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[ 0 ] Nov. 1, 2011

Spike In Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese & Russian Interpreter Requests Nationwide

Spanish continues to be the most requested language for over-the-phone interpretations nationwide, while requests for Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese and Russian increased significantly across 20 major U.S. cities in the last year, according to a report released recently by Language Line Services, the global leader in interpretation and translation services. Language Line Services uses proprietary data […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

Consultant Shows How To Succeed By Creating A Customer Service Edge

Business managers and entrepreneurs can thrive in today’s new normal business environment with increased profitability and customer loyalty with already existing assets by creating a customer service edge, according to Lisa Anderson founder and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc (http://www.lma-consultinggroup.com). Today’s new normal is characterized by lackluster sales growth, strained liquidity, and rising commodity […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

National Manufacturing Study Reveals New Trends, Steps For Success

Recently, the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) released the results of its 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study, identifying key trends affecting the industry and steps U.S. manufacturers can take now to be successful in the next generation. The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, finds that this is a critical point in time for […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

7 Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering A Consulting Franchise

Wall Street could lose nearly 10,000 jobs by the end of 2012, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s annual report, released on October 10. As the economy continues to decline, more and more corporate executives are left searching for a new career path, making business-to-business consulting franchises very popular these days. Consulting franchises […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

Massage Therapy Is Booming

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists in the U.S. make $17 an hour but that fee zooms to $41 an hour in Alaska where there aren’t many of these trained professionals. Business in booming and jobs are expected to grow 20% by 2018. Nearly half of all massage therapists are self-employed and […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2011

Made In The U.S.A. : Igloo Coolers

If you think nothing is manufactured in the U.S. anymore, think again. There are a wide variety of products that are made in the United States of America. Igloo Coolers are made in Katy, Texas. Igloo makes a wide variety of personal beverage coolers in addition to a custom-made commercial line of products.

[ 0 ] Oct. 27, 2011

NY Entrepreneurs Upbeat About Economy

A majority of New York business owners (75%) see “the glass” as half-full and consider themselves to be optimistic, according to the just-released American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey now in its tenth year. According to the Monitor, (35%) of New York entrepreneurs say the economy has not adversely affected their companies […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2011

U of M Startup To Manufacture Biodegradable Shopping Bags

Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. The founders formed cycleWood Solutions Inc. after creating a business plan around the technology for an entrepreneurship class. “The point […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2011

Leslie Porterfield & Sir Speedy Sponsorship

Sir Speedy, Inc. is pleased to announce a successful race season for motorcyclist Leslie Porterfield, whom the company sponsored for a second year in 2011. In a series of three speed events, all held at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, Leslie came away with three new records. Two records were set on her production class 1000cc […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

Ads In Sky Over Football Games

“Imagine 50,000 people riveted to an ad with your company’s name or product on it.” Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, Inc., says that can be a reality for any company, large or small, surprisingly inexpensively. After all, fifty thousand is the average attendance at an NCAA football game. The average attendance at an NFL game […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2011

The Debit Card Debacle: A Teachable Moment for Family Financiers

By Sharon Lechter What can $5 buy you these days?  In Bank of America’s case, a perfect storm. The backlash that ensued was fast and furious when BOA – the nation’s largest bank – announced the new $5 monthly fee on debit card customers. Whatever your opinions, I’m encouraged by at least one unintended consequence […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

M&T Bank Pledges To Up Lending By $50 Million

At a recent meeting in Cleveland, Ohio with Vice President Joe Biden, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and officials from 12 other banks, M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) reaffirmed its commitment to small business owners, pledging to increase lending by $50 million above 2010 levels for each of the next three years. M&T is […]

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