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Cold and Forgotten? How We Can Help the Homeless

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

With the limitless potential that the homeless have to make a lasting positive contribution to our communities, we cheat not only them but ourselves by not allocating dollars, either in the taxes we collect or the disposable income we can spare, to helping them.

Is Small Business for Me?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

Some small business owners promise the world, but going after all the business at one time drains your cash and profitability -- and you may lose sight of quality, delivery time and follow through.

Death of Honor

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Besides celebrating our military with these special days in May, we must all do more than just wave the American flag or take the day off and watch the parade. We have to help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful.

Can't Blame the Teachers for Getting Us Into This Mess

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Marc Joseph

In today's America, why would anyone ever want to become a teacher? The budgets for our classrooms dwindle each year, and teachers continue to take money out of their own pockets to provide their students with supplies. The schools are getting older, and fewer new schools are being built annually.

For the Love of Animals

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

This "Love Your Pet Day," donate to animal shelters and organizations to help care for these innocent animals. Volunteer at your local shelter to help the animals cope with being alone. No one wants to be alone, and your simple act of kindness goes a long way for animals that don't have anyone.

Can't Stop the Giving

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

With the impasse in Washington, which looks like it will be getting even worse in 2015, we cannot rely on our government to pick up the slack to take care of those Americans who truly need our help.

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

The lopsided failure rate of small businesses is a concern to every community. For our cities to recently jump in and realize this is a local issue that must be solved with "boots on the ground," reinforces that these entrepreneurs are not in this battle alone.

Is the Recession Really Over?

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Where is the good news to get us out of this funk of no growth and the pain of the recession still lingering for businesses and individuals?

Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Marc Joseph

We are a well-educated society, so how did we get ourselves into this cycle of putting this financial burden and stress on the teachers who we entrust with our kids every day?

Kids lose their future to poverty

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Now that one school year is over and we are preparing for the next, June is a month of reflection for educators and parents on how to do better next school year.

Why Fight for Our Country?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

So how can we as communities do more than just celebrate, and really help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful?

Helping Small Businesses -- Lots of Talk, But No Action

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

The Small Business Act of 1953 established the Small Business Administration (SBA) which came into existence on the grounds that small businesses are ...

Congress Could Use a Lesson From America's Innovators

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Marc Joseph

These budget impasses remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. There have got to be some innovative thinkers outside and inside government who can get us out of this rut of repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Did Not Make It Home for the Holidays

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

The weather this past December not only played havoc on retail sales, but ruined many holiday celebrations by causing electrical outages, undelivered packages and relatives unable to travel to be with family.

Brother, Can You Spare a MilkBone?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Helping to support animals in need is the core of our decency. These innocent animals give us much happiness; let's do everything we can to eliminate their pain and suffering and get them into loving homes.

It's Too Expensive to Go to College Anymore

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

America is the land of dreams and opportunity. Anyone who is passionate enough to want a college education should be afforded the opportunity to at least try.

Teachers Have it Rough... But Kids Are the Ones Who Suffer

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Our dedicated teachers do what they do because they have a passion to help mold the future of this country, foster creativity in young people, develop character in students and help people lead productive lives.

Back to School: It's Make It or Break It Time for the Economy

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Dig deep into your pockets and help out your local backpack drive by donating backpacks, school supplies or cash so they can buy what is needed for the underprivileged.

To Give or Not to Give

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.25.2013 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

Every day we read about famous Americans supporting nonprofit organizations. It may be Warren Buffett, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endo...

School Supply Giveaway Contest

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.07.2011 | Impact
Marc Joseph

During these recessionary times, to support the causes needed to sustain our American society, all of us, whether you are a business or an individual, need to dig just a little deeper to help.