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Archive for November, 2012

[ 0 ] Nov. 15, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Anita Roddick

The Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick,  was searching for botanical ingredients from habitats all over the world after she gave birth to two children. She wanted them to have the purest ingredients in their foods and formulas. In the process she became an avid environmentalist. Roddick died in 2007 but was a trailblazer in banning […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2012

Spotlight: Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Founder of Mary Kay Inc. “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you are aiming, you don’t have a goal.” After being passed up for a promotion after 25 years in the direct selling business, Mary Kay Ash took her $5,000 in […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2012

OESP Accepting Scholarship Program Applications

The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is now accepting applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program. “The oil and energy industry is continually looking for qualified technicians to work in our industry,” says Judy Garber, OESP Executive Director. “OESP’s mission is education and we’re taking the lead by supporting our future […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 13, 2012

Pinterest + Prezi = Mural.ly

What do you get when you combine the best of Pinterest and Prezi? Mural.ly — an innovative platform used to create murals of content. With a simple drag and drop interface, Mural.ly provides users with a simple way to collect web content, arrange it visually and share it with others professionally. Collaborative brainstorming has never […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 13, 2012

Fun Contest: Say “Good Riddance” To Bad Memories Or Office Clutter

As 2012 comes to a close, Cintas Corporation  (NASDAQ: CTAS), the leader in secure document management, today announced it is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Good Riddance Day Contest. Cintas is teaming with the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, to invite the public […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

Small Business Predicts Good Holiday Season

The National Retail Federation is predicting a small increase of 4.1 % in holiday sales this year. And according to a new survey from Manta, the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business, 43 percent of small business owners are more optimistic about holiday sales this year versus 2011. While 51 percent of those […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

Matco Tools’ Mobile Options Make Franchise Ownership More Feasible

The US Bureau of Labor reports that the national unemployment rate, while slightly lower than previous months, holds steady around 8.1%. As job opportunities remain scarce, many Americans are looking into franchise ownership opportunities. However, many of these options require large financial investments and force prospective owners to commit to a specific building location. Luckily, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

Southeast’s Largest Franchise Show Comes To Miami in January

Want to know what the future of franchising holds? From Jan. 11-13, 2013, thousands of prospective franchisees from South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry-leading franchisors to discover their ideal investment opportunity at the 7th Annual Franchise Expo South on Miami Beach.   Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

First Class Of Design Entrepreneurs From FIT

The first class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), the free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run a business, culminated with presentations of business plans by 15 of the 35 designers who participated in the program. The event took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Branching Bubbles Chandeliers

Lindsey Adelman created the Branching Bubbles chandeliers and they are Brooklyn-born. The one of  a kind fixtures featured handblown glass globes.

[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2012

Making Your Mark: Public Benches & Raised Lettering

A New Zealand clothing chain installed plates with raised lettering on public benches throughout city parks to promote their wares. Sitters walked away with ads branded on the backs of their legs.

[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Michael Potter

Michael Potter is the owner of Eden Foods, one of the last remaining independent organic foods manufacturing firms in the United States. Potter is also an official advisor to the director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and forefront in the fight to uphold organic standards.

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