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[ 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.

[ 0 ] Oct. 27, 2011

NY Entrepreneurs Upbeat About Economy

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2011

U of M Startup To Manufacture Biodegradable Shopping Bags

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2011

Leslie Porterfield & Sir Speedy Sponsorship

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2011

How Designers Make Money In This Economy

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2011

Samuel Adams’ Experienceship Winners

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Small Biz Disaster Loans

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 19, 2011

Facebook/NFIB/U.S. Chamber of Commerce Give Boost To Small Biz

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2011

Personal Trainers Use Social Media To Reach Clients

eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email and more – the tools of the personal training business aren’t just weights, bands and machines anymore. More and more, successful trainers are turning to technology to help them build, maintain and increase business during challenging economic times. In particular, FitNews.tv offers online, mobile marketing that helps trainers organize their […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2011

California Tortilla: Social Media Offers Feedback Opp

California Tortilla is known for giving out free tacos if customers use the secret password, celebrating National Pop Tart Day with free Pop Tarts and other promotions that engage customers to keep the conversation going. With nearly 40 locations, the taco chain has its ear to the ground and takes monitoring customer feedback a step […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2011

Otis Elevator Company to Open Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), recently announced that it is opening a new manufacturing center in Florence, South Carolina. The new facility will consolidate much of Otis’ North American new equipment operations and will bring more than 360 jobs to South Carolina. “Otis is excited to bring the production of […]

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