• June 19, 2019

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4 Ways Being an Independent Insurance Agent Isn’t Your Typical Sales Job

(BPT) - Many of us dream of being our own boss and setting our own schedules, but making the leap out on our own can be daunting. You may feel like you lack adequate business knowledge or resources to get off the ground — and then there is the notoriously high rate of startups failing. It is understandable to feel like the risk may not be worth taking.

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
7 tips to hire smart for your small business
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - Ever heard the expression, "One bad apple spoils the barrel?" In business this is especially true because hiring the wrong person can negatively affect everyone working around them, as well as potentially harming the reputation of your company.

Agriculture insight: Major players nurture innovation by supporting startups
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - Environmental pressures like drought confront growers across the globe, and they can exacerbate the many other demands growers face. The challenges are intertwined, coming from every direction, including profitability requirements, food-supply-chain demands and nutrient shortages.

Friday 06/07/2019
Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - The financial exploitation of older people is a rampant epidemic in America. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed that each incident of financial fraud cost older adults ages 70 to 79 an average of $45,300. And when the older adult knew the suspect, the average loss rose to about $50,000.

Thursday 06/06/2019
Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.

Moms, make time for yourself this summer
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - With summertime upon us and kids out of school, moms are heading into one of the busiest times of year. When summer schedules get hectic, it’s more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves and keep up their energy.

Tips for the perfect cross-country move
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Summer is back and that means Americans are on the move. Whether it’s spending some time at the cabin or going to visit relatives, travel always picks up when the weather gets warmer. But with a stable housing market and a strong economy, lots of people are planning more than a weekend outing — they’re moving across the country. Taking on a cross-country move is never a walk in the park. But there are things you can do to avoid the major headaches and even make it a fun adventure. So whether you’re a family looking to make a change or a new graduate getting your start in a new city, here are some tips to make your cross-country move a successful one.

Wednesday 06/05/2019
How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - It’s home improvement season, which means you’re probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem.

Survey: Volunteering on vacation is a fast-growing travel trend
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Looking for a vacation that’s fun and meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There’s a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity.

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