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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” ~Demosthenes (384 – 322 BC) -Greek Statesman, Orator
San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that it is reaching out to local entrepreneurs who need funding to launch small businesses. In addition to being San Diego’s top rated estate buyer of diamonds, gold, and fine jewelry, SDJB is also San Diego County’s premier luxury pawnbroker. “Unlike most California pawn shops, San Diego Jewelry […]
Premium online vacuum cleaner vendor, Govacuum.com, has introduced a very exclusive offer, for the first time ever. On their website, you will find their 24k gold plated vacuum for $1 million. This cleaning device possesses the ability to clean dust, dirt, and debris from every corner of your room. It has everything that you expect […]
Where since 1976 manufacturers and retailers in the surf, skate, water sports, swim and resort industries have come together in a business-first buying and selling environment. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 15,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. The September show attracts retailers who need goods year around. It’s a good time […]