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[ 0 ] Nov. 15, 2011

Monopoly

The board game Monopoly is still as popular as ever but the company has changed some of the tools to keep up with the times. The lantern, the rocking horse and the purse have been replaced with a dog, the wheelbarrow and the horseback rider. The game debuted in 1935 and was inspired by an […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Maturity In Leaders Is A Must

By Richard Davis “My idea is better.” “Is not.” “If we don’t use my idea, I’m not playing!” “Fine, I don’t like you anymore.” An argument among six-graders in the schoolyard? Unfortunately not. In the past few months we’ve seen the attitude above reflected in the halls of government and corporate boardrooms across the country. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Facebook Teams Up With IFA

Facebook is teaming up with the International Franchise Association. The trade association, representing more than 825,000 U.S.-based franchise establishments, said recently that Facebook has become an official member, with the intent to connect “franchisors and franchisees with tools to grow their franchise systems and better connect with customers in their communities.” Franchised companies are looking […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Small Biz Likely To Dump Their BlackBerry’s

As many as 60 percent of users at small companies plan to exchange their BlackBerry phone over the next 12 months for another platform such as Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Android, according to a new report from Boulder, Colo.-based research firm Enterprise Management Associates. Some 30 percent of users at larger, enterprise-size companies are expected […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

How Craigslist Was Created

Craigslist, a simple web listing service, can now be found in 100 cities worldwide. It is a Web-based platform that has greatly impacted the world of classified advertising. Craig Newmark started the business as an email list that he sent to a small group of friends back in 1995. He was working at Charles Schwab […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: John Deere X700 Tractors

The company has expanded worldwide with factories around the globe but many products are still made in the U.S.A. such as the Series X700 tractors. John Deere is based in Horicon, Wisconsin. The original site is Grand Detour, Illinois. Take a trip there and walk where John Deere walked, and lived, and invented the world-famous plow. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 10, 2011

Travel App For Your Biz Travel

If you are planning a trip to an upcoming trade show, marketing event, seminar, convention or field trip check out TRIPIT. The app –free for Blackberry, Android and iOS users–can help you create an itinerary. You’ll receive updates, too. If your gate number changes the TripIt app will email you.

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2011

Building Trust With Hispanic Community Takes Authenticity

As the retail industry navigates the marketing waters to reach Hispanic consumers, it is important to remember to “keep it real.” That was just one piece of advice Pitbull, a rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer, told attendees at the Hispanic Retail 360 Summit, held in San Diego. “Remember the Taco Bell commercial with the little […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2011

Coming Up: Global Entrepreneurship Week–November 14-18

Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-18, 2011, is an international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to youth on six continents. St. Thomas University’s School of Business (www.stu.edu/business) has steadily gained a reputation for developing leaders in the business arena for 50 years. The School and the Office of University Advancement will host four special events to both […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

VetFran Program

U.S. servicemen and women have fought bravely for our nation and America’s franchise businesses are fighting for them. There are more than 400 franchise company members who participate in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. VetFran offers financial incentives and mentoring support to veterans returning to civilian life. More than 2100 veterans currently participate, applying […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

Zoovy Offers Tips To Increase Sales For Online Retailers

In the highly competitive and rapidly changing industry of e-commerce, retailers must stay on top of the latest trends so as not to be outdone by their competitors. Zoovy Founder & CEO Brian Horakh spotlights four proven business strategies to help midsize retailers to increase sales, enhance customer relations and build a more profitable online […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

Giving Back Generates Good Will For Small Biz

Giving back to the community generates good will and could build sales for any small business. Consider the efforts of one healthy and natural pet food company: What’s small, furry and a Stella & Chewy’s believer? Cupid, the adorable ARFhouse Chicago rescue dog. His story has captured the hearts of hundreds, including Stella & Chewy’s. […]

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