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Nov 26th

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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Tips for driveway improvements

An attractive, well-maintained driveway can help a home make a good first impression, provide protection against flooding, and even add value to your investment. But replacing a driveway can be a costly endeavor. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises homeowners to take the time to choose a contractor they can trust. When looking to hire a contractor for your driveway, the BBB recommends the following tips:
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Get the most from your auto insurance

Motor vehicle collisions and other auto-related mishaps result in billions of dollars in property damage, medical and legal bills and lost income every year. Car owners need to protect their vehicle and themselves with auto insurance, but how do you know if you are properly covered? It's not enough to simply have car insurance. Car owners should be aware of what their insurance covers and what it doesn't. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) provides the following advice to consumers:
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"Lean in" for leadership in a nonprofit career

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook has a new book out. "Lean In" has generated a lot of media attention. It's all about women and leadership in the business world. Bottom line: she encourages women to seek leadership-level positions. Listening to the news stories we asked ourselves, "what about the nonprofit sector?"
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Commerce Department enlists CPAs to stop financial abuse of seniors this tax season

Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, for the second year, issued a letter to more than 9,000 licensed CPAs in Minnesota, to urge tax professionals to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud and financial abuse. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, under the leadership of Commissioner Rothman has made the protection of elderly and vulnerable consumers from fraud and financial scams a top priority. Minnesota CPAs can help their older clients who may have been defrauded and get them the assistance they need.
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SBA salutes entrepreneur Richard Copeland

SBA salutes entrepreneur Richard CopelandRichard Copeland, Owner & Chairman of THOR Construction, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has been named the Minnesota Entrepreneurial Success of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Tips on carpet cleaning

When contacting a carpet cleaning company, it's always important to ask questions about the price of the service and specifically what is included in the price for that service. Many of the complaints the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) receives against carpet cleaners involve situations where a company advertises they will clean two rooms for a given price and then the final bill is much higher than the advertised price.
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Somewhere between fishing and dating

Somewhere between fishing and dating lies that other great American pastime: looking for work. According to the numbers, more Americans are looking for work this month than have in a long time. Spring is in the air and new jobs are out there, waiting to be found. If only it weren't so frustrating.
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