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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Kevin Lamar

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Amy Tiller

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Ways the world of giving might change in 2018

Kate Roosevelt, Seattle-based vice president of Campbell & Company, knows that Americans are driven to philanthropy out of need to improve the lives of others – and because it makes them feel good. | Photo courtesy of Campbell & Company

January 22, 2018 - 12:29pm

New year means new laws for employers of all sizes

The new year is an opportune time for employers of all sizes to review their policies and processes related to sexual harassment in the workplace, and ensure that complaints are handled quickly and effectively. | Pixabay photo.

January 3, 2018 - 12:12pm

Who knew? Swimming with sharks a boon to educational stuffed toy business

Slumberkins are a hybrid between a stuffed animal and a security blanket that incorporate skill-building routines using therapeutic techniques designed to promote positive attachments during the bedtime routine. | Photo courtesy of Slumberkins

December 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Brandon Reed

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Glenda Schmidt

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Good things do come in Little Boxes

Consumers patronize Little Box stores during the 2016 Small Business Saturday weekend event. | Photo courtesy of Little Boxes

November 17, 2017 - 6:51pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Mike Warn

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jeff Sinelli

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