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[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

VIDEO: Build A Tower, Build A Team

Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Intelligent Mail Package Barcodes Are Coming

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is replacing the Confirmation Services barcode with the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IM®pb) for tracking of parcels and for Extra Services. The barcode includes the customer account (Mailer ID), ZIP Code routing, payment channel information, class of mail and service combination of the mail piece. The IMpb is similar […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Tips For Creating Championship Teams

Great coaches take into consideration an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics, too, says entrepreneur J. Allan McCarthy. “It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest and smartest players on your side,” says McCarthy, an international scaling expert and author of Beyond Genius, Innovation & […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24

159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 2, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Hickory Handle Hammer

The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.

[ 1 ] Nov. 1, 2012

Crosswalks Used To Promote Businesses

Crosswalks around the globe have been used to promote a wide variety of businesses including a McDonald’s in Switzerland and a hair salon in India who created a comb out of the white striped crosswalk. The photo depicts a promotional bar code for a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

[ 1 ] Nov. 1, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia was founded by avid climber Yvon Chouinard who wanted to make his own reuseable climbing gear. The business has boomed since the early 1970s. The earth-friendly goods and fleece have changed outdoor wear forever.

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: $8 Billion Spent in U.S. This Year

Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2012

Marketing Misshap: BBH Labs

A huge marketing faux pas happened when BBH Labs paid people $20 a day to wear branded-T shirts and act as Wi-Fi hotspots. Consumers viewed it as a terrible form of exploiting homeless people and the campaign bombed.  But, many remember it to this day.

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2012

iiBIG Presents Energy Pow-Wow In Houston

iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy, scheduled for December 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the energy industry are expected to increase over the next year and into the future. The rapid increase and interest in natural gas, power, oil and gas and […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

How Laura Saitta Invented TileSizer

By Laura Saitta It’s rare to meet someone where they don’t ask, “What do you do for a living?” For me, I inevitably say, “I invented a mosaic tile tool.” I never realized how fascinated people were with inventors until I became one, in part because I had never met one myself.  Admittedly, I was […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

NerdWallet Launches Small Business Checking Account Comparison Tool

NerdWallet compares more than 135 business checking accounts across 50 banks and credit unions of all sizes With the inherent complexities and endless obstacles faced by small business owners, even the seemingly simple task of finding a good business checking account has become complex and time-consuming. A recent NerdWallet survey found that small business owners […]

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