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[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2011

GET A QR CODE FOR YOUR SMALL BIZ

A QR code, or Quick Response code, is a 2D barcode that can store more than 4,000 alphanumeric characters in a limited space. When you compare that to a traditional linear (1D) barcode, it’s easy to see the advantage – more information, in less space. These barcodes were originally developed by Denso Wave, a subsidiary […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

QUIZ: ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Susan T.  Spencer is a successful entrepreneur, attorney, award-winning author www.BriefcaseEssentials.com and former GM and minority owner of The Philadelphia Eagles. Susan currently consults with small business owners when they are ready to “take off” and is working with banks across the country to include a Women’s Financial Group as a separate category within each […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

IFA JOINS EFFORT TO BOOST JOB CREATION IN U.S. TRAVEL INDUSTRY

The International Franchise Association recently announced its support for the Discover America Partnership to help create $1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming immigration policy that often drives international travelers to other countries. “Travelers to the U.S. are significant customers for the nearly 825,000 franchised businesses […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

CARVE YOUR UNIQUE NICHE: IF YOU BUILD IT…

Exclusively.In Targets $20 Billion Indian Wedding Market with New Online Boutique: Exclusively.In Weddings Private sale site partners with world-renowned designers Ritu Kumar, Payal Singhal, Satya Paul, and Shyamal & Bhumika Exclusively.In, the members-only private sale site for Indian fashion, jewelry and décor, is launching Exclusively.In Weddings, an online wedding boutique giving South Asian brides, grooms, […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 4, 2011

EASIER TOOL TO RECORD PHONE CALLS

eVoice®, a “Radically Better Phone Number” and brand of technology leader j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), today announced Call Recording for eVoice® customers who have the need to record and replay business or personal telephone calls. Phone-centric professionals can now benefit from having the ability to record, store and review any call made from […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2011

LEGALIZING ‘THE GREEN FAIRY’ COULD MEAN NEW BIZ OPPORTUNITIES

Bacardi just bought Grey Goose for $2 billion so there is quite a market for beverage entrepreneurs. Is absinthe likely to be the new beverage buzz? Green, incredibly alcoholic and some say mind-altering – these are the qualities that led to absinthe being banned in France almost 100 years ago. But all that’s about to […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 30, 2011

McDONALD’S GETS A MAKEOVER

The fast food giant has decided it is time to shake off the primary colors and go earthy. It’s part of a $1 billion-plus undertaking that McDonald’s and its franchisees hope, by 2015, will have the vast majority of America’s 14,000 McDonald’s looking comfortable enough to hang out in long after you’ve gobbled down your […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2011

MONEY SAVING TEXTBOOK RENTAL BIZ

With the high cost of textbooks, seemingly impervious to the democratizing influence of the Internet, textbook rentals are on the rise. Now a forward-thinking online textbook rental company, founded by then university student Alan Martin in 2007, is poised to further expand its market share in the emerging textbook rental market with the first white-label […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2011

CHARGE CELL PHONES IN YOUR TRADE SHOW BOOTH: DRAW TRAFFIC

For every tech-savvy individual who keeps their device and its charger in close reach at all times, there always comes the pivotal moment when their cell-phone dies, leaving them unreachable, and praying for a quick solution. In an effort to find a solution for those frustrating moments, goCharge has developed the Orion, a new cell-phone […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

LANGUAGE: 3 POWER TIPS FOR WOMEN

The language a woman uses determines the respect, credibility, and power she commands. And this power is what leads to her ability to influence and persuade others. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D., shares three ways women unknowingly use language that undermines their power and how they can change it. Whether it’s professional or personal communication, […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

AMERICANS: READY TO VACATION DESPITE COSTS

More than six of 10 Americans say it’s important they get away from home this year, a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And many say they’re finding ways around high gasoline prices, airfares and hotel rooms to do it. “Rising gas prices won’t at all affect my vacation,” says Richard Miller of Plano, Texas, who’s […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

INSURANCE CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS

Life insurance and income protection insurance for ordinary employees involves little more than ticking a checkbox on the super fund application form; however, for self-employed people taking out a life insurance policy can be a bit more of a challenge. Recently, however, leading financial product comparison service Rate Detective has noted an increase in self-employed […]

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