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Archive for February, 2013

[ 0 ] Feb. 20, 2013

Small Business Owners Strongly Oppose Cuts To Social Security & Medicare As Part of “Sequester” Agreement

Entrepreneurs favor closing tax loopholes that give big corporations and hedge fund managers an unfair advantage to address our fiscal challenges and avoid sequester, says poll. A scientific opinion poll released today shows small businesses strongly oppose cutting Social Security and Medicare as part of a plan to reduce the deficit and prevent the “sequester”— […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 20, 2013

Valpak Expands In Canada

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons will expand its print circulation and footprint in Canada, beginning immediately. In collaboration with Valpak of Toronto East, 360,000 additional homes in the greater Toronto area will begin mailing each month starting in April, in addition to the current 80,000 household circulation. “This is the first […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 19, 2013

Fish Window Cleaning Celebrates 35th Anniversary

St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning®, which began as a one-man company in 1978, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and its growth to 250 national locations employing almost 2000 people. In recognition of their 35 years in business, S. Michael Merrick, CEO and founder of FISH, and Linda Merrick, executive vice president of FISH, […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 18, 2013

3 SMB Tech Trends For 2013

Himanshu Palsule, CTO and Head of Product Strategy for Sage North America, a business systems and services provider to over 3 million small and midsized businesses, cites the following SMB technology trends heading into 2013. Adoption of employee-owned devices in the workplace will grow rapidly, impacting how business is transacted. By 2016 there will be […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 18, 2013

30.5% of Small Business Advertisers Plan To Spend More in 2013

Small business owners and decision makers are fairly optimistic about revenue projections, with 92.5% expecting their revenue to be flat or up in 2013, according to the latest Small Business Marketing Forecast by Ad-ology Research. This annual study, now in its 5th year, also reveals that small business decision makers are investing their revenue back […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 18, 2013

VIDEO: The Power of Introverts In Business

The Power of Introverts In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Our world prizes extroverts […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 18, 2013

SBA’s New Website & Blog On the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department […]

[ 1 ] Feb. 15, 2013

Pearle Vision Announces 2013 Expansion

Pearle Vision, North America’s largest optical brand, recently announced its 2013 expansion plans within the United States, which includes the re-licensing of 34 locations in 10 states. With more than 520 eye care centers in the United States, Pearle Vision is now seeking to grow its national footprint and has identified Florida, Ohio and Michigan […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 14, 2013

“I Luv My Community Bank” Campaign

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced that its annual “I Luv My Community Bank” campaign has returned—just in time for Valentine’s Day. This national marketing and communications campaign celebrates the amazing satisfaction customers have with their community bank.  Each year we celebrate community banks by prompting consumers and small businesses to share their […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day Spending Statistics

The following statistics on Valentine’s Day Spending Habits have been compiled by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association: Average annual Valentine’s Day Spending (US): $13.19 Billion Number of Cards Exchanged: 180 Million Roses produced just for Valentine’s Day: 196 million % of cards bought by women: 85% % of men who buy flowers: 73% % […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 13, 2013

25 More Real Estate Companies Sign Up With The News Funnel

The News Funnel, a free website that enables real estate professionals to create a customized news feed based on their unique preferences, has announced that 25 more companies have signed up for the site. In total, 279 companies are now distributing their content directly through the site, along with thousands of news feeds from the media. Since launching […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 13, 2013

Slow Money: A New Direction For Our Economy

Thousands of Americans have begun affirming a new direction for the economy. It’s called Slow Money. Inspired by the vision of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, published in 2009, the Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is […]

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