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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Architecture From the Inside Out

Charlotte-based ai Design Group draws clients for its emphasis on both architecture and interior design Wes Jones and Kim Marks knew the recent economic downturn was going to create challenges for their Charlotte-based architecture…
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Intriguing Iran

Iran doesn’t make it onto most Americans’ vacation radar. Yet for me and my wife, Harriet, experiencing the wonders of ancient Persia has topped our bucket list for some time. What surprised us most during our recent 25-day journey…
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The Only Freelance Horoscope You'll Ever Need

  Self-employed journalists have been known to consult Tarot Cards, tea leaves, or the moles on their arms in search of professional wisdom. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek horoscope for freelancers who finds themselves in need of a little…
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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Planning The Final Act

Closing, not selling, Karat Patch Jewelry after 33 years is a calculated values-driven decision made by owners. Ordinarily a jewelry store sale in advance of the holiday season wouldn’t garner much attention in Charlotte. Yet with…
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5 Crucial Freelancer Tipping Points

There aren't a lot of thresholds freelancers can point to as our careers progress. But there's some common ground we should all cover if we want to build stable careers, specifically related to productivity and recognition. With a hat…