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Protect you and your business from identity theft

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April 15, 2011

Tweet Have you been looking for an opportunity to destroy documents and computer hard drives containing sensitive information in a secure manner? Shred Day 2011 on Saturday, April 16, will give Huntsville individuals and businesses alike that very opportunity. Held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus, this...
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Operation New Birmingham to alternate meeting times

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March 25, 2011

Tweet Have you ever found yourself wishing you could attend an Operation New Birmingham meeting, but you were unable to make it to their breakfast meetings? Now’s your chance: Starting in March, the group will meet after business hours every other month. According to The Birmingham News, the group focused on downtown development held...
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Entrepreneurs could do well with more capital, less paperwork

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March 10, 2011

Tweet What do you need to start your own business? The two main things that come to mind are a great idea and money. That was part of the message yesterday, when U.S. Small Business Administration deputy administrator Marie Johns visited the area, AL.com reports. They also report: Like other cities, entrepreneurs in Birmingham...
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Tips on starting a small business

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March 2, 2011

Tweet Sometimes you get to a point where you just have to admit you’re not cut out for working for someone else. Well, the good news is that there has never been a better time than now to start a business. The entrepreneurial spirit is high, and affordable technology has leveled the playing field...
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Get creative to increase your social media engagement

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February 25, 2011

Tweet I ran across a very neat contest on the internet recently. A blogger was given a computer from HP. In exchange, she had to write about her experiences with it. A fairly common arrangement nowadays. HP also gave her a second one to give away to her readers. This creates goodwill from HP...
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City of Muscle Shoals thinks outside the box, finds success

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February 23, 2011

Tweet Many municipalities are trying to revitalize their downtown in order to attract new business and residents. After all, having a walkable downtown area with easy parking and access to shops is a great way to attract people, right? Small towns all over the country are earmarking funds for city core revitalization; improving sidewalks,...
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Staying on top of the change process

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February 21, 2011

Tweet Engaging workplace change can be an unpredictable experience because processes and people evolve in diverse ways as they undergo change. No two individuals will respond in exactly the same way to workplace changes. In the same way, identical changes implemented in multiple areas of an organization can produce distinctly different outcomes. These tips...
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Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham offers custom workshops

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February 18, 2011

Tweet When the local chapter of the American Heart Association Sweethearts organization needed a program that would help teach its members goal setting and interview techniques, they turned to Dale Carnegie Training of Birmingham. About 40 young ladies in grades 9-12 recently completed this workshop, according to Nancy Covert, president of Dale Carnegie Training...
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February 17th: Big Black Book of Business Networking

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February 14, 2011

Tweet If there’s only one networking event you attend this year, maybe it should be this one. From the Chamber website: Join other Investors of the BBA and the Birmingham magazine for this not-to-be missed free networking event. The Big Black Book of Business Networking Party is where the 2011 Big Black Book of Business will...
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Think twice before starting an office romance

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February 9, 2011

Tweet As we get closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, our thoughts are turning toward romantic, candle-lit dinners and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. But what if your sweetheart works in the same office as you? How do you handle that? Navigating through an office romance can be a tricky endeavor. You don’t want to...
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