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Seattle Social Venture Partners Holds 4th Annual Fast Pitch
(posted on ParentMap.com)

14 finalists shared their commitment to social change hoping for funds to move their projects forward

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Guess Who's Crawling to Dinner
(posted on FSRMagazine.com)

Meeru Dhalwala, chef and co-owner of Shanik in Seattle and Vij’s in Vancouver, British Columbia, first tried insects herself in the summer of 2008 after she read a New York Times article about eating them.

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Resources to Help Restaurants Respond to Food Allergies
(posted on FSRMagazine.com)

Nicole Friedman, a Chicago resident, has known for the past three years that her body reacts violently when she eats fish or tree nuts. She avoids these foods at all costs so she doesn’t have to deal with the incessant itching on her tongue and ears, the welts that form on her tongue, and her throat closing.

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Solving the Holiday Staffing Conundrum
(posted on FSRMagazine.com)

Plan to overstaff for each holiday your restaurant stays open. That’s the best way to keep your customers happy. Should the volume of diners dwindle, you can always send workers home early. Also, if you have more staff on hand, if one or two don’t show, you won’t be stranded.

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It's Your Business: Intern(al) Affairs
(posted on Northwest Meetings + Events)

Working with interns is a win-win situation for meeting and event planners. Interns bring a fresh perspective to your business; they work hard and are costeffective. In return, they gain invaluable experience-experience they would not be able to get in a classroom-which will help them succeed in their chosen field.

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Keeping Up Wtih Cosmetics
(published in Beauty Store Business)

Spin your profits skyward with the latest in fashionable and affordable makeup products.

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Hair Peace
(published in Beauty Store Business)

Working with interns is a win-win situation for meeting and event planners. Interns bring a fresh perspective to your business; they work hard and are costeffective. In return, they gain invaluable experience-experience they would not be able to get in a classroom-which will help them succeed in their chosen field.

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Staying In Business By Sharing Costs: Successful Synergies
(published in Costco Connection)

The tradional way of doing business. with one company in a single space, doesn't always make the most sense financially.

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Retail Bringing Layaway Back to Life
(posted on Retail Customer Experience)

Dori Cagle and her husband have already picked out Christmas gifts for their two sons, ages 3 and 7. They shopped at a Lexington, Ky., K-mart where they put their purchases, totaling $350, on layaway.

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Beyond Bonuses
Keep Your Employees Motivated With Low-Cost Rewards
(Appeared in MyBusiness)

At Transformations Salon and Spa in Indianapolis, owner Vivian Vandivier gives "Vivi" bucks to employees who get rave reviews from a client, present helpful tips at staff meetings or go out of their way to help a co-worker. Recently, 200 Vivi Bucks went to an employee who put together a staff manual. The currency can be redeemed for salon services or the retail products sold at Transformations.

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Dogs on Insurance Blacklist
(posted on Bankrate.com)

Highlights

  • Thinking about getting a dog?
  • Some breeds can cancel an insurance deal.
  • Most insurance carriers don't have issues covering responsible pet owners.

During a pre-screening interview for homeowners insurance, Michael Richbourg of Atlanta was asked if he owned any dogs. He said he had two mixed breeds. He wasn't sure what kind, but one appeared to be mostly schipperke (pronounced, skipper-kee).

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Making Your Financial Resolutions Stick
(posted on Bankrate.com)

At the end of 2007, Jan Johnson and her husband, Kirk, had just paid for their November wedding and then were hit with holiday expenses in December. The Houston couple vowed to save $50 a month toward Christmas gifts the following year.

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