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Is Christmas Giving Too Cliché for Your Business?

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Christmas—the time of year when everyone is feeling especially generous, and more effort is put forth to give. But is this becoming too expected and ultimately cliché? In my opinion, yes—but also, no. I think it’s great to give, no matter the season. However, the reason I say that Christmas giving is cliché is because [...]

Johnson Chiropractic: Improving Health One Person at a Time

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Whiplash, strained muscles, back pain—these are the only real reasons to go to the chiropractor, right? That’s what I thought before talking with Dr. Matt Johnson at Johnson Chiropractic. As it turns out, I couldn’t be more wrong. “The chiropractic industry isn’t just about pain. It is about whole-body wellness,” Dr. Johnson explained to me. [...]

4 Tips for Selling Online

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You already know that online shopping is huge. In fact, this year’s Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. If you haven’t made this available for your business, now is the time. Here’s a look at four basic tips for setting up an online store: Learn the rules. You must adhere to [...]

How to Sell More Gift Cards

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Gift cards are one of my favorite presents to receive during the holidays. Even if I don’t know what I want, I do know where I like to shop. Getting some “cash” to spend at said retailers is always a win in my book. Gift cards can work to the advantage of the business. First, [...]

The Dash-In: Keeping Heritage Alive

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After 20 years in the Medical Laboratory industry, Sheila Underwood decided it was time for a change.  Five years and three months later, she is now running The Dash-In with her daughter. “My daughter has a degree in culinary arts, so this is her passion. I didn’t know anything about running a restaurant. But after [...]

Credit Cards—Trick or Treat?

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Who doesn’t love dressing up, knocking on doors, saying “trick or treat,”and getting delicious sugary candies in return? This Halloween tradition brings lots of fun, but can also come with a downside—some “tricks”don’t result in a sugar buzz. Things like scary pranks, egging houses, or smashing those pumpkins your family worked hard to carve can leave [...]

Wildman—Wildly Successful Because of Faith

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Destined for a life of wakeboarding and skiing in Florida, the last thing Josh Wildman wanted to do was work at the family laundry business. Everything was all set—he had a scholarship and was moving to the sunshine state with his wife. Then the unthinkable happened; he severely broke his leg. At the time, he [...]

Anticipating National Boss Day

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You’d better hurry up! You still have a lot to do before October 16—National Boss Day. What, you weren’t aware? Fortunately, you still have two days to prepare. Maybe your boss is… The hardworking, servant leader The young-and-still-learning entrepreneur The old man who sits at his desk smoking a cigar, delegating all work The cranky, [...]

Old Leesburg Mill: An Unexpected Endeavor

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  Have you ever made a really big decision on the spur of the moment? That’s what Nick Deeter did two years ago. At 109 years old, the Old Mill in Leesburg was falling over and being auctioned off. Nick Deeter, who had worked there as a boy, randomly decided to buy it. His great-grandfather had [...]

Bandidos Has Big News!

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Jimmie Schindler, Sr. started Jimmie’s pizza in 1980, but eventually wanted to leave the pizza business because he didn’t like coupons or delivery. His wife at the time said, “Let’s go out and try Mexican food.” Back then that wasn’t a big thing, and there weren’t many Mexican restaurants in the Ft. Wayne area. Jimmie [...]