Where Do Good Ideas Come FromPeople often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of [...]
According to a recent report conducted by The American College, forty percent of small business owners have no retirement savings or pension plan in place. Furthermore, the study found that three-fourths of those owners have no written plan as to how they intend to fund their retirement.1 Small business owners know the value of a [...]
Wondering if you can get a patent for your business idea? The bad news is you can’t patent and “idea” but the good news is there are a variety of ways you can get a patent. While you can’t patent an idea you may be able to protect and patent a method of doing business [...]
Computer-Tech Whiz & Entrepreneur, Ron Gustavson, The Medfield Computer Guy, is helping a community cause by participating in a project to fundraise for the Lowell Mason House, the Birthplace of the Father of American Music Education in Medfield, Massachusetts. The Lowell Mason Foundation exists to attract funding and to preserve, restore, and promote Lowell Mason’s [...]
Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
StayGreen Oil, LLC, a global provider of used lubricant and used cooking oil technology solutions announced today it has launched its StayGreen Oil Marketplace (www.staygreenoil.com). The StayGreen Marketplace is designed as cloud based service intended for use by Buyers and Sellers of used lubricants and cooking oils to enable them to acquire the best vendor [...]
John Mackey borrowed $45,000 in 1978 to open a store in a Victorian house in Austin, Texas. Two years later, the very first Whole Foods store opened and the concept has grown to more than 300 stores.
Sara Blakely Founder of Spanx Shapewear “Failure is not the outcome. Failure is not trying.” As a young girl, Sara Blakely’s father would ask: “What did you fail at today?” Growing up, failure was viewed as a good thing. If Sara didn’t fail at something that day, her father would be duly disappointed. This enthusiasm [...]
Catalyst Connection and the National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA) have announced that the 2nd Annual Energy & Innovation Conference is being held November 28 and 29, 2012 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. C. Alan Walker, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development, will give the keynote address. “The Energy and Innovation Conference [...]
With the National Retail Federation forecasting a healthy holiday season ahead, expecting between 585,000 and 625,000 jobs to be created, major retailers and seasonal employees have a reason to be merry. And for information on what kinds of part-time jobs are available now and where they are, check out the below data from Indeed.com, owner [...]