Rebecca Smith Hurd

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    Beyond Paper: Office Recycling, From PCs to Packing Peanuts

    by on December 2, 2010

    Recycling can be a challenge for small businesses, particularly home-based operations. About half of the U.S. population still does not have access to a curbside collection program for even the most basic recyclables (paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, and steel…

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    Persuading Consumers to "Buy Local"

    by on November 24, 2010

    As Black Friday looms large, independent retailers are working harder than ever to avoid getting trampled by big-box stores and online sellers. The question is: How do boutiques, specialty shops, and other small enterprises convince consumers to buy locally, w…

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    What Sustainability Means to Small Businesses

    by on November 18, 2010

    It is difficult, if not impossible, to talk business these days without hearing or using the word sustainability. With the rise of organic bakeries, eco-friendly dry cleaners, smart-car manufacturers, and the like, the importance of thinking beyond making mone…

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