The Athena International group is an international organization that pairs woman-owned businesses with a group of local mentors who serve as a panel of advisers. Advisers work with the business owner for one year at no charge. For more info, visit www.AthenaInternational.org.
The DMA is the number one global trade association for businesses and nonprofits who use multichannel direct maketing tools and techniques. The DMA helps set the industry standards for responsible marketing both online and offline. For more information or to become a member visit www.the-dma.org.
Susan Coté, Northrop Grumman vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain and Wallace Johnson of George Mason University, who was singled out for special recognition due to his outstanding efforts in support of the Socio-Economic Business Programs goals and objectives this year, at the annual supplier recognition luncheon held in December. Northrop Grumman […]
By John Treace As a senior sales officer charged with effecting business turnarounds for bankrupt private and pre-IPO companies, I witnessed firsthand the importance of core values. A strong set of core values is crucial to driving corporate performance, and without them, companies suffer. Core values define company culture, which is a big part of […]
According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are more than 27 million small businesses in the U.S. but only 69 percent of these businesses survive the first two years. These smart resolutions from The UPS Store might be just the thing to help small business owners thrive in the New Year. Define your mission. […]
Dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States, this group reaches more than 100,000 businesses. For more on the group, visit www.nationalbcc.org.
The Dylan crib is handmade by a team of 8 artisans and created from all American materials. The crib converts to a toddler bed and then a daybed as the child grows. The company is located in Torrington, Connecticut. To learn more about the Dylan Crib by Ducduc, visit www.ducducnyc.com.
This is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S. The group represents large and small manufacturers in every sector. The group serves as an advocate in Washington and works to reduce production costs, taxes, break down barriers to exporting, etc. To learn more, visit www.nam.org. The photo shows a billboard from the 1940’s for […]
Is your golf game up to par? Shave up to five strokes off your game–this PGA pro will tell you how. Bob Putt was the first PGA Master Professional in Texas, named in 1988. He has taught golf for more than 40 years. His book, All Ya Gotta Do Is Aim, is not available at […]
The SBEA is a nonprofit industry association dedicated to the creation and growth of small and midsize U.S. business exporters. To learn more about their networking programs and cost-saving tools, visit www.sbea.org.
The NRA was founded in 1919 and remains the industry’s leading association. The group represents about 400,000 restaurants, suppliers, educators and nonprofits in the field helping member develop customer loyalty programs, build successful strategies and find careers in foodservice. To learn more, visit www.restaurant.org.
Financial planning is at the heart of every successful business and should be considered a priority, according to financial consultants at Lakeland Bank. Small businesses regularly write sales and marketing plans but may overlook the financial plan. “Even a one-person entity needs a financial plan,” said Jeffrey J. Buonforte, executive vice president of Lakeland Bank […]