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[ 1 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Unclaimed Retirement Benefits: Unique Website

The National Registry, a nation-wide public service company, provides a secure database service designed to support fiduciaries and custodians holding retirement benefits that have been left in the plan, unclaimed by missing former participants, or have been set up as a Default IRA. It is a free service to the Fiduciary or the Institution to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Social Media Trends

While Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago may be the hot-beds of technology, media and advertising, a new survey shows that small and mid-sized businesses in the Great Plains and Southeast are leading the nation in social media adoption. Looking at the national findings, 75% of respondents say their business does not currently have branded […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 25, 2011

BUSINESS OWNERS POLICY FOR SMALL BIZ

Hiscox, the first insurer offering U.S. small businesses the ability to purchase insurance direct online and in real time, recently announced the launch of their Business Owners Policy (BOP) offering in Arizona, California and New York, with coverage in additional states planned for later this year. The business owner’s insurance package (BOP) combines general liability […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 22, 2011

LAUNCH YOUR VACATION HOME RENTAL BIZ

Rent My Vacation Home operates its family of 83 websites designed to help owners of vacation rentals and home vacationers find each other in a Pro Setting with all aspects of online vacation rental management, including: Private-Label Online Availability Calendars, Real-Time Online Booking and Reservations Management, Credit Card Processing, Travel and Damage Insurance and distribution […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 21, 2011

TIME TO GET AN APP FOR YOUR SMALL BIZ?

Pizza Hut has introduced iPad and Android apps that expand on the chain’s successful iPhone app to let you order pizza from anywhere. New features of the apps, which launched Thursday, include access to the full Pizza Hut menu and limited time offers, guest checkout that lets customers order without checking in and a “most […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 20, 2011

BATHTUBS OUT, SHOWERS IN

Bathtubs are disappearing from many hotels across the USA, going the way of a mint on the pillow, as chains use the freed-up space to install ever more luxurious showers. Holiday Inn has gone from roughly 95% of its newly built hotels having tubs a decade ago to only 55% of new structures featuring them […]

[ 4 ] Jul. 19, 2011

ONLINE SALES FOR CREMATION COMPANY

The face of cremation has changed dramatically.   At least that’s the case at Smart Cremation of Redmond, Washington.  Meet Jill Larson, Senior Vice President of Smart Cremation who is announcing that her company is the first to have a “true” online sales component.  Jill is a part of a new generation of eco-focused and technology […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Gift Basket Convention Set For Early August In Ohio

Tom & Pam Newell, Award Winning Ohio Gift Basket Designers and Founders of the National Gift Basket Professional Convention have chosen to host again this year the “2011 National Gift Basket Convention” in OHIO. They have kept the convention in Ohio to keep it affordable and allow more Gift Basket Professionals to attend. They have […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Consumers Would Pay More For Food Safety

The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned a poll by Hart Research and American Viewpoint that indicates 66 percent support additional funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to carry out new responsibilities related to food safety. Seventy-four percent feel it is worth a 1 percent to 3 percent increase in the cost of food to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

1and1′s Contest: Calling All Canadian Entrepreneurs!

Susan Rakowski, editor of Small Business Opportunities, is proud to be on the judging panel for 1and1 Candada’s My Business Heroes Contest. 1&1 Internet Inc. is a leader amongst global Web hosts, supplying personal and business users with reliable online solutions including data servers, email solutions, domains, website tools and ecommerce solutions. According to 1and1, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

NESCESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Comedian Marla Schultz www.marlaschultz.com turned a mishap in a ladies room into a business opportunity—one she hopes will prove beneficial not only to her and her partners — but also to millions of women who can now be liberated from schlepping large handbags — thanks to her bra pocket invention, The Racktrap.™ Schultz, a professional […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2011

MORE RETIREES ARE BUYING INTO FRANCHISING

From hair salons to real estate firms, fast food chains and interior decorators, franchisors are reporting a surge in the percentage of older owners in recent years – at Great Clips alone, the number of owners over 50 increased by more than 15% last year. Today’s 50-plus Americans are wealthier, healthier and more active than […]

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