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[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

10 Core Business Values That Matter: Stanford GSB-Style

The Stanford Business School newsletter, Re:Think posted an invitation to readers. “We asked prominent Stanford GSB alumni an open-ended question: “What values are important to you in business?” Below you’ll find a combination of personal maxims and principles that may guide your own business values. Which values resonate with you? Tweet  @StanfordBiz. Here are the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

5 Ways To Start A Business Plan

By Tim Berry How do you get started on a business plan? It depends on who you are, what you like, what you do well and how you think. People are all different. I say think of a business plan as a collection of components or modules, and start wherever you feel like it. Here […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Are You Ready To Start Your Own Business?

Think you are ready to start your own business? The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a “Self-Assessment Checklist” to determine your readiness factor. Check it out at: sba.gov

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Make Your Business Famous On Vine and Pinterest

Progressive companies are finding success in using Vine, Pinterest and other social media tools to grow their business and establish industry authority. And yes, some are even getting famous. Manifest Digital is further leveraging these social media channels to reach prospective employees and to help current employees achieve their goals. Growing 6 Seconds at a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Local Web Hosting Company Helps Launch Kansas City Entrepreneurs

Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City’s local provider of business-class hosting solutions, is giving back to tech entrepreneurs. Qualifying companies that are working with Launch KC, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James’ strategic initiative to attract and develop IT entrepreneurs to the Crossroads Arts District and throughout Kansas City, receive 12 months of free hosting services. Entrepreneurs […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

How To Hang On To Rock Star Part-Timers

Small companies tend to struggle to retain part-time workers and miss out on chances to turn rock star part-timers into full-time team members, says biz whiz Baron Christopher Hanson. To improve your performance, put yourself in your workers’ shoes and figure out what they need to be fulfilled. “Learning what truly motivates, compensates and satiates […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2013

How The Learning Experience Grew To 134 Locations

The Learning Experience preschool began franchise operations in Boca Raton, Fla., in 2002 and has since grown to 134 locations owned primarily by franchisees. The company has invested $1 million in technology, according to CEO Richard Weissman, and adds two to four new centers per month.

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2013

McDonald’s Phases Out Foam Cups

McDonald’s Corp. has confirmed that it will replace all polystyrene beverage cups with paper cups at its 14,000 U.S. outlets. The move comes in response to a shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow in 2011, asking it to stop using foam. In 2012, the company agreed to test replacement of its foam cups with […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 2, 2013

SchoolAStitch Helps Schools and Students

What if cleaning out your child’s closet now could benefit their school for the new year?  Ground breaking school fundraising program, Schoola is launching the innovative online fundraiser, “Schoola Stitch” an online clothing drive that is a “win” for everyone involved! Stacey Boyd is the founder of Schoola Stitch! www.schoolastitch.com A former teacher and school […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2013

Walmart Launches Online Reality Show: Entrepreneurs Can Win Big

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is launching its first-ever original reality series developed for the web. The first episode can now be viewed at getontheshelf.walmart.com, and Walmart is asking the public to decide which new products from American entrepreneurs will appear on its shelves this fall. The new weekly web series highlights 20 finalists in its Get […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2013

Staples Connect For Small Business

Staples, the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, today announced Staples Connect, an exclusive offering which lets customers’ home or office technology interact and be controlled by a single app. With the touch of a button, Staples Connect lets customers shut down their office, turning off lights, lowering shades and locking […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 1, 2013

Global Startup Youth Gather Young Entrepreneurs

The Global Startup Youth (GSY), a 3-day high impact ideas accelerator aimed at turning ideas into high growth ventures and taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 8-11 today announced that 540 youth (18-25) from at least 90 countries will work over 3 days to ideate and launch new projects that will hopefully evolve […]

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