Overcoming Obstacles: Finding Your Power

  We face obstacles to progress every single day. Whether you’re stuck behind a slow driver on the freeway or encountering a barrier on the way to reaching a cherished goal, we all have different ways of dealing with the challenge. How do You Deal with Obstacles? Some of us simply ignore the obstacles in…

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Faces of Annapolis with Wes Foreman with Foreman Pro Cleaning

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Studies have shown about 35 percent of Fortune 500 companies are family-controlled and represent the full spectrum of American companies from small businesses to major corporations.  This month, we were excited to sit down with Wes Foreman of Foreman Pro Cleaning, a family-owned business here in…

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Best Things to Do in the Fall in Annapolis

  When the temperatures cool, the summer crowds disperse, and the trees begin to show their true colors, Annapolis teems with activities and great things to see and do. Whether you love the bustle of the city or prefer the wide-open rural spaces, there’s something here for everyone. A consensus on the “best” things to…

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8 Tips to Help You Become a Master Networker

Networking is one of the most effective methods of building your business, but if you are a new business owner, if you consider yourself to be an introvert, or simply don’t have a lot of professional connections, it can be challenging. Networking, however, might be the single most important thing you do in the effort…

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Tips to Avoid Summer Distractions While Working from Home

Summertime in Annapolis is a wonderful thing. Sunshine (hopefully a lot of it), and the beauty and joys of our gorgeous waterfront are things we look forward to throughout the long, cold, wet winters. But when those joys become distractions, our businesses may suffer – especially home-based businesses, which are often subject to a few…

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5 Reason Why It’s Smart to Do Business Locally

Small businesses are so important to the community. They build prosperity, diversity, and identity; they create jobs and generally provide a positive local impact that can be felt in just about every way possible. Think your town is unique? Why do you suppose that is? In most cases, it has a lot to do with…

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Downsizing to a Shared Workspace Can Be the Perfect Solution

These days, with more reliable internet access and innovative communications platforms, it’s becoming more common for employees to work remotely or for employers to access workers who live in other places. If this sounds similar to your situation, you are probably maintaining office space that you just don’t need anymore. To save costs and meet…

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