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How do you motivate disengaged employees?  Experts share their secrets

How do you motivate disengaged employees? Experts share their secrets

The success of your business is often determined by your connections with others. If you are able to motivate employees and customers effectively, you have a decent chance of success. Below are tips for improving your small business relationships and fostering positive relationships from members of the small business online community. Motivate disengaged employees Unengaged …

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PHOTOS: In your company at Keene Garlic |  Company

PHOTOS: In your company at Keene Garlic | Company

From his humble warehouse on the far south side of Madison, Keene Garlic ships about 40 varieties of garlic, most in huge heads of thick cloves, all of which can be eaten or planted. Some come from its own one-acre lot, while others come from about 60 small farms in Wisconsin and neighboring states. Business …

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Business Beat: Brothers Complete Purchase of Chaparral Plaza |  business beat

Business Beat: Brothers Complete Purchase of Chaparral Plaza | business beat

Brothers Vivek and Nishil Patel recently completed the purchase of what is known as Chaparral Plaza since it opened more than 50 years ago. They plan to change the name to The Shops at Guthrie as Guthrie Creek runs alongside the shopping center on Judson Road and Johnston Street. Cooks Lighting, Flooring and Decor will …

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Tour Company Celebrates a Decade of Service

Tour Company Celebrates a Decade of Service

Cruise ship passengers on a Maine Foodie Tours tour in October enjoy the view from Agamont Park in Bar Harbor. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MAINE DAY VENTURES BAR PORT — This season marks the tenth year Maine Day Ventures has guided tourists through Bar Harbor. The Portland-based tour company was founded in 2009 by Pamela Laskey, …

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Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners celebrates 70th anniversary – troyrecord

Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners celebrates 70th anniversary – troyrecord

Local company Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners celebrates its 70th year in business during a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. (Photo provided by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce) Local company Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners celebrates its 70th year in business during a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Saratoga …

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Businesses earn tax credits for donations to Vernon nonprofit |  Company

Businesses earn tax credits for donations to Vernon nonprofit | Company

VERNON — Soon, local businesses will be able to earn tax credits when they donate to the Vernon-based nonprofit Opportunity Works Connecticut. TAX CREDITS WHAT: Local businesses will soon have the opportunity to earn tax credits in exchange for donating money to Vernon-based nonprofit Opportunity Works Connecticut, thanks to a state program. WHY: The nonprofit …

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EYE ON BUSINESS: this week’s meetings

EYE ON BUSINESS: this week’s meetings

• Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings with networking and educational programs are held Tuesdays at 7:30 AM at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off US Highway 101) in east Port Angeles. This week there’s Suzanne Ames, Ed.D, the new president of Peninsula College. There is a $5 minimum from Joshua’s for those at …

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Small business festival lets Columbia ‘discover something new’

Small business festival lets Columbia ‘discover something new’

A “showcase of talent” was on display Thursday honoring Columbia’s small business community, said Chad Massman, membership director of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The second annual CoMo Soul Small Business Festival was held at the MU Health Care Pavilion in Clary-Shy Park, featuring a wide variety of 70 local businesses. “This is a great …

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Statewide program develops resources for small businesses in English, French, Somali

Statewide program develops resources for small businesses in English, French, Somali

The Maine Small Business Development Centers, a statewide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, has announced the development of small business tools now available in English, French and Somali, according to a press release. of the Portland-based program. Two helpful guides are available for free in English, French and Somali. “The Guide …

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Levo Credit Union helps entrepreneurs navigate rising interest rates

Levo Credit Union helps entrepreneurs navigate rising interest rates

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — For the fifth time in six months, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates in an effort to fight inflation. This week, yields rose another 0.75 percentage points, now a full three percentage point increase since March. “This is quite unheard of, so many rate increases in a short amount …

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