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[ 0 ] Aug. 29, 2011

SBA Loan Helps Bring New Drink To Market

In October, 2010, Crio Inc. opened its doors and began selling a new drink called Crio Bru — roasted and ground cocoa beans that brew like coffee. Over a four-month period sales skyrocketed, exceeding $65,000. Crio hired three full-time employees and three part-time employees to keep pace with sales and production. “Grinding the cocoa beans […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 22, 2011

Business Building App From W Hotels

W Hotels has an iPhone app that enables you to book a room, order room service, send messages and view special offers. The free iPhone app, which became available on iTunes May 20 from W parent Starwood Hotels, detects your location and displays hotels 16 or 17 miles away, for example, enables you to post […]

[ 1 ] Aug. 22, 2011

Innovate & Fine-Tune To Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurs must listen to the marketplace and innovate, fine-tune their product/service offerings to grow new business. McDonald’s is a great example. Every April McDonald’s India executives hold an offsite meeting to chart the brand’s future growth plans and consider modifications to its menu. At the 2009 meeting, the team felt that while McDonald’s India had […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 22, 2011

Companies Most Likely To Be Forgiven By Shoppers

A new research report published by Temkin Group, The 2011 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings, provides information about the willingness of consumers to forgive companies if they make a mistake. The research is based on a survey of 6,000 US consumers who had recent interactions with 143 large US companies. USAA, Costco, and Amazon.com came out on […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 15, 2011

Consider A Tie-In Sponsorship To Boost Biz

Jersey Mike’s Subs goes pink, launching a six-month fundraiser, “Mike’s Way to a Cure®,” benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  Starting in May, the multi-faceted initiative will run through October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “So many people are affected by breast cancer – either themselves or they have a sister, a mother, a daughter […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 15, 2011

Email Marketers: 6 Steps To Boost Your Newsletter I.Q.

StreamSend, a leading email marketing software provider, is an expert source for businesses all over the world looking to use email newsletters to build their customer connection. Email newsletters create loyalty, build credibility and trust, and create a sense of community. But there are guidelines to doing it right, as StreamSend reports. “Virtually every business […]

[ 1 ] Aug. 15, 2011

Games On The Go Announces Franchise

GAMES ON THE GO®, a pioneer in the “Mobile Arcade & Entertainment Industry,” announces its franchise opportunity. Providing a “true arcade experience” to the consumer in a safe environment and at an affordable price point, the company is poised to accept new franchisees in the markets of Florida, Georgia, North/South Carolina and Alabama. The games […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 8, 2011

Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO) Annual Awards Dinner

Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), the New York City-based nonprofit organization that provides business skills and training for entrepreneurs, honored three prominent New York businesses for their business success and contributions to under-served communities at its 45th Anniversary Celebration and awards ceremony. Held at The Ailey Studios in Manhattan, the event recognized Queens native Daymond […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 8, 2011

TD Bank Survey: Small Biz Owners Remain Hopeful

Despite a few lingering economic concerns and a slower than expected recovery from the recession, a majority of small business owners anticipate higher revenues and more hiring in the months ahead, according to a new survey from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. While only slightly more than half (51 percent) of American small business […]

[ 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 […]

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