10 ideas for your 2015 travel bucket list
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Or maybe time with family back home. Or a theme park with the kids. A vacation is restorative and pleasant. Well, maybe not the theme park. Travel is more mind expanding. It takes you to a place so very different than your home and teaches you …

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Grand Rapids barber who inspired a book marks end of 76-year father-son legacy
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In recent years, the 73-year-old has made a 100-mile round trip drive from his home in Kalamazoo. “He did nice job,” said Novara. … The 31-year-old been cutting hair for five years and likes the idea of working at traditional barbershop, as opposed …

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Rising cost of funerals leaves some Alabama families scrambling in their time …
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Doug Williams, president-elect of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association, said the cost of funerals is driven by suppliers, materials and regulations placed on both family- and corporately-owned funeral homes in the U.S. Approximately 86 percent of …

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Small Business Development Center plans help seminar
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Each participant will learn how to identify personal objectives, describe a business idea, develop a sales forecast and estimate an operating budget. A $25 fee helps to cover the cost of a valuable workbook that each attendee will be able to take home.

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Choose the Right Innovation Method at the Right Time
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Naturally, innovation is a messy process and you may find that you start somewhere else on the figure (e.g., you already have a solution or business model innovation in mind), but the figure helps us remember that even in these cases, each element has …

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Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence
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For example, Craig tended to interrupt and shoot down other people's ideas before they could complete their thoughts. This behavior was a reaction to his fear of losing control of the discussion and wasting time. So he started to take pauses before …

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Help your business, learn how to network
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Does the thought of having to “network” in order to promote your business or a new idea make you uncomfortable? Aspiring entrepreneurs and current small business owners are invited to learn how to network for results at the Jan. 13 Imagination Network …

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Starting a business at 50? Resilience and persistence are what you need, and a …
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With plans to expand the business, Darren, who is now 54, laughs when High50 asks if he sees himself putting on his retirement slippers any time soon. “Running a business allows you to be so creative, and to put so many of your ideas on the table, so I …

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Small Business Icon, Christian Isquierdo | Infusionsoft
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Christian Isquierdo, owner of LeftFoot Coaching, is an Infusionsoft Small Business Icon Finalist and answered questions about his small business.

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'Ann Arbaugh' isn't just a hashtag praising Jim Harbaugh, it's an Ann Arbor …
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Long before it became a viral hashtag or a slogan on t-shirts, and even before a local business changed its name to "Bank of Ann Arbaugh" to commemorate Michigan's hiring of Jim Harbaugh as its head football coach, there was a woman named Ann Arbaugh …

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NHL's Winter Classic has established a New Year's Day foothold for hockey
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“A lot of what we were talking about was how the NFL business had kind of evolved . . . in terms of how they build that kind of big scale and the way it translates nationally,” said John Collins, the NHL's chief operating officer who came to hockey …

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2015: The year of local beer
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Sign Up to receive Tampa Bay Business Journal's Morning Edition and Afternoon Edition newsletters and breaking news alerts. Sign Up … Since we began covering the local craft brewing industry closely during the past few years, I have occasionally …

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