APPRENTICESHIPS: CAN THEY WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

BARBARA WELTMAN | November 19, 2015

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Ball clubs have farm teams that they use to develop talent. Small businesses can do the same with apprenticeships to cultivate well-trained employees.

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Balsam Brands is a multi-brand E-Commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. We strive for excellence in everything we do and present a unique opportunity to those who are seeking to have a meaningful impact in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The company's outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

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