Michael Potter is the owner of Eden Foods, one of the last remaining independent organic foods manufacturing firms in the United States. Potter is also an official advisor to the director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and forefront in the fight to uphold organic standards.
Looking to hire extra staff for the up and coming holiday season, or find that you wished you’d hired temporary workers this past summer? Hiring seasonal workers involves following a few rules of the road. Many of the laws and regulations that apply to full-time employees also apply to seasonal or part-time employees. Here’s what […]
Have you ever walked through a cemetery and wondered about the lives of the people buried there? So have Rick and Lorie Miller, and after losing some very dear family members in the recent years, including Lorie’s younger brother Charlie and her Grandparents. They wanted to find a way to celebrate the lives of those […]
If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. To get started, enter your […]
The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and over 20 sauce varieties opened a new restaurant in Brick, NJ. in October. The restaurant created 200 jobs for the area and is the first Quaker Steak & Lube® location in New Jersey. The new Lube is located at 1036 […]
159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at […]
The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.
Crosswalks around the globe have been used to promote a wide variety of businesses including a McDonald’s in Switzerland and a hair salon in India who created a comb out of the white striped crosswalk. The photo depicts a promotional bar code for a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Patagonia was founded by avid climber Yvon Chouinard who wanted to make his own reuseable climbing gear. The business has boomed since the early 1970s. The earth-friendly goods and fleece have changed outdoor wear forever.
Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, […]
A huge marketing faux pas happened when BBH Labs paid people $20 a day to wear branded-T shirts and act as Wi-Fi hotspots. Consumers viewed it as a terrible form of exploiting homeless people and the campaign bombed. But, many remember it to this day.
iiBIG presents the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Energy, scheduled for December 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the energy industry are expected to increase over the next year and into the future. The rapid increase and interest in natural gas, power, oil and gas and […]