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[ 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. 6, 2012

Heart-Healthy Stamp of Approval Extends to Restaurants

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart-check mark that has been on grocery-store products for 17 years is now extending to the restaurant industry. Subway became the first restaurant chain to participate in the AHA’s Heart-Check Meal Certification program, a two-year pilot program in which menu items that meet the required nutritional criteria can display the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionaries: Tom & Kate Chappell

In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell launched the Tom’s of Maine company. They had moved to rural Maine in search of a quieter and simpler lifestyle. When they couldn’t find deodorant and toothpaste that was natural enough for their tastes, they got a loan for $5000 and started their small business.

[ 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. 4, 2012

Team Building: Bowling

AMF has put together a number of corporate bowling packages for businesses to consider. They make it easy and fun to build camaraderie at your local bowling lanes. A recent special offer for groups was $79.95 per lane for two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental, single-topping pizza and Xtreme appetizer platter. Call 800.206.4026 to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2012

CEA Accepting Submissions Now Through 9/14

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards will be accepted now through September 14, 2012. The 2013 Honorees will be announced November 12, 2012 at CEA’s New York Press Preview and showcased at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Travel Survey Shows Small Biz Is On The Move

American Airlines released results of a recent online survey of more than 1,100 American Airlines Business ExtrAA® travel managers of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The survey shows 71 percent of SMB travel managers estimate the economic outlook for their companies is expected to improve in the next 12 to 18 months. According to the […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 31, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. : Circus~3 Shelves

Stephen Burks created the Circus shelves for Mattermade and they are manufactured in Brooklyn, New York. The product is handmade and even the oak is finished by hand.

[ 0 ] Aug. 30, 2012

Biz Seeks To Capitalize On ‘Happy Days’

The Great Recession has left its mark on America in the form of stubbornly high unemployment and a long foreclosure pipeline. Harkening to a 1950s-1960s period when unemployment was below 3% and homemortgage rates equally low could be refreshing for consumers, or in a word, instill in today’s diner the word most commonly associated with […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 30, 2012

Veterans Fuel Economy Via Franchising

Franchises owned by military veterans have annual revenues of $41 billion annually and employ 1.5 million people, reports the International Franchise Association. The franchise industry had developed several programs to recruit and train military veterans as franchisees. One in four returning active duty military veterans is interested in launching a small business, according to the […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 29, 2012

Quote of the Day: Demosthenes

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” ~Demosthenes (384 – 322 BC) -Greek Statesman, Orator

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