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[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Inventing Success: How The Microwave Was Created

A melted candy bar led to the invention of one of today’s most-used kitchen appliances. Percy Spencer was working on a military radar device in the mid-1940s when he noticed that his chocolate snack had gotten soft. Intrigued, he experimented with irradiating some kernels of popcorn, which promptly burst. Spencer’s work led to the first […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2013

Startup Saturday: How SCORE Can Help You Start Your Business

Q: What is SCORE? A: For 45 years, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has been the premier, free business counseling and advice service in the United States. SCORE is a nonprofit association with 370 offices nationwide and more than 11,200 working and retired business professionals who volunteer to help a new generation of entrepreneurs. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2013

3 Basic Steps To Your Business Plan

Business plans comes in every shape and size from a 2 page document to a PowerPoint presentation with a 55 page printout. Basically, there are three things you need to understand to prepare your business plan: 1. What is the concept? What type of business are you about to start and how will you present […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2013

$25,000 For Your Big Idea

Do you live in Central or South Central Pennsylvania? Do you have an idea for a new, technology-based product or process? Get busy, because your idea could win one of two $25,000 cash prizes in Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Business Plan Contest. This year’s competition, sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2013

How To Land Lucrative Federal Government Contracts: Certify Your Business

If you’re a small business owner interested in making the federal government one of your next customers, you can benefit greatly from certifying your business first. Many government agencies require that a certain percentage of its work is  set aside for small businesses (and woman-owned, veteran-owned and more), so certifying your business can help you […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2013

Starbucks’ Teavana Concept Launches Today In New York City

Starbucks previewed the first-of-its-kind Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in New York City’s Upper East Side. Opening today, the Tea Bar will elevate the premium tea experience by delivering a carefully curated assortment of handcrafted tea beverages, premium loose leaf teas, tea-inspired food offerings, and tea merchandise, making the ritual of tea more elevated […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2013

5 Businesses You Can Start For $100 Or Less

Looking to start a business quickly with little money? Consider one of these five. You can start right away for $100 or less. 1.Boat/Car Detailing: Car owners are fanatics about their vehicles and so are boat and plane owners. Investigate the products and start your own detailing biz. Check out Bill Rancic’s book, “You’re Hired” […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2013

10 Businesses That Make $1 Million The First Year Out

The following businesses have the potential to make $1 million the first year of operation. Location and dedication play a part in the success. 1.Cash in Collectibles: The franchised Vintage Stock stores sell new and vintage music, DVDs, comics, game cards and more. Many frnachisees exceed sales of $1 million. See vintagestock.com to learn more. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2013

7 Questions To Consider When Starting Your Mail Order Business

You’ve decided to start a mail order business from home. What will you sell? The types of items and services sold by mail order run the gamut–from hand-crafted items to advice-giving newsletters to antiques.But how do you pick something that stands a chance of success?As you look for a product to sell, factor these seven […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2013

10 Tips To Fill Holiday Online Shopping Carts

Looking to have customers fill your holiday shopping carts this season? Register now for a free webinar from SCORE and Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy. Meeting Description: The customer’s shopping experience influences when they purchase and how much they spend, both in person and online. Make sure your website provides holiday shoppers with elements that improve […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 23, 2013

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium Set For 2014

The National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) and its partner, AetherQuest Solutions (AQS), Inc., is pleased to announce the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) is returning for the forth consecutive year at the Silver Legacy in Reno, Nevada, June 16-19, 2014. From shrinking budgets and sequestration to the government shutdown, veteran entrepreneurs are confronting many […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 23, 2013

5 Small Business Success Tips For Entrepreneurs

The recent government shutdown proves one thing: there’s no such thing as job security.  It’s a great time to go into business for yourself, but having the itch for entrepreneurship isn’t enough to guarantee success.  According to one expert, there’s a lot more to it than that. Patrick Bet-David is a self-made success who emigrated […]

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