By Pam Lontos President, Pam Lontos Consulting Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 […]
Archive for November, 2013
The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 sauce varieties will bring a new restaurant to Mechanicsburg, PA. The Lube® will open to the public Wednesday, November 20th at 3pm. The restaurant has created close to 200 jobs for the area and will be the 15th Quaker Steak […]
Entrepreneurs’ Organization has lots of great information for small business owners. The group offers forums and personal advice on a national scale, and also sponsors local chapters with their own meetings and amenities. You can even learn about healthcare options for members. Through EO, you’ll have access to personal mentorship opportunities and huge networking events. […]
What make a would-be buyer worth pursuing? How do you know where to direct your energies to find the right buyer prospect? Imagine running an ad for the “perfect prospect.” How would you describe that coveted person? Acclaimed sales training pro Brian Tracy says, “A good prospect has definite characteristics.” He share his strategies in […]
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Social media cannot be ignored. Your customers use it, your competition is using it, and even your family members and friends want to follow you on twitter. Social media is free and is inflential. You have to step into the fray by setting up accounts with as many platforms as you feel will benefit, promote […]
How to Create A Gift Registry For Your Small Business:MyRegistry.com Introduces New Kiosk Mobile App
Looking to offer a gift registry service at your small business but don’t know where to start? MyRegistry.com announces the release of its “Kiosk” Mobile App on iOS for merchants to operate an in-store gift registry service. This new application enables any brick and mortar retailer to have sophisticated gift registry tools that in the […]
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th. You can get free customized marketing materials to help promote your business on this day. […]
Most small businesses are still failing to appreciate the true value of their data after a new study released by Internet and mobile security company AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG) revealed that 37 percent of small business owners and managers spend more time tidying their desks or ordering new business cards (21 percent) than they […]
You can join a free program called UPS CONNECT and it will entitle you to receive special discounts on your small business shipping needs. It will also help you with free advice, free pickups and personalized service. To learn more about the program, visit www.upsconnect.com.
Entrepreneur Suzanne A. Wells buys groceries, marks them up, and turns them around on Amazon. “This business model works on the concept of scarcity: The less there is of something, the more people will pay for it. I sell things like specific, hard-to-find flavors of Crystal Light drink mix, hard-to-find gluten-free products, or specialty baby […]
U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 25,060 during the month of October 2013, according to theADP National Franchise ReportSM. Broadly distributed to the public each month free of charge, the ADP National Franchise Report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP’s actual transactional payroll data. The report is produced by ADP®, a leading […]