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Supporting Your Community with Your Small Food Business

• Donating unsold goods is a great way to reduce waste while helping those in need. • Small food businesses can support other startups by offering advice, sharing connections, and selling unused kitchen equipment. • Partnering with non-profits is a great way to raise awareness about important causes while providing valuable exposure for your business.

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What’s Behind Your Community’s High Unemployment Rate?

• Approximately 5 million people are unemployed in the US due to recession and globalization. • Education access and job training can help people become more competitive for open positions. • Struggling local economy, automation, and businesses leaving can contribute to high unemployment rates. • Training for manufacturing, local business promotion, and education and job

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Best Tips for Increasing Job Opportunities in Your Community

• Get involved in local politics and initiatives to influence economic policy and attract new businesses. • Take advantage of educational and training opportunities to gain skillsets that make you competitive in the job market. • Network with other professionals in the industry, attend local events and use social media to your advantage. • Support local businesses

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Elderly Care: What to Look for in a Nursing Home

Consider the nursing home’s location when selecting one for elderly care, as this can decrease travel time and the cost associated with visiting your loved ones. Look into the facility’s credibility and reputation, including customer reviews, costs, awards won, and amenities offered. Ensure that the staff is well-trained and experienced in providing elderly care and

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What Side Jobs in the Community Are Great for College Students?

Strapped for cash as a college student? Don’t worry, everyone has gone through that at some point in our lives. If you’re in college now, unless you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you’re probably looking for a side job to make ends meet or to afford that high-end bar your friends want

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In the Spirit of Altruism: How Volunteerism Opens Doors

In a time when most people are more focused on pursuing self-serving opportunities than considering the greater good, the world needs more acts of altruism. Of course, too much of anything will be counter-productive to progress, which is why striking the perfect balance between this two is key. Fortunately, individuals have many opportunities to grow

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Keeping Yourself Healthy While Traveling During the Pandemic

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes to how we usually live. Whether it’s how we communicate, how we do business, and how we adhere to safety protocols, the pandemic has changed much of how we live. Not only has this affected the economic state of many nations, but this has also affected how

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Common Healthcare Issues in Rural Communities

Rural communities in the United States face many health disparities than their urban counterparts. This issue is becoming a growing concern as a large portion, approximately 15% of the U.S. population, resides in rural areas. Here ere are the most common healthcare issues in rural communities: Limited Access  Several studies have documented the issues faced

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Financial Literacy Can Build Your Community

Planning programs to help communities is only half of the problem solved by governments. The other half is finding the funds to pay for those projects. One of the ways to help is by encouraging everyone to attain financial literacy; for themselves, for their families, and for their community. People having a fiscally sound plan

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How the Government Can Help You Purchase a Home

Homes are expensive, and they are getting more expensive every year. Currently, the median price of homes is around $347,000. If you consider mortgage rates, the possible increase from auction, and the maintenance, the home you purchase today, can easily cost you $500,000 in the future. That’s a price that many Americans can’t pay in

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