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BBB Business Tip: Top workplace trends for 2022

Small business owners understand better than anyone the impact that COVID-19 has had on the daily workplace. In an instant, millions of jobs went remote in 2020, and remote working continued to be the norm in 2021. When offices and businesses began to reopen, the Great Resignation of 2021 occurred. Many employees chose to remain at home…

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BBB Tip: How to Avoid Event Ticket Scams

As COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift around the nation following mass vaccination events and a declining positivity rate, many people are eagerly anticipating the return of in-person events and festivals. However, many venues still limit the number of tickets available for an event, creating stiff competition to obtain one. The internet provides countless opportunities for people…

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3 Ways You Can Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

(BPT) – There are millions of small businesses in the United States owned by passionate people working hard to make their dreams a reality. Rather than buying from a big retailer the next time you need something, consider supporting the locally owned businesses around you. When you support a small business, you’re not only helping…

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7 tips for building and maintaining customer loyalty

A strong customer relationship can be the difference between a business thriving and failing. When investing in customers, the more likely a business will grow — and customers will keep coming back. BBB offers seven tips for building and maintaining customer loyalty, but first, it is essential to understand how vital loyal customers are to…

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Net-Zero Home?

Despite the sounds of it, this term does not apply to selling your home and seeing a fat ZERO on the Monies Owed to Seller at closing. This is FAR from a financial “wash” actually. It refers to energy efficiency! By definition, a net-zero home produces as much energy as it consumes. Most of us…

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BBB Tip: Buying a car online

The ability to purchase goods and services over the Internet has permanently changed how countless industries conduct business, especially after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Online marketplaces remove much of the stress associated with in-person purchases of expensive items, such as automobiles.     There are many benefits to purchasing a car online.…

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Stock Trading Apps

In the aftermath of the GameStop stock saga, many would-be investors have turned to mobile stock trading apps to capitalize on market investments. According to MarketWatch, a Dow Jones & Co. investment resource that tracks marketplace trends, February downloads of mobile trading apps, such as Robinhood, E*Trade, and Webull, reached an all-time high with expectations…

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MAILBOX MONEY

Anyone else sit at home and blast Jimmy Buffet radio through the surround sound? Mailbox Money is one of my personal favorites. He’s got the right idea: Invest in a piece of paradise, rent it, make (more than) a few bucks! With the housing market being as strong as it is right now, most buyers…

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2020 State of Island Real Estate

A new decade can bring excitement, anticipation, and chatter of changes. But one thing that doesn’t seem to change is what’s most important in the real estate market: As we real estate experts commonly quip, it all comes down to three simple things: Location, location, location! And lucky for us, that’s the one absolute permanent…

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Changing Our Human Behavior

By this time in early February, many people are struggling to keep their New Year’s resolutions.  The Wall Street Journal recently published an essay from the book “Tiny Habits” by Dr. Fogg, of Stamford University.  He says behavior changes should be tiny changes that come easily and make us happy. I only made two New…

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