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[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

How Craigslist Was Created

Craigslist, a simple web listing service, can now be found in 100 cities worldwide. It is a Web-based platform that has greatly impacted the world of classified advertising. Craig Newmark started the business as an email list that he sent to a small group of friends back in 1995. He was working at Charles Schwab […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: John Deere X700 Tractors

The company has expanded worldwide with factories around the globe but many products are still made in the U.S.A. such as the Series X700 tractors. John Deere is based in Horicon, Wisconsin. The original site is Grand Detour, Illinois. Take a trip there and walk where John Deere walked, and lived, and invented the world-famous plow. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 10, 2011

Travel App For Your Biz Travel

If you are planning a trip to an upcoming trade show, marketing event, seminar, convention or field trip check out TRIPIT. The app –free for Blackberry, Android and iOS users–can help you create an itinerary. You’ll receive updates, too. If your gate number changes the TripIt app will email you.

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2011

Building Trust With Hispanic Community Takes Authenticity

As the retail industry navigates the marketing waters to reach Hispanic consumers, it is important to remember to “keep it real.” That was just one piece of advice Pitbull, a rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer, told attendees at the Hispanic Retail 360 Summit, held in San Diego. “Remember the Taco Bell commercial with the little […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2011

Coming Up: Global Entrepreneurship Week–November 14-18

Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-18, 2011, is an international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to youth on six continents. St. Thomas University’s School of Business (www.stu.edu/business) has steadily gained a reputation for developing leaders in the business arena for 50 years. The School and the Office of University Advancement will host four special events to both […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

Update on Bank of America Debit Card Charge & Small Business

Small business owners across America are joining a popular campaign on Change.org with over 200,000 signatures demanding Bank of America cancel its new $5 monthly debit card fee. The online petition campaign was created by Washington, D.C., resident Molly Katchpole, a  22-year-old part-time worker and recent college graduate who closed her Bank of America account […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.: General’s Test Scoring Pencil

The General’s Test Scoring Pencil is made in Jersey City, New Jersey.The company has been based there since 1889. According to General Pencil, “We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for five generations. Our history dates back to 1861 when Edward Weissenborn founded the American Lead Pencil […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 3, 2011

Corporate Worker Launches His Own Dream Biz

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, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 2, 2011

Inflatable Billboards Make A Splash

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.

[ 0 ] Nov. 1, 2011

Spike In Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese & Russian Interpreter Requests Nationwide

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

Massage Therapy Is Booming

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2011

Made In The U.S.A. : Igloo Coolers

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.

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