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[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2011

Online Registry For Small Biz, Too!

Ever think you would put your vacation shopping list into a registry? With the emergence of platforms such as MyRegistry.com, a universal gift registry site that allows users to consolidate products from any website or brick & mortar store into one concise list, constraints of traditional shopping methods are eliminated. Spearheading this paradigm shift in […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

Cleveland Clinic Hotel Banks On Wellness Trend

Banking on a continuation of the medical tourism trend, a hotel on Cleveland Clinic‘s main campus is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that’ll transform it into a “wellness hotel.” The InterContinental Suites Hotel‘s nine-month-long renovation project is about to wrap up and will create what appears to be Ohio’s only wellness hotel associated with a hospital. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

It’s Official: Great Customer Service=More Sales

Now that American consumers are beginning to shake off the recession, small business owners need to be on top of their customer service game. That’s because Americans are placing an even greater premium on quality customer service this year, according to an American Express survey. The survey found that 70 percent of consumers are willing […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 19, 2011

6 Ways To Enhance Your Personal Credibility

Personal credibility is based upon a leader’s character and integrity and the actions and behaviors that stem from them. Far from perfect, many of the leaders I surveyed had character flaws and displayed at times, questionable ethical behaviors. Yet their personal credibility remained intact. So it is safe to ascertain that perfection is not humanly […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2011

NFIB Launches Campaign On Behalf of Small Biz

The nation’s leading small-business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has launched a new campaign targeting the increasing number of regulations handed down by the Obama administration that are hampering small business’ ability to create jobs and economic growth.  The multi-year effort aims to give voice to America’s small businesses, which create two-thirds […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Online Certification Program For Senior Caregivers

Senior caregiving is not like child care – just ask any professional senior caregiver. Now senior caregivers can obtain professional caregiver training through an online caregiver certification training program. The majority of seniors prefer to age-in-place, or stay in their own home, as they age. This means they will usually require senior caregiving services to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

Top 20 Most Expensive Cities In The World

Based on 38 goods and services, Numbeo.com cost of living survey for mid 2011 was conducted by more than 14000 independent contributors who entered more than 145600 prices. The most expensive cities (excluding rent) are Stavanger and Oslo in Norway, followed by Zurich and Basel in Switzerland. In Numbeo’s survey, New York is used as […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2011

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi: The 5 Leadership Principles That Guide Me

Female business leaders hold an advantage over their their male counterparts because they nurture and add humanity to the position, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said during her keynote address at BlogHer last week. “Women globally represent 70% of the buying decisions around the world,” Nooyi said. ”There’s a shift happening among women in the world.” This […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 29, 2011

Subway’s First Employee Helped Design Logo

Subway’s recognizable yellow color scheme and logo are the brainchild of Dick Pilchen. The 71-year-old was the first employee with the company, hired to help market the fledgling concept at the request of founders Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck. Pilchen is now a multi-unit operator of Subway, co-owning five stores throughout Massachusetts. He anticipates […]

[ 1 ] Aug. 29, 2011

Yellow Pages Are Still Working For Most

We can’t count out the Yellow Pages just yet. The print and online Yellow Pages are still the most trusted information source for consumers shopping locally, even though use of the print pages has declined, new research shows. But print still has power; print Yellow Pages and white pages still outrank search engines in terms […]

[ 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 […]

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