(ARA) - Cellphones have been around for a long time and many small businesses have them. They're good for phone calls and basic text messaging. Smartphones - more powerful cellphones - were introduced to the business world more recently, and their popularity has grown exponentially ever since.

Smartphones, such as BlackBerry, are used today for...

Read more: Going mobile with your small business

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(ARA) - Flu season is upon us and that means runny noses, chills and body aches. For a small business and its employees, that can mean days spent home in bed or feeling sick in your office, which results in lost working hours. Did you know that flu costs businesses approximately $10.4 billion each year in direct costs for hospitalizations and...

Read more: A flu prevention guide for the workplace

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(ARA) - You teach them the value of hard work and the importance of telling the truth, how to be a loyal friend and a good citizen. But you might be overlooking one of the most important lessons you can teach your children to help ensure they do well in life - financial literacy.

Several studies seem to indicate that many kids just aren't getting...

Read more: Teaching kids financial literacy? Don't forget entrepreneurship

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(ARA) - From a young age, we're often told the path to a successful career leads through college. However, college is not a one-size-fits-all experience for everyone pursuing a post-secondary education. Where one person might stand to benefit from completing a degree at a four-year university, another may be just as well off with an associate...

Read more: Is an associate degree right for you?

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(ARA) - Are you a small-business owner thinking about offering a retirement plan to your employees? The Internal Revenue Service has free resources on starting and maintaining a retirement plan to help you make informed decisions for yourself and your employees.

Providing retirement benefits is a good way to attract and keep top talent in your...

Read more: IRS free resources help employers choose and maintain retirement plans

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