If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. To get started, enter your [...]
The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and over 20 sauce varieties opened a new restaurant in Brick, NJ. in October. The restaurant created 200 jobs for the area and is the first Quaker Steak & Lube® location in New Jersey. The new Lube is located at 1036 [...]
Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom [...]
The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is replacing the Confirmation Services barcode with the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IM®pb) for tracking of parcels and for Extra Services. The barcode includes the customer account (Mailer ID), ZIP Code routing, payment channel information, class of mail and service combination of the mail piece. The IMpb is similar [...]
Great coaches take into consideration an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics, too, says entrepreneur J. Allan McCarthy. “It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest and smartest players on your side,” says McCarthy, an international scaling expert and author of Beyond Genius, Innovation & [...]
159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at [...]
The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.
Crosswalks around the globe have been used to promote a wide variety of businesses including a McDonald’s in Switzerland and a hair salon in India who created a comb out of the white striped crosswalk. The photo depicts a promotional bar code for a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Patagonia was founded by avid climber Yvon Chouinard who wanted to make his own reuseable climbing gear. The business has boomed since the early 1970s. The earth-friendly goods and fleece have changed outdoor wear forever.
Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, [...]
A huge marketing faux pas happened when BBH Labs paid people $20 a day to wear branded-T shirts and act as Wi-Fi hotspots. Consumers viewed it as a terrible form of exploiting homeless people and the campaign bombed. But, many remember it to this day.
iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy, scheduled for December 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the energy industry are expected to increase over the next year and into the future. The rapid increase and interest in natural gas, power, oil and gas and [...]