Stimulated by millions upon millions of Groupon type coupon users, digital coupon use is closing in on print coupon use at an astoundingly rapid pace. Digital coupons are fast becoming a medium that every type of business must explore. Consumers are growing to expect them, admit they help seal the deal and remain loyal to […]
Holiday Inn parent InterContinental Hotels Group PLC unveiled its new Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts upscale hotel brand for the Chinese market, predicting that the hotels will operate in at least 100 Chinese cities within 15 to 20 years. While U.S. and European hotel companies have expanded into China, IHG’s Hualuxe is among the first Chinese-designed […]
Singles are traveling more than ever before. “Stigmas about being a single traveler are dissipating,” said Nancie Svensen, an independent affiliate of Avoya Travel/American Express. “There was a time when it was assumed that most solo travelers were aged, lonely or looking to meet and mingle with other solo travelers but, nowadays, there are many […]
In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corporation confirmed that it is taking a step toward the possible phase-out of polystyrene foam beverage cups. The company has notified As You Sow that, “McDonald’s is currently testing a double-walled fiber hot cup, as the company continues to […]
Growth Measured at 3.1%; Second to Houston Atlanta ranked second in job growth among major metropolitan areas between January 2011 and January 2012 with an increase of 3.1%, according to a recent study by Arizona State University. The figures, which reflect non-agricultural job growth among populations of at least a million workers, support the idea […]
Be like Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Don’t listen to naysayers. While working at Hewlitt-Packard, Steve wanted to create a small computer for personal use and was told by his bosses that “No one will ever want a personal computer.” He left to pursue his dream and founded Apple with Steve Jobs in a garage.
As the countdown to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue to gather momentum, local councils, residents and private companies are already putting the final touches to their planned events and parties. PublicLiabilityInsurance.org, a leading resource and quote comparison website for public liability insurance in the UK is today warning event organizers and party planners of […]
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only one out of every two new start-ups survives after the first five years of business. That means that half fail, many times due to financial missteps. Cash flow is a major factor in a business’ success. Regardless of its size, a business’ cash flow drives everyday operations, […]
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall. The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves […]
Top Prize Is a New Business Phone System; Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Start-Ups Encouraged to Enter WHAT: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, will sponsor a “Phone-A-Saurus” video contest for Facebook fans until May 15, 2012. The entrant that best demonstrates the need for a new business phone system will win a complete […]
The 600-thread count Sei duvet cover is cut and sewn at the Matteo factory in Los Angeles, California. The factory sits directly next to the company’s design studio.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced that they have signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) that will support thousands of Hispanic small businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling them to expand and create more jobs. “The Memorandum signals SBA’s renewed commitment to ensuring that Hispanic business has […]