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[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2012

Is Your Small Business Weather-Dependent?

If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and  some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2012

Lower Your Price?

A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place.  You can offer a lower price if they […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 27, 2012

Small Business Spotlight: Time To Make The Donuts

William Rosenberg Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” In the 1940s, William Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services using $1,500 in war bonds and $1,000 in borrowed seed capital.  Following its success, and noticing that a significant percentage […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 27, 2012

Should You Consider A Remote Accountant?

Suppose you need an accountant to review your financial spreadsheets/scenarios or your business needs and provide financial statements for reporting to your lender, but your accountant suddenly tells you he’s dropping you because of his financial hardships or he or she just doesn’t call you back. What do you do? A Remote Accountant caters to small businesses and […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come FromPeople often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Fund Your Retirement, Not Just Your Business

According to a recent report conducted by The American College, forty percent of small business owners have no retirement savings or pension plan in place. Furthermore, the study found that three-fourths of those owners have no written plan as to how they intend to fund their retirement.1 Small business owners know the value of a […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Can You Get A Patent?

Wondering if you can get a patent for your business idea? The bad news is you can’t patent and “idea” but the good news is there are a variety of ways you can get a patent.  While you can’t patent an idea you may be able to protect and patent a method of doing business […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Computer-Tech Guru Helps Community Cause

Computer-Tech Whiz & Entrepreneur, Ron Gustavson, The Medfield Computer Guy, is helping a community cause by participating in a project to fundraise for the Lowell Mason House, the Birthplace of the Father of American Music Education in Medfield, Massachusetts. The Lowell Mason Foundation exists to attract funding and to preserve, restore, and promote Lowell Mason’s […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 23, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Medium Straight Glass by Heath

Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2012

Small Business Saturday, November 24th

Saturday, November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2012

StayGreen Oil Launches Used Oil Marketplace

StayGreen Oil, LLC, a global provider of used lubricant and used cooking oil technology solutions announced today it has launched its StayGreen Oil Marketplace (www.staygreenoil.com). The StayGreen Marketplace is designed as cloud based service intended for use by Buyers and Sellers of used lubricants and cooking oils to enable them to acquire the best vendor […]

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