Dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States, this group reaches more than 100,000 businesses. For more on the group, visit www.nationalbcc.org.
The Dylan crib is handmade by a team of 8 artisans and created from all American materials. The crib converts to a toddler bed and then a daybed as the child grows. The company is located in Torrington, Connecticut. To learn more about the Dylan Crib by Ducduc, visit www.ducducnyc.com.
This is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S. The group represents large and small manufacturers in every sector. The group serves as an advocate in Washington and works to reduce production costs, taxes, break down barriers to exporting, etc. To learn more, visit www.nam.org. The photo shows a billboard from the 1940′s for […]
Is your golf game up to par? Shave up to five strokes off your game–this PGA pro will tell you how. Bob Putt was the first PGA Master Professional in Texas, named in 1988. He has taught golf for more than 40 years. His book, All Ya Gotta Do Is Aim, is not available at […]
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.