This year, year-end planning poses a bigger challenge than ever before. The fate of many tax incentives taxpayers have grown accustomed to over recent years will likely be unknown until Congress and the Administration come to a decision next month. With the prospect of higher taxes in 2013, individuals need to make an effort to […]
By Jerome Byers, head of Citibank Small Business Bustling holiday shoppers are a welcome sign to small business owners across the country and they’re also a signal to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year. To pick a resolution that will pack your shop or increase orders all year through, it’s most effective to […]
As you enjoy the holiday season, we’re sure you are making notes to get your business up and running in 2013, or if you already have a small business, we know you are looking for keys to make it even more fortified. Check out this interesting infographic from Bolt Insurance on small business funding: http://info.boltinsurance.com/small-business-funding-infographic/
Shaker Workshops of Gardner, Massachusetts manufactures the slightly splayed-legged form and low back of the Enfield dining chair.
Stonyfield Organic is a booming company thanks to founder Gary Hirshberg. He directed the company to donate profits to foster the green movement. He cut out waste in packaging and production to create an eco-friendly empire and has kept hundreds of organic farmers in business.
Did you know that Small Business Opportunities magazine and our website, sbomag.com, are leading content providers to the eBay Small Business Center? Other providers are the United States Small Business Administration and the IRS. Here’s the link: http://cc.ebay.com/small-business-info/
Dogtopia is a unique dog daycare franchise that offers daycare services, overnight boarding and spa packages for their customer’s canines. Their annual systemwide sales figures were $13.1M in 2011 and they are on track for $14M this year.
ReputationChanger.com, one of the premier providers of online reputation management services, recently announced the release of its Dashboard tool, a unique and innovative feature that allows users to easily monitor, track and instantly manage their online reputation across Google, Yahoo and Bing, as well as hundreds of social media websites, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. […]
BuildASign.com is a leading online custom printing provider that enables customers to design, proof, and buy business, consumer signage, and home décor products. According to the company that posted sales of $30 million in 2011, “Our proprietary web-based technology lets customers place their online orders quickly and easily, while an innovative in-house production system ensures […]
Togo’s, a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, is aggressively targeting Oregon for expansion. The San Jose, Calif.-based sandwich chain has fueled its development plans based on recent success of its Oregon franchisees. Togo’s aims to open 25-30 restaurants throughout Oregon in cities such as Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, […]
What We Can Learn From Ants About Organization With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert to understand their complex social system. Over the course of years spent sucking insects from their nests, color-coding their abdomens with […]
Whether real-world or virtual, special events can do wonders to promote your company. Promotional events can encompass many kinds of happenings, from grand openings, open houses, seminars, product launches and tastings to webinars, Tweetups and online discussion groups. And that’s just a start. If well designed and implemented, all these events can generate buzz and […]