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Ohio Number One For Student Loan Debt

Aug 29, 2017
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A recent WalletHub study shows Ohio has the most student debt in the country with an average of $30,239 per student.  Nationally, student loan debt stands at a staggering $1.3 trillion.

How Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

Aug 15, 2017
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According to a 2011 American Express survey, 78% of consumers fail to complete a transaction or don't make an intended purchase because of a poor service experience. The survey also found that most of those lost customers don't make a complaint, so companies don't get the chance to immediately win them back.

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Bold Fusion 2017, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, takes place August 17. The annual summit provides an opportunity for young, creative professionals to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community. This year Bold Fusion celebrates  #EPICFAILS, how to understand, plan for, learn from and rebound from failures.

Growing Your Green In The Days Of Low-interest

Jul 17, 2017
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Do you remember a time when a bank savings account earned about five percent interest each year? It’s quite a contrast from today, with savings accounts averaging just a little more than a half percent. Series EE Savings Bonds return one-tenth of a percent, nowhere near enough to keep up with inflation. Other government bonds have higher rates, but still average about two percent. You can do better with high-yield bonds and the dividends paid on some stocks, if you’re willing to take the risks associated with those types of investments.

The Founding Fathers And Our Financial System

Jun 26, 2017
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With the Fourth of July coming up next week, we take a look at the world of finance through the eyes of our country’s founders – a “Founding Fathers Finance Party,” so to speak.

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The newly opened Epicurean Mercantile Co. is finally meeting the need for an after-hours grocery across from Findlay Market. But there's also a need for more retail to fill a number of vacant buildings surrounding the historic market. Local developers and entrepreneurs are working to transform the area into a new Findlay Market District

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SCORE Cincinnati provides workshops and free business coaching to new and existing businesses. Now the organization is strengthening its focus on female and minority entrepreneurs. 

African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky celebrating 20 years.
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The African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. 

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Marketing studies have shown that in today's digital, always-connected world, more consumers are searching for experiences rather than just products. This shift calls for companies and marketers to employ creative content and storytelling that drives and sustains customer experiences rather than describe the value of specific products or services.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has refocused its Leadership Action initiative. The Chamber is asking for local non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals to submit their ideas for bringing positive change to our region. The next Leadership Action Class will focus on implementing the top one or two idea proposals selected, beginning this November. 

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are 28 million small businesses in America, accounting for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. The SBA also says small businesses provide 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s.

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Being a successful writer is a lifelong dream for many. But writing is a  business, one that can be extremely complicated, frustrating and difficult to navigate. Writers have to be entrepreneurs in order to get published and sell their work.

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Last weekend, teams of students from five local universities participated in a competition designed to help business owners in Price Hill grow their companies and increase profits. The University BrainSteer SLAM was sponsored by the Incline Incubator and featured business students from the University of Cincinnati, Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati Christian University, Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University.

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Successful business leaders understand how important their company brand is to future and sustainable growth. And they realize that building and maintaining a strong brand identity is not the job of just the marketing department – every employee should understand and reinforce the brand.

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Kentucky is seeing dynamic growth in its aerospace industry. Recent preliminary figures show the Commonwealth has moved into the number two spot in aerospace exports in the United States. 

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A recent study by the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University shows the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has an annual economic impact on our region of $4.4 billion.

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Next week is Canada Week in Kentucky

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The traditional path to becoming the president or CEO of a corporation has been for an employee to spend years working in the company's operations, finance or logistics divisions. 

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Disruptive startups versus Blue Chip companies. Dave Knox calls this competition the new game of high-stakes business. 

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Coffee, one of the top traded commodities worldwide, is especially important as an export crop to developing countries, where 90 percent of the word's coffee production takes place.

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