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Beyond Paper: Office Recycling, From PCs to Packing Peanuts

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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), which means people must haul everything away themselves when one pile or another reaches critical mass. [...]
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Persuading Consumers to "Buy Local"

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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, when multimillion-dollar ad campaigns and extreme virtual bargains are enticing them to do exactly the opposite? [...]
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What Sustainability Means to Small Businesses

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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 money, protecting human and natural resources, and of working to clean up America’s old industrial act, is [...]
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