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[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

84% of U.S. Small Biz Using Mobile Marketing Sees Benefit

Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW), recently announced the results of its Small Business Mobile Survey, which indicates that while 69% of small businesses consider mobile marketing crucial to their growth in the next five years, a majority of them are yet to fully leverage mobile marketing. Last year comScore reported that out of 234 million […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

Small Biz Owners Are Not Prepared For Retirement

New research from The American College, the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, reveals that while the overwhelming majority of small business owners are concerned about retirement, a third of the women and a quarter of the men surveyed have not estimated how much they are going to need when they retire. […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

Canadian Women Want To Start Businesses

A new study from BMO Bank of Montreal reveals that 71 per cent of Canadian women would become their own boss if they had the opportunity, and eight in ten women say that having access to role models or mentors would be a key ingredient to their success as business owners. In addition, one-quarter say […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

What Slows Entrepreneurial Activity?

At a time when entrepreneurs can and are conducting business anytime, anywhere with the use of mobile devices and the cloud, increased productivity levels and more time spent focused on growing or conducting business versus managing it should follow suit. Not so, according to the results of survey recently released by Sage North America. The […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 4, 2012

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Eat Fast-Food

Many health-conscious U.S. adults, who belong to a gym and buy local or organic food, had lunch in a fast-food restaurant in the last month, a survey found. Market consumer research firm Scarborough found 74 percent of the health-conscious consumers — 21 million American adults — visited a fast-food restaurant for lunch in the past […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 1, 2012

Made In The U.S.A.: Minimoog Voyager XL

Moog Music of Asheville, North Carolina, manufactures theremins and other high-quality electronic musical instruments. Founder Robert Moog created the famed Moog Synthesizer and the Minimoog Voyager XL. Mr. Moog passed away in 2005 but the company lives on and honors his amazing legacy.

[ 0 ] May. 31, 2012

Jamba Juice Is Going To School

The Jamba Juice juice and smoothie chain is making headway in schools across the U.S. The company is expecting to put its JambaGo kiosks in 400 to 500 schools by the end of the year. The company has already opened 30 kiosks in a pilot program. At a time when many schools are trying to […]

[ 0 ] May. 31, 2012

SBA Offers Disaster Recovery Assistance

In the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster, you don’t have to be a small business owner to get recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  But did you know that SBA’s disaster assistance program is the agency’s only direct loan program?  Did you also know that SBA can provide assistance to communities […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2012

Si Habla Espanol: America se Mueve con Dunkin’

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new, all-Spanish-language Hispanic campaign marks the first use of its long-time tagline in Spanish: “América se Mueve con Dunkin’ (America Moves With Dunkin’).” The theme of the campaign — Qué estás tomando? (What are you drinkin’?) — parallels that of Dunkin’s multimillion-dollar general-market campaign, launched early last year. In the general-market ads, “average […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2012

Starbucks Plans Expansion In China

Starbucks Corp. plans to triple the size of its work force and network of shops in China over the next three years. The company currently has about 10,000 employees for more than 500 stores in China, said John Culver, head of China and Asia Pacific business at Starbucks. He said the company would accelerate growth […]

[ 0 ] May. 29, 2012

Easier Tax Process Boosts Biz In Finland

A recent World Bank report has ranked Finland just outside the world’s top ten business environments. Now ranked in 11th place in the annual World Bank Doing Business report, simplification of its VAT and labour tax compliance systems have also seen Finland leap 31 places (from 59 to 28) in the bank’s annual Paying Taxes […]

[ 0 ] May. 29, 2012

Lessons From The Kleiers For Any Entrepreneur

Every Thursday night Selling New York on HGTV is chock-full of tips, tactics, diplomatic hints and marketing strategies that will help you run any type of business thanks to the stars: three human dynamos known as “The Kleiers”–Samantha Kleier-Forbes (left), Michele Kleier (center)  and Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern. This fun and dedicated trio is the reason we […]

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