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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2011

Consumers Are Spending More, But Less Often

Consumers are spending more, but doing so in fewer transactions, according to American Express Business Insights’ most recent Business Insights Spend Sights report. The study, which examines spending patterns across several key categories, U.S. cities and demographic groups, finds that while economic uncertainty continues to dampen overall consumer confidence, a new pattern of less frequent […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2011

Good Holiday $eason Is Forecast

Many industry analysts are predicting a good — but not great — holiday season. The chief economist for the International Council of Shopping Centers, a major retail trade group, estimates that sales will rise 3.5% for November and December combined. Last year, sales during the same period beat expectations, rising 4.4% in what industry analysts […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 29, 2011

Flexibility More Valued Than $$$ Among Employees

More than 2 in 5 (42 percent) working adults are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work, according to an online survey of 1,071 working adults nationwide conducted on behalf of Mom Corps, a staffing firm.  The average cut they said they were willing to take was 6 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 28, 2011

Disaster Loans For Texas Small Biz Owners

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas residents and business owners as a result of President Obama’s major disaster declaration, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced recently. The declaration covers Bastrop County Texas for damages caused by wildfires that began August 30. “The U. S. Small Business Administration is strongly […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 27, 2011

Upcoming Opportunities To Promote Your Biz In Maryland

Calling all vendors! Want a chance to sell and promote your product and services at Maryland’s busiest mall, Arundel Mills? Are you a designer, artist, author, crafter, tourist destination, beauty consultant, or spa owner? Do you have a small business? Do you sell unique holiday decor or gift items? “We are excited about all the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Study Says Small Biz Unprepared For Disaster

Disaster is something that happens to someone else, right? That’s what SMBs seem to think, as new research from Carbonite, Inc. points to overwhelming states of unpreparedness throughout the SMB community. Only 13 percent think data disaster could happen, leaving 87 percent turning a blind eye to the possibility. What these SMBs are ignoring is […]

[ 1 ] Sep. 26, 2011

California Latino Small Biz Awards: Enter By 9/30

Verizon Wireless will award three winners grants valued at over $70,000 to help spur technological advancement of Latino-owned firms The entry period for the Third Annual Latino Small Business Awards presented by Verizon Wireless will continue through September 30, 2011. Established entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and working professionals can nominate themselves or others for cash and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Online Registry For Small Biz, Too!

Ever think you would put your vacation shopping list into a registry? With the emergence of platforms such as MyRegistry.com, a universal gift registry site that allows users to consolidate products from any website or brick & mortar store into one concise list, constraints of traditional shopping methods are eliminated. Spearheading this paradigm shift in […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Launch Your Import/Export Empire

Find the right product to import and sell to shops, individuals, businesses, etc. and you can make a mint. Market your find online, at flea markets, right from the trunk of your car! Need information on how to get started? Visit www.sbaonline.sba.gov or contact the U.S. Department of Commerce via their site www.doc.gov. Both groups […]

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