Fourteen exemplary women business leaders will step into the spotlight to receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises Celebrating 15 Years: Vision, Opportunities, and Success! The annual event will take place March 22, 2012, [...]
Archive for February, 2012
Here are a few “evergreen” target markets you might want to consider. They all share the common denominator of doing well in any economy at both retail and wholesale levels. From time to time we’ll post other recession-proof opportunities but let’s start the small business empire rolling with the following considerations: Weddings, Funeral Arrangements, Medical [...]
The Pyrex Company is based in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and the four-quart glass roaster is one of the company’s most popular products. To learn more, visit www.pyrexware.com.
Wendy’s is testing Black Label burgers and aiming for high-end tastes. The Bacon Portabella and Spicy Santa Fe burgers are “in the very early stages,” said Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch. According to GrubGrade, the sandwiches cost just under $5 each and feature ingredients such as mushroom sauce, Muenster cheese, guacamole and more. The fast-food chain [...]
Auroral activity viewed in New Zealand…take a one minute break and check this out! View here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BIc8FtYnFk
Franchising offers first-time business owners guidance, support and a proven business model. And in today’s economy, starting a business can provide more stability than a job in corporate America. Franchises in particular can be see as lower risk. A report by research firm IHS Global Insight conducted for the International Franchise Association estimates that after [...]
Ripple Junction (www.ripplejunction.com), a Top 100 global apparel licensee and pop culture product powerhouse, today announced that it has partnered with Hastings, a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, to launch its highly anticipated new “Ohiya” line of character-driven merchandise to include t-shirts, toys, plushies, purses and keychains. Hastings will initially debut the line this month in [...]
Most Americans remain unsure about the state of banks in this country. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of American Adults are at least somewhat confident in the stability of the U.S. banking industry today, but that includes just 10% who are Very Confident. Most adults (52%), in fact, lack confidence [...]
Visit www.onlinewbc.gov to learn more about how the SBA’s Online Women’s Business Center can help you start a business. Bookmark the site and check back for frequent updates, announcements, tools and resources.
If you are working on a proposal or business plan, don’t forget the numbers and you can find plenty of helpful data to incorporate into your work from our Census Bureau. You can find statistics on population, income, school districts, poverty levels, businesses and more. Visit http://www.census.gov/ to learn more
The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting free online courses to help you learn about gaining government contracts. To learn more, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-government-contracting
The Hand Crafted Tasting Co. is proud to announce its inaugural NYC American Craft Beer Festival at the Lexington Ave Armory (68 Lexington Ave) in Manhattan on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The NYC American Craft Beer festival is a true celebration of the American craft beer experience. We have invited 75 of this country’s best [...]