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Oct 23rd

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Face time: Stay visible to stay employed

Face time:  Stay visible to stay employedTerry and his future brother-in-law, Paul, were golfing one afternoon when a close family friend waved to them from the next fairway. Terry waved back.  Who’s that, Paul wanted to know. Terry explained, you’re going to nix two friends from your guest list, and he is going to be at your wedding.
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Get business grants from your local government

A business grant is essentially free money given to entrepreneurs and business owners to start and/or expand a business. A common misconception is that business grants are given away by the federal government. This is not true at all. Grants available through the U.S. government are generally reserved for non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, state and local governments.
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Successful business woman shows path to success in new book “I Did It My Way”

Successful business woman shows path to success in new book “I Did It My Way”(Taylor Media Services) If you are looking to achieve success in a business endeavor, Colleen Payne-Nabors’ new book is one you may want to read. It is titled “I Did It My Way and … It Worked.” Payne-Nabors delivers a fresh approach to business strategies, market share and employee retention programs and how the success of one, builds the success of another she bridges the hope and courage of the entrepreneur.
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Diane Napper elected to PFund Foundation executive committee

Diane Napper elected to PFund Foundation executive committeeDiane Napper was recently elected to the PFund Foundation board of directors executive committee. Napper has been on the board for three years and was elected to be vice president of communications.
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Catalyzing Business Spotlight: Donald Bryant, Jr. / The Alden Group, Inc.

Catalyzing Business Spotlight: Donald Bryant, Jr. / The Alden Group, Inc.Marketing professional Donald Bryant, Jr. isn't just bringing his business to West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis. He is helping other entrepreneurs create viable businesses along the corridor as well.
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(Plan Your Career) Gaps in employment a common problem for job seekers

(Plan Your Career) Gaps in employment a common problem for job seekersReader Preetham writes: “One of the most significant issues is gaps in employment. I even had one recruiter tell me straight up, ‘The hiring manager will not consider job seekers with gaps in their work history.’  I have been impacted by multiple downsizings and have held several contract positions. It seems so critical to hiring managers that it takes precedence over my qualifications.”
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WomenVenture launches strategic plan to help more women overcome current economic challenges

For more than 30 years, St. Paul-based WomenVenture has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to helping women achieve economic independence and prosperity. Now as the economy has plunged still more women and families into uncertain times, WomenVenture is implementing a new strategic plan designed to have a broader impact on an even greater number of women.
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