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[ 0 ] Jun. 17, 2013

5 Tips To Find A Top Supplier Without Spending A Dime

Every year around April, tens of thousands of people fly across the globe to Guangzhou, China for the Canton Fair, one of the largest trade shows in the world. It’s big, overwhelming, and can come with an expensive price tag. The good news is that in the age of e-commerce, you can find the suppliers […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 17, 2013

3 Tips To Get Any Small Business Web Project Launched

By John Driscoll Failure To Launch is not a great movie, but a great way to explain what happens to businesses that set out to develop a new website, app, or web tool and then never see it make it off the ground. If this has happened to you, you’ve probably wondered why it seems […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 17, 2013

7 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Identity Theft & Fraud

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year. Small businesses also have a higher fraud rate than larger companies and non-business owners. One of the most frequent sources of fraud is credit card abuse – largely due to […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 17, 2013

MomPreneur Invents Reusable Mop Pads: GoGreenGlider

“I came up with the idea because I was tired of the never ending, repeat purchases that using the disposable Swiffer Pads required. Also, the Swiffer disposable mop pads don’t work and I knew I could invent an outperforming mop pad that was reusable, washable, absorbent and durable that was a much better choice for […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 17, 2013

My Barber’s Lounge Celebrates National Small Biz Week With Donations

My Barber’s Lounge (MBL) will donate $1 from every haircut made at their Greenbelt (8831 Greenbelt Road) and Forestville (3436 Donnell Road) locations from 6/17 to 6/21 to NFTE. MBL Owner Davon Kelly will personally match MBL’s donation to NFTE. My Barber’s Lounge owner, Davon Kelly has found the perfect way to celebrate NFTE’s National […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 15, 2013

Startup Saturday: Get Free Advice For Your New Business From SCORE

Even if your startup funds are very limited, you can get free help and advice from SCORE–the Senior Corps of Retired Executives. Even the ice cream kings, Ben and Jerry, credit SCORE as helping them learn about refrigeration techniques and more to start their now legendary business. Here’s a quick Q&A with SCORE to help […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 14, 2013

NFL Legend Fran Tarkenton to Speak At National Small Business Week Event

Hall of Fame quarterback and entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton will be the featured speaker during the Phoenix Award and Procurement breakfast awards ceremony on June 21 at 9 a.m. EDT during the Washington, D.C. portion of National Small Business Week.  The event will recognize the achievement of small business’ contribution to the national economy and local […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 14, 2013

ADP: Small Businesses Aren’t Prepared To Explain Health Insurance

Small business are far from prepared to clearly outline health insurance options for their employees before implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, according to payroll and employment services company ADP. “Educating someone about this is fairly complex,” said Christopher Ryan, an ADP vice president who is its primary researcher on health reform’s effects.

[ 0 ] Jun. 14, 2013

Auntie Anne’s Adds Amusement Parks To Growth Plans

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels recently opened new units at three U.S. amusement parks as part of the company’s plan to increase investment in nontraditional venues including entertainment centers, military bases, universities, retailers and airports. “Amusement parks represent an untapped yet sustainable growth vehicle for Auntie Anne’s, and because of our success across all venues, we’re now […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Moe’s Southwest Grill Heads West

Moe’s Southwest Grill beat out larger rivals this spring for the title of top Mexican chain and the 500-unit fast-casual concept still sees plenty of room to grow as it moves westward to enter new markets, says President Paul Damico. “Fast casual is so popular today because people are continually trading down from full-service restaurants […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Value Place Honors Outstanding Performance At 9th Annual Convention

CAPTION: From left to right: Don Nickell (Nakota Development), Kyle Rogg (Value Place President/COO), Dan Weber (Value Place CEO), Art Cahoon owner Nakota Development receiving the Can do Construction award. Value Place, the nation’s largest economy extended-stay lodging chain, honored a select group of franchisees, properties and property managers earlier this month for their outstanding […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Survey: Greener The Biz, The Greener The Bottom Line

Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn. Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey conducted by Green […]

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