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[ 0 ] May. 23, 2011

RIB FESTIVAL PROMOTES BBQ BIZ FROM AROUND THE U.S.

The Rib America Festival presented by U.S. Cellular returns to downtown St. Louis May 27-30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. daily at Soldier’s Memorial Plaza.  The Rib America Festival is a fun filled event-featuring award winning barbeque, music, and more!  Charter Media reserved seats in front of the stage are on sale now at all Ticketmaster […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2011

PRESCRIPTION FOR HIGH HEALTH CARE COSTS

Last year’s health reform law revamping the U.S. health insurance system has small-business owners worried, according to a new survey. Sixty percent of the 2,223 small-business owners and top executives who took the survey identified the cost impact from President Barack Obama’s reform initiative on their business as a top concern. The finding, which is […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2011

5 STEPS TO REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS

Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing business, you will need to follow some basic steps to ensure you have all the necessary licenses, permits and registrations needed to legally operate, says the U.S. Small Business Administration. 1. Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business You must organize your business as […]

[ 0 ] May. 20, 2011

TCBY ADDS SELF-SERVE

TCBY (www.tcby.com), the leading frozen yogurt concept, recently launched its first self-serve store as part of its strategic 200-store expansion in Texas. TCBY formed an agreement with Lone Yogurt, a Texas-based restaurant developer that has committed to open and/or franchise 200 TCBY self-serve locations in Texas within 10 years. Just three months after the announcement […]

[ 0 ] May. 19, 2011

ENTREPRENEURS ALWAYS BRING INNOVATION TO THE TABLE

American Zoot Shooters Association is bringing back the Roaring Twenties with a bang! Just when cynics think it has all been done, entrepreneurs show that innovation is around every corner. AZSA is a multi-gun sport in which participants dress in 1920s-1930s costumes and compete against the clock engaging targets for the best possible score. Zoot […]

[ 0 ] May. 18, 2011

TODAY IS FOOD TRUCK FRENZY DAY

Zagat’s is hosting a food truck frenzy day where consumers will be able to sample the wares of 20 food truck entrepreneurs. The event is being held in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Even if you can’t get there, visit the site and see how you can establish a similar day in your community to […]

[ 0 ] May. 17, 2011

FINDING A MENTOR

With 13,000 mentors across 500 industries, non-profite SCORE is America’s premiere source for free and confidential business advice for small business entrepreneurs. You can learn more about how to apply for a mentor that fits your interests and business at:  www.score.org/mentors

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

5 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR BIZ WITH SURVEYS

Love them or hate them, comment cards, client questionnaires, and surveys are often the only viable options for learning how customers honestly feel about your product or service. Dorsey West, founder of Free Phone Surveys (http://www.freephonesurveys.com), offers five compelling reasons why every small business owner should make customer surveys an integral part of their immediate […]

[ 1 ] May. 16, 2011

“BEST SERVICE BASED” CATEGORY SET FOR 2011 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The 2011 Business Excellence Awards announced entries are now open for the “Best Service Based” category for this year’s event, which will take place at the conclusion of the 2011 Business Excellence Forum, hosted at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami from August 19-20, 2011. The Business Excellence Awards honor the “best of the best” results in […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

MIRASSOU WINERY OFFERS GRANTS

Mirassou Bright Ideas™ Grant Program will Award a Total of $20,000 to Deserving Entrepreneurs Mirassou Winery announces its inaugural Bright Ideas grant program. Targeting those with innovative ideas, the program is inspired by the Mirassou Family’s more than 155 year history, making them America’s oldest winemaking family.  Built on a winemaking legacy that is steeped […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

HUGGIES IS CALLING ALL MOM-PRENEURS

Huggies has launched year two of its successful MomInspired grant program, awarding 12 grants ($15,000 each) annually to inventive moms to help fund their child care product ideas and women-owned business start-ups. MomInspired was introduced last spring, drawing in nearly 400 applicants, and awarding a total of $250,000 to 12 moms for their ideas inspired […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

National Small Business Week starts today! How will you celebrate? Visit the official host website to learn more about events, statistics, resources and links on small biz. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/

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