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[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Public Liability Insurance for Diamond Jubilee Party Disasters

As the countdown to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue to gather momentum, local councils, residents and private companies are already putting the final touches to their planned events and parties. PublicLiabilityInsurance.org, a leading resource and quote comparison website for public liability insurance in the UK is today warning event organizers and party planners of […]

[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Managing Finances Is Key To Success

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only one out of every two new start-ups survives after the first five years of business. That means that half fail, many times due to financial missteps. Cash flow is a major factor in a business’ success. Regardless of its size, a business’ cash flow drives everyday operations, […]

[ 0 ] May. 7, 2012

Energy Efficient Bulbs For The National Mall

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a lighting ceremony to celebrate the installation of energy-efficient LED lights on the Mall.  The LED lights, donated by OSRAM SYLVANIA and installed pro bono by Pepco, the electric utility that serves […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2012

Do’s & Don’ts of Moving Your Office

An office move can often be filled with uncertainty about what you should and shouldn’t be doing throughout the moving office process– especially if it’s your first time. Organizing an office move is a huge responsibility. It requires accurate co-ordination of budgets, meeting deadlines, as well as organizing a whole host of people and companies […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2012

JumpStart To Promote Entrepreneurship in 20 Cities

Knight support kicks off effort to raise funds for $15 million program expansion A $1 million challenge grant recently announced will help JumpStart Inc. bring a new model for engaging residents in fostering entrepreneurship to 20 additional cities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the Ohio-based JumpStart’s “JumpStart America Initiative” as […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Postal Service Cuts Linked to Email & Social Media, Says Expert

Postal Service to Cut 35,000 Jobs – Online Marketing Expert Kenneth Wisnefski Response The Postal Service announced plans to consolidate or eliminate over 35,000 jobs in the United States.  This comes as revenue has continued to fall and the agency is on a 3-year plan to save $20 billion. Online marketing expert Kenneth Wisnefski and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Orbitz for Business Launches New Small Biz Program

Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), has recently launched Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program. Recognizing the need for growing companies to have a managed travel solution that is […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

10 Ways To Improve Customer Service

“Businesses today must fight harder than ever to stop customer defections, increase same-store sales and build customer loyalty,” according to Pete Bosse, PhD: a consultant specializing in improving the customer experience. When confronted by customer defections, Pete identifies the root cause of poor decisions that usually lead to bad customer experiences. According to Bosse, “The […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Guidelines for Success

“There has never been a better time to hire people, but employers are taking too long and hiring the wrong people,” says Leadership Expert Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, who helps organizations revolutionize their ability to attract top talent. Top talent has started stampeding out the door. “It’s like wildebeest crossing the plains. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Musicians Applaud Passage of FAA Bill

After five years and 23 short-term extensions, Congress has passed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next four years. Included in the bill are provisions that create a uniform national policy regarding musical instruments on airplanes. Any instrument that can be safely stored in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat may […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

National Small Business Week: May 20

The nation’s top entrepreneurs will be honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week events May 20-22 in Washington, D.C.  A series of award ceremonies, small business events and educational forums will mark the 59th anniversary of the agency and the 49th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week. National Small Business […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Small Business Concentration = Happy Local Environments

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations — with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes — than do those that rely on large companies with “absentee” owners, according to a national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. “What stands out about this research is that […]

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