Craigslist, a simple web listing service, can now be found in 100 cities worldwide. It is a Web-based platform that has greatly impacted the world of classified advertising. Craig Newmark started the business as an email list that he sent to a small group of friends back in 1995. He was working at Charles Schwab [...]
Archive for November, 2011
The company has expanded worldwide with factories around the globe but many products are still made in the U.S.A. such as the Series X700 tractors. John Deere is based in Horicon, Wisconsin. The original site is Grand Detour, Illinois. Take a trip there and walk where John Deere walked, and lived, and invented the world-famous plow. [...]
If you are planning a trip to an upcoming trade show, marketing event, seminar, convention or field trip check out TRIPIT. The app –free for Blackberry, Android and iOS users–can help you create an itinerary. You’ll receive updates, too. If your gate number changes the TripIt app will email you.
As the retail industry navigates the marketing waters to reach Hispanic consumers, it is important to remember to “keep it real.” That was just one piece of advice Pitbull, a rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer, told attendees at the Hispanic Retail 360 Summit, held in San Diego. “Remember the Taco Bell commercial with the little [...]
Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-18, 2011, is an international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to youth on six continents. St. Thomas University’s School of Business (www.stu.edu/business) has steadily gained a reputation for developing leaders in the business arena for 50 years. The School and the Office of University Advancement will host four special events to both [...]
U.S. servicemen and women have fought bravely for our nation and America’s franchise businesses are fighting for them. There are more than 400 franchise company members who participate in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. VetFran offers financial incentives and mentoring support to veterans returning to civilian life. More than 2100 veterans currently participate, applying [...]
In the highly competitive and rapidly changing industry of e-commerce, retailers must stay on top of the latest trends so as not to be outdone by their competitors. Zoovy Founder & CEO Brian Horakh spotlights four proven business strategies to help midsize retailers to increase sales, enhance customer relations and build a more profitable online [...]
Giving back to the community generates good will and could build sales for any small business. Consider the efforts of one healthy and natural pet food company: What’s small, furry and a Stella & Chewy’s believer? Cupid, the adorable ARFhouse Chicago rescue dog. His story has captured the hearts of hundreds, including Stella & Chewy’s. [...]
Small business owners across America are joining a popular campaign on Change.org with over 200,000 signatures demanding Bank of America cancel its new $5 monthly debit card fee. The online petition campaign was created by Washington, D.C., resident Molly Katchpole, a 22-year-old part-time worker and recent college graduate who closed her Bank of America account [...]
The General’s Test Scoring Pencil is made in Jersey City, New Jersey.The company has been based there since 1889. According to General Pencil, “We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for five generations. Our history dates back to 1861 when Edward Weissenborn founded the American Lead Pencil [...]
Tim Fier had spent his entire career working for a Fortune 50 company, but after years of uncertainty and some frustration, Fier decided to drastically change careers by starting his own business, CertaPro Painters, 15050 Cedar Ave. S., in Apple Valley. Fier had always worked for a large, retail company performing advertising and marketing duties, [...]
The California Department of Boating and Waterways has employed an alternative advertising solution to reach boaters. Its pollution awareness campaign is now featured on floating inflatable billboards in Southern California marinas and waterways. The inflatable display system was created by a division of Billboard Boats, Inc. Visit www.bbidisplays.com to learn more.