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[ 0 ] May. 16, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Well done is better than well said.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American politician, Author, Inventor

[ 0 ] May. 15, 2012

Eyebrow Franchise Shapes Up

Reema Khan, s.h.a.p.e.s’ founder and CEO, opened her first beauty salon in 2003. Inspired by the women who would drive from the suburbs to the North Side of Chicago to have their eyebrows threaded at her salon, Khan, a licensed cosmetologist, said she decided to open her first s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar at a local mall. […]

[ 0 ] May. 15, 2012

Calling All Futurists To Toronto!

The annual conference of the World Future Society will feature international speakers on subjects ranging from the environment to the economy and from technology to cultural transformation will enhance your understanding of the possibilities facing us all. The conference will be held July 27-29 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Contact the […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Carbonite Study Finds Gaps In Small Biz Backup Plans

A recent study from Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, revealed surprising responses from small business owners on how they prepare for a data disaster. The findings address a number of topics, from small businesses’ approach to backing up data to their […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

New Survey Measures MIT’s Economic Impact

MIT’s importance in helping create innovation and spawn successful firms is well known, but a new study just published in Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship (NOW Publishers, Hanover MA) attaches some eye-popping data to that historic role: If the active companies founded by living MIT alumni were an independent country, the report finds, their combined […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Singapore: Top Spot as World’s Best Business Environment

Douglas Tan, managing director of Steven Tan Russell Bedford PAC, comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey. A recent World Bank survey has confirmed Singapore’s position as the world’s best business environment – with one of the easiest tax compliance regimes in the world. The annual World Bank Doing Business report assesses regulations affecting domestic […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Coaches Can Boost Biz With Association Membership

According to results of the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, professional coaches that belong to one or more professional associations generate on average $49,700 USD in annual income from coaching alone. Conversely the average annual coaching revenue among those who do not belong to any associations was $40,000 USD. “This study reveals the potential of […]

[ 0 ] May. 11, 2012

Made In The U.S.A.: MT10 Turntable

McIntosh was originally founded in Silver Springs, Maryland, 1949. The current Binghamton, NY factory, constructed in 1956, continues to grow with the company. McIntosh created the legendary MT10 Turntable along with a number of tube amplifiers. Since 1961, the legendary McIntosh MC275’s characteristically smooth, pleasing, and powerful sound has been the top choice of music […]

[ 0 ] May. 10, 2012

Customers Like Digital Coupons

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 […]

[ 0 ] May. 10, 2012

Upscale Hotel Brand For China

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 […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2012

Solo Travel Is On The Rise

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 […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2012

McDonald’s Might Phase Out Foam Beverage Cups

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 […]

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