Take a look around your community for needs that are not being met. Are there enough catering businesses, landscapers, delivery services or food enterprises? If there is competition in a field you want to enter, could you provide service that is better, faster or cheaper? Make 2012 the year you become your own boss!
Company launching new trade-in program and offering dedicated MotoAssist IT service with new Business Ready smartphone purchases Business users who are looking to trade in their old smartphone and bring an Android-based device to work now have a more compelling reason than ever to make the leap, with Motorola Mobility’s new program designed to help […]
Ranks first among U.S. states in auto and tire exports Germany, Canada and China top export markets. Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the State Ports Authority announced the state’s 2011 exports totaled more than $24.6 billion in goods sold to 198 countries around the world. Figures represent a 21.4 percent […]
By Mona Pearl One of the main challenges of the U.S. economy is mind-set. As trade borders become seamless and the world becomes more dependent on technology, U.S. companies and their executives must scramble to acquire the tools and skills necessary to survive and thrive in the increasingly competitive global market. I recently attended a […]
As businesses batten down the hatches and pull the purse strings tight in response to media hype of a double-dip recession, tech entrepreneur Lawrence Jones is bucking the trend by continuing to invest heavily in staff perks including trips to Vegas and a full-time masseuse. The founder of internet hosting firm UKFast – that grew […]
Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring” (John Wiley & Sons, http://www.getthejobbook.com), advocates that networking is the number one way job seekers get hired, regardless of the economic climate. “Networking is not about ‘schmoozing,’ or selling someone on the idea of hiring you. […]
Francorp Explains Working on Instead of in Your Business Francorp frequently comes across business owners who feel that they don’t have the time to evaluate franchising or look at expanding their company. They work 18 hours a day just to keep their business running. When entrepreneurs start their business they don’t set their goals on […]
Studio Dunn in Providence, Rhode Island, creates their collections from sustainably harvested hardwood sourced from forests in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Take a look at their line: www.studiodunn.com.
Raising children in a busy, fast-paced urban area can add a unique layer of challenges to the complex task of parenting. In an effort to provide a one-stop shop for metro moms (and dads), the second annual Metro Moms Expo will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10am-2pm at The Rue Gym (301 Garden Street) […]
A first of its kind iPad and web-based application has officially been released by software development company, Evolution Ventures. The application, known as Sage, will revolutionize the searching process for home buyers, particularly those overseas looking to purchase in the US. Long, confusing lists on MLS are a thing of the past for the Real […]
There is a demographic group that … Holds 70 percent of U.S. wealth; Buys 62 percent of new cars; Spends 80 percent of the leisure travel dollars; Is responsible for 94 percent of consumer package goods sales. Who are these people? Believe it or not, BOOMERS (age 48 to 66), according to Media Post, women make 80 percent of the […]
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is that it doesn’t matter where you are. The wonders of the internet allow business people from all areas to effectively conduct commerce and compete with one another. This has opened up a whole new world for rural entrepreneurs, who can now effectively challenge their city […]