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[ 0 ] Nov. 30, 2011

Vending = Spending For Millenials

Recent consumer research conducted by the industry’s trade group, the National Automatic Merchandising Association, showed that more than 85 percent of consumers between the ages of 18 years old and 29 years old — the group known as Gen Y or the Millennials — actually would pick a vending machine over other retail options.

[ 0 ] Nov. 29, 2011

Franchise Industry Going Strong

The franchise industry is on the rise, with 784,802 franchises projected to be in business by year’s end. At the end of 2010, there were 765,723 franchises, according to the 2011 Franchise Business Economic Outlook, published by The International Franchise Association. The reason? Patrick Walls, chief operating officer of Capriotti’s, said it’s because people want […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Small Biz Websites Now Viewable With Smartphones

With more and more smartphone users accessing the Internet to research and purchase products and services, it’s becoming increasingly vital for small businesses to develop a strong mobile web presence. Key Facts AT&T is now selling AT&T Mobile Website Hosting, a new solution targeted at small businesses. The solution, allows small businesses to create their […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: .357 Magnum

There are many fine products made in the U.S. of A. and the Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum is one of them. The company is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pictured is a Series 686 Magnum .357. Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson came from old New England families. Horace learned the firearms trade while working […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Thanksgiving is increasingly celebrated around the world. Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest related festival. It celebrates communal harmony. Though it is said to have been originated in the United States, a number of other countries celebrate harvest related festivals. They are observed with different names and in different seasons. Harvest related festivals, all the over […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2011

Straight D’s Leads To Billion Dollar Business

Barbara Corcoran received straight D marks in high school and college and had 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was a small loan of $1000 that she took to create The Corcoran Goup. She parlayed that loan into a $5 billion real estate business. Barbara contributes to NBC’s The Today Show and […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Online & Mobile Shoppers Keep Retail Spirits Bright

The sluggish economy and rising household expenses are casting a chill over consumer confidence, but not enough to bring back the ghost of recessions past, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends. While two-thirds (67 percent) of consumers expect the economy to stay the same or weaken next year, nearly […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Opportunities For Native American Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, SBA’s November web chat will highlight Native American small businesses.  The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Native American Affairs helps to ensure that American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who want to start or […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: Airstream Classic Limited Trailer

Yes, there are many fine products still made in the U.S. of A. and the Classic Limited Trailer by Airstream is one of them. The company is based in Jackson Center, Ohio. The Airstream history is fascinating.  In 1929, Wally Byam purchased a Model T Ford chassis, built a platform on it, towed it with […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 17, 2011

The Amazing Growth of Small Biz

Dun & Bradstreet reported back in the late 1980s that there were one million small businesses starting up each year and half of them were being launched by women. Today, there are close to 565,000 new businesses starting up each month and about 215,000 are being created by women. There has never been a better […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 16, 2011

Small Biz Offer Car Charging Stations

Across the US, car charging stations for electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt and Nissa Leaf are proliferating even though it is unclear whether plug-in cars will prove popular. Walgreen Co. has chargers outside four Texas stores and plans to add more there and in San Francisco, Orlando, Fla., and Washington, D.C. Cracker Barrel […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 15, 2011

Monopoly

The board game Monopoly is still as popular as ever but the company has changed some of the tools to keep up with the times. The lantern, the rocking horse and the purse have been replaced with a dog, the wheelbarrow and the horseback rider. The game debuted in 1935 and was inspired by an […]

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