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Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Brandi-Ann Uyemura writes from her home in Hawaii. She specializes in writing that heals and inspires others on a range of topics. She has a MA in Counseling Psychology, writes for print publications and websites, and is currently undertaking fiction.

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    Social Media Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

    by on December 1, 2014

    Social media can be a double-edged sword for businesses. Using it intelligently can help you engage with customers on a level that other marketing tactics can’t match. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be strategic — and judicious — about what you say and …

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    How to Borrow Money from Friends and Family

    by on September 30, 2014

    Millions of businesses pop up across the U.S. each year. But starting a new business is expensive and beyond the financial means of many. How do innovative entrepreneurs get the money to fund their dreams? Surprisingly, friends and family are the main funding …

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    5 Costly Spending Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    by on September 15, 2014

    Marketing strategies, new equipment, and educational courses seem like practical purchases for a new business. But do you really need them? When you’re on a shoestring budget, extra expenses can drive your startup into the ground. Here are five costly mistak…

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    4 Ways to Utilize a Mobile POS System

    by on August 21, 2014

    Small businesses are no longer chained to their front counters to process customer transactions. While big, bulky terminals are still common, mobile credit-card readers that attach to smartphones and tablets are increasingly replacing old-school terminals on s…

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    Kelli Ellis on Designing an Ideal Office Space

    by on June 9, 2014

    Kelli Ellis, an interior designer turned TV celebrity, is an expert in design psychology. She wrote the book Do I Look Skinny in This House? after years of consulting with clients. She was nominated as Remarkable Woman of the Year by the National Association …

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    John Spencer Ellis on Small Business Collaboration

    by on May 28, 2014

    John Spencer Ellis (pictured) is a best-selling author, speaker, filmmaker, and coach. He’s the CEO of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association, Mixed Martial Ar…

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    4 Ways to Care for Customers This Valentine’s Day

    by on February 14, 2014

    Valentine’s Day is a major spending holiday, second only to Christmas. In fact, consumers are expected to spend an average of $131 a person this year, with 51 percent of shoppers purchasing within a week of Feb. 14. Small businesses have a prime opportunity…

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    How to Detox Your Small Business in 2014

    by on February 12, 2014

    Detox diets are popular among celebrities and the health conscious, especially after holiday binges. Can these periodic “cleanses” be beneficial for businesses, too?

    Author and small-business consultant Regina Anaejionu thinks so. She observes that “the…

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