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[ 0 ] Jan. 25, 2013

Hispanic-Owned Businesses Growing Robustly

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. is expected to grow 41.8 % in the next 6 years to 4.3 million. Total revenues are expected to surge 39 % to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. The increase is spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation’s largest […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 24, 2013

Calling Consumer Packaged Goods Startup Companies:Mentorship Program from Incubation Station

Currently accepting applications for its second round of submissions, Incubation Station, Austin-based start-up accelerator, announced today that it will be extending the application deadline to February 15.  In addition to extending the deadline, IS has streamlined the application process with the goal of inviting more high-potential, early stage companies focused on Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 24, 2013

National Stationery Show and Craft & Hobby Assn. Announce Partnership

The National Stationery Show(R) (NSS) and the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) have announced a partnership that will provide new opportunities for the social stationery and craft and creative hobby industries, beginning with the May 19-22, 2013 National Stationery Show in New York City. The collaboration will take the form of co-located education and events, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2013

Zipbox Innovation To Be Featured At Packaging Conference

Neil Kozarsky, President of the North American leader in innovative packaging solutions, T.H.E.M has been announced as a featured speaker at The 2013 Packaging Conference, February 4-6, in Atlanta, GA. Kozarsky, an industry visionary and pioneer in leading-edge packaging solutions will be joined by Frank Kelly from Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) for a presentation […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2013

Convenience-Sized Packaging Is Product Trend

Individual, convenience-sized packaging was a big trend in beauty products in 2012.  That trend will continue in 2013 as consumers look for products that are easy to take on-the-go, contain natural ingredients and offer one-use convenience.  Diamond Wipes, parent company of La Fresh Group, a manufacturer of unique skin care, cosmetics and travel amenity wipes […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 22, 2013

KFC To Expand In Botswana & Source From Local Farmers

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Botswana says it is embarking on a five-year expansion plan that will see the company broaden its operations at both commercial and community level. KFC Principal Operator, Wynand Pretorius, recently told the media in Botswana that in addition to increasing the number of outlets, the fast food chain will also source […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 22, 2013

Affordable Shredder Is State-of-the-Art

Fellowes’ latest innovation, the 73Ci shredder, is perfect for the small and home office with a combination the brand’s state-of-the-art exclusive technologies with a stylish new design to provide optimized performance and safety. Some of the features include: 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs SafeSense® technology stops shredding when […]

[ 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 […]

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