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[ 0 ] Aug. 8, 2011

Calculate Your Own Local Economic Impact

The national small business movement Independent We Stand unveiled a new online calculator to show U.S. consumers the economic impact they create in their communities when they spend their dollars at locally owned businesses. The calculator, found at IndependentWeStand.org/spend_local, shows the direct impact on the local economy possible if each family spent just $10 each […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2011

Small Biz Credit Is Key To Improving Economy

By Rep. Graves, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business Congressman Sam Graves represents Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. In Congress, Rep. Graves serves as the Chairman of the Small Business Committee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is clear that after two years and billions of dollars in failed stimulus funds, the President’s economic policies are not working. […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2011

Custom Facebook App Helps Build Business

Keeping Facebook fans engaged is a delicate balance of entertainment and brand appeal. Sanrio, Inc., parent company of Hello Kitty, sourced social media agency Room 214 to develop a social strategy incorporating custom Facebook applications to increase interest in the brand’s social media presence and also provide a unique social experience for its fans. The […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2011

Booth Display Competition: Winners Receive Training & Exposure

TradeShow Teacher, a South-Florida based trade show specialty management and training firm, is launching a booth display competition open to all exhibitioning trades. The competition’s objective is to recognize those who thrive in exhibition display production, design and messaging in addition to educating exhibitors on some of the dos and don’ts of trade shows. TradeShow […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Green Initiatives From 1 & 1 Internet

1 & 1 Internet is a globally green Web host, using renewable energy to host all website services in an effort to offset the company’s carbon emissions. The company’s global initiatives save over 30,000 ton’s of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The following methods are currently in place to achieve 1 & 1′s goal to […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Unclaimed Retirement Benefits: Unique Website

The National Registry, a nation-wide public service company, provides a secure database service designed to support fiduciaries and custodians holding retirement benefits that have been left in the plan, unclaimed by missing former participants, or have been set up as a Default IRA. It is a free service to the Fiduciary or the Institution to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Social Media Trends

While Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago may be the hot-beds of technology, media and advertising, a new survey shows that small and mid-sized businesses in the Great Plains and Southeast are leading the nation in social media adoption. Looking at the national findings, 75% of respondents say their business does not currently have branded […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Gift Basket Convention Set For Early August In Ohio

Tom & Pam Newell, Award Winning Ohio Gift Basket Designers and Founders of the National Gift Basket Professional Convention have chosen to host again this year the “2011 National Gift Basket Convention” in OHIO. They have kept the convention in Ohio to keep it affordable and allow more Gift Basket Professionals to attend. They have […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Consumers Would Pay More For Food Safety

The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned a poll by Hart Research and American Viewpoint that indicates 66 percent support additional funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to carry out new responsibilities related to food safety. Seventy-four percent feel it is worth a 1 percent to 3 percent increase in the cost of food to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

1and1′s Contest: Calling All Canadian Entrepreneurs!

Susan Rakowski, editor of Small Business Opportunities, is proud to be on the judging panel for 1and1 Candada’s My Business Heroes Contest. 1&1 Internet Inc. is a leader amongst global Web hosts, supplying personal and business users with reliable online solutions including data servers, email solutions, domains, website tools and ecommerce solutions. According to 1and1, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Increase Business By Becoming Pet Friendly

Being pet-friendly makes sense to thousands of hotels. The “Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook” lists more than 13,000 AAA-approved pet-friendly properties in the U.S. and Canada. A pet friendly hotels website claims a list of 25,000 properties. Caesar Millan, The Pet Whisperer, is a Best Western spokesperson who touts the chain’s pet-friendly policies […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Follow These 6 Tips For Better Franchisee Financing

As president of National Restaurant Development Inc., a board member for the International Franchise Association, and owner of more than 50 quick-serve restaurants, Aziz Hashim is a veteran of the franchise business. With brands like Popeyes, Checkers/Rally’s, Subway, and Moe’s Southwest Grill under his watch, Hashim has the know-how to obtain the finances needed for […]

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