The mobile workforce is expected to reach 1.3 billion by 2015 and there are already an estimated 42 million freelancers operating virtually in the workforce. Mike Pugh, an expert in the world of mobile work and executive at eVoice, a virtual phone system helping thousands of mobile workers and small businesses stay in touch, can [...]
There are currently 38 million home based businesses in America. Due to the cost effectiveness of running a business out of one’s home, a new home based business appears every 12 seconds. Small business owners have many options to help reduce not only costs, but their carbon footprint by using the space they already have. [...]
Another fine product made in the United States comes from Pendleton Woolen Mills of Washougal, Washington. Pendleton Woolen Mills produces a small group of colorful blankets inspired by America’s great open spaces that are a fitting and cozy ode to our great national parks.
Marketers fiercely battle for sales and it seems as though everything is up for grabs as a billboard. An Internet casino once paid a couple $15,000 to name their newborn son “GoldenPalaceDotCom” Silverman as a way of promoting their venue. The same casino once paid a woman to tattoo their URL on her head.
There are a lot of factors that go into the analysis of why businesses fail, but here are ten to consider as your plan your venture and fine tune your small business goals and strategies: 1. The business had insufficient financing. 2. Not enough “due diligence” research was conducted prior to opening. 3. No marketing [...]
Brazil’s franchise industry is booming. The Brazilian Association of Franchising states that the sector has been growing 10% to 13% annually for the past decade. This year, Brazil’s franchising industry is expected to grow profits 15%, while the total number of franchises should rise by a further 10% to 2,031 brands. With 3,252 franchised stores, [...]
Event Options (www.event-options.com) is a new tool for planning your events. It has the largest selection of event products and services online—all available for rent. With thousands of items to choose from, Event Options makes it easy to plan corporate events, weddings, B’Nai Mitzvahs or other social events. It also features professional planners, photographers and [...]
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Luxury audio and video systems maker Bang & Olufsen has adopted Microsoft Office 365 to unify its email, calendaring, collaboration and communication. The company wanted to upgrade its email system from the limitations of Lotus Notes to a less-expensive, easier-to-scale cloud solution: Office 365. The company now has all 2,000 employees using Office 365. “We [...]
The New York natives started growing raspberries in their 2.5 acre garden in central California and went on to create Earthbound Farm, a prewashed-greens empire that sells their organic produce to supermarkets across the United States.
The White House is asking for input from business owners about burdensome regulations that negatively impact their businesses so that they can make necessary changes to help businesses succeed in the current economy. Last year, President Obama ordered that all current rules and regulations be reviewed, so it can be determined which rules are working [...]
The National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA), recently announced that it has agreed, at the request of SCORE, to produce a series of educational webinars to teach the basics of crowdfunding to SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers. Over the past fifty years, SCORE’s “counselors to America’s small businesses” have helped over 9 million businesses get off the ground, grow [...]