Private Companies and Nonprofits

Quick tips: Offbeat business stories

Maybe this column should be called “quirky tips” instead of “quick tips,” because I can’t resist

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Mosquitos: Consumers itch and businesess profit

As one of those lucky people generally ignored by stinging and biting insects, it was dismaying

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Self-publishing industry empowers local authors

Several of the best new books I’ve read lately have had one thing in common: They’ve lacked

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Auto repair offers local economic indicator

Today kicks off Automotive Service Professionals Week, an industry observance that runs June 9-15, according to

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Campers drive boom in the business of ‘glamping’

You know that phenomenon when a certain word or phrase suddenly starts cropping up everywhere you

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Around the U.S., June means LGBT pride and profit

One of June’s most widespread observances is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which

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Help readers dream up money-making summer businesses

Headlines say “Teens still face a tough jobs market,” and other reports over the past couple

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New crime data prompts look at scrap metal business

We all have our quirks and one that I’ll admit to involves a rather odd fascination

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Online promos: What’s working for local merchants?

With Groupon Inc. set to release earnings May 6, it’s a good opportunity to take a

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New state tax revenue data gives spending insight

New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau on state tax revenues are just out for the

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