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Franchot Releases Fiscal 15 Year-End Closeout Numbers

Reiterating his call for caution in the midst of a slow economic recovery, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot released the final closeout numbers for Fiscal Year 2015.

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Thanks to a competitive global environment, innovation has become a centerpiece of corporate strategy.

Add Estate Planning to Your Adult Child’s College Prep Checklist

So, your “baby” is off to college. Congratulations. Pretty soon, you’ll be busy helping him or her shop for the typical college essentials like textbooks, shower caddies, Ramen noodles and dorm room furniture.

Gained in Translation: Marketing to Foreign-Born Populations

The tried and true path of traditional marketing strategies still works. For many advertisers it’s a comfortable fit, both familiar and fairly predictable.

Corner-ing the Market on Peer Advisory Boards for Entrepreneurs

The blood flowing through Tina Corner’s veins has always been infused with the spirit of an entrepreneur, even though she tried to deny it for many years.

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Launches New Podcast Series

The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), has announced the launch of a 14-part podcast series focused on entrepreneurship and business.

A Return to Social Transformation Through Corporate Philanthropy

Fundraising publications have recently claimed that corporate transactional giving — simply writing a check — is being reinvented into transformational giving — supporting social causes through involvement as well as investment — but the idea of transformational giving is not new.

401(k) + IRA: How to Mix and Match Plans

Even if an individual is contributing like a champ to his or her employer-sponsored retirement plan, that person should not overlook the opportunity to invest in an IRA, too.

Local Author Expands With New Novel, Award-Winning Screenplays

Debbi Mack’s first novel, Identity Crisis, hit the New York Times e-book bestseller list in 2011 and is the first in the Sam McRae Mystery series.

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