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[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2011

MONEY SAVING TEXTBOOK RENTAL BIZ

With the high cost of textbooks, seemingly impervious to the democratizing influence of the Internet, textbook rentals are on the rise. Now a forward-thinking online textbook rental company, founded by then university student Alan Martin in 2007, is poised to further expand its market share in the emerging textbook rental market with the first white-label […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2011

CHARGE CELL PHONES IN YOUR TRADE SHOW BOOTH: DRAW TRAFFIC

For every tech-savvy individual who keeps their device and its charger in close reach at all times, there always comes the pivotal moment when their cell-phone dies, leaving them unreachable, and praying for a quick solution. In an effort to find a solution for those frustrating moments, goCharge has developed the Orion, a new cell-phone […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

LANGUAGE: 3 POWER TIPS FOR WOMEN

The language a woman uses determines the respect, credibility, and power she commands. And this power is what leads to her ability to influence and persuade others. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D., shares three ways women unknowingly use language that undermines their power and how they can change it. Whether it’s professional or personal communication, […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

AMERICANS: READY TO VACATION DESPITE COSTS

More than six of 10 Americans say it’s important they get away from home this year, a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And many say they’re finding ways around high gasoline prices, airfares and hotel rooms to do it. “Rising gas prices won’t at all affect my vacation,” says Richard Miller of Plano, Texas, who’s […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

INSURANCE CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS

Life insurance and income protection insurance for ordinary employees involves little more than ticking a checkbox on the super fund application form; however, for self-employed people taking out a life insurance policy can be a bit more of a challenge. Recently, however, leading financial product comparison service Rate Detective has noted an increase in self-employed […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

NOW HIRING: AMERICA’S FAMILY BUSINESSES

For the first time since November 2008, the U.S. has seen two consecutive months where the number of job openings has been at or above 3 million. Even in light of a slight uptick in the April unemployment rate, these are promising statistics. And according to a new survey completed by Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA), […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

REPORT SAYS U.S. BIZ WASTES ENERGY ON FOOD PRODUCTION

A fall 2010 report by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, ERS, called “Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System,” found that while energy consumption per capita fell by 1 percent between 2002 and 2007, food-related energy use grew nearly 8 percent, as the food industry relied on more energy-intensive technologies […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 24, 2011

IT IS ‘TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY’

Today is “Take Your Dog To Work Day” and pets definitely improve the quality of our lives. If your little companion goes with you to your small business facility, you might find that your customers, your workers and your vendors all feel a little bit better around your puppy, Tulla! Enjoy the day–and potentially bigger […]

[ 1 ] Jun. 23, 2011

BUILDING 10,000 FACEBOOK FANS

Online clothing store fabnob.com.au (Fabulous Nobodies) has reached an incredible milestone of over 10,000 Facebook page likes, demonstrating how online retailers can effectively use social media for brand awareness. While many businesses have struggled with the best ways to harness the power of social media, fabnob.com.au Founder Rohan Ford says Facebook can be a potent […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 22, 2011

CENSUS BUREAU DATA ON BUSINESS GROWTH

In late April, the U.S. Census Bureau released a detailed report on the growth of businesses owned by people of Asian origin between 2002 and 2007 – an analysis that is conducted every five years. In that time, the number of Asian-owned firms increased more than 40% to 1.5 million, while the sales at those […]

[ 1 ] Jun. 21, 2011

STARSCAPES.com OFFERS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO START A HOME BUSINESS

Starscapes International, one of the world’s leading home based business opportunities, has recently celebrated 20 years in business. Starscapes representatives fulfill lifelong dreams of being their own boss and setting their own hours. The company will once again be an innovator when they host a Live Web Event on July 2, 2011 to choose the […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2011

REVENUE BOUNCE FROM USING EXPRESS CHECKOUT PAYPAL

Payments giant PayPal has been offering online merchants the ability to use its Express Checkout service, which is a one-stop payment option streamlines the checkout process for consumers. A buyer does not have to reenter shipping, billing, or payment information for a PayPal payment, expediting the checkout process. All they need to do is enter […]

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