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Retailers recover from Old Man Winter (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — For retailers, the winter storm that blew through last weekend couldn’t have come at a worse time. Already suffering from lackluster sales because of the recession, many business owners were relying on “Super Saturday” — ...

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Tweetups are conversations, not networking (access required)

By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — When people came to the Ballantyne Business Tweetup at Zapatas Mexican Cantina on Wednesday, it wasn’t to network; most were already connected through online networks like Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Instead, people met to ...

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Business owners keep tabs on employees online (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — The Internet is a tempting distraction for many employees, so it’s no wonder a growing number of companies are concerned about employees wasting time and resources surfing online. A recent study by America Online and Salary.com ...

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Five Ventures starts application, mentoring process (access required)

By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — Applications for the 2010 Five Ventures competition at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte Research Institute are now available for entrepreneurs at FiveVentures.com. The deadline for applications is Feb. 16, 2010, and there’s good reason ...

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