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[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2011

Online Tool Lets Clients Design Their Own Shoes

The Shoe Designer tool on www.ShoesDesignedbyyou.com allows users to create their dream shoes without making any compromise. The application allows users to customize each part of the shoe, add decorations and choose the colors and materials from the wide range of leathers. The tool offers millions of possible models, starting with ballet flats and up […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2011

National Transportation Safety Board Recommends Cellphone Ban for Truck Drivers

If your small business involves trucking you need to be aware of a proposed ban on cell phones while driving. In a move that may show just how serious authorities are getting about distracted driving, the National Transportation Safety Board last month recommended barring truck drivers from using any type of cell phone behind the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2011

Social Marketing Etiquette Can Pay Big Dividends

In her new book, Content Is Ca$h: Leveraging Great Content and the Web for Increased Traffic, Wendy Montes de Oca—an occasional speaker at SIPA conferences—offers her 10 rules of social marketing etiquette.  to. 1. “Be aware. Know each social media community’s law of the land.” I was just taking a look at the new Google+–invitations […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 10, 2011

October 16 through 22 is National Save for Retirement Week

Contributing to a 401(k) or other employee-sponsored retirement plan, opening an IRA and rebalancing one’s investment portfolio regularly are but three ways in which investors can ring in National Save for Retirement Week, says Maureen Ross, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Stuart, Florida. National Save for Retirement Week runs October 16 through 22. The event […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2011

Database Website

Looking for facts and statistics for a business plan or presentation? Check out www.youreconomy.org. It provicde info about business growth, specific industry categories and their standings, information about businesses in the U.S.  Data is provided from the National Establishment Time-Series Database that is based on Dun & Bradstreet data verified for accuracy and augmented to […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2011

Disaster Loans For Agricultural New York Biz

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in New York as a result of the excessive rain, flooding and cooler than normal temperatures that occurred from March […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 6, 2011

Only Some Social Media Followers Buy More

Nearly four out of 10 people (36%) who follow a hotel on Facebook and Twitter buy more from that hotel or chain, a Starwood executive told hoteliers recently. The vast majority of social media fans, however, don’t. That’s according to Justin Holmerud, a Starwood marketer who specializes in social media. Holmerud mentioned the 36% figure […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 5, 2011

Batteries Plus Plugs Into Detroit

Batteries Plus may be well-known to Metro Detroit consumers who hear the company describe itself as “the battery experts” in advertisements during local television news broadcasts. But there is less awareness about the reputedly recession-resistant business among potential franchisees of the fast-growing Hartland, Wis.-based retailer. At five outlets, Metro Detroit is a vastly “under-stored” market […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2011

StraightTalk Conference Begins Oct. 7 in New York City

StraightTalk, the bi-annual LGBT conference presented by dot429 and sponsored by FIAT 500 by Gucci,returns to the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York on October 7th and 9th for a weekend of spirited, stimulating conversation with pioneering professionals from the fields of media, entertainment, design and politics. dot429 is the premier online and in-person professional […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2011

LocalHero: New iPhone App

LocalHero, a mobile networking application,  launched its premiere product for the iPhone at the recent TechCrunch event in San Francisco. LocalHero lets friends help other friends by identifying the people in a person’s social network who are nearby and have the right skills to assist. By matching a person’s location to the skills and interests […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2011

Travel Agents Make A Comeback

Hotel companies are stepping up efforts to sell through traditional travel agents, and bookings via agent channels show signs of increasing. The reason: Travel agent bookings tend to yield higher rates and longer stays for hotel companies than other channels, and hotels are taking notice. “The quality of business being booked by agents is significantly […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2011

Food Trucks Are Booming

Food trucks are one of the hottest trends in the restaurant industry right now, and consumers are showing increasing interest in mobile foodservice, new research by the National Restaurant Association confirms: Nearly six out of 10 (59 percent) would be likely to visit a food truck if their favorite restaurant offered one, up from 47 […]

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