Firefighter Charles Baldwin purchased a lawn care franchise he owns with his son, Charles Baldwin Jr., a member of the Air Force Reserve. They call it Ground Guys. They were the first franchise to use the Public Protectors Franchise Advantage program. The promotion by parent company The Dwyer Group offered a 20 percent discount off […]
If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.
A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place. You can offer a lower price if they […]
William Rosenberg Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” In the 1940s, William Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services using $1,500 in war bonds and $1,000 in borrowed seed capital. Following its success, and noticing that a significant percentage […]
Suppose you need an accountant to review your financial spreadsheets/scenarios or your business needs and provide financial statements for reporting to your lender, but your accountant suddenly tells you he’s dropping you because of his financial hardships or he or she just doesn’t call you back. What do you do? A Remote Accountant caters to small businesses and […]
Computer-Tech Whiz & Entrepreneur, Ron Gustavson, The Medfield Computer Guy, is helping a community cause by participating in a project to fundraise for the Lowell Mason House, the Birthplace of the Father of American Music Education in Medfield, Massachusetts. The Lowell Mason Foundation exists to attract funding and to preserve, restore, and promote Lowell Mason’s […]
Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
StayGreen Oil, LLC, a global provider of used lubricant and used cooking oil technology solutions announced today it has launched its StayGreen Oil Marketplace (www.staygreenoil.com). The StayGreen Marketplace is designed as cloud based service intended for use by Buyers and Sellers of used lubricants and cooking oils to enable them to acquire the best vendor […]
John Mackey borrowed $45,000 in 1978 to open a store in a Victorian house in Austin, Texas. Two years later, the very first Whole Foods store opened and the concept has grown to more than 300 stores.
Sara Blakely Founder of Spanx Shapewear “Failure is not the outcome. Failure is not trying.” As a young girl, Sara Blakely’s father would ask: “What did you fail at today?” Growing up, failure was viewed as a good thing. If Sara didn’t fail at something that day, her father would be duly disappointed. This enthusiasm […]