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What is “The Blue Wall of Silence”?

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Written by a staff member of SelfDefenseFund.com One of the SDF’s goals is to keep our members informed with knowledge that others will not talk about.  The SDF supports law enforcement and encourages our members...

4 Benefits of Cooperating with a Professional Packing Company

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Moving process in general is considered to be a pretty complicated one not even mentioning packing as a part of it. So people basically fear the idea of relocation because of all the mess...

Key Benefits of Facial Liposuction

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  Today constant improvement of one’s visual appeal is not only a desire to follow, but even a necessity. The era of new people with perfect skin and body shapes is here. Today everyone is...

5 Things You Need to Do Before the Move

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  So you have just bought your new home. You feel extremely excited about it, but at the same time you already feel the pressure of the moving process. So the question is how to...

6 Tips to Find the Right Family Doctor

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Having a team of professional family doctors holding your back is one of the most important things because you never know when troubles come. For this reason in the article below you can find...

Professionalism Pays, It’s A Fact

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Getting customers interested in products is hard enough. Making a sale can be even harder. What you need is their trust. But, trust can be hard to come by. Thankfully, professionalism is something that...

Helping Customers Get the Most Out of Their Bills

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Bills are a sign of having awesome services for our homes, but they don’t exactly bring about a pleasant feeling. Sure, we all wish these things could be free and paying bills isn’t the...

Boosting the arts for economic gain: How China is becoming dominant

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  Arts leaders love to talk about the importance of a vibrant creative sector in helping fuel business innovation, and China has clearly been listening.  It’s no accident that so many creative innovations in Silicon...

Business Analytics Will Be Even Bigger in 2017

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  Whether you’re running a small, home business or a large corporation, having the ability to make data-driven decisions will give you that competitive advantage you need to succeed. The market is evolving rapidly and...

Our Brilliant Holiday Toy Drives

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We can’t write enough about how much we love our community, and how this love runs through the veins of our company. Every team member, no matter their department, has a love for our...

How to Talk to the Police and Protect Yourself

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Talking with police officers is usually one of the more stressful encounters we have in our lives, and one that we typically avoid at all costs. Even when we've committed no crime, it can...

4 Awesome Business Ideas for Those with Limited Funds

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Although the economy is said to be back on an even keel, many workers in the UK are still without a regular job and are thinking in terms of starting their own little business....

Meet Kitty Wells, Spice Pharm’s Spice Queen

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Kitty Wells, CEO, Chief Spice Geek, and Spice Queen of Spice Pharm Tell us about your business. “I was very inspired by reading all of the science behind spices. They have incredible medicinal properties, and...

Three Aspects Of Modern Business That You Need To Take On Board Today

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The 'modern business' is a curious thing. Companies, whether they are small or large, operate in a very different manner today compared to how they did thirty or forty years ago. Many different things...

How Going Back to School Can Help You Be a Business Owner Better

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Being a business owner is challenging as it is. There are a lot of details to attend to and challenges to face along the way. Growing a relatively new business into a successful one...

3 Strategies to Cut Manufacturing Costs

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No matter how well your products are selling, you can likely still improve your profits by evaluating the amount of money that you are spending on manufacturing. With numerous contributing factors, the manufacturing process...

So, You Want to Start a Business? Answer These Questions First

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Starting a business is exciting and can lead to significant personal growth and financial gain. If you’re truly ready to start a business and are taking the initial steps, answer these four questions before...

How Small Actions Turn into Big Results

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Many  companies want to be a “big deal” or one of the “big guys:” seeing people line up down the block for their latest product, or hearing fans cheer for their latest creation while...

Property Tax and Important Facts About It

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Estate tax and property tax are among the hottest topics of discussion after the election. A lot of homeowners are waiting to see if president-elect Trump will make good on his words on these...

The Special Relationship: Presiding Over Customer Contact

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If you were to answer truthfully the question, what is the most valuable relationship in business, what would you say? The employer to employee relationship? The workplace dynamics? Or would you say, the relationship...

Website Basics: How You Can Make More Of Your Online Space On The Net

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Having an idea for a business can often be seen as the easiest part of creating a start-up venture. The business plan is the obvious next step, and then things just seem to move...

It’s A Data Minefield Out There… Protect Yourself!

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  For businesses and criminals alike, data has become a huge asset over the last few years. Businesses are under increasing pressure to protect their data, and criminals always have ways to use it. So,...

What’s The Big Deal About MetaTrader 4?

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If you're considering becoming a Forex trader, you've almost certainly heard about MetaTrader 4 (MT4). See, every trader needs to use a platform to actually execute their Forex trades. And most brokers recommend that...

How to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

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  We have all watched an episode of Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank and saw eager entrepreneurs pitch their unique products and businesses to the panel of successful executives. While most of the products that are pitched...

3 Practical Ways to Get New Leads For Your Business..

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As a business owner, attracting new clients and potential customers is something that is key to growing and scaling your business. While repeat business is great, it won’t keep your business in the black...

Episode 11 – CJ Grisham of Open Carry Texas/SelfDefenseFund.com on Texas Gun Legislation 2017

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Continuing series of podcast/radio interviews regarding gun rights, politics, marketing and defense. Comprehensive professional legal defense membership for individuals, families, businesses, churches, FFL licensees and manufacturers, martial artists, and security/investigative firms. Any weapon. Any state. Any...

Three Cost-Effective Ways for Businesses to Fight the “Death by Cubicle” Epidemic

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Nobody wants to spend their lives grinding away in a cubicle.   That being said, the realities of modern office life can be incredibly taxing and take a huge mental toll on those stuck in the rat...

The Most Successful Industries In America Are…

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If you’re thinking about starting a new business or journeying down a new career path, it’s worth thinking about the most successful industries. By creating a business in one of these sectors, you’ll be...

Marketing And Advertising, The Symbiotic Relationship

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Marketing and advertising are two sides to the same coin. However you look at it, you cannot have one without the other. To market your product, you need to have the effective marketing strategy,...

Why Would We Create a Commercial About Pets?

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You may have seen our commercial starring Beep on your television or computer screen. In the commercial we talk about our Brilliant PetLovers plan, something that we talk about pretty often. If you’ve seen...

Simple And Low Cost Ways To Add A Personal Touch To Your Business

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There’s a very powerful quote by Maya Angelou that says “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will always remember how you made them...

Ethical Investing Gaining Traction

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Whether you’re a millionaire or working class citizen, investing is an important part of managing your personal finance. When selecting an investment, the primary metric of success is your return. For many years, investors...

5 Great Jobs You Can Get with a Political Science Degree

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When people think of political science jobs, they are often confused. As a matter of fact, many political science students enter their majors without a clear idea of what they'll do next. But there...

Global Soft Skills Set to Explode According to Study

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The soft skills global training market is set to explode, according to a recent study.   The survey looks at the present scene as well as growing prospects for the soft skills global training market, inclusive...

Texas Constitutional Carry of Firearms with Valente Gonzalez, Open Carry Texas (Houston)

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Continuing series of podcast/radio interviews regarding gun rights, politics, marketing and defense. Comprehensive professional legal defense membership for individuals, families, businesses, churches, FFL licensees and manufacturers, martial artists, and security/investigative firms. Any weapon. Any state. Any...

Mobile Apps for Charity: A Marketing Company Doing Things a Little Bit Differently

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Dave Mullins, Co-Founder of Mobile Apps for Charity   Tell us about your business. Mullins defines his company as a marketing company. However, everything that they do begins with the mobile apps they build for nonprofit...

Our Annual Light Up Your Home Contest is Back!

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‘Tis the holiday season, and that means a rush to get gifts, winter clothes (if it ever gets cold), and holiday decorations that will knock the socks off your neighbors. If you can really...

Why Mizrahi Developments is championing ISO 9001 certification

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  As has been well-documented, large urban centers around North America continue to draw increased numbers of millennials and young families who are attracted to the convenience of cities and, in many cases, what they...

Clariant is choosing SICPA to fight anti-counterfeit tech

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Clariant is the latest company to team up with SICPA, the multinational Swiss security firm, to create an authentication technology that will allow everyone along the supply chain to correctly identify Clariant's plastic packaging and...

Google Now Offers Expanded Text Ads

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Have you ever been writing your Adwords copy and wished there was just a bit more space to get your message across? It turns out the search engine giant has made a move that...

A Storage Unit That Keeps Up with Your Life

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just give up all your possessions and travel the world with nothing but the clothes you’re wearing and backpack?   It’s a dream for many, and usually it takes...

Workplace Design and the Cost of Poor Ergonomics

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Repetitive strain injuries caused by poor workplace ergonomics have become increasingly expensive for UK employers. This has made intelligent workplace design a critically important issue for companies.   Limiting Repetitive Strain Injuries The National Health Services reports that many...

Can Amazon Keep the Independent Retailer Alive?

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Black Friday was another testament to the growth of online retailing. While holiday sales in brick and mortar stores seem to have peaked, online sites continue to expand with Black Friday and Cyber Monday....

The Consequences of Drink Driving

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The consequences of a drink driving conviction can be quite serious. If you are facing legal proceedings resulting from a failed blood or breath test, you will first need the counsel of drink driving...

No (Office) Space – the Final Frontier

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The business trend for the last thirty years has been leaner operations, increased efficiency, and lower overhead. Now innovations like cloud computing and growth in mobile operations like food trucks are causing business leaders to rethink...

Meet Adam Broetje, CEO of Odd Dog Media

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Adam Broetje, CEO of Odd Dog Media   Tell us about your business. According to Broetje, Odd Dog Media started by accident. “I was initially working on a project in the commercial diving industry. It was a...

The Key To Attracting More Customers Than Ever

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Attracting more customers is likely on every business owner’s wishlist. More customers means more exposure, more conversions, more money, and more growth. If you want to be able to attract more customers than ever,...

The Booming Market For Janitorial Services

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Janitorial services, otherwise known as cleaning services, is an industry on the upswing throughout the world. This is due in part to the increasing number of office buildings and factories being built in countries...

3 Ways to Successfully Measure Employee Engagement

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Whether you are a multinational corporation or a small business with a handful of workers, making sure that your employees are engaged is essential. It comes down to one simple equation: A workforce that...

How Our Immersive Hiring Process Helps Us Hire Smart

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Being the “new kid” at a company can be pretty intimidating; you only know so much about your employer and the atmosphere that you’re jumping into, and you hope you’re able to keep up...

Local Gun Range Fire Shuts Down Firing Lanes, Still Serves Community

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Winchester Shooting Gallery suffers loss but gears up for recovery Fort Worth, Texas  (November 22, 2016) –  Fort Worth based Winchester Shooting Gallery suffered a fire at its 6062 East Lancaster location November 14th, shutting...

What We Mean by The Top PR agencies

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Mosaico is one of the most leading marketers as per now from the year 2005, it mainly focuses on the core of providing the customers with an informative message in creating well developed marketing...

Is the Kitchen in Your Office Hygienic?

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You know work is going to be no fun so you get everything ready in advance, including your lunch. All you need to do is go to the kitchen during lunch and heat it...

More Than a Product: How Products Affect Customers and Vice Versa

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The main source of revenue for pretty much any business is their product. Whether it’s apples or consulting services, every company has something it would like to contribute to the world. But any seasoned...

Four Types of Insurance that Most Businesses Need

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From the first day that a business is started, it is exposed to a number of certain risks. Even before the first contract is signed to hire the very first employee, a business is...

4 Valuable Business Lessons Taken From the Field of Social Work

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You've probably heard stories about how entrepreneurs often take their life experiences and use them to become better business owners and marketers. Sometimes having a “regular” career before branching off into your own endeavors...

How Supply Chain Management Can Make or Break Your E-Commerce Business

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One of the most challenging aspects of running an e-commerce business is managing your inventory. Many startups, particularly those who are building a company for the first time, try to be the jack of...

Career Opportunities for Every Employee

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One day, we’re going to live in a world where everyone who needs a job will have one. Stay-at-home parents, people with disabilities, entry-level workers, veterans, people who have career gaps, people who want...

Episode 8: Interview with Andy Valadez, Marketing Director for SelfDefenseFund.com

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Continuing series of podcast/radio interviews regarding gun rights, politics, marketing and defense. Comprehensive professional legal defense membership for individuals, families, businesses, churches, FFL licensees and manufacturers, martial artists, and security/investigative firms. Any weapon. Any state. Any...

Episode 7: Candidates, Elections and Gun Rights with Larry Keilberg of SelfDefenseFund.com

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Continuing series of podcast/radio interviews regarding gun rights, politics, and defense. Comprehensive professional legal defense membership for individuals, families, businesses, churches, FFL licensees and manufacturers, martial artists, and security/investigative firms. Any weapon. Any state. Any time. www.SelfDefenseFund.com...

5 Stocks That Offer High Returns

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If you enjoy playing the stock market and have enjoyed various successes over the years, then you are probably the type that looks for stocks with high returns. These are stocks that tend to...

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show Interview with Larry Keilberg, National Director for SelfDefenseFund.com

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SelfDefenseFund.com is attending the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show in Tulsa, OK this weekend. We wanted to do an in the field interview with him while he was there. Table 1 #33D    

Store Credit Cards: The Perks and Pitfalls

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The prospect of price breaks on merchandise draws many shoppers to use, and even open, store credit cards. Discounts typically take the form of:   *Percentages off items or total purchases; *Specific amounts off of minimum purchases; *Rewards,...

Gaining Perspective: Creating Great Ideas and Culture through Diverse Collaboration

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At Brilliant Energy, we think it’s important to include the opinions and ideas of an array of team members. Because we all come from diverse professional backgrounds, we put a lot of importance on...

Social Media Metrics: How to Measure and Optimize Your Marketing Investment

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When it comes to social media efforts, it has the ability to impact your online marketing campaign in a significant way; however, you must first know how to determine if the efforts you are...

Tips on Lowering Energy Bills in Older Commercial Buildings

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If you own an older commercial building you are well aware of the fact that your heating and cooling bills are typically higher than in newer buildings. There are a number of contributing factors...

Think Deeper When It Comes To Your Business Concept

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Your life has meaning, and so should your business. All great business leaders will tell you that it’s not enough to create a business to make money even though this is what so many...

Thanksgiving shouldn’t bankrupt you. Not if you play it smart.

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Here’s how:   Do a poll Before you buy a single solitary item for Thanksgiving dinner, contact every invited guest to find out what their favorite food is. When you have the list complete, there’s your dinner!...

Tips on Lowering Energy Bills in Older Homes

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If you own an older home you are well aware of the fact that your home’s heating and cooling bills are typically higher than newer homes. There are a number of contributing factors to...

Ross Powell of Survival401k.com on The Hagmann Report with Steve Quayle

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Ross Powell is featured in the first hour of this show with Steve Quayle.  Please share this link as you prepare and learn how to starve the dragon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNLKwQI_IYA Ross Powell, is the Founder of Survival...

Episode 14 – Richard Smith – Regenerative Agriculture and a Family Business

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Guest Topic: Regenerative Agriculture and a Family Business – Ross Powell and Richard Smith Discussion Points: 1)     Intro of Ross and Rich 2)    What is Regenerative / Restorative Agriculture 3)    Current efforts in Lubbock and other areas 4)   How...

Dubai: The Perfect Place for Startups

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Dubai is a well-known cosmopolitan city in the United Arab Emirates that has grabbed the attention of the global business community about 15 years ago. Today, many popular brands are based in this city...

Ecommerce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Ecommerce is really changing the way we do businesses. Everyone can create and market their products without barriers. You don’t even need to set up a brick-and-mortar store to start selling, plus you can...

Shining a Light on What We’re Thankful For

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Now that our friendly (and only a little aggressive) Halloween competition is all said and done, we are now on to the month that brings people together to be thankful. Because we are indeed electricity...

Episode 13: Ross Powell with Chris Baucom on Social Media and Politics

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  Guest topic: Political Preparation – Guest Chris Baucom, Political Consultant Topic: Understanding Political Control in Your Preparations   1)      Perceptions of Media and Politics with the latest collusion information 2)      Preparation to deal with losing with your candidate...

Robotics Grads Enjoying Opportunities in New Industries

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When most of us think about robots, we automatically picture C3PO, Optimus Prime, the Terminator and a host of other humanoid movie robots that have entertained us over the years. In reality, though, today’s...

Free NBA Picks: Cavaliers-Warriors Finals Foregone Conclusion?

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It might surprise you to know that never in the history of the NBA have the same two teams played in the NBA Finals three straight years. But all signs point to a Cavaliers-Warriors...

Meet Terry Loving, Chief Possibility Officer of Loving Marketing

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Terry Loving, CPO (Chief Possibility Officer) of Loving Marketing.   Tell us about your business. Loving refers to herself as a “Visibility Guru” because essentially, she works to make websites visible to the public. “I used to...

Businesses Are Saving on Prints and Letterheads

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While many businesses are taking active steps towards using less paper and going green, there is no doubt that prints are still needed for various reasons. It is still necessary to present legal documents...

Global Rescue Direct – Your Virtual “Concierge” Healthcare solution

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMzdEVtIyqI HealthCare and the focus on reforming health care has been on front pages of newspapers, trade journals, presidential debates dating back to the early 1990’s centered around the well-known mantra… Healthcare is broken. If we...

Ross Powell of Survival401K.com on Bryan Blue TV

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Ross Powell had an opportunity to talk about the chaos economy on the horizon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzTNnn6PnoQ   About Ross Powell, Survival401K.com Ross Powell is the Founder of Survival 401k, LLC. Ross was raised in San Antonio and graduated from...

Own Your Brilliance—Empowering Students to Use Their Brilliance to Impact the World

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Elisabeth Ayres is the Co-Founder and Director of Own Your Brilliance   Tell us about your business. “Our Company is called Own Your Brilliance, we are a for-profit, for-purpose company, and we are a social enterprise...

Getting Creative for Halloween

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Last week we talked about maintaining great relationships with our longer-tenured customers. As Halloween gets closer, an annual tradition that perpetuates our internal culture is in our midst. Every new employee is “warned” that...

Why Getting a Pardon is Beneficial

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There are a number of things that a person will do in their lifetime that they will regret. In order to right the wrongs of the past, a person will need to take the...

The Perks Of Playster’s New Music Streaming Service

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  With all of the different forms of entertainment available out there, finding the perfect streaming service that’s right for you is not always easy. For most people, listening to music is a great way...

Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Tradeshow Presentation

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Tradeshows are an important part of doing business, and it can help you generate more interest and rally your customer base. However, when you attend a tradeshow, you need to be sure you stand...

Common Traits Found in Top Leaders Around the World

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Whether you plan to launch a business soon or need to build your already-operating venture, it always pays to think about how you will lead your organization over the coming months and years. One...

Episode 12: Full Spectrum Preparation: Survival Mindset with Alan Kay Winner/Survivor on “Alone” Series...

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By Ross Powell The saying goes that 90% of success is showing up. When it comes to preparation and survival, in order to succeed we certainly have to show up by being engaged and willing...

Episode 6: Florida Carry Co-Founder Interview with Richard Nascak and Open Carry Texas Founder...

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Founder of Open Carry Texas and Membership Director for SelfDefenseFund.com, CJ Grisham goes on the air with  Florida Carry Co-Founder and Executive Director Richard Nascak. This initiative is designed to bring the open carry...

Steps You Should Take Before Applying For a Business Loan

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  Borrowing money has always been infamously difficult for small businesses; however, there are steps and ways to improve the appeal of your lending application including checking your credit history, utilizing a small business loan...

Too Poor for College? What Are Your Options

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If you are too poor to afford a college education, know that you are certainly not alone. There are a lot of students throughout the United States who wish they could better themselves and enhance...

Why Brands Should Use Instagram ‘Stories’

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According to Sprout Social, Instagram is the leading social media app for brand engagement, producing a whopping 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook and 120 times more than Twitter.   Instagram recently added a...

3 tips for Running a Dental Practice Efficiently and Effectively

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As any dentist who runs his own practice can tell you, setting up your own dentistry office requires not only a strong educational background, it also requires a keen sense of business and the...

How To Maximize Productivity As a Manager

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Managers are tasked with keeping staff as productive as possible which can be difficult on a daily basis. There are times where it can be difficult to motivate as a manager’s personal motivation might...

Keeping the Light in the Relationship

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In the retail electricity industry, there are a lot of competitors. This can be great for customers because it gives them a lot of buying power, and we love that. It has become pretty...

Reasons to Hire a Legal Professional to Help With a Waiver of Inadmissibility

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For most people, going to live in a new country is a way to start fresh and regain some of the things they have lost. In order to enter any country, you will need...

6 Innovative Ideas to Make a Splash at Trade Shows

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Trade shows, every industry has them.  If you are new to the market, then you know that making your mark at one can be a daunting task.  The general rule of thumb is that...

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    10-14-16 Price of Business Guest Host Bill Knapik  10-13-16 Price of Business Guest Host Host William Edmunson with Ross Powell & S Fisher, Ja-Nae Duane, Becoming Self Sustaining 10-13-16 Price of Business Guest Host Host William Edmunson with SUPER JULIE...

Full Spectrum Preparation: Self-Sustaining Entrepreneurship

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By Ross Powell As tricky as entrepreneurship is to spell, it appears even more difficult to actualize to most of us. Let’s discuss a few reasons why having an entrepreneurial mindset is important for full...

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