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    Ask the Mompreneur: 4 ways to tame your email

    Are you drowning in a sea of email? Is your inbox overflowing to the point where you can't find the important stuff anymore? It's great to be in demand, but business owners have to take control of their email to avoid letting other people's requests take over their day.


    Don’t miss Shop Talk’s Money, Marketing & Media Bootcamp

    Shop Talk is hosting a half-day conference for small-business owners who want to set their companies on a path to success. Come learn from local experts, including Terrence Holt, president of Holt Brothers Inc.; Jeremy Sisk, owner of marketing firm Xperience4Higher; Lewyn M. Hayes III, vice president...


    Ask the Experts: Treat and hire employees and family the same

    It’s a dilemma many business owners face at one time or another. Should you hire your own family members to work at your retail business? Ann Close, managing member and senior human resources coach at Close HR Connections in Raleigh, says the biggest benefit to hiring family members is that...


    Small-business owners explain how they shop local

    Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges attended Shop Local Raleigh’s annual meeting. She asked small-business owners how they incorporate the shop-local philosophy into their business. This is what they said.

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