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Greenlining Announces Social Media Toolkit for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 October 2013 18:49.

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – After learning the hard way what does and doesn’t work in social media, The Greenlining Institute has channeled its experience into a new guide for nonprofit groups, “The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits.” The new guide is designed to be useful for small nonprofits seeking to make an impact with limited staff and resources, as well as for larger organizations.

NCDOT Sending $145.6 Million in Powell Bill funds to Municipalities Across the State

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:38.

john travis holt ncdotRALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will be distributing more than $145.6 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 507 municipalities across the state. The initial allocation of $72.8 million was sent out on Sept. 30, with the rest to be paid by Jan. 1, 2014. That is an increase of about $2.8 million over last year’s allocation. Money sent to the municipalities is to be used to build or maintain local streets that are their responsibility.

Business Lessons I’ve Learned as a Small Business CEO

Written by Marsha Friedman, Special from the New Pittsburgh Courier on Friday, 04 October 2013 13:35.

I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently. It’s called Statistic Brain and it has data and rankings on all kinds of topics, from hair loss to consumer spending. The numbers that caught my eye had to do with start-up business failures. Did you know 25 percent of start-ups strike out within the first year? Thirty-six go down in the second, and 44 percent in the third. Nearly three-quarters of businesses that start in one year will be shuttered 10 years later.

Turning a hobby into a business

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 September 2013 12:57.

By Akilah C. Thompson - News Flash! You do not have to spend the rest of your life working in a cubicle from nine to five every day. Neither do you have to settle for working in a miserable profession that barely pays the bills.   Have you ever thought about turning your passions into a business? Is there something you enjoy doing so much you currently do it for free?  

Companies with ‘Culture of Health’ Outperform Others

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:09.

John-travs-Holt-Rally1Those with strong health, wellness, and safety programs bested S&P 500 average rate of return in investment simulations
Companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their investors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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