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Growing a Better Future

Zoe Helene | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

Richard "Ric" Scalzo, the pioneering president and CEO of Gaia Herbs, has been making fine sustainable products and setting industry standards for pla...

Seeds of Change in Appalachia

Betty Londergan | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Chad's attitude has changed, his whole family is eating healthier food, and the garden gets him outside moving and sweating every day, with his excited kids working beside him. And this kind of Appalachian pride is growing on 43 family gardens all across Ashe County.

Boost Your Sales and Enhance Your Brand With Little-Known QR Codes

Jerry Chautin | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Quick response codes have the potential to boost your sales, enhance your brand and turn your plain vanilla print advertisement into an interactive, m...

Starting a Business Begins With Exit Planning and a Buy-Sell Agreement

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Charlie Spence's advice to prospective small-business owners is to visualize your exit before you start. But even if you are already in business, it is not too late plan your exit.