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October 29, 2013

Lighten Up This Halloween

About two weeks ago, a 5-year-old boy named Liam ran out of his house around dusk to show off his Halloween costume to all the neighborhood kids.“Look at me,” Liam yelled with pride.

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October 28, 2013

Top 10 Holiday “Must Do’s” for Small Business Owners

Small business retailers are likely already feeling snowed under by the ramp-up of the busy holiday season. The small business experts at FedEx Office have a “Top 10” list of tips and actionable advice on what retailers can do now to get ready for a successful and profitable holiday.Plan Ahead

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October 8, 2013

10 Tips for Improving Child Pedestrian Safety

At the beginning of most our lives, we share two fundamental desires: learning and movement. In fact, most babies take their first steps when they are less than a year, and are walking well by the time they are 14 or 15 months. Before you know it, kids are not just walking but running, jumping, skipping and you name it – any other physical gymnastics that most of us adults find exhausting just to look at!

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June 21, 2013

How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay: Tips from the FedEx Design Team

The Global Citizenship team has supported the Memphis Challenge program for several years through charitable giving. Team members used their knowledge and skills as writers to assist Memphis-area high school seniors who are a part of this program. Informally known as the “FedEx Design Team,” those team members have conducted an annual workshop since 2007 on “How to Write the Winning College Entrance Essay.”

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November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday & Beyond: Navigating the Online Holiday Shopping Season

Do you hear that sound? No, it’s not the clicking of Santa’s reindeers or jingle bells. It’s the clicking of keyboards across the nation as we head into the thick of the holiday shopping season. We started with Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and today we move on to Cyber Monday. In the next few weeks, folks will be scrambling to check off those last minute gifts – many of you (like me!) relying heavily on the convenience of online shopping.

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November 19, 2012

Think Twice Before “Dashing Through the Snow” this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Day is almost here, with its turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce and car accidents.  Don’t remember hearing about that last part?  That’s right, folks.

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November 8, 2011

Practical Tips to Boost Your Small Business

Rapid advancements in technology have greatly impacted the way small businesses communicate with customers. I owned my business for 15 years prior to becoming a marketing Manager for FedEx Office. In the past couple of years, social media has become important for entrepreneurs to network, reach new and existing customers and learn from experts about how to run a business.

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March 7, 2011

4 keys to getting the most from your social media efforts

A few months ago, one of my friends in Louisiana asked me to come down to speak to his local Entrepreneur Organization chapter about digital and social media at FedEx.  This friend also happens to be one of the largest FedEx customers in Louisiana, which made the request more of a demand.  But as a native of Louisiana, it’s always attractive to head farther South during the cold winter months in Memphis, so last month I took him up on a trip to Baton Rouge.

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