Check out our newest issue landing on the stands this Spring!
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 freelance writer. Nissa’s hilarious blog can be found @ www.nisnice.blogspot.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 Valley Winery began as an apple [...]
There is instant soup and homemade soup. Both will satisfy your hunger, but in far different ways. One comes out of a box or can. The other is a result of much planning, preparation, attention to detail and caring. There’s a big difference. Kennelwood Pet Resorts’ history began in 1974, when founder Donald Danforth, Jr., [...]
Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas is expanding outside the state’s boundaries for the first time with an outpost in Winchester, Virginia – 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. in the Shenandoah Valley. Alamo currently has seven Texas locations: Austin (4), San Antonio, Houston and Katy. The four Austin theaters include the Alamo Village, South Lamar, Ritz [...]
Check out our newest issue landing on the stands this Winter!
Think of how many times you’ve been in your local supermarket and witnessed an unruly toddler pulling cereal boxes off the shelves or in a clothing store watching a mother frantically search for her child who’s hidden inside a rack of dresses. Your heart goes out to the parents but at the same time, you [...]
Here is a question for all of you. As a customer, how many of you have had a bad customer service experience? Hmm. Looks like it’s all of you. So think about it, if all of you have had a bad experience, it means that most likely all of your customers have had one too. [...]
The word on the street has always been as hot as the restaurants’ flaming centerpiece brick ovens. News travels fast among those in the know and those who want in. Almost since the first Brixx Wood Fired Pizza opened in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1998, a buzz has emanated around [...]
No matter what shape the economy finds itself, businesses that cater to fitness, getting in shape and overall health awareness, seem to buck the rocky waters of Recession. If youare looking for such an opportunity, check out Elements For Women. The company is new to us and makes a refreshing impression. The company is noteworthy [...]
Time-starved parents need help and that’s why businesses that cater to children are really booming. Take your pick: 1. DAY CARE: You might have to be licensed to set up a day care center in your home so do some checking first. You’ll probably want to be heavily insured and bonded to protect yourself from [...]
If you love animals, you can start a high-profit business taking care of pets or creating a product or service that pet owners need or want. Here are 25 suggestions to get you started. 1. PET FURNITURE: If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for [...]