The smooth finish aluminum of the Gibraltar ALM11000 Premium Mailbox is classic. The company is an American institution. Manufactured by the Solar Group in Taylorsville, Mississippi. You can buy one at any hardware store for less than $20.
Archive for November, 2012
A cash-strapped math teacher named Tom Farber in Rancho Bernardo, California, raised money for the class and school by selling ads of sponsorship on coursework and tests. He charged $10 for a quiz and $30 for an ad on a final.
Firefighter Charles Baldwin purchased a lawn care franchise he owns with his son, Charles Baldwin Jr., a member of the Air Force Reserve. They call it Ground Guys. They were the first franchise to use the Public Protectors Franchise Advantage program. The promotion by parent company The Dwyer Group offered a 20 percent discount off [...]
If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.
A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place. You can offer a lower price if they [...]
William Rosenberg Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” In the 1940s, William Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services using $1,500 in war bonds and $1,000 in borrowed seed capital. Following its success, and noticing that a significant percentage [...]
Suppose you need an accountant to review your financial spreadsheets/scenarios or your business needs and provide financial statements for reporting to your lender, but your accountant suddenly tells you he’s dropping you because of his financial hardships or he or she just doesn’t call you back. What do you do? A Remote Accountant caters to small businesses and [...]
Where Do Good Ideas Come FromPeople often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of [...]
According to a recent report conducted by The American College, forty percent of small business owners have no retirement savings or pension plan in place. Furthermore, the study found that three-fourths of those owners have no written plan as to how they intend to fund their retirement.1 Small business owners know the value of a [...]
Wondering if you can get a patent for your business idea? The bad news is you can’t patent and “idea” but the good news is there are a variety of ways you can get a patent. While you can’t patent an idea you may be able to protect and patent a method of doing business [...]
Computer-Tech Whiz & Entrepreneur, Ron Gustavson, The Medfield Computer Guy, is helping a community cause by participating in a project to fundraise for the Lowell Mason House, the Birthplace of the Father of American Music Education in Medfield, Massachusetts. The Lowell Mason Foundation exists to attract funding and to preserve, restore, and promote Lowell Mason’s [...]
Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.