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[ 1 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Unclaimed Retirement Benefits: Unique Website

The National Registry, a nation-wide public service company, provides a secure database service designed to support fiduciaries and custodians holding retirement benefits that have been left in the plan, unclaimed by missing former participants, or have been set up as a Default IRA. It is a free service to the Fiduciary or the Institution to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 25, 2011

Social Media Trends

While Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago may be the hot-beds of technology, media and advertising, a new survey shows that small and mid-sized businesses in the Great Plains and Southeast are leading the nation in social media adoption. Looking at the national findings, 75% of respondents say their business does not currently have branded […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Gift Basket Convention Set For Early August In Ohio

Tom & Pam Newell, Award Winning Ohio Gift Basket Designers and Founders of the National Gift Basket Professional Convention have chosen to host again this year the “2011 National Gift Basket Convention” in OHIO. They have kept the convention in Ohio to keep it affordable and allow more Gift Basket Professionals to attend. They have […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 18, 2011

Consumers Would Pay More For Food Safety

The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned a poll by Hart Research and American Viewpoint that indicates 66 percent support additional funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to carry out new responsibilities related to food safety. Seventy-four percent feel it is worth a 1 percent to 3 percent increase in the cost of food to […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 18, 2011

1and1′s Contest: Calling All Canadian Entrepreneurs!

Susan Rakowski, editor of Small Business Opportunities, is proud to be on the judging panel for 1and1 Candada’s My Business Heroes Contest. 1&1 Internet Inc. is a leader amongst global Web hosts, supplying personal and business users with reliable online solutions including data servers, email solutions, domains, website tools and ecommerce solutions. According to 1and1, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Increase Business By Becoming Pet Friendly

Being pet-friendly makes sense to thousands of hotels. The “Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook” lists more than 13,000 AAA-approved pet-friendly properties in the U.S. and Canada. A pet friendly hotels website claims a list of 25,000 properties. Caesar Millan, The Pet Whisperer, is a Best Western spokesperson who touts the chain’s pet-friendly policies […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Follow These 6 Tips For Better Franchisee Financing

As president of National Restaurant Development Inc., a board member for the International Franchise Association, and owner of more than 50 quick-serve restaurants, Aziz Hashim is a veteran of the franchise business. With brands like Popeyes, Checkers/Rally’s, Subway, and Moe’s Southwest Grill under his watch, Hashim has the know-how to obtain the finances needed for […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Small is the New Big

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Dairy Queen promoted the baby Blizzards last month, giving diners about half the calories of the small 12-ounce size. In March, Starbucks Corp. unveiled the “petite” line of mini cupcakes, whoopie pies and lemon squares for $1.50 each; the junior lemon square has 120 calories, compared with 490 for Starbucks’s lemon pound […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Q&A: Expert Advice For Small Biz Startups

Robbin Block: Owner, Blockbeta Marketing Robbin Block has been evangelizing the benefits of marketing strategy for over 25 years to companies of all sizes and to thousands of readers via her book, Social Persuasion: Making Sense of Social Media for Small Business. Expert Tips from Robbin: Beyond Social Media Q: You’ve written that to understand your […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

QUIZ: ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Susan T.  Spencer is a successful entrepreneur, attorney, award-winning author www.BriefcaseEssentials.com and former GM and minority owner of The Philadelphia Eagles. Susan currently consults with small business owners when they are ready to “take off” and is working with banks across the country to include a Women’s Financial Group as a separate category within each […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

IFA JOINS EFFORT TO BOOST JOB CREATION IN U.S. TRAVEL INDUSTRY

The International Franchise Association recently announced its support for the Discover America Partnership to help create $1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming immigration policy that often drives international travelers to other countries. “Travelers to the U.S. are significant customers for the nearly 825,000 franchised businesses […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

CARVE YOUR UNIQUE NICHE: IF YOU BUILD IT…

Exclusively.In Targets $20 Billion Indian Wedding Market with New Online Boutique: Exclusively.In Weddings Private sale site partners with world-renowned designers Ritu Kumar, Payal Singhal, Satya Paul, and Shyamal & Bhumika Exclusively.In, the members-only private sale site for Indian fashion, jewelry and décor, is launching Exclusively.In Weddings, an online wedding boutique giving South Asian brides, grooms, […]

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