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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

USA Sciene & Engineering Festival Set For April In Washington, DC

Mark your Calendars for the Return of the Woodstock of Science! Attention Festival Fans and Partners– We are thrilled to announce that planning for the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival is well underway! The 3rd Festival will kick into high gear in 2013, with expanded school programs and year-round activities, culminating with the largest […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Have A Good Photo Taken Of Yourself For Your Small Business

You never know when the media will want to interview you about your small business, your shop, your new discount program, your community goodwill and charity work and so on. Be prepared with a photo that you can easily send out to the local newspaper or TV station. Get a good photo taken and avoid […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Try Negotiating Flat Fees For Pro Services

When it comes to costly hourly rates for lawyers and accountants, you might want to try negotiating a flat fee. In the past many such professionals would never set a fixed rate for a project but times have changed. You must spell out what exactly the mission or task is and you might find yourself […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

Your Small Business QR Code

You can connect to your customers with a QR code. It’s that square graphic you are probably noticing everywhere from posts on billboards to advertisements in circulars.   Users download a free app on their phone and then scan the code for information, discounts, etc. QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

January 2013 U.S. Postal Services Prices Are Going Up

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) an average increase in mailing services prices of 2.5 percent. The First-Class Mail™ stamp will increase from the current 45 cents to 46 cents, with an overall increase of about 4 percent. The implementation date for the new prices will be January […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2013

SBO Editor To Guest On CBS Radio’s “Biz Talk With Josh Smith”

Editor of Small Business Opportunities, Susan Rakowski, will guest on CBS Radio’s small business show, “Biz Talk With Josh Smith,” this Thursday morning at 9 a.m.  The show will be accessible via www.biztalkwithjosh.com and clicking Listen Live, or on the CBS Radio website at http://washington.cbslocal.com/ . (Click ‘Listen Live’ for GovBiz 1580am) Susan’s no-nonsense, nuts & […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

Are We Wired To Share? [Video]

The Case For Collaborative Consumption In her talk, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.

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