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[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come FromPeople often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Fund Your Retirement, Not Just Your Business

According to a recent report conducted by The American College, forty percent of small business owners have no retirement savings or pension plan in place. Furthermore, the study found that three-fourths of those owners have no written plan as to how they intend to fund their retirement.1 Small business owners know the value of a […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Can You Get A Patent?

Wondering if you can get a patent for your business idea? The bad news is you can’t patent and “idea” but the good news is there are a variety of ways you can get a patent.  While you can’t patent an idea you may be able to protect and patent a method of doing business […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2012

Help Wanted: Seasonal Hiring Forecast

With the National Retail Federation forecasting a healthy holiday season ahead, expecting between 585,000 and 625,000 jobs to be created, major retailers and seasonal employees have a reason to be merry. And for information on what kinds of part-time jobs are available now and where they are, check out the below data from Indeed.com, owner […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2012

Video: The New Power of Collaboration

Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action — and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group. View it here: Howard Rheingold on the Spirit of Collaboration

[ 0 ] Nov. 19, 2012

Smart Financial Moves for Late 2012/early 2013

By Bill Losey, CFP® What financial, business or life priorities do you need to address for 2013? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. Some year-end financial moves may prove crucial to the pursuit of those goals as well. What can you […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

Small Business Predicts Good Holiday Season

The National Retail Federation is predicting a small increase of 4.1 % in holiday sales this year. And according to a new survey from Manta, the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business, 43 percent of small business owners are more optimistic about holiday sales this year versus 2011. While 51 percent of those […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

Matco Tools’ Mobile Options Make Franchise Ownership More Feasible

The US Bureau of Labor reports that the national unemployment rate, while slightly lower than previous months, holds steady around 8.1%. As job opportunities remain scarce, many Americans are looking into franchise ownership opportunities. However, many of these options require large financial investments and force prospective owners to commit to a specific building location. Luckily, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

VIDEO: Build A Tower, Build A Team

Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Intelligent Mail Package Barcodes Are Coming

The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) is replacing the Confirmation Services barcode with the Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (IM®pb) for tracking of parcels and for Extra Services. The barcode includes the customer account (Mailer ID), ZIP Code routing, payment channel information, class of mail and service combination of the mail piece. The IMpb is similar […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Tips For Creating Championship Teams

Great coaches take into consideration an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics, too, says entrepreneur J. Allan McCarthy. “It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest and smartest players on your side,” says McCarthy, an international scaling expert and author of Beyond Genius, Innovation & […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

How Laura Saitta Invented TileSizer

By Laura Saitta It’s rare to meet someone where they don’t ask, “What do you do for a living?” For me, I inevitably say, “I invented a mosaic tile tool.” I never realized how fascinated people were with inventors until I became one, in part because I had never met one myself.  Admittedly, I was […]

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