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  • 4 Keys to Sustainability Leadership

    April 2, 2018  - Tips for Small Business
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    In every era, certain organizations are considered industry leaders. However, the set of criteria that earns that distinction and defines leadership evolves over time, ranging from operational and R&D excellence, to new product development, or a focus on core competencies. Then the focus around the ability to innovate. The bar has again been raised and most recently the foundation of business leadership has shifted to a concept that encompasses the best practices from all these antecedents: corporate sustainability. (Read More...)
  • Top 7 Press Release Content Ideas to Keep at Your Fingertips

    March 26, 2018  - Tips for Small Business
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    We’ve all been there - facing the dreaded writer’s block. You sit down in front of your computer screen with a cup of coffee and your marketing hat on and . . . nothing. The next time you find yourself needing inspiration for a newsworthy press release topic, refer to these seven content ideas to get the ideas flowing and keyboard clicking. (Read More...)
  • A Premiere Senior Living Facility Saves Energy through LED Conversion

    March 19, 2018  - Customer Reviews
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    Thanks to LED lighting conversions financed by Ascentium Capital, residents at Independence Village & StoryPoint’s 10 senior living facilities enjoy brighter days and the company saves $300,000 in energy costs annually. Ascentium Capital, Be-Energy Solutions, and Michigan Saves teamed up to ensure the 10-facility conversion was a success. They delivered a solution that required a minimal outlay of cash and provided immediate savings in utility costs. After successfully completing the project, the benefits and cost savings of the LED lighting conversion were confirmed through a measurement verification study. (Read More...)
  • Small Business Growth in the Year of Tax Reform

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    As 2017 came to an end, one thing was certain: we have tax reform. There were many gives and takes before we had the final bill pass and this left individuals and corporate America scrambling to figure out what the new tax laws mean and what they could do to maximize their tax benefits for 2017 filings. (Read More...)
  • Environmental Sustainability Framework

    March 7, 2018  - Tips for Small Business
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    It can be wise to run your business in a lasting and responsible way—to position it to take advantage of opportunities, benefit financially and leave behind a positive legacy. In developing an environmental sustainability policy, you must first look at your own operations and evaluate your ecological footprint. (Read More...)
  • Why Does My Small Business Need an Environmental Sustainability Policy?

    December 4, 2017  - Tips for Small Business
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    While many companies are avoiding developing sustainability policies, a select group are responding to the need for urgent action. One might think this is a concern for Fortune 500 companies and ask, why does my small business need an environmental sustainability policy? Environmental sustainability has become an essential component of 21st century business operations. (Read More...)
  • When your Financial Partner is Magnetic: MRI Consulting Discovers Ascentium Capital

    November 27, 2017  - Customer Reviews
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    With six magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centers in Illinois and Wisconsin, MRI Consulting, Inc. is really in the business of helping people. But what happens when the people in the business of helping others need a little help? (Read More...)
  • The 3 Stages of Press Release Distribution

    November 20, 2017  - Tips for Small Business
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    As important as your press release is, distributing that news suitably is just as critical. You cannot apply the famous Kevin Costner movie quote “If you build it, they will come” to a press release. Instead, you need to push your news to as wide of an audience as possible. And to accomplish this, you need to expand your thinking regarding your distribution audience and potential placements. (Read More...)
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