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August 25, 2016 at 01:00PM

Penn State included among ‘Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Schools’ by Campus Pride | Penn State University – UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ­– Penn State is named among the top 30 schools in the nation in the 2016 Campus Pride Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning-Friendly Campus Climate Index….

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August 24, 2016 at 11:18PM

Campus Pride’s 2016 Best of the Best Top 30 List of LGBTQ-friendly Colleges and Universities | Campus Pride – Campus Pride chose thirty campuses to highlight this year based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures.  The Campus Pride Index, currentl…

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August 24, 2016 at 11:21PM

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: Big Money Still Has a Home in the Democratic Party – Former Obama campaign official David Plouffe speaking on behalf of Uber at a panel in Philadelphia. Photos by Jason Bergman unless otherwise noted Hamilton “Tony” James is president of the private …

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August 25, 2016 at 07:14AM

How to ask your wife for permission to spend $250,000 on a domain name – Build something cool (even if other people don’t think so) – Stock photos, of course. We’re going to sell what our competitors sell. “How can you be sure they will buy? And why would they buy from you and not your bigger, more established competitors?” she c…

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August 25, 2016 at 07:36AM

UK unemployment claimant count falls after Brexit vote – Fears that a Brexit vote would trigger widespread job losses were not realised last month, with the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance unexpectedly falling. The claimant count fell by …

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August 25, 2016 at 06:48AM

Trump And Pence Face Divide On Women’s Health And LGBT Issues – Donald Trump could stand to benefit from his reported vice presidential pick Mike Pence in a number of ways, in particular from his strong Christian identity, which might help Trump gain needed sup…

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August 25, 2016 at 06:02AM

Yes, There Are Black Queers in Oregon and They Need Help – Seven years ago, racial justice activists in Portland, Ore., worked with the local chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays to create an outreach group to meet the unique need…

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August 25, 2016 at 07:49AM

What Are the 4 Tenets of Business Etiquette?

By George Fair

At its core, conducting business is about how we relate to other people. Here are four tenets of business etiquette that small business owners can use to maximize their relationships and minimize misunderstandings:

  1. Don’t make customers or colleagues wait, no matter how well you know them. Arriving late to any professional engagement is never a good idea. Whether it’s your first meeting with a client or your hundredth encounter, making someone wait is the fastest way to lose their interest and their trust. If you are prepared and show up a few minutes early, it will help you relax and send a signal to the person or group you are meeting that you have respect for them and their time.
  2. Show that you are paying attention and be an active listener when others are speaking. You know that feeling when you are sharing something you care about with someone and you aren’t quite sure they care? Give your full attention to people as they communicate with you or they will feel ignored, foolish or judged … but definitely not heard. Being an active listener is partly what you do when the person is talking and partly knowing what to say when they look to you for a response.  If you stay alert, show empathy for their concerns and respond appropriately, your business relationships will be more honest, engaging and productive.
  3. Don’t rely on just emails for praise – send personalized, handwritten “Thank You” cards. In a digital era where adding a personalized touch to business communications is a lost art, what better way to stand out than to send a “Thank You” card with a handwritten message that comes from the heart? It’s very easy to fall back on email as the only way of communicating your appreciation for someone’s business or hard work. However, when you combine those same sentiments with a printed card that contains a personal note of thanks, it shows that you took the time to do more than just copy/paste and hit send.

Another effective way of saying “Thank You” to those you do business with is to add a promotional product to go with your card that you can send as a gift. These days, there are thousands of items to choose from that you can imprint your logo on and even add personalized messages. Think about the person you are sending this out to, and then choose a promotional item that best suits their interests. Such thoughtfulness will be well-received and it will go a long way towards strengthening the bond between your brand and your colleague or client.

Did You Know? More than half (58%) of recipients keep a promotional product anywhere from a year through 4 years – before passing it on – (source: PPAI)

  1. A promise is a promise! If you make a business arrangement, follow through on it. If you commit to do something for someone, make sure to follow through in a reasonable time frame. It’s important to strike the right balance between getting the job done fast and prioritizing jobs in a way that makes the most sense for your business and your clients. If you make promises, keep them, and try not to guarantee anything you can’t realistically accomplish.

Be authentic in your actions

All of the tenets above will serve you well when you conduct business. The most important thing to keep in mind as a small business owner is to simply be you. The more genuine you are in your conversations and presentations, the more business you will attain. That’s why I always say to potential and current Minuteman Press franchise owners that it is important to believe in what you do, through and through.

After all, when business is done right, authenticity and business etiquette will fit comfortably together, hand in hand.

George Fair is area manager for Minuteman Press International for the Pittsburgh region providing ongoing support to Minuteman Press franchise locations in his area. Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at Tweet to Minuteman Press @minutemanintl.

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August 25, 2016 at 08:00AM

Mortgage rates in Dallas, Texas – – Mortgage rates didn’t budge in the Dallas area this week. The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate for the Dallas area remained constant at 3.61%, according to Bankrate’s …

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August 24, 2016 at 08:35PM

Adobe Campaign Consultant Job at Request Technology-Anthony Honquest – *Position can be located in most major US Cities* *This role require 100% company paid travel Monday thru Thursday each week* Prestigious Enterprise Professional Services Firm is looking for an Ado…

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August 24, 2016 at 12:50PM

IT Client Engagement and Delivery Architect Job at Request Technology-Stephanie Baker – Prestigious IT Hosting Firm is seeking a IT Client Engagement and Delivery Architect. The Candidate works to build relationships with senior-level clients to understand and solve business challenge…

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August 24, 2016 at 12:50PM

Cover Letter

A written document submitted with a job application explaining the applicant’s credentials and interest in the open position. Since a cover letter is often one of only two documents sent to a potential employer, it is often extremely important in determining whether the applicant will obtain an interview for the position.

August 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

Why are there so many queer and trans kids in the criminal justice system? – Contrary to the common refrain of “it gets better,” a new report finds that the unique challenges facing LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming youth actually make them more susceptible to engagement with …

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August 24, 2016 at 03:30PM

Trump spent $55K in campaign money to buy his own book — which is probably illegal – Donald Trump may have broken the law by using campaign donations to buy thousands of copies of his own book at retail cost. His campaign raised eyebrows this week when a filing with the Federal Ele…

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August 24, 2016 at 10:20AM


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