Small Business Awards You Should Enter

Get recognized! There are award competitions you can enter for your small business. Vertical Response pulled together a list of 10 you should consider. A few of the deadlines have already passed. The following are still options for this year:

Which would you add?


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Crowdfunding Websites for Non-Profits

Looking for resources to help you crowdfund for your non-profit? Vertical Response has pulled together a list to get you started:

  1. Rally
  2. HopeMob
  3. Start Some Good
  4. Crowdrise 
  5. Causes
  6. Indiegogo
  7. FirstGiving
  8. RocketHub
  9. CauseVox
  10. Razoo

Did they miss any?

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Things You Should Stop Doing To Save More

I need to save more money. I think most of us have that thought on occasion. Lifehack has some suggestions on things you can stop doing to increase your savings account. Some of the things that resonated with me:

  • Stop buying lunch for work. If you pack lunch two days a week, saving $6 each time, you could save $624 a year. It probably would be more, but that’s a good place to start.
  • Stop buying coffee daily. Do I really need to do the math for you on this?

What hacks do you make in your daily routine to save money?

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Tips to Creating a Slogan

Creating a slogan or a tagline is something I have had to do a few times in my career. This article is a good resource to read and bookmark if you’ll ever have to create one for yourself, “7 Tips to Creating a Memorable Slogan.”

Follow these suggestions to create a slogan your customers will remember

The short version:

  • Keep it short and simple.
  • Focus on what makes you different.
  • Make it timeless.
  • Ensure it can stand-alone.
  • Consider your target market.
  • Get input.

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Source: 7 Tips to Creating a Memorable Slogan | VerticalResponse Blog

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Money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

Don’t contribute to you retirement? Don’t have an emergency fund? These are common money mistakes we all make … in our 20s, 30s, and beyond. This article discusses other money mistakes we make in our 20s that can impact the rest of our lives.

The financial decisions you make in your 20s can have long-lasting repercussions. Knowing which decisions make the worst financial mistakes could be very helpful.

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Source: 10 money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

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Article spotlight: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Morning To Advance Your Career

Is it time to quit your job? This article covers a few reasons why the answer might be “yes.”

For many of us, the morning is a time for reflection. It’s a time to meditate on what’s been going on over the past few days, what you’re going to do throughout the workday, and where you’re going in the future. It’s easy to go through the motions of the […]

Source: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Morning To Advance Your Career – Forbes

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Houston entrepreneurs get national recognition

Houston entrepreneurs rock! This article in Houston Culturemap spotlights the Houston-area companies that were featured in the 2014 Inc. 5000 list. Nice to know that so many great local businesses are getting recognition outside the city.

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SOURCE: Houston entrepreneurs climb list of fastest-growing private companies – CultureMap Houston

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Get ready for Generation Z

Suggested reading: Get ready for Generation Z || MacLean’s

They’re smarter than Boomers, and way more ambitious than the Millennials. Gen Z are loosely defined as those born after 1995 and who are now 18 and under. It’s a big group: two billion worldwide, and one-quarter of the North American population.

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SOURCE: Get ready for Generation Z

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The cheapest cities in Texas

What are the cheapest cities in Texas? According to this article in Culturemap Houston they are: Round Rock, Temple, Denton and Corpus Christi. So keep them in mind when considering where to relocate to while staying in the state.

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SOURCE: Cheapest cities in Texas: 4 land on list of desirable places to live – CultureMap Houston

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