Selling tickets for fun events earns $3.5 million a year!
A cash-strapped math teacher named Tom Farber in Rancho Bernardo, California, raised money for the class and school by selling ads of sponsorship on coursework and tests. He charged $10 for a quiz and $30 for an ad on a final.
Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Ernie Rossi, Audit Partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, a leading Silicon Valley CPA and Consulting firm. Sensiba San Filippo LLPL works with many small to mid-size businesses to implement policies and prevent such scenarios. Below are Ernie’s top tips for instituting procedures to prevent internal fraud: 1. Leverage a third party to review the business […]
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has initiated its 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge, expanding on its inaugural challenge that was completed in the spring. The challenge is open to any small company with revenue under $5 million, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT […]
Recently, the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law, transforming how entrepreneurs can raise the money to grow their business. The JOBS Act expands the pool of potential investors, makes investing in small businesses more attractive and lowers the regulatory burden for more mature business of “going public.” Savvy entrepreneurs should be aware of […]
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” MAYA ANGELOU (1928 – ) American Poet, Historian, Activist
Bob Moore read a book about stone-grinding and was inspired to learn the art of milling. He started Bob’s Red Mill 34 years ago in Oregon and the business is flourishing. When Bob turned 81, he transferred ownership of the company to his employees.
The Evans table by Room & Board is manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The family-run metal fabricator Bell Manufacturing makes the steel bases. The process of machining, grinding and painting the table takes a day to complete. Room & Board then assembles the pieces.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955) German-Swiss Theoretical Physicist
IFA advocates on issues critical to franchising will meet during its Public Affairs Conference Sept. 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C. IFA’s annual fly-in will enable franchisees, franchisors and suppliers to share their insights with federal lawmakers about issues affecting franchise businesses, including labor, health care and access to capital. This year’s event includes its […]
StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) and Excelsior College (Excelsior.edu) announced an agreement that will enable StraighterLine students to access Excelsior College Examinations, directly from StraighterLine’s website. Students taking StraighterLine online college courses can use Excelsior’s internationally accepted exams to earn college credit that will be recorded on an Excelsior College transcript, in addition to StraighterLine transcripts. “Online learning […]