Originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, the dolls became popular in several European countries during the early 1960s, shortly before they were introduced in the United States. Dam, a poor woodcutter, could not afford a Christmas gift for his young daughter Lila and carved the doll from his imagination. When [...]
Archive for December, 2011
Viking Range products are made in Greenwood, Mississippi. The company only produces the products once they are ordered from a store. The Viking Designer range takes just six hours to complete.
SmartReceipt has turned the standard receipt that usually only shows the name and price of the item purchased into a custom-made sales tool. The Santa Barbara, Calif.,-based company created software that businesses can use to transform their receipts to include graphics, nutritional details, and a host of other information ensuring customers take a peek before [...]
Lenny Menezes the chairman of the Hilton Worldwide in India has the daunting task of launching one hotel in the country every 45 days. Menezes has the mandate to re-establish the Hilton brand in India and expand the hotel chain quickly to benefit from the impending boom in the hospitality sector. Hundreds of hotels will [...]
Home health care and related businesses have been a growing area for franchises during the past decade. The next wave might be drug and medical testing. Two local businesswomen are pursuing this business niche, one as a franchisor, the other as a franchisee. Lynette Crow is a former registered nurse who started Conspire, which provides [...]
Reznick Group’s Growth Markets Practice Offers Pragmatic Tips to Growth Oriented Companies Reznick Group’s Growth Markets Practice in Tyson’s Corner, Va., has built its reputation working with companies through challenging times, helping to analyze business opportunities and maximize tax savings. Over the years, they’ve seen patterns in what makes some businesses thrive while others struggle [...]
By Doug and Polly White During much of our dating and the first eight years of our marriage, we had a long-distance relationship. That is, Doug’s work required that he be away from home several nights each week, while Polly’s work kept her in mostly in Richmond. While the old adage states that, “absence makes [...]
By Greg Crabtree The problem with cash flow is that it lags behind profit for most businesses. Unless your customers pay you and you pay your vendors at exactly the same moment, there will always be a time lag. If you understand the correct order of priority for cash flow, you will avoid the disconnect. [...]
The holidays are just around the corner and the final touches are being made to holiday marketing campaigns. Hopefully marketers and brands have included QR codes on their packaging and marketing materials – if not, they are going to be missing out on an opportunity to attract and engage consumers to buy products and services. [...]
Amerex is recognized world wide as a leader in the manufacture of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and has recently taken this wealth of experience to new dimensions with pre-engineered automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, industrial systems and fire detection devices.
We all know budgets are tight this year. You can still honor your favorite customers and clients with a nice holiday gift: a $10 bottle of WODKA brand Vodka. While the premium spirits industry has been categorized as recession-proof, with no sign of price reductions hitting $40 bottles of Grey Goose, Ciroc or Belvedere — [...]