The SBEA is a nonprofit industry association dedicated to the creation and growth of small and midsize U.S. business exporters. To learn more about their networking programs and cost-saving tools, visit www.sbea.org.
The NRA was founded in 1919 and remains the industry’s leading association. The group represents about 400,000 restaurants, suppliers, educators and nonprofits in the field helping member develop customer loyalty programs, build successful strategies and find careers in foodservice. To learn more, visit www.restaurant.org.
Financial planning is at the heart of every successful business and should be considered a priority, according to financial consultants at Lakeland Bank. Small businesses regularly write sales and marketing plans but may overlook the financial plan. “Even a one-person entity needs a financial plan,” said Jeffrey J. Buonforte, executive vice president of Lakeland Bank […]
By Connie Certusi Executive Vice President and General Manager, Small Business Accounting Solutions / Sage North America 1. Review and revise your business plans. Were you unable to achieve your goals or meet your targets for 2011? As you head into the new year, it is worthwhile to evaluate why and determine if new tactics […]
By Scott Berger, CPA Add one more entry to the list of concerns small businesses may have about their business data. Cyber-fraud is a worry, and protecting clients’ personal data may be a challenge. Now, with a new rule that takes effect for the 2011 tax year, our electronic age puts more information in the […]
The Small Business Investor Alliance, formerly known as the NASBIC,coordinates and promotes the activities of hundreds of small business investment companies (SBIC) nationwide. SBIC’s are privately capitalized, owned and managed investment firms licensed by the SBA that provide equity capital, long-term financing, and management assistance to small business. Learn more at wwwnasbic.org.
There are plenty of products that are still made in the U.S.A. Pella Windows are manufactured in Caroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa. For more information, visit www.pella.com.
We are all aware that there are many levels of filing for bankruptcy, but there are alternatives. Visit this website to learn about more options: www.usoba.org.
Seven out of ten working age Americans who are blind are not employed. At According to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), “it is our mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its associated agencies serve as the largest […]
In the latest of example bringing easy to your office, Staples has added several new titles to its library of downloadable software, including several anti-virus and internet security products from Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro and Kaspersky. With these new offerings small businesses are now able to purchase downloadable business accounting, personal finance, tax, and security […]
Want to stop postal junk mail? Now there’s an app for that. Americans can use their iPhones and iPads to eliminate unwanted mail with the new MailStop™ Mobile app from Catalog Choice—the nation’s leading mail preference company. The free app is available for download in the iTunes App Store. Once installed, members login or create […]
A decade ago there was a tech revelation; “Every Business Needs Website,” just to keep up with the trends. According to Morgan Stanley, by 2013, mobile web traffic will grow from the 1/3 of all web access that it is today, to beyond that of the PC. With this, there is a new tech revelation; […]