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[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2012

London Calling

Hotel prices are notorious for increasing ahead of international sporting events, but in London the average price has actually decreased by almost $20 a night. A London hotel room during the Olympic Games in July and August costs on average $325, an increase of 93 per cent to the previous year. Accommodation website www.hotels.com has […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2012

Are You Prepared For A Hurricane?

A questionnaire posed to small business owners who attended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit shows that the majority are at risk in the wake of a potential disaster. Approximately 57 percent of small business owners surveyed feel only somewhat or not very confident that they have the appropriate insurance coverage to protect […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2012

Are You In Favor Of Communal Dining?

Dining establishmentss want us to share the dining experience–pushing aside the two-tops and setting a communal table into their dining room floor plans. Shared eating spaces are popping up in both hip urban bistros and suburban chains, creating more welcoming environments that operators say help to build community, loyalty and sales — as long as […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012

U.S. Home Ownership: Still A Hopeful Dream Says New Survey

As the country continues to emerge from the turbulent mortgage period, a Home Buyer Poll released by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, reveals aspirations of homeownership are still very much alive in the U.S. The majority (84%) of today’s younger renting generation (ages 18-34) responded that they intend to buy a home. Overall, more […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012

Name Badge? A Good Thing?

In an effort to determine how best to brand and distinguish employees and foster better working relationships, a recent survey of 1,000 men and women across the U.S. was conducted by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) for Imprint Plus, leading manufacturer of customized, re-usable, magnetic name badge systems. When asked how important it was to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012

Financial Advisors Can Boost Business, Says Guidebook

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, announced the release of Building a Business with Business Owners, a new guidebook that focuses on how  financial advisors can meet the increasingly specialized personal and business needs of entrepreneurs.  Because business owners’ personal and professional lives are so strongly intertwined, Pershing concludes, advisors have a tremendous opportunity to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012

Sustainable & Strong: Lamboo

Lamboo is an engineered, high performance bamboo product that is used within architectural, structural and design applications, and is structurally superior to its wood counterparts. Lamboo products can be manufactured in both interior and exterior grade and have multiple grain patterns for a variety of aesthetically pleasing options. “We at Lamboo Inc. are dedicated to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 6, 2012

Made In The USA: Fiesta Dinnerware

Fiesta® Dinnerware was designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936 and is now among the most collected china products in the world. As originally designed, the line featured art deco styling and bold, bright colors. The product was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary. Fiesta […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Caribou Coffee: Between Dunkin’ & Starbucks

The Caribou Coffee franchise is carving a niche somewhere between Dunkin’ and Starbucks. The chain began offering breakfast — including oatmeal — in 2010 and last year launched lunch items, including “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches such as Three Cheese Classic, Aged Cheddar Roast, Italian Chicken Melt and Gouda Turkey Pesto. It’s also unveiled new drinks, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Doing Business In Canada & Mexico: Webinar

Hosted by industry professionals, the International Franchise Association offers a monthly series of informative, interactive seminars that will help you run your franchise business better.  Brought to you by the Supplier Forum This month’s seminar focuses on the topic on every franchisor’s and franchisee’s mind: Entering Canada & Mexico Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 2-3 p.m. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2012

Declare Your Independence: Start A Small Business

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Workaholics Can Hurt Your Business

Josh Tolan has put together some fascinating finds on workaholics. Working long hours was once the norm for Americans in the workforce, but with the help of technology, working around the clock is becoming the new epidemic. As our smart phones travel on our hips and even enjoy a special spot in our beds at […]

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