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[ 0 ] Jul. 12, 2012

Company Puts QR Code On Cell Phone Skin

Anyone who has ever been caught without a brochure or business card while speaking with a prospective client has a new tool to ensure they always have their information handy. Android Shields has developed a way to place a company’s QR (quick response) code onto a custom-made protective cell phone skin. Prospective clients can use […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2012

How Did Women-Owned Biz Fair During The Recession?

New NFIB/Chase/CWBR study provides first in-depth look at how women-owned small businesses battled the recession Many of today’s women-owned businesses (WOB) are led by recession-tested entrepreneurs whose experiences provide valuable insight into the challenges that may await aspiring small-business owners. A new study, released by Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2012

London Calling

Hotel prices are notorious for increasing ahead of international sporting events, but in London the average price has actually decreased by almost $20 a night. A London hotel room during the Olympic Games in July and August costs on average $325, an increase of 93 per cent to the previous year. Accommodation website www.hotels.com has […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2012

Are You Prepared For A Hurricane?

A questionnaire posed to small business owners who attended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit shows that the majority are at risk in the wake of a potential disaster. Approximately 57 percent of small business owners surveyed feel only somewhat or not very confident that they have the appropriate insurance coverage to protect […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2012

Are You In Favor Of Communal Dining?

Dining establishmentss want us to share the dining experience–pushing aside the two-tops and setting a communal table into their dining room floor plans. Shared eating spaces are popping up in both hip urban bistros and suburban chains, creating more welcoming environments that operators say help to build community, loyalty and sales — as long as […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2012

Sustainable & Strong: Lamboo

Lamboo is an engineered, high performance bamboo product that is used within architectural, structural and design applications, and is structurally superior to its wood counterparts. Lamboo products can be manufactured in both interior and exterior grade and have multiple grain patterns for a variety of aesthetically pleasing options. “We at Lamboo Inc. are dedicated to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 6, 2012

Made In The USA: Fiesta Dinnerware

Fiesta® Dinnerware was designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936 and is now among the most collected china products in the world. As originally designed, the line featured art deco styling and bold, bright colors. The product was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary. Fiesta […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Caribou Coffee: Between Dunkin’ & Starbucks

The Caribou Coffee franchise is carving a niche somewhere between Dunkin’ and Starbucks. The chain began offering breakfast — including oatmeal — in 2010 and last year launched lunch items, including “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches such as Three Cheese Classic, Aged Cheddar Roast, Italian Chicken Melt and Gouda Turkey Pesto. It’s also unveiled new drinks, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Doing Business In Canada & Mexico: Webinar

Hosted by industry professionals, the International Franchise Association offers a monthly series of informative, interactive seminars that will help you run your franchise business better.  Brought to you by the Supplier Forum This month’s seminar focuses on the topic on every franchisor’s and franchisee’s mind: Entering Canada & Mexico Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 2-3 p.m. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2012

Declare Your Independence: Start A Small Business

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Cuddly Company Embraces Technology

Cuddly toymaker technology and marketing are linked at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Chief marketer Teresa Kroll and Chief Information Officer Dave Finnegan have created a partnership that’s evident in everything from the company’s most recent e-commerce redesign to a new store concept coming this fall. Because its customers are interacting both with real-world stores and extensions online, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Small Biz Owners Still Feel Stressed

Despite improvements in the economy, three-quarters of small-business owners suffer from a work-related ailment, mostly stemming from stress, according to a new study from insurer Hiscox USA. The poll, which surveyed over 1,000 businesses with up to 249 employees found that 25 percent felt stressed. Of contributing factors, 54 percent were worried about losing their […]

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