Tim Fier had spent his entire career working for a Fortune 50 company, but after years of uncertainty and some frustration, Fier decided to drastically change careers by starting his own business, CertaPro Painters, 15050 Cedar Ave. S., in Apple Valley. Fier had always worked for a large, retail company performing advertising and marketing duties, […]
The California Department of Boating and Waterways has employed an alternative advertising solution to reach boaters. Its pollution awareness campaign is now featured on floating inflatable billboards in Southern California marinas and waterways. The inflatable display system was created by a division of Billboard Boats, Inc. Visit www.bbidisplays.com to learn more.
Spanish continues to be the most requested language for over-the-phone interpretations nationwide, while requests for Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese and Russian increased significantly across 20 major U.S. cities in the last year, according to a report released recently by Language Line Services, the global leader in interpretation and translation services. Language Line Services uses proprietary data […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists in the U.S. make $17 an hour but that fee zooms to $41 an hour in Alaska where there aren’t many of these trained professionals. Business in booming and jobs are expected to grow 20% by 2018. Nearly half of all massage therapists are self-employed and […]
If you think nothing is manufactured in the U.S. anymore, think again. There are a wide variety of products that are made in the United States of America. Igloo Coolers are made in Katy, Texas. Igloo makes a wide variety of personal beverage coolers in addition to a custom-made commercial line of products.
A majority of New York business owners (75%) see “the glass” as half-full and consider themselves to be optimistic, according to the just-released American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey now in its tenth year. According to the Monitor, (35%) of New York entrepreneurs say the economy has not adversely affected their companies […]
Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. The founders formed cycleWood Solutions Inc. after creating a business plan around the technology for an entrepreneurship class. “The point […]
Sir Speedy, Inc. is pleased to announce a successful race season for motorcyclist Leslie Porterfield, whom the company sponsored for a second year in 2011. In a series of three speed events, all held at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, Leslie came away with three new records. Two records were set on her production class 1000cc […]
New designers no longer have to wait for a lucky break to make it in the cutthroat fashion industry. New online marketplaces are making it easier for fresh designers to make a name for themselves, and do business online via Sense of Fashion (www.senseofashion.com) which allows a platform for upcoming, budget-conscious fashion talent to showcase […]
Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch awards recipients of the first-ever Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Experienceship; a mentoring program offered exclusively to craft brewer beneficiaries of Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream. Jim Woods of MateVeza and brewing partners Chris Spinelli and Jon Mervine of Roc Brewing Co. have the opportunity to […]
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Pennsylvania that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations that were affected by the apartment building fire in Philadelphia County that occurred on Jan. 10, 2011. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the […]
Facebook, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced plans to help American small businesses grow and create jobs. The joint effort is designed to help small businesses acquire and retain customers, build a community around their business, and reach new customers among Facebook’s 800 million users. “Small businesses […]