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[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Invest Atlanta Launches Start Up Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s economic development agency, recently announced the launch of a new program called Start Up Atlanta to help the local startup community engage, interact and create new businesses and jobs. Start Up Atlanta is one of Invest Atlanta’s initiatives to make the city nationally and internationally […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Accelerating Growth in Rural Communities

Recently, the SBA joined forces with 12 other federal agencies to promote job creation, accelerate innovation and provide assistance to entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide range of industrial sectors, including advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, energy and natural resources, technology and tourism in rural communities. This announcement builds on the efforts of the Obama Administration to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2012

Dunkin’ Donuts Looks To The West

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced that the company is recruiting franchisees for the markets of Reno, Nevada; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; as well as portions of Texas, including territories in the western, southern and eastern portions of the state that include cities such as Amarillo and Corpus […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 7, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.: Evans Table

The Evans table by Room & Board is manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The family-run metal fabricator Bell Manufacturing makes the steel bases. The process of machining, grinding and painting the table takes a day to complete. Room & Board then assembles the pieces.

[ 0 ] Sep. 6, 2012

Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955) German-Swiss Theoretical Physicist

[ 0 ] Sep. 6, 2012

Heart-Healthy Stamp of Approval Extends to Restaurants

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart-check mark that has been on grocery-store products for 17 years is now extending to the restaurant industry. Subway became the first restaurant chain to participate in the AHA’s Heart-Check Meal Certification program, a two-year pilot program in which menu items that meet the required nutritional criteria can display the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionaries: Tom & Kate Chappell

In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell launched the Tom’s of Maine company. They had moved to rural Maine in search of a quieter and simpler lifestyle. When they couldn’t find deodorant and toothpaste that was natural enough for their tastes, they got a loan for $5000 and started their small business.

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. September 10 & 11

IFA advocates on issues critical to franchising will meet during its Public Affairs Conference Sept. 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C. IFA’s annual fly-in will enable franchisees, franchisors and suppliers to share their insights with federal lawmakers about issues affecting franchise businesses, including labor, health care and access to capital. This year’s event includes its […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2012

Team Building: Bowling

AMF has put together a number of corporate bowling packages for businesses to consider. They make it easy and fun to build camaraderie at your local bowling lanes. A recent special offer for groups was $79.95 per lane for two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental, single-topping pizza and Xtreme appetizer platter. Call 800.206.4026 to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2012

CEA Accepting Submissions Now Through 9/14

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted now through September 14, 2012. The 2013 Honorees will be announced November 12, 2012 at CEA’s New York Press Preview and showcased at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

How To Prep For Healthcare Reform

By Fima Sklyar, CPA with K&A The starting gun has fired on healthcare reform. Businesses of all sizes need to evaluate their situation, consult their financial and tax advisors and take steps to prepare for the changes. The core of the bill for employers is this: beginning in 2014, employers that have 50 or more […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Distance Learning: Collaboration & Expansion

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) and Excelsior College (Excelsior.edu) announced an agreement that will enable StraighterLine students to access Excelsior College Examinations, directly from StraighterLine’s website. Students taking StraighterLine online college courses can use Excelsior’s internationally accepted exams to earn college credit that will be recorded on an Excelsior College transcript, in addition to StraighterLine transcripts. “Online learning […]

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