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Tag: "Entrepreneur"

[ 0 ] Nov. 29, 2012

Teacher Sells Ad Space On Tests

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.

[ 0 ] Oct. 12, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. 1941 Replica Brushed-Chrome Lighter

Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

[ 0 ] Sep. 24, 2012

6 Ways To Avoid Fraud

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 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2012

Sikorsky Innovations Launches 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge

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 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 17, 2012

5 Things Every Business Owner Must Know About the JOBS Act

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 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 13, 2012

Quote of the Day: Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” MAYA ANGELOU (1928 -     ) American Poet, Historian, Activist

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionary: Bob Moore

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.

[ 0 ] Sep. 7, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.: Evans Table

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.

[ 0 ] Sep. 6, 2012

Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879 – 1955) German-Swiss Theoretical Physicist

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. September 10 & 11

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 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Distance Learning: Collaboration & Expansion

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

Anoto Survey Says Paperless Office Still Out of Reach

Two-thirds of businesses regularly need to scan more than 50 pages a day to transfer information to a digital format Anoto, the creator of digital pen and paper technology, announced the results of a survey conducted across the United States and the United Kingdom focused on the state of scanning in business today. Businesses both […]

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