There are a lot of factors that go into the analysis of why businesses fail, but here are ten to consider as your plan your venture and fine tune your small business goals and strategies: 1. The business had insufficient financing. 2. Not enough “due diligence” research was conducted prior to opening. 3. No marketing […]
Brazil’s franchise industry is booming. The Brazilian Association of Franchising states that the sector has been growing 10% to 13% annually for the past decade. This year, Brazil’s franchising industry is expected to grow profits 15%, while the total number of franchises should rise by a further 10% to 2,031 brands. With 3,252 franchised stores, […]
Event Options (www.event-options.com) is a new tool for planning your events. It has the largest selection of event products and services online—all available for rent. With thousands of items to choose from, Event Options makes it easy to plan corporate events, weddings, B’Nai Mitzvahs or other social events. It also features professional planners, photographers and […]
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Luxury audio and video systems maker Bang & Olufsen has adopted Microsoft Office 365 to unify its email, calendaring, collaboration and communication. The company wanted to upgrade its email system from the limitations of Lotus Notes to a less-expensive, easier-to-scale cloud solution: Office 365. The company now has all 2,000 employees using Office 365. “We […]
The New York natives started growing raspberries in their 2.5 acre garden in central California and went on to create Earthbound Farm, a prewashed-greens empire that sells their organic produce to supermarkets across the United States.
The White House is asking for input from business owners about burdensome regulations that negatively impact their businesses so that they can make necessary changes to help businesses succeed in the current economy. Last year, President Obama ordered that all current rules and regulations be reviewed, so it can be determined which rules are working […]
The National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA), recently announced that it has agreed, at the request of SCORE, to produce a series of educational webinars to teach the basics of crowdfunding to SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers. Over the past fifty years, SCORE’s “counselors to America’s small businesses” have helped over 9 million businesses get off the ground, grow […]
In today’s economy, being a small business owner is a tough job. There are constant demands on time, decisions to be made, and stress about the company’s bottom line. For entrepreneurs who think that multitasking is the answer, numerous studies have shown that multitasking is not an efficient way to work. It has even been […]
Imprint Plus, leading manufacturer of personalized, re-useable, magnetic name badges and customized signage systems, introduces its multi-language version of its “plug and play” Name Print Graphics (NPG) software. The NPG V3.0 version supports five languages of English, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish for creating professional looking name badges in print text with graphics on any […]
The lids and bands of these well-known jars are made in Muncie, Indiana as are the jars. Ball’s Mason jars are a near perfect example of food storage and are staples of homesteading.
Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz are the eco-preneurs behind Burt’s Bees. In 1984 the company started to market more than 150 products in Maine. Their shop was an old schoolhouse. The company is dedicated to using natural ingredients, recycled packaging and doing good for mankind.