Giving back to the community generates good will and could build sales for any small business. Consider the efforts of one healthy and natural pet food company: What’s small, furry and a Stella & Chewy’s believer? Cupid, the adorable ARFhouse Chicago rescue dog. His story has captured the hearts of hundreds, including Stella & Chewy’s. [...]
Small business owners across America are joining a popular campaign on Change.org with over 200,000 signatures demanding Bank of America cancel its new $5 monthly debit card fee. The online petition campaign was created by Washington, D.C., resident Molly Katchpole, a 22-year-old part-time worker and recent college graduate who closed her Bank of America account [...]
The General’s Test Scoring Pencil is made in Jersey City, New Jersey.The company has been based there since 1889. According to General Pencil, “We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for five generations. Our history dates back to 1861 when Edward Weissenborn founded the American Lead Pencil [...]
Tim Fier had spent his entire career working for a Fortune 50 company, but after years of uncertainty and some frustration, Fier decided to drastically change careers by starting his own business, CertaPro Painters, 15050 Cedar Ave. S., in Apple Valley. Fier had always worked for a large, retail company performing advertising and marketing duties, [...]
The California Department of Boating and Waterways has employed an alternative advertising solution to reach boaters. Its pollution awareness campaign is now featured on floating inflatable billboards in Southern California marinas and waterways. The inflatable display system was created by a division of Billboard Boats, Inc. Visit www.bbidisplays.com to learn more.
Spanish continues to be the most requested language for over-the-phone interpretations nationwide, while requests for Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese and Russian increased significantly across 20 major U.S. cities in the last year, according to a report released recently by Language Line Services, the global leader in interpretation and translation services. Language Line Services uses proprietary data [...]
Business managers and entrepreneurs can thrive in today’s new normal business environment with increased profitability and customer loyalty with already existing assets by creating a customer service edge, according to Lisa Anderson founder and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc (http://www.lma-consultinggroup.com). Today’s new normal is characterized by lackluster sales growth, strained liquidity, and rising commodity [...]
Recently, the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) released the results of its 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study, identifying key trends affecting the industry and steps U.S. manufacturers can take now to be successful in the next generation. The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, finds that this is a critical point in time for [...]
Wall Street could lose nearly 10,000 jobs by the end of 2012, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s annual report, released on October 10. As the economy continues to decline, more and more corporate executives are left searching for a new career path, making business-to-business consulting franchises very popular these days. Consulting franchises [...]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists in the U.S. make $17 an hour but that fee zooms to $41 an hour in Alaska where there aren’t many of these trained professionals. Business in booming and jobs are expected to grow 20% by 2018. Nearly half of all massage therapists are self-employed and [...]
If you think nothing is manufactured in the U.S. anymore, think again. There are a wide variety of products that are made in the United States of America. Igloo Coolers are made in Katy, Texas. Igloo makes a wide variety of personal beverage coolers in addition to a custom-made commercial line of products.
A majority of New York business owners (75%) see “the glass” as half-full and consider themselves to be optimistic, according to the just-released American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey now in its tenth year. According to the Monitor, (35%) of New York entrepreneurs say the economy has not adversely affected their companies [...]