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Apr 24th

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SBA Deputy said to go "Beyond the Call of Duty" for Black businesses

SBA Deputy said to go (TriceEdneyWire.com) - It is a story that has unfolded all too often. The owner of a small business finds it simply impossible to pull through the torturous economy. The doors shut or the website shuts down and another business venture comes to a close.
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Northeast Bank: Zach J. Neuman promoted

Northeast Bank: Zach J. Neuman promotedNortheast Bank announced the promotion of Zach J. Neuman, a resident of St. Louis Park, MN to Assistant Vice President - Credit Department at the Minneapolis office. Neuman joined Northeast Bank in 2010 with six years of community banking experience working as a Credit Analyst, Relationship Credit Analyst, and Commercial Lender/Assistant Vice President. Neuman is currently in charge of managing the Loan Operations Department, in addition to his credit analyst responsibilities. Neuman was honored with Northeast Bank's "Rookie of the Year" award in December 2011.
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Getting to the top of the email hogpile

Remember hogpiles? Kids shout Hogpile! And jump onto a heap of people until the kids at the bottom are screaming and everyone is laughing and it's all a lot of fun. Think about the winners of certain sporting events – everyone leaps in, creating a giant pile of happy victors. A joyful moment, but think about the people at the bottom. They are being crushed and smothered and they are missing the TV spotlight because they can't be seen.
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Watch out for these small business scams

Consumers aren't the only victims of fraud. Every year, thousands of small businesses are targets of fraudulent or deceptive sales practices. Protect your business from scams by learning what to look out for. Often, it's only a matter of identifying suspicious situations and asking the right questions. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection have put together a list of some of the top business scam scenarios:
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: New merchant surcharges on credit purchases

Most of us have gotten used to charging purchases, large and small, on a credit card. Just by swiping the card you avoid the hassle of carrying cash. Look carefully; you may notice a new fee on your receipt. Retailers are now allowed to pass along to consumers the cost of processing credit cards – though few have, to date. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is advising people they may be able to save themselves money simply by staying vigilant.
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Tips for driveway improvements

An attractive, well-maintained driveway can help a home make a good first impression, provide protection against flooding, and even add value to your investment. But replacing a driveway can be a costly endeavor. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises homeowners to take the time to choose a contractor they can trust. When looking to hire a contractor for your driveway, the BBB recommends the following tips:
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Better Business Bureau tips for consumers: Get the most from your auto insurance

Motor vehicle collisions and other auto-related mishaps result in billions of dollars in property damage, medical and legal bills and lost income every year. Car owners need to protect their vehicle and themselves with auto insurance, but how do you know if you are properly covered? It's not enough to simply have car insurance. Car owners should be aware of what their insurance covers and what it doesn't. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) provides the following advice to consumers:
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