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Six Ways to Gift Like a Boss

Six Ways to Gift Like a Boss

Gift giving is not just for friends and family! It can be an excellent way to build relationships and generate even more business for you and your company. Here are some tips for making your holiday gifting count:1. Show Gratitude: Send a personalized note thanking the recipient for their role in making your business successful. If this is not feasible, include a newsletter about important business milestones with a general thank you. 2. Give the Recipient Something they Can Actually Use: Don't just send a promotional item. If you don't know them that well, send an all edible gift. After all, everyone loves to eat!...

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A Candid Conversation with Stefan Vincent of the Holy Black: Taking Modern Day Grooming Back to the Old School

A Candid Conversation with Stefan Vincent of the Holy Black: Taking Modern Day Grooming Back to the Old School

Right now, men are just starting to realize that it's OK to use grooming products. I think the men's grooming market is the fastest growing market in America. Before, men would just use a bar of soap and that's it. Now men aren't afraid to look good, smell good and use products that were traditionally thought of for women. So I think we're appealing to those guys that normally didn't think about this type of stuff. And really it's just me and my brother doing what we like. So we're kind of appealing to people who have the same interests...

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An Interview with Artist Jackie Maloney on the Inspiration Behind Her Art

An Interview with Artist Jackie Maloney on the Inspiration Behind Her Art

Why did you decide to become an artist? Growing up I was a very introverted person (still am!). So most of my childhood was spent observing the world around me and filling my days with tons of solo creative activities. Drawing was an outlet for me. My mother was also very creative and artistic and she would always encourage me to create for myself. She is my inspiration. My parents also nurtured my ability with private art lessons throughout my childhood. Their encouragement ultimately paid off with a scholarship at my dream school - Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA]...

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That Time We Interviewed Ourselves

That Time We Interviewed Ourselves

It feels a little self-indulgent to start with our own blog post, but... how else can we properly introduce ourselves?? locaLI bred was conceived with the desire to champion Long Island's entrepreneurial and creative spirit. When we both moved to Long Island from Brooklyn around the same time (five years ago) we were nervous to leave city life behind. We had just seen firsthand Brooklyn undergo this tremendous transformation. The emphasis on patronizing everything artisanal and locally grown saw the city blossom into this mecca of hip and cool and new. Meanwhile, the city perception of Long Island was... great...

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