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[ 0 ] May. 21, 2012

6 Steps To Build Your Revenue

The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute released a new report that identifies six steps small business owners can take to improve their revenues in the year ahead.  These steps – planning for contingencies, seeking counsel from professionals, using borrowed funds strategically, developing managerial skills, not obsessing about the company, and having a clear vision […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2012

84% of Professionals Believe In Luck, Says LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 150 million members worldwide, recently released data about global professionals’ perceptions of the role Lady Luck has played in their career trajectory. LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals globally and found that 84 percent of professionals do believe in career luck. Forty-eight percent consider themselves to […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Carbonite Study Finds Gaps In Small Biz Backup Plans

A recent study from Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, revealed surprising responses from small business owners on how they prepare for a data disaster. The findings address a number of topics, from small businesses’ approach to backing up data to their […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

New Survey Measures MIT’s Economic Impact

MIT’s importance in helping create innovation and spawn successful firms is well known, but a new study just published in Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship (NOW Publishers, Hanover MA) attaches some eye-popping data to that historic role: If the active companies founded by living MIT alumni were an independent country, the report finds, their combined […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2012

Singapore: Top Spot as World’s Best Business Environment

Douglas Tan, managing director of Steven Tan Russell Bedford PAC, comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey. A recent World Bank survey has confirmed Singapore’s position as the world’s best business environment – with one of the easiest tax compliance regimes in the world. The annual World Bank Doing Business report assesses regulations affecting domestic […]

[ 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 […]

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