Perfecting the Proper Handshake
According to a study by the Income Center for Trade Shows, people are two times more likely to remember you if you shake hands with them, as well as people being more open and friendly with you if the exchange is made.
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CAWP Paves the WayThe Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a nationally-recognized, leading source of scholarly research and up-to-date information about American women’s political participation. CAWP is a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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Opening the Door for Women-Owned Businesses
Twenty-five years ago, the Womens Business Ownership Act was established in 1988, laying the groundwork for the growth and influence of women-owned businesses today. As of 2011, the United States encompasses roughly over 8.1 million women-owned businesses that acquires almost $1.3 trillion and employs approximately 7.7 million individuals, according to a report by American Express OPEN.
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The Important Role of Female Small Business Owners
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sparked a national conversation recently, when she called for women to "lean in" and pursue their careers aggressively.
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How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business
At a time when one-click LinkedIn endorsements are stacking up faster than rush-hour traffic, obtaining sincerely worded recommendations is a lot like pulling into the carpool lane.
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Home Prices Jump but Affordability Remains in Buyers Favor
Home prices in 150 U.S. cities saw their biggest year-over-year gains in over seven years in the first quarter of 2013, but affordability still remains high in most markets, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.
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SBA Finalizes Rule Adopting Changes to Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses
An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program allowing for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) signed in January.
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What Happens to the Housing Market When the Investors Leave?
The housing market has improved significantly since the start of 2012, thanks in large part to the elevated role of investors and all-cash homebuyers, which accounted for about 19 percent and 30 percent respectively of all sales in March 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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Warren Buffett Is Bullish... On Women
In an exclusive essay, the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500) chairman and CEO explains why women are key to America's prosperity. Our country's progress since 1776 has been mind-blowing, like nothing the world has ever seen. Our secret sauce has been a political and economic system that unleashes human potential to an extraordinary degree. As a result Americans today enjoy an abundance of goods and services that no one could have dreamed of just a few centuries ago.
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Stick to What You Know: How Branching Out Can Hurt Your Business
Once a small business gains traction and really starts to get some miles under its belt, many of the factors that can cause roadblock along the way are actually self-induced. When it comes to marketing and establishing your brand, more often than not, you are your own worst enemy.
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