Flat broke and out of work, in 1964 Wayne Gey answered a classified ad for an errand boy at a Tampa, Florida, company that installed fire sprinklers. Gey was ambitious but he never imagined he’d wind up owning a company that posts sales of $81 million a year installing automatic fire sprinkler and alarm systems […]
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Ken Pendery Jr., president and CEO of First Watch , Inc., doesn’t mind sitting down and talking about his 80-restaurant chain that spans 11 states, but he would much rather be sitting in a First Watch dining room, having a cup of coffee with the general manager and learning what’s working and what’s not. “I’m […]
Do you think this green thing will take a back seat now that money is tight?” I now hear this question more than any other. Times are uncertain, so who really knows what corporate priorities will be over the next year or two? But at the risk of being dead wrong very soon, I’ll venture […]
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Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and had the “absolute best” meal ever, only to take friends there later and have just an “OK” meal? The food is fine, but something is missing; it doesn’t feel the same. The operative word is feel and it is intricately linked with how the brain builds memory. […]
The lawn maintenance industry is proving to be recession-resilient. It takes in 10 to 20 billion dollars annually. What’s exciting in the category is eco-friendly techniques and tools that are providing entrepreneurs with opportunities to make money while helping the environment. The EPA estimates 5-10% of the nation’s air pollution comes from the small engines […]
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Your business was running pretty smoothly – sales growing and profits growing, too – and then the credit crunch hit, someone said the “R” word and everything started slowing down almost overnight. Most troubling of all, your customers have been paying you later and later, as if they are using your money to fill their […]
With a knack for having his pulse on creating innovative, quality-built products that people need, legendary entrepreneur David Oreck has done it again. Best known as the face of the company he founded in 1963, the Oreck Corporation, Mr. Oreck is a pioneering eco-preneur who brought us lightweight vacuums with advanced filters, the world’s only […]
Yes you can cut the expenses associated with owning a vacation home, without driving away renters. HomeAway.com’s Christine Karpinski explains how to put your seaside cottage or rustic mountain cabin on a budget. “You don’t have to make major changes to cut costs in your rental property this year,” says Karpinski, director of Owner Community […]