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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Cuddly Company Embraces Technology

Cuddly toymaker technology and marketing are linked at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Chief marketer Teresa Kroll and Chief Information Officer Dave Finnegan have created a partnership that’s evident in everything from the company’s most recent e-commerce redesign to a new store concept coming this fall. Because its customers are interacting both with real-world stores and extensions online, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Tips To Make Your Trip To The Pump Less Painful

Chris Faulkner, CEO Breitling Oil and Gas 1. Fill up your tank on Wednesday or Thursday before 10 am. Gas prices rise on Thursdays in anticipation of weekend travel.  10 am is when most station owners make their price change for the day.  Unless it is an emergency, do not buy gas Friday, Saturday or […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Is Your City Small Business ‘Friendly’?

Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth most business-friendly cities Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released new data showing that Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+’s for their friendliness towards small businesses.  In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F, while New York narrowly avoided […]

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