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[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2013

Vera Bradley Stitches Up Multi-Million Dollar Business With Help From SCORE

It’s a long way from the basement to the big time, but Barbara Baekgaard and Patricia Miller have taken their line of women’s luggage, accessories, and clothing from trunk sales in their homes to more than 3,000 retailers around the globe. As demand grew, they found their match in SCORE counselor George Cook, who applied […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2013

Amramp Solves Wheelchair Access Woes During Renovation

Rather than closing all of its upper-level shops for more than a month while its elevators were undergoing upgrades, Boston’s landmark Faneuil Hall came up with a better solution for making all shopping levels of its Commerce Center Mall accessible to visitors of every mobility level. They found the answer they were looking for in […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2013

ADP Assists Businesses In 2013 Tax Law Changes

ADP®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, recently highlighted several important steps small-business owners can take to help navigate changes stemming from the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA).  By carefully selecting an employer-sponsored tax-qualified retirement plan, business owners can get much-needed relief from tax increases they experience as a result […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2013

Slow Money April 29-30 Gathering Connects Food Biz With Funding

Slow Money, named one of the “top five trends in finance,” hosts its fourth Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado. (Register at www.slowmoney.org.) In just three years, Slow Money has emerged as a major new funder of local food systems, moving $23 million into small food businesses around the country, including farms, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2013

SBA Learning Center: Video, Chat Seminars & More

Take advantage of the free resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can chat online, take a seminar, watch videos, receive online training and much more. Check out The Learning Center to get started. Visit www.sba.gov to learn more.

[ 0 ] Mar. 21, 2013

Starwood Ramps Up Global Growth of Luxury Brands

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide aims to open 50 new luxury hotels globally within the next five years as it seeks to capture the growth of a new generation of luxury travelers, executives said during the company’s first luxury General Managers Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “Today’s luxury consumer is multinational and cross-generational, defined […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 20, 2013

Business Boom: Franchisors Are Hiring 1000′s of Workers

Several franchises are advertising job opportunities across the country right now, including NAPA Auto Parts, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Sears Home Improvement Products and Title Boxing Club. Positions range from store owner to customer service representative to restaurant staff to delivery driver.

[ 1 ] Mar. 20, 2013

Steve Jobs’ Model For Business: The Beatles

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, said: “My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 20, 2013

U.S. To Promote Itself & Lure More Tourists

A record one billion people traveled to another country last year. But as global travel and tourism has boomed to historic levels, tourism industry officials said the U.S. share of those visitors has shrunk by almost a third in the past decade. That’s partly because of increased U.S. security after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 20, 2013

The Professional Association of Travel Hosts’ 4th Annual Symposium In May

The Professional Association of Travel Hosts (PATH), announced that its fourth annual symposium will be held at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, May 1-2, 2013. The event is expected to set attendance records. It follows the annual Home Based Travel Agent Forum, which will also be held at the Venetian Hotel, April […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 20, 2013

Iconic London Venues Help College Produce Inspiring Apprenticeships Films

Kensington and Chelsea College joined forces with some of London’s most iconic organizations to produce an inspiring video showcasing how apprenticeships change lives and businesses. The five-minute film, shot at the V&A, was debuted at a networking event at the college’s multi-million pound Chelsea Centre, on March 12, in support of National Apprenticeship Week. Among […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 19, 2013

iConomy Expo Free To Attend On March 28th in NYC

Is there a new way of doing business in today’s economy?Do you have to network effectively to increase possibilities and your net worth? Want to know “what’s trending” in today’s entertainment, business, politics, mobile technology, and more? Find out, at the 6th annual iConomy Expo! March 28th 2013….Free to attend! The iConomy Expo supports the […]

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