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How to Learn Life-Saving Skills

Nov 16, 2018

After you call 911, it takes an average of 8 to 12 minutes for first responders to arrive, according to the American Red Cross. But with proper training, did you know there’s a lot you can do to help on the spot if there’s an emergency? There are many classes and resources available to help you prepare. Here are some ways […]

5 East Coast Road Trip Ideas

Nov 15, 2018

While some travelers enjoy a highway route that detours through charming small towns with eclectic shops and restaurants, the scenic routes on the East Coast also offer breathtaking views of mountains and towns rich in American history. Before planning your next road trip, check out these five routes on the East Coast that might check off something on every passenger’s “must see” list. Brandywine […]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Recognize Your Employees

Nov 8, 2018

Big companies often have large-scale programs to reward high-performing employees. As a small business owner, though, you may not have the resources to give workers big bonuses for landing new clients or exceeding their sales quotas. But, business expert Kevin Kruse, author of “Employee Engagement for Everyone,” says you can always find ways to let your […]

Green Practices That Might Make Financial Sense For Your Business

Oct 31, 2018

If you’re thinking of implementing green practices at your small business, it’s natural to want to make sure they’re cost effective. After all, the point of running your own business is to make money. Fortunately, you may not have to choose between going green and saving some green as there are many changes you can make to accomplish both. Follow […]

Make the Most of Small Business Saturday – November 24

Oct 12, 2018

Owning a small business is one way many people achieve The American Dream. As a small business owner, you can offer something special to your community, whether it’s providing unique products and services or creating a small-town friendly atmosphere at your business by getting to know customers by name. This Thanksgiving weekend, you have the opportunity to showcase your business through Small Business Saturday. […]

Keep Your Spending Under Budget this Holiday Season

Oct 12, 2018

If you’re like many shoppers, the idea of spending hundreds or more on gifts during the holiday season is stressful. Thankfully, there are many ways to help you stay within your budget while searching for the perfect gifts — and it starts with setting a budget and sticking to it. Whether you’re shopping for a […]

Tips for Maintaining Your Sump Pump

Oct 10, 2018

A sump pump is a key component in your home that helps prevent ground or rainwater from entering your basement. Water from under or around your home drains into a sump pump pit, and is then pumped out of your home and away from the foundation. As with any other system or appliance you may have in your home, a sump pump needs regular […]

How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home

Oct 5, 2018

Burglaries can happen at any time. While you may already lock your doors and windows while you’re away from home, or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail while you’re on vacation, keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself, your family and home year round. Upgrade Your Locks When choosing locks for your exterior […]

Spruce Up Your Rental on a Budget

Sep 28, 2018

If you’re in a rental and find your place boring or bare, purchasing new decor or furniture may be at the top of your to-do list. But when you’re also on a budget, buying new items may seem impractical — especially when you see the price tag. With a little imagination, there are many budget-friendly ways […]

5 Safe Driving Tips for Deer Season

Sep 20, 2018

When autumn begins, it’s important to remember that deer become more active as they get ready for mating season — which can mean a greater risk of deer-related accidents while driving. It’s important to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings to help you avoid this risk. Here are a few safe driving tips to […]