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[ 1 ] May. 1, 2013

Ekornes Stressless Office Chair Line For Your Home Office

The Ekornes Stressless Office chair line is a perfect fit for the entrepreneur, who has given up the commute, but still wants c-suite comfort working at home. Check out the chairs and sofas at: www.ekornes.com.

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

Wood Pellet Exports From North American To Europe Are Booming

Exportation of Wood Pellets from North America to Europe Reached a New Record of 3.2 Million Tons in 2012, with US Exporters More Than Doubling Their Shipments Demand for wood pellets in Europe has gone up dramatically the past few years as power companies on the continent have switched from using fossil fuels to renewable […]

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

RUN Powered by ADP Payroll Platform Exceeds 200,000 Small Biz Client Mark

ADP®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced that more than 200,000 small business owners are now using the company’s innovative cloud-based payroll and human resource management solution, RUN Powered by ADP®.  The RUN payroll and HR platform provides continuous access to payroll and human resource-related information and is supported by live, […]

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

Small Businesses Investing Big In Digital Marketing, says AT&T Survey

In a hyper-connected world where a strong online presence could mean better growth opportunities for business, 2013 looks to be another year of significantly increased online investment for small businesses. According to the 2013 AT&T* Small Business Technology Poll, which surveyed 1,000 small businesses nationwide, 66 percent of small businesses plan to invest as much […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Retirees Turn To Franchising To Finance Retirement

More workers are turning to franchising as a way to finance retirement, as traditional methods of saving diminish. Joe Prendergrass, who owns multiple Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurants in Virginia with his daughter, said his franchising approach to retirement savings has already yielded a 30% return on his investment. Franchisees of CertaPro Painters and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Donatos Pizza Takes Lead To Spur Summer Hires

Donatos Pizzeria has taken the lead to recruit employers for a summer hiring program designed to create jobs for 1,700 youths in central Ohio this summer. The program, created with $4.3 million in city and county funds, puts young job seekers through a training program and tries to match them with participating employers.

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Small Business Majority Network Council Member At White House Today

A small business owner in Small Business Majority’s Network Council will participate in a Small Business Roundtable Discussion at the White House today to talk about finding solutions to address climate costs and the transition toward a clean energy future. Michigan entrepreneur Jon Tobias will join Administration officials and small business owners from across the […]

[ 3 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Used-Clothing Biz Grows From 3 To 90 Locations

Clothes Mentor, which sells gently used women’s clothing, has grown from three Ohio stores in 2007 to 90 locations that average $1 million per week, CEO Ron Olson said. According to Olson, the biggest challenge for the company was marketing a used product, but found that having the right management tools and being in the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

McDonald’s Success In the Middle East

McDonald’s success in the Middle East is due in part to a growing middle class in the region, and brands looking to expand there should focus on supply-chain control, finding the right real estate and supporting franchisees, McDonald’s Middle East Development Company’s Managing Director Yousef Abdulghani said during the International Franchise Forum in Dubai, United […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Carbonite Survey Lists Work-Life Challenges for Home-Based Businesses

Majority of Small Office, Home Office Owners Skip Five Personal Obligations a Month; 79 Percent Admit that They Aren’t Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud Owning a business is stressful, but running a business from home brings additional challenges, according to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

3 Questions Companies Must Tackle to Attract & Retain Customers

By Jeanne Bliss, Founder of CustomerBLISS The best leaders in my life asked more questions than they gave answers. Too often we jump to prescribing. We feel we know what customers want. We believe we know the answers. But the real difference between an “everyday” company and a “beloved” company is how they answer questions. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

How To Fund Your Company

By Robert A. Adelson Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution.  The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go public quickly. The ins and outs of finding an investor for your start-up can be challenging.  With […]

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