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[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2013

Army Vet Opens 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Army veteran Andrew Wilson opened his Kansas location of junk removal franchise 1-800-Got-Junk while on deployment in Afghanistan through the IFA’s VetFran program, which allowed 1-800-Got-Junk to offer him special incentives. 1-800-GOT-JUNK “As a veteran, Andrew was able to have half of the franchise fee waived so he could have more capital to fund his […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2013

American Express Has Boot Camp For Women Entrepreneurs

Now more than ever, women-owned businesses are playing a greater role in the health of the U.S. economy starting businesses at a rate 150% higher than the national average. If female entrepreneurs unlocked their full potential, the positive impact would be huge. Women business owners are positioned to add 8 million jobs if each was […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

Do-It-Yourself Graphic Kits For Small Business Owners

Small Business, Big Plan (www.smallbusinessbigplan.com) announces its launch with a new concept in branding for small businesses.  Offering branding kits with unique pre-formatted, ready-to-customize graphics, Small Business, Big Plan hopes to give small businesses an advantage they’ve never had before. Microbusinesses, solopreneurs–by either name, twenty-six million small businesses in the US face the necessity of […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

5 Essential Elements for an Indie Author’s Press Kit

By Heather Wied, Kbuuk As we’ve previously discussed, PR is an integral component to a comprehensive marketing strategy for an independent author. Developing a public relations strategy means taking a proactive approach to generating awareness for your name and brand as an author in the media. The basis of a good PR strategy is to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

Study: Small Business Owners Make Progress With Mobile Payments

As mobile commerce activity increases within the U.S. marketplace and payment processing advances alongside it, ISOs, acquirers and other merchant service providers must reposition themselves to meet the immediate and future needs of the businesses they serve. A newly released research report from ControlScan and TransFirst promises to help meet this objective, sharing important insights […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 22, 2013

5 Multimedia Tips for Your Press Releases

By Christina Zila, Textbroker Publishers are going online, leading to a demand for multimedia content. Help publishers fulfill their own goals by providing modern press releases with links and rich media. 1. Add an Image Let’s say your release is on something mundane, like a move to a new office. Attaching professional photos of the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

AltNation–A Marketplace for Self-Published Authors, Artists, Crafters

AltNation recently went live at myaltnation.com. This marketplace, which is designed and geared for small businesses, self-published authors, local bands and musicians, crafters, natural food producers and sellers and other small volume vendors, brings together vendors and customers in a way not attempted before; putting a 21st century sheen on the forgotten personal connections that […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2013

Hawaii Team Partners With Spanish Inventor On Wave-Generating Tech

Hawaii Team Partners With SpanishHonokea Surf Parks (Honokea, pronounced ho-no-kay-a) and is the first company to secure U.S. rights to the Spanish-engineered patented Wavegarden® technology. Wavegarden®Spain is a leader in a wave-generating technology designed for surf parks that offer both highperformance surfing waves and smaller waves to teach people to surf. Based in Oahu, Honokea […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 20, 2013

Startup Saturday: 12 Tips For Your Small Business Launch

Launching a new company or business division? Wayne McVicker offers some been-there-done-that advice that can help you keep your cool in the midst of the maelstrom. Start-ups can be scary. Whether you’re heading up a new division of an established corporation or launching your own small consulting firm, uncertainty comes with the territory. So many […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2013

TradeWinds Adds Easy Booking Feature For Yacht Vacation Rentals

It is even easier to book a TradeWinds yacht for vacation travel.  TradeWinds makes it simple with their new EASY BOOKING option! TradeWinds, the only fully crewed, all-inclusive vacation ownership yachting company in the world has added an EASY BOOKING feature to its website to assist customers when booking a yacht rental. The EASY BOOKING […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2013

Pie Five Pizza Capitalizing on Gourmet Pizza Trend

The gourmet pizza industry has been growing rapidly, with more than a dozen fast-casual chains debuting in the sector in the past five years. Many eateries, including Pizza Inn Holdings company Pie Five Pizza, are capitalizing on the make-your-own pizza craze, which focuses on quick, customized pizzas made with high-quality ingredients.

[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2013

Vivo Pools Finds Success In Simplicity

Pool care company VivoPools grew over three years from making $1.5 million in sales to $6 million, and employs more than 100 workers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida and New Jersey, success founder Willan Johnson attributes to the company’s strategy of focusing on simplicity and providing quality service. “It’s easy to try to a number […]

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