Magnolia Bakery, the New York City purveyor of cupcakes once prized by the gals on “Sex in the City” recently received state approval to sell franchises and is eyeing overseas markets as diverse as Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Doha, Qatar. The new franchises will only be sold abroad, according to the store’s co-owner, Steve Abrams. […]
Troop Transition International, the country’s only active duty and veteran vocational training organization, who also provides job placement, is pleased to announce its newest course offering in the form of an online training product called, “GIThrive.com.” GI Thrive is a 48 hour online roughneck training course for those veterans who would like to hit reset […]
The Bull Smoke brand aims to help consumers find an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes that leaves no lingering effects such as odor, ash, and other environmental waste. Electronic cigarettes have become popular in the last two years as many public and private establishments have banned cigarette smoking in the USA and other countries. The […]
The 2012 Olympics Games in London is estimated to generate $18 billion (U.S. dollars) in revenue for the economy and as it is now less than a year away, it is the perfect time for entrepreneurs to start new business ventures. The UK, with the 6th largest economy in the world, will have an estimated […]
Credit was used more than all other payment types for the second consecutive month in June, as consumers increasingly have been purchasing non-discretionary goods on credit, according to First Data Corp.’s SpendTrend report for June 2011. The privately held Sandy Springs, Ga.-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth rose 8.8 percent in June, […]
CPC is “the cost per click.” This means that you’ll earn money every time someone clicks on your ads. Don’t click on your own ads, though. It’s not ethical and Google will penalize you if you are participating in their AdSense program.
The Association of Small Business Development Centers announced a strategic partnership to create a loan center to seamlessly connect SBDC counselors and their clients with more than 1,000 lenders nationwide. The new loan center will be powered by BoeFly, which is the most efficient way for an SBDC counselor to seek financing for a small-business owner. […]
Dairy Queen, an international retail food and treat category leader, is expanding into Guatemala. The company has signed an agreement with franchisee Grupo Buen Rollo to open 15 locations throughout Guatemalaby 2015. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Dairy Queen system also has 11 locations in the Central American country of Panama. “The Dairy Queen system […]
Google’s Texas Get Your Business Online program makes it easy for Texas businesses to grow Google announced their Texas Get Your Business Online, a first-of-its kind program in the United States. Designed with local partners to help drive economic growth, the program provides Texas businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new […]
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced an unprecedented partnership with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) for its 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo taking place at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Fl. from September 18-21, 2011. “The USHCC is committed to forming a strategic partnership with a leading […]
früute, a curious new pastry shop opened its doors in West Hollywood in July, serving unique mini tarts incredibly airy and artistically infused with meticulously paired flavors, some even quite unexpected. A collaboration between two sisters and their mother, früute unites classic French technique with modern sensibility. Their passion is evident in every step, starting […]
Online-marketing collective, eMarketingVids, has had their catalog of small business marketing instructional videos added to Microsoft’s Zune Podcast Marketplace. Starting immediately, entrepreneurs, business owners and anyone with an interest in fine-tuning Web marketing techniques can access the videos on their Zune and Windows Phone 7.