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[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: 10 Micro Businesses You Can Start Today

Micro-biz is a hot and fast growing segment in the small business community. Everyone wants to start a side gig to earn extra cash even if they have no plans to leave their current job. If you want to pick up anywhere from $250 to an extra $5000 a month, consider starting a micro-business, working […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Bach To Rock Franchise Helps Veterans

Bach to Rock’s offering is a part of “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a program developed by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with a goal “to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.” Last year when Bach to Rock’s program launched, David Leonard – a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Competitive Biker Buddies Invent Fit Desk

Co-workers Steve Ferrusi and Ryan Moore became biking buddies after deciding to compete in a 100-mile fundraiser for leukemia, a disease that claimed their friend.  When the then out of shape riders felt their desk jobs were weighing down their training hours, they attached a tabletop to a stationary bike; And FitDesk™ was born. Now […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP: $5 Million A Year For All-Natural Pest Repellent

Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO of Earth-Kind, is an entrepreneur with a focus on growing ideas, products, companies (and people) through a sustainable approach. Her company, Earth-Kind, has the mission to preserve what’s good and prevent the rest, by providing proactive, natural alternatives to protect the spaces in which we live, work and play. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Handyman Business Makes $21 Million

While the handyman industry remains highly fragmented with many “mom and pop” operators, Handyman Matters craftsmen are employees of local franchise owners and have undergone extensive background checks, adhere to a dress code and call customers the evening prior to a job to verify the time of arrival. They respect customers’ property and never ask […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Drew Williams’ 7 Step Guide To Feed The Startup Beast

Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them.  In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of.  Why?  Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses.  And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 23, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP 4 Key Features of Our Digital Economy

By Alex Konanykhin Leading a company in a competitive world today requires a combination of skills and abilities. Typically, business owners focus their energies on what they perceive as their primary role: developing a strategy to reach the desired goals. However, there are other aspects of leadership directly involved in teamwork leading. Leaders must surround […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 21, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP Intuit Snap Payroll Makes Calculating Paychecks Easy

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), the No. 1 small business payroll provider in the U.S. with more than 1 million customers,  offers a free payroll app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that simplifies paycheck calculations for new employers and small businesses that process payroll by hand. Snap Payroll frees them from relying on a spreadsheet […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 19, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP Say “Hello” To Ruby Receptionists

Founded in 2003, Jill Nelson started Ruby Receptionists to provide personalized, live, virtual receptionist services to solo and small business professionals across the country. Serving industries from legal to technology, financial and creative services, Ruby provides its clients with exceptional “knock-your-socks-off” customer service and peace of mind that their calls are being handled promptly, professionally […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 16, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP Cruise Planners’ Sales Hit $173 Million

Cruise Planners – American Express Travel has more than 900 franchises in 46 U.S. states, making it the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry. The company provides its franchisees with the highest industry commissions, preferential cruise pricing, superior booking opportunities, direct marketing support, cooperative advertising programs and advanced training. Systemwide […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 15, 2013

What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know

“I encourage you to remember that angel investing is a high-touch, personality-driven activity. Success with angel investors requires more than just a great idea. It requires creating an emotional hugging relationship. Angel investing is truly a high-contact sport,” explains Brian Cohen in his new book What Every Angel Invest Wants You To Know (McGraw Hill, […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 14, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP: 1&1 Internet and Microsoft Exchange

1&1 Internet, Inc., www.1and1.com, a global leader among Web hosting providers, becomes one of the first providers globally to offer a business-class email package based on Microsoft Exchange 2013.  The specifications have been designed to help SMBs drive most value from email communication.  Priced at $9.99/month per account, the new 1&1 Microsoft Exchange delivers 25GB […]

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