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[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

What Will Our Offices and Workspaces Look Like In 2020?

With concepts that span the re-imagining of office furniture to managing employee health through temperature and light to maximizing multifunctional space, more than 200 architects and designers have helped answer the question: how will we work in 2020? Architecture and design visionaries shared their insights as part of a contest hosted by Business Interiors by […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

What Exactly Is A “Small” Business?

Ever wonder what qualifies as a “small” business? It does affect the grants and loans that you can go after. The United States Small Business Administration has specific definitions of what makes a “small business” and the stipulations can vary from one industry to another. Most of the businesses in the U.S. today are categorized […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Idea To Start A Small Business?

Q:How do I know if I have a good idea for a business? A: The Small Business Administration (SBA) has put together 3 criteria for a successful business. You should be able to answer “yes” to at least one of the following: Does the product/service business serve a presently unserved need? Does the product/service serve […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Micro-Business Thrive

The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Recommended Read: Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the eco-preneur who launched TerraCycle. In his new book, Outsmart Waste (Berrett-Koehler, $15.95), Tom says that to outsmart waste, first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. Tom traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century social […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Esri Can Help You Map Buying Habits

Esri.com is a geogrpahic information system that maps population and buying habits. Jack and Laura Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 as a small research group focused on land-use planning. The company’s early mission was to organize and analyze geographic information to help land planners and land resource managers make well-informed environmental decisions. Today esri.com can […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Easy Ways To Build Traffic For Your Small Business

Every small business needs to build traffic, but promotions and ads can be costly. There are easy, lowcost ways to generate interest in your small business and bring more customers to your door: recurring promotions. They can take just about any form from a casual “Happy Hour” to a month long plan of activities to […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs’ Business Confidence Rises

The confidence of entrepreneurs is rising. Ceaseless uncertainty in Washington and mixed signals from economic indicators have not dampened the outlook of new business owners, who express rising confidence in their prospects in the third-quarter 2013 Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index. Just released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom, the Index reports that entrepreneurs’ […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Build Community Goodwill: Kick Off A Coat Drive

Want to get more traffic into your small business establishment while you generate goodwill in the community? Kick off a coat drive this holiday season.  Charles Reinhart Company Realtors kicked-off their 18th Annual Coat Drive on Friday, November 1st with the goal of collecting more than 1,500 adult and children’s coats to distribute to local […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Ways To Get More Sales This Holiday Season

Looking to build sales and traffic for your small business? You can generate more profit and money with simple holiday promotions. There’s no better time than during the holidays to start attracting new customers and increasing your sales by implementing some creative marketing methods. People love to shop for gifts for their loved ones especially […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Hertz Offers Business Rewards for Small Business Saturday

As Small Business Saturday approaches, The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is inviting small businesses in the U.S. to join Hertz Business Rewards – its free car rental program designed for small and mid-sized businesses that provides both company and employee benefits. Recent data compiled by Concur, a maker of travel expense management software, found that […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 2, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Service Professionals Who Can Help You Start Your Business

In launching your business, you can work alone as a sole proprietor but you will need to call on help from key individuals from time to time. Make a checklist to see how many of these ten service-providing companies you’ll need to call on as you get ready to start your own business: 1. Attorney […]

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