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Fiscal cliff tax deal: What does it mean for small business?
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For small- and medium-sized business owners there is good news and bad news in the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. In addition, the deal strongly underscores the need for business owners to sharpen their own pencils to cut their taxes. More

How to be a better boss in 2013
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The new year has arrived — and with it, the inevitable wave of self-improvement plans and resolutions. Along with pledging to lose weight or kick a coffee habit, why not resolve to be a better manager in 2013? From practicing your job to avoiding the "reply-all" button, Journal reporters and management experts offer tips on how to do it. More

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13 predictions for small businesses in 2013
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What will 2013 bring for small business? 2013 is a tougher year to predict than 2012. Here are 2013 predictions as well as ways small-business owners can take advantage of each of them. More

7 easy ways to be more innovative
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Trying to be innovative is, at least for most people, nearly impossible. Creativity isn't a switch most of us can turn on at will, so the key to being innovative is to view a problem from a different perspective. Necessity is the mother of innovation, so creating a little artificial necessity automatically stimulates creativity.

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  NACD News

Reserve your spot at the LA and Miami Responsible Distribution workshops
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Two years ago, NACD piloted a unique one-day workshop that was dedicated to members in the NE Region. On Monday, Jan. 14, Univar will host another one-day workshop open to all NACD members and Affiliates with issues dedicated to Responsible Distribution and the changes for the new, 5th Cycle. Click here to learn more and register for the workshop! Please note: Due to limited space, attendance will be limited to 25 people. Act now before you miss your chance!

Mark your calendar for the Tuesday, Feb. 5, Responsible Distribution workshop in Miami (airport location)! Registration and more details will follow soon, but reserve your spot today by emailing Mike Lang at

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

CEF welcomes 2 new board members
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The Chemical Educational Foundation welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees in 2013; Douglas A. Brown, NACD Treasurer and President & CEO of Brown Chemical Co. Inc., and Eunice Heath, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship (STEM Education) of The Dow Chemical Company.

CEF is pleased to have these two dedicated industry members join its Board and looks forward to working with them over the coming years to advance the Foundation's mission.

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    CEF and The Franklin Institute to hold professional development
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® and The Franklin Institute have agreed to a partnership that will produce a series of You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements educator professional development workshops across the United States in 2013.

    Initial Essential Elements workshops have been held in Philadelphia, Shreveport, La., and Reading, Pa.

    For more information regarding this program, visit the CEF website.

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