On March 27, 2012, a man walked into Bennigan’s in Borger, Texas, bought a beer and wrote a note in memory of a fallen soldier, his friend LTJG Frankie Toner. It was the third anniversary of Frankie’s death in Afghanistan, and the man asked that the beer and note be left on the bar that [...]
Nearly half of employees report that social tools at work help increase their productivity but more than 30% of companies underestimate the value of these tools, according to a new survey by Microsoft. The survey, conducted for Microsoft Corp. by research firm Ipsos among 9,908 information workers in 32 countries, also found that 39 percent [...]
A quarter of Americans say they have encountered problems with their credit report, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. Problems include inaccurate information, identity theft, incorrect credit scores and being denied credit. All together, according to the FindLaw.com survey, 23 percent of Americans said they have had a [...]
Travelocity announced version 4.9 of its iPhone® app which is available for free download on the Apple App Store(SM). The 4.9 update features several enhancements, including the implementation of an innovative credit card scan tool that uses the iPhone’s camera to capture and auto-fill the billing information fields to save on-the-go travelers the hassle of [...]
This year’s National Veteran Small Business Conference will be August 6-8, 2013, in St. Louis. Veterans will have the opportunity to discuss business and contracting issues with key decision makers from the federal government and private sector. Participants can attend a wide variety of classes and breakout sessions on how to start and grow a business [...]
Legislation signed by Gov. Rick Perry will allow thousands of Texas businesses to keep for now their status as large employers and avoid additional regulations that businesses considered to be small employers may face as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). SB 1332, sponsored by Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) and Rep. John Smithee [...]
Ultimate Product Placement: Audrey Hepburn Wore Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses in ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’
The iconic Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s have been re-released. The iconic Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s are now available at Eyegoodies.com. Oliver Goldsmith, founded in London in 1926, didn’t invent sunglasses — Nero wore thick slabs of emerald to shield his [...]
Snack catering allows companies to forgo expensive meals but still celebrate something in the workplace and provides franchise brands such as Dairy Queen, Ben & Jerry’s, Menchie’s, Yougurtland, Marble Slab Creamery and Cold Stone Creamery with the opportunity to offset seasonal shifts in the ice cream industry, catering expert Erle Dardick says.
Business owners can unknowingly scare employees and lower their productivity by constantly giving orders instead of expecting workers to figure out problems for themselves or holding unfocused meetings that leave people confused, business expert Daniel Kehrer says. Some owners also make the error of correcting employees before establishing a strong rapport or talking about problems [...]
Baskin-Robbins is planning to develop a mobile application that will streamline the online ordering process for ice cream cakes. The company also announced a partnership with Jel Sert to launch a line of sherbet-flavored freezer bars that will be available in 15,000 supermarkets and drugstores.
Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in a small business without worrying about a lack of resources or experience, SCORE Counselor Joyce Browning says. Franchisors provide entrepreneurs with services such as site selection, training, product supply, marketing plans, advertising, financing and support during tough times. “The franchisor is there to help with suggestions and [...]
Researchers at the University of Vermont have built the hedonometer: a device that takes note of geography and the emotions of tweets. It pinpoints where in the world tweets using the most “LOL,” “party,” and “angry” are generated.