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[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

3 Easy Ways To Monitor Your Competition

1. Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo offer a wealth of competitive information. Search for your company name, then search your full name and see what comes up. Put in some common search terms relevant to your business. If you aren’t on the first page, you might as well not be there at all. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

How Entrepreneurs Make Key Decisions

Advisors play an important role in the decision-making process of many small-business owners, according to a study released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation. More than two-thirds of small-firm owners rely on a single business confidante for such advice; the confidante is the most common and influential type of advisor, whom […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

Tips For Financing Your Business

David Solís is the National Sales Executive for the Client Development Group with Bank of America’s Small Business Division, where he is responsible for overseeing the bank’s relationships with thousands of small business clients across the nation. Solís shares his expert insights with SCORE clients into the lending process, including tips on identifying your best […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 23, 2012

Wine Industry Network Continues To Expand

The Wine Industry Network (WIN), announced that their supplier membership surpassed the three hundred member mark and has increased monthly since launching just over two years ago. This milestone is a major validation of WIN’s direct marketing model and continues to confirm that there is shift in the way that wine industry buyers now research […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 20, 2012

Made In The U.S.A: Klhip Nail Clippers

July is “Made In The U.S.A.” month. We honor fine products made in the United States with this post on Klhip Nail Clippers, made in Los Angeles, CA. and Ketchum, ID. This ergonomic design comes with a lifetime guarantee.

[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2012

National Association for the Self-Employed

The NASE was founded in 1981 to provide day-to-day support, including direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that traditionally had been available only to large corporations. Today the NASE represents hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, and is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of its kind in the United States. The […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 19, 2012

Interactive Screens In Restaurants

A growing number of restaurants including  Chili’s Grill & Bar,  Applebee’s, and Chevys Fresh Mex are using or testing small, interactive computer screens at the table. Diners can see glossy pictures of food, order menu items, and pay a check without a waiter. Some of the devices also offer videogames, often for a fee, movie […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2012

Days Inn Gets Facelift For Franchisees

Days Inn, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, announced the launch of the first prototype of its 42-year-history, giving its franchisees a consistent and modern roadmap for construction. With over 1,600 properties in the United States alone, Days Inn created the prototype as a “kit of parts” offering franchisees a uniform model to reference whether […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2012

Better Times Ahead For Lumber Industry

After a sharp decline in global demand for lumber in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the global recession, global trade of softwood lumber increased an estimated 25 percent over the past two years. In 2011, trade reached just over 90 million m3, which is still substantially below “pre-financial crises” levels. China, Japan, Spain […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 17, 2012

White Pages Has An App

Finding everything nearby — neighbors, U.S. households or local businesses  — is now possible with the latest release of WhitePages’  iPhone and iPad app. Announcing a major upgrade with new Nearby People, Nearby Stores and Reverse Address features, WhitePages has released a new iOS app that transforms the traditional concepts of people and business search […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 17, 2012

Peoria Farmers Market at Metro Centre Celebrates 35 Years

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Peoria Farmer’s Market is at the Metro Centre. The Peoria Farmer’s Market opens at 8:00 a.m. and runs until the fresh produce is sold out usually by early afternoon, 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. Shoppers will find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, farm fresh products, pastas and the largest […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2012

Survey Finds Small Biz Driving Growth With Social Media

Small businesses are increasing their use of the Internet and social media platforms to connect with customers and grow their businesses, according to a recent Citibank survey. Sixty-five percent of the 749 small business owners surveyed across the United States cited increasing marketing activities as a key step in growing their business. While the overwhelming […]

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