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Pet Butler, the nation’s leading Pet Waste Cleanup and Removal Service released their 2008 financials today – having thrived despite one of the worst economic years on record. The Dallas-based franchisor ended 2008 with organization-wide revenue exceeding $4.44 million and 130 franchises in 27 states. Revenue grew 20 percent in 2008 while the number of […]
Over the last eight years, Jim Hunter has gone from his homeland of Scotland to Canada and the United States. Hunter, born in Wishaw, 25 miles south of Glasgow, relishes a challenge. Since September 2007, Hunter has been CEO and president of House Doctors (also known as House Medic in some areas), one of the […]
Yes you can cut the expenses associated with owning a vacation home, without driving away renters. HomeAway.com’s Christine Karpinski explains how to put your seaside cottage or rustic mountain cabin on a budget. “You don’t have to make major changes to cut costs in your rental property this year,” says Karpinski, director of Owner Community […]
If you are one of the millions of hard-working Americans that have lost your job in the past few months, take heart. You can earn an income in a way you might not have considered: start your own business. Many of the manufacturing jobs have been sent to Asia and Brazil, and the service industry […]
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Looking to start a business where you can work flexible hours from home? Technology and the Internet have made it possible to establish a global enterprise right from your kitchen table. We’ve rounded up 10 fun, quick and easy moneymakers you can start right away. 1. Online Auction Business: You can start an online auction […]
In 1986, John Scardapane developed the Saladworks concept while working as a gourmet chef at a southern New Jersey country club. The idea: provide fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads as an alternative food offering for consumers on the go. He believed that consumers deserved a meal that was healthy, quickly accessible and delicious. When Scardapane pitched […]
The land of opportunity seems pretty, well, barren these days. As the country reels from our stock market roller-coaster ride and our government scrambles to make a $700 billion financial sector bailout plan work, small business owners everywhere are wondering if they stand a chance of surviving (to say nothing of thriving). Michael Masterson and […]
In the vast machinery of the American workplace, Patricia Maisano was a vital cog. A registered nurse by training and an expert in case management, Maisano started her own consulting firm outside Philadelphia in 1991, assisting insurance companies, major corporations and unions in disability case management. Maisano was extremely successful—but having served on various boards […]
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You don’t need big bucks to bankroll your startup. We’ve rounded up 20 businesses you can start for $100 or less. With a home-based launch, you’ll save on overhead. We present these small business concepts as food for thought. Conduct your own due diligence research to determine if the enterprise could work in your region. […]
Jon Goldman’s plan backfired but he’s happy the way things turned out. Goldman was Managing Director at Elite Formal Accessories, a company that manufactured formal wear accessories—tuxedo vests, neckties, cummerbunds and cufflinks. Doug Black was a top salesman at Mel Howard Accessories, Goldman’s biggest competitor. Goldman wanted to hire Black but Black wasn’t interested—he had […]
Adapt or die is the mantra in evolution, and so it is in the evolution of the small business communities in regions hardest hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Katrina slammed the New Orleans Region on August 29, 2005, followed less than a month later by Hurricane Rita, which made landfall on September 24, 2005. […]
By Nissa Larsen Nissa Larsen is a Contributing Editor. Follow Nissa on twitter @nisnice . Nissa’s hilarious website can be found at www.nisnice.com How does an apple orchard expand their sales and build new markets? For Warick Valley Winery it is all based around their love and appreciation of fruit. Purchased in 1989, the Warwick […]