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Sequestration not just a Beltway issue

By Jennifer Sakole<p>Contractors across the country say the top challenges they face are sequestration, contracts decided by price, and trying to grow, according to what Deltek heard on a recently completed six-week regional road tour.<p>Of the six regions visited, Denver/Colorado Springs and Huntsville …

A reporter duped: How I got fooled by a fraud - Washington Business Journal

I like to think that it's not often that I'm duped. So it came as both a surprise and an insult of sorts to learn that a source — one that offered …

Official: State contractor who made big political donations 'got what he paid for'

A major Kentucky political donor "got what he paid for politically" when Gov. Steve Beshear's office weighed in for him on the subject of roadside …

Tomorrow is WHY Louisville's Inaugural March Of The Colonels - "a multitude of Kentucky Colonels will march behind a Wax Colonel Sanders figure in a remote controlled Hoveround down East Market Street in NuLu" - that kicks ass. Be there if you're a Kentucky Colonel. Speaking of Kentucky Colonels, let's get a roll call in the comments (drop a comment if your a Colonel). https://www.facebook.com/events/443887812364630/

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The Era of Business Cards Is Dead

The paper business card has lost its significance--and utility. Check out a few digital alternatives designed to make networking easier.<p>It's time to ask yourself: How many business cards have you collected that never again see the light of day?<p>Seriously. This is an important question.<p>My mentor Tom …

Networking

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Working More Effectively

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today is International Take Your Dog to Work Day, and while many business owners might consider pets in the office a distraction, some entrepreneurs have found there is a lot to learn from our canine friends.<p>Ellen and Patrick Galvin, …

Entrepreneurship

How Smart People Collaborate for Success

Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.<p>Most experts agree that collaboration in business consistently provides greater accomplishment. When it works, the combined brainpower of intelligent people can solve complex …

May unemployment rates down in 25 states

Unemployment rates fell in 25 states in May, the government reported Friday.<p>Seventeen states had increases while jobless rates were unchanged in eight states plus the District of Columbia.<p>The U.S. jobless rate was 7.6% in May, up from 7.5% in April. Twenty-one states had rates significantly lower …

How Louisville, Ky., Is Using a 'Stat' Program to Transform the Culture of Government

"Stat" programs have emerged as one of the most important government operational reforms of the last 20 years. Just five years after Police …

Knoxville News Sentinel

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7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Yoghurt tycoon named world's best entrepreneur

The Turkish founder of a Greek yoghurt business has been named the world's best entrepreneur for building a $1bn (£640m) turnover business in less than six years.<p>Hamdi Ulukaya, who launched New York-based Chobani in 2007, won the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte …

Indianapolis Star

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Commerce Lexington launches minority business accelerator

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2013) – The University of Kentucky, Messer Construction, and National Diversity Solutions announced today a contract of more …

Local governments get a chief of staff in an app | CivSource

on June 4, 2013 at 3:30 am<p>For city and state government, fostering civic engagement has always been hard to do. Many city and state government …

IBM 'protests' $600M Amazon cloud contract with CIA: report

Big Blue has filed a bid to protest the $600 million, 10-year cloud contract awarded to Amazon by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.<p>When a rival …

42 Tips For Small Business Event Planning

Memorable events don’t just happen. Organizing and holding an event takes planning. Whether it’s a conference, seminar or a customer appreciation …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

Need for Health Care Workers Is an Economic Opportunity

Because the expansion of Medicaid and creation of a state health insurance exchange will provide health coverage to several hundred thousand people, …