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[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2013

From Martha Stewart to Kanye West: Battle of the Lifestyle Titans

Celebs, Bravo-lebrities, rappers and models are all cashing in with their own “lifestyle brand.” According to Dr. Tom Guarriello of Truetalk Consulting, “A lifestyle brand is a variety of objects that are surrounding a particular cultural way of living a modern life. Nike is not a lifestyle brand, although the ‘just do it’ mentality can […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2013

How To Find Local SBA Assistance For Your Small Business

Looking for local help and assistance for your small business? Go to the website listed below and type in your zip code. You be connected to a local SBA district office and other free resources in your area. http://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2013

Still Time To Win $25k For Your Business

If you have been thinking about starting a tech-business, your BIG IDEA could win one of two $25,000 Cash Prizes! This year’s competition, sponsored by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA www.cnp.benfranklin.org and the BF Venture Investment Forum, targets the counties located in Central and South Central Pennsylvania. For contest details, a […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2013

You’re The Boss–Now Take Charge of Your Retirement

How to Be the ‘CEO of Me’ and Still Plan for Retirement Being self-employed means more control over your working life, but it also means taking the reins on your retirement planning. While the traditionally employed are being enrolled in company-sponsored 401(k)s with regular automatic contributions, nearly 70 percent of entrepreneurs, contractors and the like […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

Salesgenie Offers Small Businesses Free Access to Unlimited Sales Leads

Salesgenie, the leading subscription-based sales lead generation solution from Infogroup,  announced it will give small businesses access to free leads in support of Small Business Saturday(R) on November 30, 2013. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 to support the small businesses that help to drive the economy, create jobs and expand […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

Quote of The Day: Steve Jobs

“I want to make a dent in the universe.” Steve Jobs Founder, Apple

[ 0 ] Nov. 23, 2013

Startup Saturday: 5 Tips To Help Name Your Small Business

Naming your business is an exciting process. The name you choose not only tells the world who your company is, but it provides information on the attitude of your firm and the tone. Of course, you must follow the basics: such as name the company for today and tomorrow. Here are some additional considerations from […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Peter Drucker’s Five Points To Consider

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, and he invented the concept known as management by objectives. He is widely credited with developing the widely […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

Have you thought about exporting but think it’s too vast and overwhelming of a topic? Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you’re ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Black Friday: Vacation Rentals Join The Madness

On November 29 at midnight, Southern Shores Realty, the longest operating vacation rental company on the Outer Banks, will be hosting a Black Friday sale on vacation rentals for the first time in company history. Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, millions of consumers across the country access the internet to take advantage of […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Small Business Owners Follow Big Retailers For Holiday Promotions

Small business owners will follow the lead of big retailers on holiday promotions this season. A new survey of small business owners released from Ink from Chase shows that like major retailers, small business owners are preparing for the holiday rush even earlier this year with more than one-third (34 percent) planning promotions beginning on […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2013

Seven Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy put together these seven questions for leaders in their book, “Now, Build A Great Business,” AMACOM, writing that it is in difficult markets that the most successful companies invest more, not less, in seven key practices. These seven principles for sustainable business success are posed as questions that you must […]

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