Check out our newest issue landing on the stands this Fall!
If your thoughts are primarily fear based, if you’re envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then you’re seriously impeding your own success. Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, buckle down and determine to take three actions every single day to improve [...]
Each month, residents of nearly 45 million households throughout the United States and Canada open their mailboxes and find the familiar Valpak® envelope filled with money-saving offers and incentives. The company has been in business for over four decades and its trademark blue envelopes have become even more ingrained in consumers’ lives as the downturn [...]
Check out our newest issue landing on the stand before September 2009.
Your business was running pretty smoothly – sales growing and profits growing, too – and then the credit crunch hit, someone said the “R” word and everything started slowing down almost overnight. Most troubling of all, your customers have been paying you later and later, as if they are using your money to fill their [...]
With a knack for having his pulse on creating innovative, quality-built products that people need, legendary entrepreneur David Oreck has done it again. Best known as the face of the company he founded in 1963, the Oreck Corporation, Mr. Oreck is a pioneering eco-preneur who brought us lightweight vacuums with advanced filters, the world’s only [...]
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 [...]
Check out our newest issue landing on the stands this Summer!
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 [...]