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[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2012

Using Social Media To Promote Real & Virtual Special Events

Whether real-world or virtual, special events can do wonders to promote your company. Promotional events can encompass many kinds of happenings, from grand openings, open houses, seminars, product launches and tastings to webinars, Tweetups and online discussion groups. And that’s just a start. If well designed and implemented, all these events can generate buzz and […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 13, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Grant Lundberg

Grant Lundberg is the grandson of one of the original co-founders of Lundberg Family Farms. Grant oversees more than 16,000 California acreas of organic rice fields that produce a wide variety of syrups, risottos and rice cakes. Eight of the nine company board members are in the Lundberg clan.

[ 0 ] Dec. 13, 2012

Tablets & Smartphones For Accessing News

Almost 22% of adults own a tablet computer, double the 11% who had a tablet a year ago, and 64% of tablet owners say they use the device to access news at least weekly, according to a new study from Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group. Smartphone ownership was 44%, up from […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 4, 2012

Selling Saturdays

If there is someone on your gift list who loves college football AND business, we have a suggestion. Jeff Beals has written “Selling Saturdays” (Keynote Publishing, $19.95) Blue-chip sales tips from college football .  Fun and informative. If you think your industry is competitive, you wouldn’t believe the selling skills necessary to assemble a championship […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Small Business: Streamlined & Simplified

By Karen Mills, SBA Administrator As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our […]

[ 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

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24

159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

Top 10 Mistakes When Using Social Media In Business

When a business leader calls for the creation of a Facebook page and a witty Twitter handle, he often believes the social media strategy is in place and he returns to his “core” duties. The problem with this is that for any business in 2012 and beyond, social media needs to be considered a core […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2012

Bang & Olufsen Hears Sound of Savings With Office 365

Luxury audio and video systems maker Bang & Olufsen has adopted Microsoft Office 365 to unify its email, calendaring, collaboration and communication. The company wanted to upgrade its email system from the limitations of Lotus Notes to a less-expensive, easier-to-scale cloud solution: Office 365. The company now has all 2,000 employees using Office 365. “We […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2012

Team Building: Bowling

AMF has put together a number of corporate bowling packages for businesses to consider. They make it easy and fun to build camaraderie at your local bowling lanes. A recent special offer for groups was $79.95 per lane for two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental, single-topping pizza and Xtreme appetizer platter. Call 800.206.4026 to […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

PopTech 2012: Camden, Maine

In an age marked by volatility of every kind, how do we help people and systems persist, and even thrive, amid disruption? How do we foster greater resilience? The answers could not be more pressing for companies, communities, individuals, leaders, and the planet as a whole. They’re the central ones being explored at PopTech 2012: […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 22, 2012

Quote of the Day: Warren Buffet

“Never be afraid to ask for too much when selling or offer too little when buying.” ~Warren Buffet (1930 -    ) , American Industrialist, Philanthropist

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