tuesday 06/23/2020
Mental health on the farm: Don't let pride stand in the way of getting help
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - American farm life is often portrayed with images of a happy family, healthy animals, sunshine and green fields. Working in agriculture is a source of pride for many people, but reality is not as perfect as the commercials and storybooks.

Monday 06/22/2020
7 ways technology can help you make the most of your summer
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With summer upon us and travel plans likely on hold, it’s time to figure out what’s on your family’s summer bucket list. Whether it's learning a new language, reading one book a week or exploring your culinary skills, there are many different ways a smart home with Amazon Alexa can make this summer your best one yet. From enabling Skills to setting up Routines, here are seven different ways Amazon Devices and Alexa can help:

Friday 06/19/2020
Make the Most of Virtual Meetings
Updated: August 25, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has accelerated an adoption of online work, video meetings, and virtual conferences that will likely continue.

Wednesday 06/17/2020
How teachers can prepare for successful distance learning this fall
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most disruptive event in the history of K-12 education, closing 120,000 schools and affecting 55 million students in the U.S.

Monday 06/15/2020
Thinking about becoming a freelancer? 6 things to consider before making the jump
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Considering the economic challenges the world is faced with today, including some of the highest unemployment numbers in recent history, now could be an excellent time to begin a career as a freelancer.

Monday 06/08/2020
Pandemic spurs innovation for small- to mid-sized businesses
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal day-to-day operations of small- to mid-sized businesses and nearly half of the U.S. workforce hangs in the balance, employers are taking creative measures to reset their go-to-market strategies and offerings. By changing their operations to meet the demands of their customers, businesses can not only stay relevant but keep their staff employed and thrive in the new economy.

Wednesday 06/03/2020
Finding unity under the American flag during COVID-19
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Some moments are etched in our national memory — and the American flag stands at the center of them. Six U.S. Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag on the moon’s surface in 1969. Three New York firefighters hoisting the flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center after 9/11. The American flag is an icon that unites us all.

Friday 05/29/2020
4 Things Small Businesses Can Do Now to Thrive in the Future
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As the U.S. begins to reopen, many small business owners across the world are strategizing for the future and the new normal.

Thursday 05/28/2020
Making the most of workplace benefits
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Quite often, it is not until we have experienced a difficult situation like an accident, illness or COVID-19-related events that we start to appreciate employer-provided benefits like disability insurance and leave policies that protect income and jobs. According to a recent MetLife disability survey fielded in April 2020, a significant number of employees say disability insurance (50 percent) or family caregiver leave (47 percent) would best support them if out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, approximately one-third of employees say they don’t feel like they have enough of either to feel protected through the crisis.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in the restaurant industry
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - While it’s clear the current pandemic has hit the traditional restaurant industry especially hard, restaurants and franchises that can pivot to succeed by offering drive-through, take-out and delivery options will likely weather the storm, and even thrive in the near future.

Saturday 05/23/2020
Financial anxiety weighing on your mental health? Try these tips
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The global coronavirus pandemic has caused emotional distress and financial upheaval for people around the world. Many Americans are dealing with daunting issues that could jeopardize their financial future, whether it’s unexpected health care costs, unemployment and loss of income, the market’s impact on 401(k)s and other investments, or the need to postpone retirement plans. With these COVID-19 disruptions come financial anxiety and increased emotional concern that can become all-consuming and greatly impact your mental health.

Thursday 05/21/2020
Digital Strategies Help Small Businesses Compete
Updated: July 28, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, building relationships is important to small businesses so they can compete in the global marketplace.

Monday 05/18/2020
How to Boost Your Business in A Digital Environment
Updated: July 23, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, businesses need to explore how to best serve their customers in the digital marketplace. That means finding ways to stay relevant and keep their audiences engaged. A professional development webinar series from the National Kitchen & Bath Association shows businesses how to develop and maintain a strong online presence.

Wednesday 05/06/2020
Law Firm Promotes Peaceful, Principled Policies
Updated: July 16, 2020 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - In America, people enjoy individual freedoms, and for the most part, they are able to express them as long as they don't restrict the rights and freedoms of others.

Friday 05/01/2020
Nurse Educators Play Essential Roles in Public Health
Updated: June 20, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Nurses remain an essential and trusted part of the health care system, and the nation faces an urgent need for nurses due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thursday 04/23/2020
Companies and Community Seek to Help Furloughed Workers
Updated: May 30, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The coronavirus has spread throughout the United States like wildfire. Workers are being furloughed, resulting in almost 17 million unemployment claims between March 15th and April 4th.

Friday 03/06/2020
3 Expert Pay Negotiation Tips for Women
Posted: March 06, 2020

(StatePoint) As advocates continue to put gender equity under a microscope and some progress has been made, there’s still a long way to go. The income gap between men and women has yet to be closed, and while employers have a huge role to play in creating a level playing field, many women could advocate for themselves more effectively during salary negotiations.

Thursday 02/20/2020
What to Know About Financial Advising Career Paths
Posted: February 20, 2020

(StatePoint) If you’ve decided to pursue a career in financial advising, there are a few things you should know about the many opportunities within this fast-growing field.

Wednesday 01/22/2020
Small Business Owners Say Continual Tech Investments Are Critical
Posted: January 22, 2020

(StatePoint) A new survey of small business executives reveals key insights of what it takes to stay competitive today -- and technology and attracting top talent are crucial.

Tuesday 01/14/2020
Middle Market Companies Upgrading Technology to Drive Growth
Posted: January 14, 2020

(StatePoint) Technology and talent are key drivers of future growth, middle market executives say in a new survey.

Thursday 12/26/2019
Myths vs. Facts of Landing a Skilled Trade Job
Posted: December 26, 2019

(StatePoint) With the demand for skilled trade workers growing nationwide, you may be looking to launch your career, change professional paths, or hone current skills in order to advance in your industry.

Thursday 12/19/2019
Resolving to Start a Business? Website Trends to Consider for 2020
Posted: December 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Is your New Year’s resolution the big step of starting a business? One of the first things you’ll need to do is build a website. Today a website is not only your brand, but it also provides the tools you need to operate your business, and is the central point for you to communicate with your customers.

Wednesday 10/23/2019
Veterans: Show Potential Employers You Are a Team Player
Posted: October 23, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re a veteran, you have proven you can work on teams and, in many cases, lead them. Yet corporate recruiting experts say it’s crucial to properly frame your experience to maximize your chances of getting hired.

Friday 10/18/2019
What Veterans Should Know About Caregiver Jobs
Posted: October 18, 2019

(StatePoint) Today, there are over 18 million U.S. veterans, many of whom are seeking civilian jobs. Experts say that the caregiving industry -- which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years due to an aging population -- is particularly well-suited to the skills and experience of those who’ve served their country.

Tuesday 10/08/2019
Optimism Springs This Fall for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners
Posted: October 08, 2019

(StatePoint) The success of small and mid-size businesses is an important economic indicator, and new survey results show encouraging news. Despite pricing pressures, talks of tariffs and even recession, those in the business community are by and large feeling good this fall.

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