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[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Furniture Outlet Goes Green & Passes Savings On To Clients

Recently, Woodstock Furniture Outlet transferred to a new “greener” lighting system that not only protects the environment, but also helps local Georgia businesses and consumers alike. After Brian Aaron, whose family owns Woodstock Furniture Outlet, met with the Intelligent Energy Optimizers’ President & CEO, Nadav Sivan, it became an obvious decision for Woodstock to switch […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Seedco’s 5 Recommendations To Spur Small Biz Job Creation

Small-business hiring can help solve our big unemployment problem. Seedco – a leading national workforce and economic development nonprofit –  released a policy brief outlining five ways that policy makers can jump start small-business job creation. Small businesses represent a singular opportunity in this troubled economy.  Policy makers should recognize the crucial role small businesses […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

What Technologies Are Important To Biz Travelers In The Future?

Would you believe 52% say they’ll want to use social networking websites to meet new people while on business trips! According to the 2011 “Tech Traveler” study* commissioned by iBAHN, the global leader in IP platform-based systems and broadband technologies for the hospitality industry, business travelers are now demanding that their personal needs – not […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Small Biz Websites Now Viewable With Smartphones

With more and more smartphone users accessing the Internet to research and purchase products and services, it’s becoming increasingly vital for small businesses to develop a strong mobile web presence. Key Facts AT&T is now selling AT&T Mobile Website Hosting, a new solution targeted at small businesses. The solution, allows small businesses to create their […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: .357 Magnum

There are many fine products made in the U.S. of A. and the Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum is one of them. The company is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pictured is a Series 686 Magnum .357. Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson came from old New England families. Horace learned the firearms trade while working […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Thanksgiving is increasingly celebrated around the world. Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates communal harmony. Though it is said to have been originated in the United States, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observed with different names and in different seasons. Harvest related festivals, all the over […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2011

Straight D’s Leads To Billion Dollar Business

Barbara Corcoran received straight D marks in high school and college and had 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was a small loan of $1000 that she took to create The Corcoran Goup. She parlayed that loan into a $5 billion real estate business. Barbara contributes to NBC’s The Today Show and […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Small Biz Owner Gives Away Makeovers & Builds Goodwill

The national unemployment rate continues to stagnate at a crushing 9.1%, but there was GOOD news recently when 100 unemployed women in Philadelphia received complete makeovers as winners of Style Me Hired (http://www.stylemehired.com), a community relations program created by small business owner Marc Voci. For one Style Me Hired winner, Andrea Blassingame, a single mom […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Online & Mobile Shoppers Keep Retail Spirits Bright

The sluggish economy and rising household expenses are casting a chill over consumer confidence, but not enough to bring back the ghost of recessions past, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends. While two-thirds (67 percent) of consumers expect the economy to stay the same or weaken next year, nearly […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Holiday Email Campaigns? No Sweat.

By Paul Turnbull Using email marketing campaigns during the holiday selling season is fast becoming a time-honored tradition right alongside decorating the Christmas tree. Fortunately for retailers working to increase their percentage of the estimated $873 to $877 billion in total holiday sales, setting up email marketing for holiday shoppers takes less time than it […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

International CES Is Largest Trade Show With Highest Economic Impact

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® recently announced that the 2010 International CES® was named both the largest tradeshow and the tradeshow with the highest economic impact by Trade Show Executive (TSE) Magazine. CEA was awarded the highly coveted number one spot in TSE’s Gold 100 Rankings of 2010. CES has earned top honors as the […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Opportunities For Native American Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, SBA’s November web chat will highlight Native American small businesses.  The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Native American Affairs helps to ensure that American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who want to start or […]

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