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[ 0 ] Jul. 12, 2011

Veterans: Enterpreneurial Candidates

Military service is highly correlated with self-employment, according to a new study from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. The study found that veterans are at least 45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military service to become entrepreneurs. And rank does have its privileges, as least when it comes to exercising […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Q&A: Expert Advice For Small Biz Startups

Robbin Block: Owner, Blockbeta Marketing Robbin Block has been evangelizing the benefits of marketing strategy for over 25 years to companies of all sizes and to thousands of readers via her book, Social Persuasion: Making Sense of Social Media for Small Business. Expert Tips from Robbin: Beyond Social Media Q: You’ve written that to understand your […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Use Sponsorships to Reach New Customers

Your laundromat is lackluster, your food delivery biz has slowed down or your dent removal enterprise has taken a hit. Maybe it is time for you to potentially reach new customers and new markets through sponsorship. Sponsorship can take many forms: you can back a local Little League team, host a fundraising for a community […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 8, 2011

Do You Really Need A Business Plan?

A business plan will help you answer every question you have about your small business, so it is an excellent document to pursue even if you don’t need to attract investors or get a bank/SBA loan.  You’ll be forced to analyze your marketplace, access the competition, profile your strengths and create a forecast for your […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 7, 2011

Enter To Win Some Free PR Help

Summer’s here and before you know it we’ll all be trading in our parasols for protractors — back-to-school time. But isn’t it back-to-business time, too? BohlsenPR has developed Back2Business, a pro bono program to benefit local businesses and organizations by providing 20 hours of free public relations services. Submission guidelines for interested businesses: Select 3-5 […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 6, 2011

Franchise Conference: October In Atlanta

SAVE THE DATE 2011 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference October 12-14, 2011 InterContinental, Atlanta http://www.franchisedevelopmentconference.com/

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2011

GET A QR CODE FOR YOUR SMALL BIZ

A QR code, or Quick Response code, is a 2D barcode that can store more than 4,000 alphanumeric characters in a limited space. When you compare that to a traditional linear (1D) barcode, it’s easy to see the advantage – more information, in less space. These barcodes were originally developed by Denso Wave, a subsidiary […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 4, 2011

EASIER TOOL TO RECORD PHONE CALLS

eVoice®, a “Radically Better Phone Number” and brand of technology leader j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), today announced Call Recording for eVoice® customers who have the need to record and replay business or personal telephone calls. Phone-centric professionals can now benefit from having the ability to record, store and review any call made from […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2011

LEGALIZING ‘THE GREEN FAIRY’ COULD MEAN NEW BIZ OPPORTUNITIES

Bacardi just bought Grey Goose for $2 billion so there is quite a market for beverage entrepreneurs. Is absinthe likely to be the new beverage buzz? Green, incredibly alcoholic and some say mind-altering – these are the qualities that led to absinthe being banned in France almost 100 years ago. But all that’s about to […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 30, 2011

McDONALD’S GETS A MAKEOVER

The fast food giant has decided it is time to shake off the primary colors and go earthy. It’s part of a $1 billion-plus undertaking that McDonald’s and its franchisees hope, by 2015, will have the vast majority of America’s 14,000 McDonald’s looking comfortable enough to hang out in long after you’ve gobbled down your […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2011

MONEY SAVING TEXTBOOK RENTAL BIZ

With the high cost of textbooks, seemingly impervious to the democratizing influence of the Internet, textbook rentals are on the rise. Now a forward-thinking online textbook rental company, founded by then university student Alan Martin in 2007, is poised to further expand its market share in the emerging textbook rental market with the first white-label […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

REPORT SAYS U.S. BIZ WASTES ENERGY ON FOOD PRODUCTION

A fall 2010 report by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, ERS, called “Fuel for Food: Energy Use in the U.S. Food System,” found that while energy consumption per capita fell by 1 percent between 2002 and 2007, food-related energy use grew nearly 8 percent, as the food industry relied on more energy-intensive technologies […]

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