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[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

La Plata Stadium Receives IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

Weidlinger Associates, Inc., was the designer of the one-of-a kind twin-peak fabric dome of Argentina’s La Plata Stadium, winner of the prestigious 2012 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The award, which recognizes “…the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures…” from throughout the world, was presented […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2013

Apple Stores’ Annual Sales Per Square Foot

In his book, Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, author Jay Elliot, former svp of Apple’s human resources department, writes that Apple stores generate more visitors per quarter than Disney’s top four amusement parks together see in a year. The Apple stores’ annual sales per square foot, as of 2011, is more than $5600, far ahead […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2013

5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

This video–less than 2 minutes long–shares some fascinating strategies used by Steve Jobs at Apple to create great design. Hats off to the artist in the video is Rosie Heffernan. Take a look: 5 Rules For Designing Like Apple

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2013

USA Sciene & Engineering Festival Set For April In Washington, DC

Mark your Calendars for the Return of the Woodstock of Science! Attention Festival Fans and Partners– We are thrilled to announce that planning for the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival is well underway! The 3rd Festival will kick into high gear in 2013, with expanded school programs and year-round activities, culminating with the largest […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Have A Good Photo Taken Of Yourself For Your Small Business

You never know when the media will want to interview you about your small business, your shop, your new discount program, your community goodwill and charity work and so on. Be prepared with a photo that you can easily send out to the local newspaper or TV station. Get a good photo taken and avoid […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2013

Try Negotiating Flat Fees For Pro Services

When it comes to costly hourly rates for lawyers and accountants, you might want to try negotiating a flat fee. In the past many such professionals would never set a fixed rate for a project but times have changed. You must spell out what exactly the mission or task is and you might find yourself […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

Your Small Business QR Code

You can connect to your customers with a QR code. It’s that square graphic you are probably noticing everywhere from posts on billboards to advertisements in circulars.   Users download a free app on their phone and then scan the code for information, discounts, etc. QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2013

January 2013 U.S. Postal Services Prices Are Going Up

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) proposed to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) an average increase in mailing services prices of 2.5 percent. The First-Class Mail™ stamp will increase from the current 45 cents to 46 cents, with an overall increase of about 4 percent. The implementation date for the new prices will be January […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2013

SBO Editor To Guest On CBS Radio’s “Biz Talk With Josh Smith”

Editor of Small Business Opportunities, Susan Rakowski, will guest on CBS Radio’s small business show, “Biz Talk With Josh Smith,” this Thursday morning at 9 a.m.  The show will be accessible via www.biztalkwithjosh.com and clicking Listen Live, or on the CBS Radio website at http://washington.cbslocal.com/ . (Click ‘Listen Live’ for GovBiz 1580am) Susan’s no-nonsense, nuts & […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2013

May The Phorce Be With You & Your Small Business

Never again run out of power while on the go, lose your bag, or carry multiple bags to store all of your gadgets. Phorce is the world’s first smart bag that powers all your devices (including MacBooks), connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, transforms from a backpack to a messenger or a briefcase, and prevents […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 4, 2013

Next Small Business Wave? EnWave

A British Columbia firm whose technologies could revolutionize the way foods and vaccines are preserved recently signed an exclusive, royalty-bearing commercial license with a billion dollar multinational food corporation, and has just begun earning royalties from one of its dehydration machines that was sold to a top American fruit processor. The company is EnWave Corp., […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 3, 2013

5 Business Predictions For 2013

Barry Sloane, CEO, Newtek: The Small Business Authority, put together his 5 business predictions for 2013: 1) Managing ObamaCare: + Under new rules, businesses with more than 50 employees will have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. + Prediction: Look for small businesses to have less full time employees and more part-time employees […]

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