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Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
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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
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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?

Dropouts Are Putting a Major Strain on Our Economy

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
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Despite all the efforts of every president from Kennedy to Obama, kids not completing their high school education are a blight on our society. Accordi...

Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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