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Denver Business Journal warns some renewal notices aren – t legit – The Denver

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Denver Business Journal warns some renewal notices aren t legit

The Denver Business Journal has alerted subscribers that they have no connection with United Publishers Network, a company sending out renewal notices for subscriptions that have not expired.

They are not authorized to offer our subscriptions. If you received one of these notices or phone calls, we suggest you ignore it, a message left on subscribers phones said Monday morning.

United Publishers Network is accused of improperly soliciting subscription renewals for magazines and newspapers, including the Denver Business Journal and other publications in the Charlotte, N.C.- based American City Business Journals newspaper chain.

ACBJ is attempting to determine how United Publishers Network obtained its subscriber list.

American City Business Journals parent company has our in-house counsel doing the due diligence right now to figure out exactly what we need to do to get these guys to stop, Denver Business Journal publisher Pete Casillas said, adding that UPN s solicitation is more or less a scam. In the meantime, our position has been to inform our subscribers that these folks are out there and to disregard their notes.

We do know that no credit-card information has been compromised, he said.

In the past three years, the Better Business Bureau has received 875 complaints against United Publishers Network, including 153 problems with the product/service and 371 billing/collection issues.

Carol Garton, vice president of marketing for the Better Business Bureau Denver/Boulder, said that United Publishers Network has an F rating from the BBB.

Consumers allege they receive bills from this company for magazines they currently have subscriptions for, implying it is time for renewal, Garton said. However, consumers claim the subscriptions are not expired, nor did they originally order through this company.

She said consumers alleged that United Publishers Network s renewal advertisement states it has the lowest renewal fee, but subscribers find that renewing directly through the publisher costs less. They also claim that the company charges a $20 processing fee to cancel renewals.

Garton said people who are solicited by phone or letter should always call the Business Journal they are working with and check to see what they received is an actual bill.

The Denver Business Journal said legitimate renewal notices and subscription offers will always display an official logo and ask that payments be sent to the company s service center in Charlotte. People with questions about their subscriptions can call 866-853-3661.

United Publishers Network did not respond to a request for comment.


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Austin Business Journal #business #names


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For more than five years the Austin Business Journal’s Face 2 Face series has delivered some of the brightest industry leader to Austin’s business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, tales from the boardroom and opinions on today’s ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods’ world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.

Since 1978, Terry Lickona has been the producer/executive producer of Austin City Limits, and more recently he has been co-producer of the Grammy Awards Show. Celebrating its 40th anniversary on PBS, ACL is the longest-running music series on American television. Terry has produced over 1,000 programs for public television, cable, domestic and foreign syndication, home video, and DVD, with artists ranging from Ray Charles and Johnny Cash to Coldplay and Arcade Fire.

Monthly from 8:30 – 10 A.M.

Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium (West Building)
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

NOTE: February through August’s Face 2 Face will be held at the Blanton Museum of Art.


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Lockheed Martin – Business Development #business #supplies


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Area of Interest

Business Development Opportunities

As the U.S. government’s leading IT contractor and global leader in science and engineering technology, we take on the world’s most important and complex challenges, and it wouldn’t be possible without our Business Development team. By helping negotiate and win client contracts with organizations around the world, we can work together to define the future.

At Lockheed Martin, each new contract is an opportunity we can build on together. Whether you’re looking for a client-facing role or to join an internal strategy team, we hire at all levels of experience and knowledge for positions in:

  • Business Analysis
  • Capture Management / Strategy
  • Customer Relations
  • Contracts
  • International Business Development
  • Market Research
  • Program Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Sales Engineering
  • Strategic Planning

Whatever your area of interest, in a business development career with us, your contributions are meaningful and your potential is limitless.

Explore opportunities at Lockheed Martin.

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Lockheed Martin utilizes our own internal Talent Acquisition Organization to fill our employment needs. If you are contacted over the phone or e-mailed, by a company listing a Lockheed Martin job and requesting your personal information, allegedly on Lockheed Martin’s behalf, please do not respond. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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President Obama Small Business Grants #obama #small #business #loan


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President Obama Small Business Grants

There is no doubt about it. I know it. You know it. Our local politicians know it. You can go up the line all the way and see that President Obama knows it. Our business owners like you and I need help in getting through this recession our country is stuck in. President Obama is clearly well aware of the financial strain most of us are in. He is so much aware that he has decided to put the money where his mouth is and President Obama small business grants are available to several more people around the United States than what was available in grant money even just four or five years ago.

Who is eligible for small business grants?

Currently, President Obama Small Business grants are available to a very wide range of business owners. It ranges from not only non profit organizations such as charities, but all the way to those businesses such as car manufacturers. The little guys are not left out however, and people for the last couple of years have been working towards trying to help the smaller business owners stay afloat. You must prove that you have a viable business model and need the assistance in order to qualify.

What is required to receive one of the many President Obama small business grants?

A: Prove you need the small business grant

This is going to be one of the things you are going to have to prove during the application process. My recommendation is to take a full inventory of what your overhead expenses are, all the way down to the penny. If you have not started your small business yet, then you should take a realistic, but honest approach to what is required to get the business up and running. Determine why you need to spend that money and why it is required in order for your business to function.

B: Explain exactly where the money is going to be used

The government wants to know where their money is going to be going. Therefore, when applying for a small business grant that President Obama has established you should always make sure you have chosen the areas you need help with the most. Always identify the logical reasoning. For example, if you are starting a restaurant you probably need a grill of some kind but restaurant quality grills are not inexpensive. You should identify that all other options are out of question for you, possibly even including loans.

C: Keep good records

When obtaining a federal small business grant you should view it not as free money, but as a contractual agreement. The federal government wants to ensure that the money they are providing to stimulate the economy is being put to good use to make a difference in the economy. Therefore, even though your bank account may look a little bigger after receiving a grant, you should never go out and buy anything that you had not discussed in your application process in regards to where the money is going to go. You will be expected to prove how the money was spent through a review process that usually will come around one to three years after being approved for a federal grant.

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Boston Business Journal: The importance of workplace culture #business #technology


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The importance of workplace culture

​The importance of workplace culture

An employer’s perspective, as shared by William K. Bacic. New England managing partner, Deloitte LLP

It’s no secret that workplace culture has become one of 2016’s hottest topics for business leaders. Research shows that workplace culture drives not only behavior, but also plays a major role in innovation, and customer service. In terms of specific numbers, 82 percent of the respondents to the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 survey believe that culture is a potential competitive advantage for employers. Equipped with that knowledge, it is nearly impossible to overstate culture’s importance, especially when thinking about not only recruiting and retaining talent, but also in meeting business goals.

Knowing just how crucial of a role culture plays, we, as business leaders, should consider doing all that we can to help foster a culture where professionals thrive. A step in the right direction may require that business leaders recognize the importance of culture, and give it the attention and investment it deserves. Executives should consider working with HR to help take responsibility for culture, and support it through both a measurement process and infrastructure.

However, that challenge, like many others, is often easier said than done. To start, we leaders should visibly prioritize culture in our organizations. That means clearly understanding the values of our companies, and how they affect business strategy. We should help shape the company’s value and make sure that we are leading by example, and reinforcing the desired culture. For example, at Deloitte, we are committed to making an impact that matters in the communities where we live and work. I enjoy taking an active role in my community, whether that is serving on nonprofit boards, hosting events in our office, or volunteering.

As executives, we should also consider examining the current culture at our organization, and determining whether or not that is the culture we desire.

That means taking a close look at our organizations and not only identifying those practices that align with the desired goals, but also taking note of practices that may require some change.

From there, it is up to leaders to help ensure this new culture becomes permanent. We should serve as an example of the new culture, and become cultural ambassadors for our organizations. Whether that means volunteering in your free time, avoiding email on weekends, or remaining offline while on vacation, leaders should consider embodying the culture of the workplace.

I encourage you to embrace the culture challenge, and own it at the highest level. Our actions tend to drive culture, just as they do other issues that reinforce business strategy. For more information on workplace culture, including tools for measurement, take a look at Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report .

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23 Inspiring Quotes for Growing Your Business in 2016 – Salesforce Blog #business #awards


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23 Inspiring Quotes for Growing Your Business in 2016

If there’s one thing we know about small businesses, it’s that they’re focused on growth. When we surveyed entrepreneurs and small-business leaders earlier this year, the majority told us they expected to grow significantly in the coming year. (Click here to see the full results of our research .)

So, as 2015 draws to a close, we wanted to give small businesses a little inspiration. Here are 23 of our favorite quotes to help you jumpstart business growth in 2016.

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.

— James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.

— Phil Knight, founder, Nike

“The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

— Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

― Sigmund Freud, neurologist

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.”

— Clayton Christensen, economist and Harvard professor

“Every problem is a gift — without problems we would not grow.”

― Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker and writer

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

— John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

— Napoleon Hill, author

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

― Andy Rooney, journalist

“Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.”

― William George Jordan, writer/editor

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer/statesman

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

― Anaïs Nin, writer

No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t.

— James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

— T.S. Eliot, author

“The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

— Sergey Brin, co-founder, Google

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

— Dhirubhai Ambani, founder, Reliance Industries

I do not know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.

— Susan Butcher, sled dog racer

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

— Thomas Watson, Sr. former CEO, IBM

“It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”

— Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer, Apple

“Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.”

— Chris Hadfield, astronaut

“Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits.”

— Vaughn Aust. EVP of Integrated Solutions, MarketStar

Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders. hire individuals who will lead by example.

— Jody Kohner. VP of Employee Marketing Engagement, Salesforce

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”

— William Durant, co-founder, General Motors


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Crossroads in the Boston Business Journal – Giving Kids the Tools to Succeed #business

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Crossroads in the Boston Business Journal – Giving Kids the Tools to Succeed

On Friday, April 24, the Boston Business Journal featured some thoughts from Crossroads President Deb Samuels about what young people truly need to succeed. Thank you to the BBJ for helping us spread the word and ensure all young people have what they need to succeed and thrive.

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A recent story on NPR s This American Life described the disparities that often derail the dreams of students from underserved communities. As reported, exposure to new places, ideas and experiences can often inspire low-income kids to think of secondary education as an opportunity within their grasp. But it takes much more than standard campus tours to help these students get to and flourish at college.

The ability to perform in an academically rigorous environment, while important, does not guarantee success. To help get and keep students with limited resources on the college track requires communication, social and critical thinking skills. Engaged, motivated students feel connected. These kids must believe that they belong at college, that they deserve to be there, and that they possess the tools to thrive, not just survive.

In order to succeed at college, at-risk kids, who may have faced homelessness, financial instability, physical abuse or emotional upheaval in their young lives, must experience trusting relationships with both peers and adults outside of their families. Here in Massachusetts, there are a number of agencies that help guide, motivate and encourage at-risk urban youth to pursue a college degree. My organization, Crossroads for Kids, and those we partner with such as Bottom Line and uAspire, offer a wide range of essential services, from tutoring and leadership development to help managing looming deadlines and navigating mountains of paperwork including applications and financial aid forms which can be overwhelming, especially for the uninitiated. We simply help demystify the often complex selection and admissions process for first generation college students and their families. With much needed support and exposure to the world of possibilities within and beyond their communities, kids get the encouragement they need, one-on-one and in small group settings, that can help level the playing field.

Deb Samuels is executive director for Crossroads for Kids.


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Boston Business Journal: Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development #memphis #business #journal


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Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

An employer’s perspective, as shared by William K. Bacic. New England managing partner, Deloitte LLP

As discussed in my previous posts. it is no secret that Millennials are, to put it in simple terms, taking over. Not only do members of this generation comprise a majority of today’s workforce (surpassing Generation X in 2015 ), but studies show that by 2020, Millennials will comprise an even larger share (75 percent) of the labor market .

Because anyone born after 1982 is considered a Millennial, we’ve already started to see some Millennials taking leadership positions. As Baby Boomers retire, older, more professionally experienced, Millennials are often assuming vacant leadership roles. While there may be some challenges as a new generation of leaders takes over, there are also great opportunities for business leaders (including increased talent retention).

As executives, we are able to cultivate the leadership development programs that Millennials crave. Not only does this give us, experienced professionals, a chance to share the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, but also allows us to help members of our millennial workforce gain the necessary confidence to lead our organizations in the future.

Research shows that Millennials want to spend more time improving their leadership abilities, through development programs. Specifically, in an ideal work week, Millennials would like to see the time devoted to leadership skills development increase by two-thirds.

Survey results show that right now, on average, employers dedicate 2.7 hours per week to professional development; Millennials would like to see this increase to 4.5 hours per week.

Investing this time in building leadership skills not only for Millennials but for all professionals may result in stronger future leaders for organizations, as well as help retain talent. Millennials who are satisfied with their development opportunities, including mentoring, are twice as likely to stay with a company than those Millennials who are unsatisfied.

At Deloitte, we pride ourselves on being a place where leaders, of all generations, can thrive. Perhaps the most tangible example of our commitment to leadership development is Deloitte University. our leadership and learning center in Westlake, Texas. Here, we offer leadership classes, training, and the opportunity for networking. The importance of face-to-face learning is showcased at Deloitte University.

In addition to the training offered at Deloitte University, we also provide opportunities for our professionals to take on-demand training programs through our online learning portal, or enroll in live, instructor-led programs held at our offices. Through these programs, our people take ownership of their careers—and it helps fill Deloitte’s leadership pipeline with a diverse mix of high-performing professionals.

As I’ve written in the past, another important part of leadership development programs, including those for Millennials, is mentorship. Millennials often benefit from hearing advice from those who are currently in leadership positions. However, instead of stopping at mentorship, why not take it one step further and incorporate “sponsorship” programs into your organization. These programs will not only benefit Millennials but will provide opportunities for all professionals. Sponsors’ chief role is to develop their team member into a leader. In fact, at Deloitte, career sponsors, and program participants come up with development plans that are tailored to that participant. This way, sponsors have a vested interest, and participants have support from someone who can vouch for them.

As Deloitte’s CEO, Cathy Engelbert explained to Bloomberg News. “I think the key for everyone is around getting a sponsor in your organization… Those sponsors to me have been so important… I never aspired to be the CEO but I did aspire to lead because someone early in my career gave me that great advice to build your capability.”

At Deloitte, and likely at your organization, people are our greatest assets. As business leaders, we should encourage a long tenure. I encourage you to help shape Millennials’ leadership skills, through expanding professional development, including growing, and developing mentorship, and sponsorship programs. For more information on how to support millennial professional development, check out The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016 .

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Business Formal Attire #register #your #business


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Business Formal Attire

A business formal dress code enhances the professional image of your workplace environment and your personal brand. This page provides style guidelines for on-campus activities where this dress code is required. The gallery and descriptions on this page help define “business formal.”

Clothing should be crisp, neat, pressed and never wrinkled, to project a professional, business formal image. Torn, dirty, and unmatched clothing is unacceptable.

The standard dress code in a business formal environment is a full matching business suit, including a jacket and dress pants or a dress skirt. The darker the suit, the more formal!

In addition to matching pants and jacket, men should wear a button-up collared shirt, paired with a tie. Refrain from wearing bold and bright colours or patterns in dress shirts; white, beige or light blue are safe colours for collared shirts. Choose a tie with colours and tones that match your suit and dress shirt; bolder colours and patterns are acceptable for ties. Some men choose to wear a three-piece suit, in which case the vest colour and material match the jacket and slacks.

A dress pant or skirt with matching jacket is considered business formal for women. Depending on the season, jackets may be ¾ length or short sleeve. A crop pant suit is also suitable, however the pant hem should hit mid-calf and this style is not recommended in an interview setting. Skirts should always sit at or just above the knee. A collared blouse or dress-material top is recommended, and should either be tucked in or fall just below your waistline. Tops should never hang below the hem of your suit jacket, or be so short that they show your stomach. Always be cautious that dress shirts are not too revealing in any business setting. Pantyhose are not required, however during the fall and winter seasons, darker pantyhose or tights are recommended when wearing skirts.

Depending on the colour or tone of your suit, a black or brown belt should be worn. Coloured or white belts are not recommended. Never wear white socks with a suit. Dress socks should always be worn, preferably in a tone matching your suit and shoes. When in doubt, wear black dress socks. Optional accessories for men include cufflinks or a pocket-square. The material should match the tie. If desired, women may wear simple and tasteful jewellery; chunky and/or bright accessories are not recommended.

Shoes, boots, flats, open-toed and closed-toed shoes in a leather or dress material are appropriate and should be clean and polished.

Jewellery, Makeup, Perfume, and Cologne

These should be in good taste, with limited visible body piercing. Makeup should be used minimally to represent a natural look. Remember, some colleagues are allergic to the chemicals in perfumes and makeup, so wear these substances with restraint.

Religious and Health Accommodations

Should a bona fide religious practice, belief or legitimate health need conflict with the dress code, reasonable accommodations will be made.


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Canadian Business Magazine #business #current #events


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Canadian Business Magazine

Available for Android and iPad/iPhone

National business magazine now incorporating Profit magazine

Keep on top of business trends, technologies, and global markets. Find out which Canadian companies are making news and why. Learn from the decision-makers and the entrepreneurs who are changing big business and small business in Canada. If you’re looking to get ahead in your career, understand the world economy, be inspired by bright minds, generate fresh ideas, pick better stocks and achieve your life goals, you’ve come to the right magazine.

Canadian Business offers in-depth analysis on provocative topics and forward-looking articles that put business leaders ahead of the curve. In each issue, readers will find out what’s happening and why it matters; what to expect and when to expect it. Special issues include:

  • Investor 500 ranks Canada’s best performing stocks
  • Rich 100 guide to the 100 most affluent Canadians
  • Profit- themed issues twice yearly focusing on small business and the entrepreneur

Canadian Cover Awards: Winner, News, Business & Celebrity 2013
National Magazine Awards: Silver Award for Illustration 2012, Magazine of the Year Honourable Mention 2009, Silver Award for Business Journalism 2009

Published in Canada, in English.
Digital edition:instructions for accessing digital editions will be provided by email following your order.
Print edition: your first issue should arrive in 4 to 6 weeks.
Canadian Businessoccasionally publishes combined, expanded or premium issues.

Le magazine d’affaires national, incluant désormais Profit

Soyez au fait des tendances dans le monde des affaires, des nouvelles technologies et de l’actualité des marchés mondiaux. Sachez quelles entreprises canadiennes font les manchettes, et pourquoi. Apprenez les leçons des décideurs et les entrepreneurs qui changent la donne dans les grandes entreprises comme dans les petites. Si vous voulez avancer dans votre carrière, comprendre l’économie mondiale, être inspiré par des esprits brillants, générer des nouvelles idées, investir mieux et atteindre vos objectifs personnels, Canadian Business est pour vous.

Publié au Canada, en anglais.
Édition numérique :les instructions d’accès à la version numérique vous seront envoyées par courriel après votre commande.
Édition imprimée : votre premier numéro en version imprimée devrait vous parvenir dans quatre à six semaines.
Des numéros combinés, augmentés ou supplémentaires sont occasionnellement publiés par
Canadian Business .

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