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[ 0 ] May. 3, 2013

Not Having A Business Plan Is Most Common Cause of Start-up Failure

Failing to plan for your business venture is one of the most common causes for start-up failures, it has been warned. According to business consultant Dr Warren Harmer, less than 5% of new business start-ups have a business plan and only 1% of entrepreneurs do any kind of ongoing business planning. “I can only attribute […]

[ 0 ] May. 3, 2013

40th Annual World Trade Day on May 16

Plug In to the Global Economy:  How Technology Impacts Trade How does technology impact international trade? And how can it help your small business? This year’s 40th Annual World Trade Day on Thursday, May 16, 2013 gives businesses the chance to ask just that and to discover how recent innovations in technology can facilitate their […]

[ 0 ] May. 3, 2013

SBA Helping Women To Get More Federal Government Contracts

Federal contracting with small businesses is a win-win.  Every year, the U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses, allowing these businesses to grow their revenues and create jobs right here at home.  Meanwhile, the federal government gets the chance to work with some of the most responsive, innovative and nimble […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2013

Navy SEAL Starts His Own Adventure Racing Business

Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Brian J. Carney, a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, has spent the majority of his career in the SEAL Teams. Recently separated from active duty, he has returned home to western Massachusetts to launch his own business. Navy SEAL Adventure Racing’s “Bone Frog Challenge,” created by Navy SEALs, is an […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2013

Martha Stewart Announces 2nd Annual “American Made” Program

This fall, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) will present its “American Made” program for the second year, as announced by Martha Stewart today at the Smithsonian Craft Show. The artisanal fair and workshop will be held October 16-17 at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. “American Made” is a movement for individuals and communities that […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2013

Business Leaders Advise State Officials To Invest Strategically

As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hears public comments on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues from the Golden State’s clean energy law (AB 32), business leaders say state officials should grab the chance to widen California‘s lead in the global clean energy race. “Invest these funds strategically, and not […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2013

International Coach Federation Launches New Website, Blog

The International Coach Federation (ICF) has launched a new and improved website and blog at www.Coachfederation.org. “In order to enhance our global reach and improve our communication strategy, we needed to upgrade,” said Director of Brand Management Lindsay Bodkin. “The website and blog are key elements of ICF’s communication strategy. It’s essential that these reflect […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2013

Domino’s Deliveryman Worked His Way Up To MultiUnit Franchisee

Rob Cookston began his career with Domino’s Pizza in 1987 as a deliveryman at age 19 and today he owns and operates 18 stores in Connecticut and New York. Cookston’s story is not uncommon at the pizza chain. According to spokesman Tim McIntyre, 90% of Domino’s franchises are owned by former deliverymen or entry-level workers. […]

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

Entrepreneurs Source Local And Buy From Other Small Businesses

Small Business Owners Balancing Short-Term Realism with Long-Term Optimism When it comes to supporting their local communities, small business owners practice what they preach. According to the American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, 70 percent of entrepreneurs say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses. “You are Only as Good as […]

[ 1 ] May. 1, 2013

Ekornes Stressless Office Chair Line For Your Home Office

The Ekornes Stressless Office chair line is a perfect fit for the entrepreneur, who has given up the commute, but still wants c-suite comfort working at home. Check out the chairs and sofas at: www.ekornes.com.

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

Wood Pellet Exports From North American To Europe Are Booming

Exportation of Wood Pellets from North America to Europe Reached a New Record of 3.2 Million Tons in 2012, with US Exporters More Than Doubling Their Shipments Demand for wood pellets in Europe has gone up dramatically the past few years as power companies on the continent have switched from using fossil fuels to renewable […]

[ 0 ] May. 1, 2013

RUN Powered by ADP Payroll Platform Exceeds 200,000 Small Biz Client Mark

ADP®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced that more than 200,000 small business owners are now using the company’s innovative cloud-based payroll and human resource management solution, RUN Powered by ADP®.  The RUN payroll and HR platform provides continuous access to payroll and human resource-related information and is supported by live, […]

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