The U.S. Small Business Administration will host three business matchmaking events during National Small Business Week, June 17-21, 2013. Matchmaking allows small businesses the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with prime contractors and federal agencies to learn about specific contracting and subcontracting opportunities. The first matchmaking event will take place at the Arlington Convention Center in Dallas […]
Responsive Web Design = Customer Happiness and Customer Satisfaction By Robert Patrick Gone are the days where you just had to build a website to work in multiple browsers. Now, you also need to support a wide variety of screen sizes, from smart phones to televisions and tablets. Enter Responsive HTML — one of the […]
For those wondering if small business owners are actually using mobile technology for their business, the answer is a definitive “yes,” according to new survey data from Constant Contact®, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT). Of those surveyed in March 2013, 66 percent report currently using a mobile device, including smart phones and tablets, or a solution, like […]
A report by James Rivera It’s been seven months since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast and signs of recovery are emerging. Businesses are reopening, homeowners are rebuilding and communities are rebounding. I’m proud to say that the SBA, together with our federal partners, stepped-up to provide assistance to those affected by Sandy. SBA has […]
Every year, National Small Business Week honors the accomplishments and contributions of America’s small business owners. From June 17-June 21, events across the country will include educational panels and workshops to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start or grow a business. If you cannot make it to one of the events, you can still […]
A group of retailers, restaurant chains and staffing companies known as E-Flex is asking Congress to change how the Affordable Care Act defines who qualifies as a full-time employee and to include a grace period for compliance with the law. However, efforts to change the ACA have been hindered by a polarized Congress.
This week for our Startup Saturday series, we present a checklist of 50 things to do to start a small business. Every year, thousands of Americans catch the entrepreneurial spirit, launching small businesses to sell their products or services. Some businesses thrive; many fail. The more you know about starting a business, the more power […]
Expert Media Trainer, PR Expert & Speaker Lisa Elia will offer a free “Rock Every Media Interview” webinar in which she will share media interview tips and techniques for successful interviews through preparation, developing compelling messaging, and eloquent delivery. For more information and to register for the webinar, visit www.rockeverymediainterview.com
Meet Community-Minded Art-Preneur Urszula Abolik: Her Amber Connection Is Much More Than A Cool Store
For many, the phrase “think globally, act locally” –which urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities– is a wonderful catchphrase that we all aspire to implement. But Urszula Abolik embraces this vision as a main tenet of her marvelous store-gallery-creative workshop-gathering place- […]
Several hotels and hotel chains are putting a greater focus on technological upgrades to attract today’s tech-savvy travelers. Some of the newest hotels, such as the Radisson Blu hotel at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., tout automated lighting and air-conditioning, RFID-enabled room keycards and in-room iPads.
7-Eleven is running an “#Awesummer” promotion via its mobile application throughout the summer, offering mobile coupons and special offers such as 49-cent Slurpee weekends and free Snickers Ice Cream Bars. “7-Eleven is very excited at the fast growth of app downloads and great guest engagement in the app with the ‘App Feedback’ feature,” says Danielle […]
Dan Lockwood took over his first Unishippers Global Logistics franchise in 1991 and was named executive vice president and chief products officer a little more than a decade later. In 2011, Lockwood became CEO of the Utah-based company, which manages shipping details and negotiates carrier rates for customers. “I’ve always had the desire to lead, […]