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Archive for March, 2012

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2012

Welcome to the twellowhood

Find tweeters in your region or field of interest on twellow.com. Twellow is a search directory of people by area of expertise, profession or other attribute listed in personal profiles on Twitter.

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2012

Do You Need A Business Plan?

First-time entrepreneurs especially as so excited to get their new venture launched that they bypass the business plan. Write one. It doesn’t have to be a 20 page document with charts and graphs. It can be a two page outline of what you are doing where you want to go and how you will get […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 20, 2012

Twitter

If you haven’t set up a twitter account, do it today. It’s a free tool that can help you build contacts, share information and gives you real-time access to a wide variety of people with whom you are now connected. Twitter is a microblogging tool where you are limited to 140 characters per post or […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 19, 2012

America Means Business: June Event in NYC

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards, announced that it will stage a landmark three-day event about entrepreneurship throughout New York City on June 13, 14, and 15. America Means Business will feature dozens of inspirational keynotes, informative panel discussions, “How I Did It” case studies, basic startup education by SCORE, networking […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 19, 2012

Enloop Offers Free Business Plans

Recently called the ‘Turbo Tax of the Business Plan’ by INC Magazine and the “Klout of Business Planning’ by TheNextWeb.com, Enloop (www.enloop.com) is a free web app that was built to help small business owners plan, forecast and score their business or business idea. What does it do?: — AutoWrites your business plan though a […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 19, 2012

Underdogs Have More Power Than They Think

Underdogs have more power than they think. And they might be going about asking their elected representatives for help with their projects in the exact wrong way, according to breakthrough research conducted by the Showalter Group, an influence expert who works with organizations that need to advance their goals through the political process. “Every business […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 19, 2012

Tax Alert For Home Business Entrepreneurs

Home-based businesses are an area in which even well-intentioned taxpayers can easily run afoul of the IRS. Common misconceptions among small business owners include, “It’s not my real job – I’m a nurse! I only make and sell the bird houses on the side!” or “But I’m not making enough money to report it on […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 16, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.~Charge AL

Made by the Leatherman company based in Portland, Oregon. The Leatherman Charge AL includes scissors that slice through just about anything, with beveled edges that allow them to get extra close to whatever you’re cutting. Bit drivers for versatility, diamond-coated files for detailed work, and a 154CM clip-point knife are all housed in 6061-T6, hard-anodized […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2012

Nail Polish Trends Portal Launched

Nailpolishstars.com features all you need for nail care and beauty, a whole variety of nail lacquer brands as well as their upcoming collections; the latest trends and colors that are hitting from New York to Milan: From Glitter to Holographic and from Matte to the stunning Magnetic Effect. Thanks to a friendly design and easy […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2012

Fish Window Cleaning Is Top Ranked Franchise

Based on a survey of franchisees from more than 300 franchise brands, St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning® has been ranked 14th among the top 50 large franchise systems in the 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Survey conducted by Franchise Business Review.  This is the fifth year that FISH, which is a family-owned business, has been recognized as […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2012

Banks Ready To Offer Loans To Small Biz

As the economy has slowly started to recover, the hardest hit area has remained small business lending. A new survey from Omega Performance, however, indicates that tide is now shifting as well. Seventy-four percent of the bankers surveyed globally responded that their banks were likely to increase their small business lending. In the U.S., the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2012

Family-Owned Biz Are Optimistic

Despite the tough economy, family-owned businesses remain optimistic about hiring and retaining employees, according to the 2012 Family Enterprise USA survey of family firms.  The annual survey recently released compiles responses from 300 family firm executives from a wide range of industry sectors.  54% of respondents indicated that they intend to hire more workers in […]

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