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[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Singapore: Top Spot as World’s Best Business Environment

Douglas Tan, managing director of Steven Tan Russell Bedford PAC, comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey. A recent World Bank survey has confirmed Singapore’s position as the world’s best business environment – with one of the easiest tax compliance regimes in the world. The annual World Bank Doing Business report assesses regulations affecting domestic […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Coaches Can Boost Biz With Association Membership

According to results of the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, professional coaches that belong to one or more professional associations generate on average $49,700 USD in annual income from coaching alone. Conversely the average annual coaching revenue among those who do not belong to any associations was $40,000 USD. “This study reveals the potential of […]

[ 0 ] May. 11, 2012

Made In The U.S.A.: MT10 Turntable

McIntosh was originally founded in Silver Springs, Maryland, 1949. The current Binghamton, NY factory, constructed in 1956, continues to grow with the company. McIntosh created the legendary MT10 Turntable along with a number of tube amplifiers. Since 1961, the legendary McIntosh MC275’s characteristically smooth, pleasing, and powerful sound has been the top choice of music […]

[ 0 ] May. 10, 2012

Customers Like Digital Coupons

Stimulated by millions upon millions of Groupon type coupon users, digital coupon use is closing in on print coupon use at an astoundingly rapid pace. Digital coupons are fast becoming a medium that every type of business must explore. Consumers are growing to expect them, admit they help seal the deal and remain loyal to […]

[ 0 ] May. 10, 2012

Upscale Hotel Brand For China

Holiday Inn parent InterContinental Hotels Group PLC unveiled its new Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts upscale hotel brand for the Chinese market, predicting that the hotels will operate in at least 100 Chinese cities within 15 to 20 years. While U.S. and European hotel companies have expanded into China, IHG’s Hualuxe is among the first Chinese-designed […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2012

Solo Travel Is On The Rise

Singles are traveling more than ever before. “Stigmas about being a single traveler are dissipating,” said Nancie Svensen, an independent affiliate of Avoya Travel/American Express. “There was a time when it was assumed that most solo travelers were aged, lonely or looking to meet and mingle with other solo travelers but, nowadays, there are many […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2012

McDonald’s Might Phase Out Foam Beverage Cups

In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corporation confirmed that it is taking a step toward the possible phase-out of polystyrene foam beverage cups. The company has notified As You Sow that, “McDonald’s is currently testing a double-walled fiber hot cup, as the company continues to […]

[ 0 ] May. 8, 2012

Atlanta Ranks No. 2 In Job Growth

Growth Measured at 3.1%; Second to Houston Atlanta ranked second in job growth among major metropolitan areas between January 2011 and January 2012 with an increase of 3.1%, according to a recent study by Arizona State University. The figures, which reflect non-agricultural job growth among populations of at least a million workers, support the idea […]

[ 0 ] May. 8, 2012

Legendary Steve Wozniak

Be like Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Don’t listen to naysayers. While working at Hewlitt-Packard, Steve wanted to create a small computer for personal use and was told by his bosses that “No one will ever want a personal computer.” He left to pursue his dream and founded Apple with Steve Jobs in a garage.

[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Public Liability Insurance for Diamond Jubilee Party Disasters

As the countdown to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue to gather momentum, local councils, residents and private companies are already putting the final touches to their planned events and parties. PublicLiabilityInsurance.org, a leading resource and quote comparison website for public liability insurance in the UK is today warning event organizers and party planners of […]

[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Managing Finances Is Key To Success

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only one out of every two new start-ups survives after the first five years of business. That means that half fail, many times due to financial missteps. Cash flow is a major factor in a business’ success. Regardless of its size, a business’ cash flow drives everyday operations, […]

[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Energy Efficient Bulbs For The National Mall

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall.  The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves […]

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