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Ah, summer vacation! Perhaps you remember with sunny fondness that annual event — before it became nearly extinct.Today, Americans receive among the fewest vacation days (14) in the world. They also leave the most unused days... more

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A real estate agent and a remodeling contractor by day, Reena and Abel Reyes are partners in life and in their shared business of teaching salsa in the evenings and on weekends.They opened the Salsa Center in 2011 on Allendale... more

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In 2003, when Julie Jansen’s book “I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This” was first released, the business world was distinctly different from today in technology as well as many other aspects of work. By 2010... more

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Did you grow up with good money management skills or have you learned about the importance of solvency the hard way? Do you find numbers a fascinating part of business or a necessary evil to be dealt with? Connecting with a financial... more

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No matter the reason visitors come to central Kentucky, for business meetings or vacations, people have to eat. Restaurants and businesses may come and go, but the food and beverage industry itself will always exist.“The words... more

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Seth Godin is arguably the most innovative writer in business today. He has over a dozen best-selling books, including “Tribes,” “LynchPin,” “Permission Marketing” and “Purple Cow.” In some way, he has touched nearly... more

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Time flies when you’re self-employed, as the weeks turn into years. Is everything the same? Are things different? This month we check in with a quartet of entrepreneurs previously profiled in Business Lexington to see what they’re... more

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Not long ago, business theorists everywhere championed the concept of “teams,” where members helped one another, propelled by a mutual commitment. Teams could create a synergy that generated performance greater than the sum of its... more

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“So, um, yeah, you know, well, uh ...”These utterances don’t resound with the qualities of confidence and competence one needs when pitching a potential client or having a difficult conversation with a vendor. Enter Toastmasters... more

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We hear a good deal about trends in business — market trends, financial trends, industry trends — and the impact they may have on individual businesses or the economy as a whole. Our success in predicting trends can have an important... more

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Earning a “healthy” living is a career dream come true for triathlete Bob Baney, founding partner of 3 Way Racing LLC.Baney’s company promotes an active and healthy lifestyle by putting on races for runners and walkers,... more

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Can principles that work for business be applied equally for success in our personal lives?Numerous writers have extracted insights from business that ambitiously suggest that when grafted to the personal could create the lives... more

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As the days get colder, cocktail parties are a great way to warm both the house and the soul, and as a hostess of many socials, Ann Evans – also known as "Miss Ann," or the "Queen of... more

Arts & Culture

For five decades, SCORE has helped people start and/or expand businesses. For many of those years, volunteer counselors across the country were retired executives as the acronym described: Service Corps Of Retired Executives. Today the... more

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Occasionally in literature there occurs an unexpected wedding of fiction and history — a story so luminous in bringing to life a time and place that it seems it must be real. The just-released “Guarded” by Kentucky native Angela... more

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Has 2015 been a hard year for you or a good one? A year of re-evaluating and growing, or one of staying the course? The fourth quarter is a good time to reflect on the successes and challenges of the year, deciding what to leave behind... more

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Can meditation make you a better leader?In her new book “Take Your Soul to Work: 365 Meditations on Every Day Leadership” Erica Brown challenges each of us to a one-year quest to seek the answer to that question.You... more

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For many of us the 2008 recession left a lingering aftertaste of pessimism regarding the economy and particularly economic forecasts. Even with today’s hindsight, experts are strongly divided in determining what happened and how to... more

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You can network in line at the grocery store or at a basketball game, online or on vacation, but when you want to put networking on the calendar instead of running into it extemporaneously, there are plenty of organized entities in Lexington.BNI... more

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In a quiet suburb of Lexington, Iranian-born artist Haydar Hatemi enjoys the kind of work arrangement that most artists can only dream of. Like Michelangelo and great classical painters... more

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