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Steve Azar: “There are no obstacles”

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Steve Azar has an infectious kind of positive energy. When he’s excited about a project or a song, he practically bounces off the walls and you wonder if he ever sits down – or finds time to sleep. Azar was born in the Mississippi Delta – the birthplace of the blues. When he was ten […]

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Tower of Power’s Jerry Cortez: Stay True to Yourself

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The weather outside was stormy but it was nothing compared to the atmosphere inside the Delta Sky Club in Salt Lake City. Flights had been delayed or grounded and scores of passengers were mad as hell. Some were yelling at ticket agents. Some were being nasty to the wait staff. Some were yelling into phones. […]

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5 ways to write like a human being in business

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For nearly 25 years, I fought “groaners” in the broadcast journalism business. Groaners are those words that people don’t actually use in conversation.  Words like:  Altercation Allegation Motorist Pedestrians They also include phrases like: Up in arms Fled on foot Opened fire I would spend most of my editing time turning this: The altercation broke […]

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#ShopSmall for Clutter-Free Gift Ideas

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Looking for a gift idea for someone living a clutter-free life? A gift card or certificate to a local business not only gives your loved one an experience, but it also gives your local business community a boost. Here are some ideas:

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Paper Management Hacks: Financial Records

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Some financial records may seem obvious to you: your tax records for your business. Others may not be top of mind until you need them and realize you don’t have them at your fingertips. This week, we’re looking at paper management hacks and what sorts of paperwork you need to keep at the ready in […]

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Paper Management Hacks: Vital Records

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In the event of an emergency, do you know where your vital records are? If you’re like most people, they’re scattered across several storage areas, because you may not think of certain records as “vital” – and therefore they may be living in a file cabinet, instead of a fireproof safe or a safety deposit […]