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Archive for June, 2013

[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Ways To Investigate A Business Opportunity

Thinking of starting your own business this year, but don’t want to launch a business completely from scratch? Then consider a business opportunity often referred to as a turnkey business. With a business opportunity package you are purchasing a system of doing business that often comes with an instructional manual or a video. There are […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2013

Direct Line Program To Assist With Exporting

The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. Calls will […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2013

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center Celebrates Opening of New Space

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center recently opened the doors of its new home, more than tripling its size and enhancing its ability to launch new companies and further position Nashville as a national center of entrepreneurial activity. In its 34 months of existence, the NEC has already screened 2,000 business concepts, launched 73 companies that now […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2013

MomPreneur Helps Stop Thumb Sucking With Fun Product

The concept of the product is to serve as a reminder of not to put that thumb in their mouths.  The Thumbuddy thumb puppets (Ballerina Sue or Fireman Fred) can be worn day or night as a positive reminder to stop thumb sucking. Creating the first positive teaching tool of its kind, this children’s book […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2013

Business Guide to Affordable Care Act Rules Now Available in Spanish

This week more than 750,000 copies of Sólo Los Hechos: La Ley del Cuidado de Salud y su Empresa, a business guide to federal health reform rules, will be distributed in Spanish language publications across California as part of an effort to provide Hispanic small business owners with accurate and unbiased information about the Affordable […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2013

The Power of Pinterest: 4Imprint’s Latest Blue Paper and Podcast

If a picture is worth a thousand words, organizations using Pinterest® can say a lot about their products, services, brand values, culture and personality. The Power of Pinterest, a new Blue Paper®, podcast and infographic from promotional products retailer 4imprint®, describes what Pinterest is, details Pinterest best practices and showcases how organizations may benefit by […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2013

Kauffman Foundation Offers Free eBook on Issues Related to Immigrant Entrepreneurs

With “smart immigration” still in the headlines, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is offering a free ebook to help more people understand the issues related to immigrant entrepreneurs and how current policies affect this important economic force in America. In his pivotal book, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2013

Hyatt’s 7 Brands Will Have Presence In India Within 3 Years

Hyatt Hotel recently announced plans to introduce all seven of its brands into India over the next three years. “India is one of the primary focus markets for Hyatt globally, along with the U.S. and China,” said Dhruva Rathore, vice president of development for Hyatt. “We plan to introduce all our brands in India in […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2013

CruiseOne Hosts Contests for Military Vets

Back by popular demand, CruiseOne®, the nation’s largest home-based and military-friendly franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, is calling up from the reserves and into action former members of the U.S. military to join its ranks as a travel business owner. Military veterans are invited to participate in the Operation Vetrepreneur: […]

[ 10 ] Jun. 26, 2013

Embroidery & Monogramming Jumpstarts Multi-Million Dollar Small Business

Born from an embroidery machine and a penchant for monogramming, sisters Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall joined the ranks of Avon and Pampered Chef and created Initials, Inc. The fashion handbag and home organization company has now evolved into a multi-million dollar sensation and an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company. Designed for the modern woman, the […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 26, 2013

Burger King Will Grow Its Presence in South Africa

Burger King recently opened its first eatery in South Africa with Johannesburg-based partner Grand Parade Investments, and the brand plans to add 12 more units next year as it gears up to feed the country’s growing middle class. The chain is relatively late to the game — McDonald’s has 170 units in South Africa and […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 26, 2013

iPad POS Users See Big Sales Increase

ShopKeep POS, the leader in iPad point of sale to brick and mortar merchants nationwide, announced that same store sales for its merchants during May 2013 have increased by an average of 17.4% over May 2012. According to an Intuit Small Business Index, small businesses nationwide on average saw a 0.6% drop in overall revenue […]

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