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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 Michael McPolin on the Power of Scents and the Inspiration Behind Birch & Main

An Interview with Michael McPolin on the Power of Scents and the Inspiration Behind Birch & Main

Where did your love of candles and scents come from? Did you always want to own your own store? It might sound crazy, but since I was little I've always wanted to own my own store (or be an interior designer). Also, I come from a family of a lot of women so candles were always around. But the real trigger was in my past life when I was gifted this beautiful (and expensive candle) from a previous employee. I'm not sure what ticked but that was the moment I became candle crazy. From then on out I would go...

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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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