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[ 0 ] Jan. 21, 2013

54% of Consumers Worry About Security of Business Websites

Half of US consumers (54 percent) worry about the risk of their details being compromised each time they input them into a business website, according to research released today by 1&1 Internet, Inc., www.1and1.com, a global leader among Web hosts.  From a study of more than 400 US adults, 29 percent have walked away from […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 21, 2013

Small Business Infomercial Hotbed In New Jersey

Ever wonder where all those addictive infomercials originate? Like California’s Silicon Valley, the Northeast has given rise to a similar infomercial mecca stretching from New England to the Philadelphia suburbs. One infomercial agency, Concepts TV Productions in Boonton, New Jersey remains at its center. Founded by Montville, N.J., resident and Brooklyn native Collette Liantonio in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 21, 2013

VIDEO: What Our Language Habits Reveal

What Our Language Habits Reveal In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize. Linguist Steven Pinker questions the very nature of our thoughts — […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 21, 2013

Income Tax Filing Deadlines 2013

(Excerpted from J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2013: For Preparing Your 2012 Tax Return) January 31, 2013 – Make sure you have received a Form W-2 from each employer for whom you worked in 2012. April 15, 2013 – File your 2012 tax return and pay the balance of your tax. If you cannot meet the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 18, 2013

Success Center From 1and1

Have you visited the Online Success Center (success.1and1.com) from 1&1 Internet Inc? The site features articles that illustrate how SMBs can better utilize the internet for their business. Topics will include general tutorials, tips for SEO, social media, and more. In the future, the site will begin to incorporate additional formats to accommodate all types […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 17, 2013

Small Business Gives Back: Pizza Ranch Helps Ethiopia Read

Pizza Ranch has launched a new coffee program and partnership with Ethiopia Reads and the Tesfa Foundation. The chain expects to serve about two million cups of coffee in the next year, and for every pound of roasted coffee it brews, Pizza Ranch will donate 50 cents to Ethiopia Reads for its Kembata-Tembaro Literacy Initiative. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

La Plata Stadium Receives IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

Weidlinger Associates, Inc., was the designer of the one-of-a kind twin-peak fabric dome of Argentina’s La Plata Stadium, winner of the prestigious 2012 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The award, which recognizes “…the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures…” from throughout the world, was presented […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

Apple Stores’ Annual Sales Per Square Foot

In his book, Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, author Jay Elliot, former svp of Apple’s human resources department, writes that Apple stores generate more visitors per quarter than Disney’s top four amusement parks together see in a year. The Apple stores’ annual sales per square foot, as of 2011, is more than $5600, far ahead […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2013

5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

This video–less than 2 minutes long–shares some fascinating strategies used by Steve Jobs at Apple to create great design. Hats off to the artist in the video is Rosie Heffernan. Take a look: 5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, Las Vegas, March

Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, announced that Sean Falk, multi-brand franchise owner and former Marine, is the chairman of the 2013 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, which will be held March 27-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Falk began his career in franchising 14 years ago, after serving in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

8 Ways To Build A Better Leadership System This Year

By Dr. Ray Benedetto and Tom Walter What are you going to do to make your company better in 2013?  Shooting for financial targets is hardly enough.  Chasing financial goals is futile if the company lacks the human talent necessary to achieve such goals.  In brief, making any company better depends on how leaders retain […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

Why Small Businesses Need Google+

By Hannah Marr Google Plus, also known as Google+ or simply G+, is the search giant Google’s very own social network. If you’ve heard of it, you may not have one; if you have one, you may not even use it. Despite being a little over a year old, Google+ has not yet reached the […]

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