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Archive for August, 2012

[ 0 ] Aug. 16, 2012

New Survey Says Biz Owners Are Winning By Adapting

Four out of 10 small-business owners are reporting positive business conditions, nearly doubling since 2010, according to a new survey by Citibank. The survey, which polled 750 small businesses across the country, reports that one-third of businesses are doing better than a year ago, with 33 percent expecting their business to grow by 10 percent […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 15, 2012

Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference Next Week

Three national workers’ compensation experts will discuss the importance of involving employees in helping to manage workers’ compensation programs during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Tilted “Start Spreading the News! Getting Employees Involved in Work Comp,” the session will be moderated by Sam Friedman, Insurance Leader at […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 15, 2012

Innovative, Mobile Tip Service In 20 Countries

Lois Hamblet, CEO of Ziptip, Inc.,  a mobile payments solution designed specifically for the payment of tips and gratuities for service workers, has been interviewed by Alex Walsh of Pymnts.com as part of Pymnts.com’s Innovators Series. Pymnts.com is an online media channel that captures commentary, information, news and analysis on “what’s next” in the payments […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 14, 2012

Quote of the Day: Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses… There’s always another one coming.” ~Richard Branson (1950 -     ) ,  British Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Philanthropist

[ 0 ] Aug. 14, 2012

Eco-Friendly Footwear Comes To U.S. From Spain

Unitrends is proud to announce the collaboration with Natural World, a manufacturer from Spain. The main goal of Natural World is the production of quality and comfort footwear, respecting the planet from the beginning until the end of its production process. Daniel Portela, Director of Sales for the U.S. states: “We are really very excited […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

Social Media: It Works If You Work It

New research released today by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, suggests that businesses can improve communications, recruiting, customer relationships and other processes by expanding their social engagement beyond well-known public sites. “Social media and social networking are widely recognized terms associated with large public sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn,” […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

The IRS & Charitable Giving

By Caron Beesley Small businesses are known for their philanthropic gestures. In fact, surveys suggest that 75 percent of small firms donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of their profits. Women-owned businesses tend to donate an average of 10 percent of profits, and those with the highest revenues are, not […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

SBA Launches Training Program For Transitioning Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to launch a training program for transitioning service members and veterans to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a national initiative that will be […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2012

4 Most Popular Styles of Negotiation From Test Leader

PsychTests.com, a pioneer in online psychological assessments, has released its newest research on the negotiation styles of people who spend their day debating, bargaining, and mediating the best deal possible. PsychTests’ results reveal that negotiation styles can vary from the diplomatic and friendly to tactical warfare. Who’s sitting across the negotiating table from you? Do […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 10, 2012

Made in the USA: Improve Toothbrush

There are many fine products made in the United States. Improve Toothbrush by Prevent Care Products, Inc. manufactures this item in Morristown, Tennessee. For more info, visit www.improvetoothbrush.com.

[ 0 ] Aug. 9, 2012

The Pool Tradeshow in Las Vegas

Pool Tradeshow is the original independent tradeshow, established in 2001 for the boutique market and leading retailers world-wide. The Show is hosted bi-annually every February and August in Las Vegas in conjunction with MAGIC Marketplace The Pool Tradeshow carefully curates each show, balancing fresh talent with established brands. Each POOL brand is pre-screened to provide […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 9, 2012

Summer Promotions

It is not too late to plan a summer promotion for your small business to boost sales, generate traffic and create an opportunity for new customers. Put out the BBQ tools, decorate your window with a fun beach team, get ready for Labor Day weekend. Try using local events and happenings to create ways to […]

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