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How Small Businesses Can Use Big Data
Fox Business
The term "big data" has been front and center lately, intimidating businesses of all sizes. But for small businesses it's not about how many terabytes of data they can amass but what they can do with their existing data to grow and improve their business. "Small businesses can't get caught up in the hype," says Steve King, partner at Emergent Research. "They should think about their business and what steps they can take to take advantage of data in new ways."
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Minimum Wage: The Time is Now to Increase Workers' Pay
By Danielle Wegert
Minimum-wage employees make $7.25 per hour. Is this enough to live on? Is this enough to support a small family? According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a minimum-wage employee in California must work 130 hours to afford a two-bedroom apartment. In Arkansas, that same worker must work 63 hours to afford that same apartment. However, there is not one state in the United States that a minimum-wage employee can work a standard 40-hour workweek and afford an apartment. Do you still think minimum wage is enough to survive?
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Transportation at the 2014 Conference
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There's less than one month until we're in Louisville together for the Conference and Trade Show! If you're flying to Louisville or need to get transportation once you're there, there are several options available. Fly in, then grab a rental car with USIndoor's rental rates or find a taxi to get around the city.
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Norton Promises 100 Percent Virus Removal for Small Businesses
BetaNews
Businesses increasingly rely not just on PCs but on smartphones and other devices to access information and carry out transactions. But this also means that they face ever more complex security threats, and for smaller organizations that can be a big problem. To help protect businesses with fewer than 20 employees, Symantec is launching Norton Small Business, aimed at simplifying security for smaller enterprises.
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USIndoor Certified Arena Operator
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USIndoor's Certified Arena Operator Program is a must for anyone serious about running an indoor sports facility or in having a career in recreational sports management. Besides a new title, attendees leave the program with measurable skills and knowledge essential for the general manager position.
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Simple Facebook Marketing Guidelines for Small Businesses
Business 2 Community
Facebook is one of the pillars in social media marketing, but it doesn't always have to be. Many assume that since everyone has Facebook, you might as well be on it and talk about what is soon to be the next big thing. Here are simple guidelines that are often overlooked.
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Score4 Facility Operator Survey
USindoor
Take a moment to answer four quick questions in our informal survey of facility operators! The current survey looks into common methods of marketing and communications at indoor sports facilities. We will post the results soon in an upcoming E-Insider.
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Voluntary Benefits are Big Perks to Small Business Employees
Employee Benefit News
While small-business employers are just as keen on providing the same benefits as their big-business counterparts, a recent Colonial Life study says employers can look at offering competitive voluntary benefits as a way to entice employees and boost employee retention. While salaries still top the list of maintaining employee loyalty, a majority of employees surveyed still value health and retirement benefits more than most employers believe, the study notes.
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