A small business index survey released from Sage North America highlights that American small business owners feel more optimistic than their global counterparts. According to the survey findings, American respondents were positive with an index value of 60.28, (indexes are based on a scale where zero to 50 is negative and 50 to 100 is […]
The Beef Jerky Outlet stores in the Smoky Mountains did banner business throughout this past fall color season. The authentic beef jerky sold at the outlet stores is certainly one of the highlights of a Smoky Mountain tour. The four Beef Jerky Outlet stores in Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg are located on the […]
Russel Wright’s 1937 American Modern line of dishes and tableware has been a popular mainstay in homes for decades. The designs are manufactured by Bauer Pottery in Los Angeles, California.
Leave it to entrepreneurs to come to the rescue. Lifelong fear of needles develops in childhood, usually around age 5 years. To combat fear and pain, press Buzzy’s® natural pain relief of icy numbing and tingly vibration to block transmission of sharp pain on contact. In the same way that rubbing a bumped elbow helps […]
Former chef Steve Ells opening his first burrito business in 1993. He continued to fine-tune his operation until it blossomed into Chipotle Mexican Grill. He is meticulous about sourcing fine ingredients that are grown naturally in a sustainable way. His efforts have changed the fast-food industry forever.
Bre Salerno launched her own shop on Etsy.com called Bre’s Boutique and says anyone can start their own business right at home if they have a passion for a product or service and can find a vehicle to help market or distribute it. For Bre, Etsy’s global handmade marketplace was the perfect venue. Bre used […]
Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan, founders of independent branding agency the Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA), have worked with such iconic brands as the Louvre, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Aether. This year, Ken and Leslie are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their partnership with the release of Dialog: What Makes a Great Design Partnership. CSA’s success […]
QR codes are everywhere – from billboards to buses and TV, but how useful are they to the general consumer? FinderCodes uses the proliferated technology in an easy—and actually useful—system that helps solve the common problem of lost personal items. QR codes are a valuable, yet under-utilized tool, and FinderCodes has adapted them to fit […]
If there is someone on your gift list who loves college football AND business, we have a suggestion. Jeff Beals has written “Selling Saturdays” (Keynote Publishing, $19.95) Blue-chip sales tips from college football . Fun and informative. If you think your industry is competitive, you wouldn’t believe the selling skills necessary to assemble a championship […]
Alicia Overby need to invent something to keep her baby from suffering neck strain. Once again necessity really is the mother of invention. Alicia created Baby Elephant Ears that keeps babies supported, comfy, and super cute! The chiropractor-inspired head support is ergonomically correct, ensuring proper spine and neck alignment. It’s available in soft, cheerful, vibrant […]
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