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[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

Have you thought about exporting but think it’s too vast and overwhelming of a topic? Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you’re ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Black Friday: Vacation Rentals Join The Madness

On November 29 at midnight, Southern Shores Realty, the longest operating vacation rental company on the Outer Banks, will be hosting a Black Friday sale on vacation rentals for the first time in company history. Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, millions of consumers across the country access the internet to take advantage of […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Small Business Owners Follow Big Retailers For Holiday Promotions

Small business owners will follow the lead of big retailers on holiday promotions this season. A new survey of small business owners released from Ink from Chase shows that like major retailers, small business owners are preparing for the holiday rush even earlier this year with more than one-third (34 percent) planning promotions beginning on […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Seven Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy put together these seven questions for leaders in their book, “Now, Build A Great Business,” AMACOM, writing that it is in difficult markets that the most successful companies invest more, not less, in seven key practices. These seven principles for sustainable business success are posed as questions that you must […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

McDonald’s Wants To Speed Service

McDonald’s wants to speed things up and is willing to spend billions in the process. McDonald’s will spend about $3 billion next year to open new restaurants and remodel existing ones, while also investing in features such as new preparation tables and a third drive-thru pick-up window to speed service. The company will roll out […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 20, 2013

Do-It-Yourself, Customizable LED Signs From SpellBrite

SpellBrite is an ultra-bright, “click-together” LED signage system that combines the striking impact of neon with the flexibility of print. SpellBrite’s 43 letters, numbers, and characters allow users to effectively create any ultra-bright window sign to advertise specific products, specials, promotions, extended business hours, or any other custom message, and to change the message at […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 20, 2013

Quick Serve Restaurants Prepare For The Holiday Haul

Quick Serve Restaurants and Eateries are ready to cash in. It comes as no surprise that the holiday season rakes in big bucks for retailers. They hauled in nearly $580 billion in 2012 alone, according to the National Retail Federation. But shopping centers and big-box retailers won’t be the only businesses to cash in this […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 20, 2013

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses

SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses throughout the US and its territories through education and mentorship, is kicking off its 50th anniversary (#10MilSmallBiz ) by celebrating the accomplishments of small businesses everywhere by celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 30th, 2013. Small Business Saturday, an annual event occurring on the Saturday after […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2013

How To Get Your Products Into Big Retail Outlets

The retail marketing consultants at Retailbound are now are helping start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide sell their new products to retailers and get on store shelves and online. Retailbound specializes in assisting consumer product manufacturers and consumer electronics companies with placing their new products in brick-and-mortar and online stores by giving them full access […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2013

University of Phoenix Offers Master of Business Administration Degree

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a favorable employment forecast for financial management jobs. Financial advisor positions are expected to grow 32 percent between 2010 and 2020; financial analyst opportunities should increase 23 percent during the same time frame. To meet these market needs, University of Phoenix® School of Business announced today […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2013

5 Tips To Help Small Business Owners Master The Holiday Rush

By Kelly Meeneghan, Manager 1&1 Internet, Inc (www.1and1.com) The holiday season is ideal for businesses to take advantage of the shopping frenzy and drive sales. However, the thought of hostile crowds and fierce competition can be overwhelming for even the veteran business owner. Facing the busy season with a list of “to-do’s” for the business […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

10 Things I’ve Learned In Business: J.D. Power’s Pro Tips

By James “David” Power III After fifty years working with a range of companies—as well as founding and running my own company, J.D. Power and Associates—I have observed a good deal, and come away with a few thoughts about how to have the best shot at success in business. The businesses I’ve seen grow, adapt, […]

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