Freelancers Union and its members are building a new support system to help the growing independent workforce thrive. A free membership gives you solidarity, benefits, community, and a political voice. The group can help freelance workers and independent business owners receive discounts on healthcare, insurance and more. The group also acts as a lobbying effort [...]
According to National Retail Federation data Valentine’s Day Spending Going Up Since Recession. Couples have been cutting back on Valentine’s Day spending since 2009, but they have been spending a bit more as of last year according to National Retail Federation data. They spent an average of $68.98 on one another in 2011, up from [...]
My Own Business, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people succeed in business. The free courses are presented by successful business owners who point out the common, avoidable mistakes. My Own Business is the creation of philanthropist and founder Phil Holland. Over 20 million visitors have made use of this information. According to [...]
The Richard Schultz Swell Seating Collection is made in Palm, Pennsylvania. The seats are all sewn in a convert glove factory. The vendor who supplies the boxes for this outdoor furniture company is just down the road. For more info on the company, visit www.richardschultz.com.
Accion USA is dedicated to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs. The organization has provided more than $119 million in 19,000 microloans to more than 9,000 small biz owners since it was founded in 1991. The loans are up to $50k. The group specializes in loaning to small business owners who do not qualify [...]
This organization provides entrepreneurs with help, support, education and advocacy as well as networking resources. Contact www.nbia.org to learn how you can benefit from their association.
The NIFC’s goal is to help information to consumers and small business owners about invention-promotion companies and how people can market their ideas and new products. Inventors often do not realize that companies promising to bring their products to market can charge thousands of dollars but offer no guarantees in return. The goal of this [...]
The federal government’s Small Business Development Centers offer management help to current and prospective small business owners. Information and guidance are available in many locations across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/sbdc.
We are proud to announce that the new eBay Small Business Center has invited us to become one of their top content providers along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Federation of Independent Business Owners. We’ll also be providing content to the eBay Tax Center along with the IRS. As our partners [...]
Astia, founded in Silicon Valley in 1999, is a global, non-profit organization that is dedicated to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of the companies they lead. Astia connects entrepreneurs to investors, industry leaders, service providers and consultants with the aim of helping to facilitate success. Visit www.astia.org to learn more.
The United Inventors Association was formed in 1900 as a nonprofit dedicated to inventor information, education and support. Its mission is to provide reliable information to inventors, as well as certification to groups and inventor-friendly firms that agree to comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards. Visit www.uiausa.org to learn more.
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. The IFA has more than 1200 franchise members. A great resource for anyone interested in buying [...]