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[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2011

Magnolia Bakery Goes International

Magnolia Bakery, the New York City purveyor of cupcakes once prized by the gals on “Sex in the City” recently received state approval to sell franchises and is eyeing overseas markets as diverse as Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Doha, Qatar. The new franchises will only be sold abroad, according to the store’s co-owner, Steve Abrams. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2011

NFIB Launches Campaign On Behalf of Small Biz

The nation’s leading small-business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has launched a new campaign targeting the increasing number of regulations handed down by the Obama administration that are hampering small business’ ability to create jobs and economic growth.  The multi-year effort aims to give voice to America’s small businesses, which create two-thirds […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2011

Online Vocational Training Course For Vets

Troop Transition International, the country’s only active duty and veteran vocational training organization, who also provides job placement, is pleased to announce its newest course offering in the form of an online training product called, “GIThrive.com.” GI Thrive is a 48 hour online roughneck training course for those veterans who would like to hit reset […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 8, 2011

Electronic Cigarettes

The Bull Smoke brand aims to help consumers find an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes that leaves no lingering effects such as odor, ash, and other environmental waste. Electronic cigarettes have become popular in the last two years as many public and private establishments have banned cigarette smoking in the USA and other countries. The […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 7, 2011

London Calling: 2012 Offers Golden Opportunity For Entrepreneurs

The 2012 Olympics Games in London is estimated to generate $18 billion (U.S. dollars) in revenue for the economy and as it is now less than a year away, it is the perfect time for entrepreneurs to start new business ventures. The UK, with the 6th largest economy in the world, will have an estimated […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 6, 2011

Consumers Return To Credit Cards Once Again

Credit was used more than all other payment types for the second consecutive month in June, as consumers increasingly have been purchasing non-discretionary goods on credit, according to First Data Corp.’s SpendTrend report for June 2011. The privately held Sandy Springs, Ga.-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth rose 8.8 percent in June, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Online Certification Program For Senior Caregivers

Senior caregiving is not like child care – just ask any professional senior caregiver. Now senior caregivers can obtain professional caregiver training through an online caregiver certification training program. The majority of seniors prefer to age-in-place, or stay in their own home, as they age. This means they will usually require senior caregiving services to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Top 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World

Based on 38 goods and services, Numbeo.com cost of living survey for mid 2011 was conducted by more than 14000 independent contributors who entered more than 145600 prices. The most expensive cities (excluding rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in Norway, followed by Zurich and Basel in Switzerland. In Numbeo’s survey, New York is used as […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi: The 5 Leadership Principles That Guide Me

Female business leaders hold an advantage over their their male counterparts because they nurture and add humanity to the position, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said during her keynote address at BlogHer last week. “Women globally represent 70% of the buying decisions around the world,” Nooyi said. ”There’s a shift happening among women in the world.” This […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Your Biz Glossary: Online Ad Definition/CPC

CPC is “the cost per click.” This means that you’ll earn money every time someone clicks on your ads. Don’t click on your own ads, though. It’s not ethical and Google will penalize you if you are participating in their AdSense program.

[ 0 ] Sep. 2, 2011

Small Business Development Centers Announce Loan Program

The Association of Small Business Development Centers announced a strategic partnership to create a loan center to seamlessly connect SBDC counselors and their clients with more than 1,000 lenders nationwide. The new loan center will be powered by BoeFly, which is the most efficient way for an SBDC counselor to seek financing for a small-business owner. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 1, 2011

Dairy Queen Inks Franchise Deal in Guatemala

Dairy Queen, an international retail food and treat category leader, is expanding into Guatemala. The company has signed an agreement with franchisee Grupo Buen Rollo to open 15 locations throughout Guatemalaby 2015. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Dairy Queen system also has 11 locations in the Central American country of Panama. “The Dairy Queen system […]

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