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Attendees’ Words to Live By

Spark & Hustle attendees’ words to live by. Tell us what makes YOU tick…and share this with others who could use some SPARK!

Three Ways to Get your Children Interested in Saving Money

How many times have you heard a parent say, “They grow up so fast.” That they do! Our children seem to be growing up faster and faster in this fast-paced world of high technology. I’ve seen three-year-olds using iPads far more efficiently than I can. So when considering how advanced we are as a society, […]

4 Things Your Welcome Email Must Do (and Probably Doesn’t)

This article is courtesy of Constant Contact:
As a small business, you know how important a first impression can be.

Whether it’s the first time someone walks into your store, the first time someone calls your office, or the first time someone looks up your business online—you work hard to make sure customers walk away thinking […]

Living Healthy with Fresh Gluten-Free Foods

This article is courtesy of Hail Merry:
Today we offer an alternative to unhealthy breakfast & protein bars. Dr. Claudia Pillow, Hail Merry brand ambassador, discusses how autoimmune diseases are triggered by leaky gut syndrome and the harmful effects of gluten on the body. Find out more information on these topics and enjoy her quick […]

Tend Your Fire

Ever had the spark of a new idea, a blazing new insight, or a burning desire to follow a dream? My passion has always been small business and it can flare up when least expected. Whatever produces the fire in your life, you must tend the fire.

Big ideas, big dreams, and even big businesses all […]

Use Your Intellectual Property First and Prove it!

Suzanne, a US businesswoman, learned a difficult lesson about building a brand without first using or securing trademark. She formed a Limited Liability Company (LLC) using the brand name but did not register that name with the state or with the USPTO. When Suzanne attempted to trademark her brand name with the USPTO, she was […]

Lessons I’ve Learned About Building A Business

This article is courtesy of Huggies MomInspired Grant Program.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know that moms start 5.5 million businesses each year. Much like my experience in 2000 when I decided to leave corporate America and branch out on my own, a mom’s priorities (and previously held career ideas) often shift drastically when […]

Health Benefits of Almonds in a Sweet Package

This article is courtesy of Hail Merry:
Why are raw nuts better than roasted nuts? Hail Merry® Vanilla Maple Almonds are raw, sweetly fresh, heart healthy and full of antioxidants and alkalizing minerals. In contrast, many roasted nuts are rancid which can cause premature aging.

Raw almonds are some of nature’s great super foods- full […]