SingleHop, Inc., a leading dedicated server and cloud hosting provider, announced the launch of its Customer Bill of Rights, a new type of Service Level Agreement (SLA). The company created the program by publicly posting its rigid internal timing standards on everything from hardware replacements to server deployment. Strict internal SLAs have always been a […]
A new study commissioned by Cintas Corporation found that nearly one in three American adults are unlikely to dine at a restaurant where someone they know had slipped and fallen. The study, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 30 percent of more than 1,000 adults surveyed were “very unlikely” or “somewhat unlikely” to dine at […]
“Don’t be trapped by dogma…and other people’s thinking. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition–they somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~Steve Jobs (1955-2011), American Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Apple Computers
Some franchise concepts are counting on the fact that cheaper, smaller footprints might be more attractive to potential franchisees in this rocky lending environment. One in particular, Philly Pretzel Factory, is hoping a new kiosk offering will draw new franchise partners and excite its existing franchisee base. The 111-unit chain based in Philadelphia built its […]
Ashley Gutknecht launches TheGreenPlayroom.com, a website devoted to sustainably minded individuals looking for eco-friendly toys, children’s furniture and room décor for children’s playrooms. TheGreenPlayroom.com will feature a beautiful selection of sustainable, non-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and room décor including: bookcases, storage table and chair sets, toy boxes, wall shelving and peg racks, and wall art. The […]
Postal Service to Cut 35,000 Jobs – Online Marketing Expert Kenneth Wisnefski Response The Postal Service announced plans to consolidate or eliminate over 35,000 jobs in the United States. This comes as revenue has continued to fall and the agency is on a 3-year plan to save $20 billion. Online marketing expert Kenneth Wisnefski and […]
Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), has recently launched Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program. Recognizing the need for growing companies to have a managed travel solution that is […]
“Businesses today must fight harder than ever to stop customer defections, increase same-store sales and build customer loyalty,” according to Pete Bosse, PhD: a consultant specializing in improving the customer experience. When confronted by customer defections, Pete identifies the root cause of poor decisions that usually lead to bad customer experiences. According to Bosse, “The […]
“There has never been a better time to hire people, but employers are taking too long and hiring the wrong people,” says Leadership Expert Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, who helps organizations revolutionize their ability to attract top talent. Top talent has started stampeding out the door. “It’s like wildebeest crossing the plains. […]
Japan is testing a new system that enables drivers to order McDonald’s burgers and other meals via their satnavs. A highly advanced in-car “Intel Transport System” (ITS) that the Japanese already use to get around their roads will use its wireless connections to allow drivers or passengers to select items off a Mcdonald’s menu next […]
The modular Icon Wall System by Ali Tayar for Lerival is manufactured in Farmingdale, New Jersey. Each box in the modular unit takes about one hour to complete, and that means the factory can create six per day.
Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the first national restaurant chains to offer Apple iPads at tables so customers can order food, play games and pay their bills electronically if they wish. The concept is being test-marketed at their Oakdale, Minn. restaurant; if it goes well, a national roll-out will follow.