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[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2012

Making Your Mark: Public Benches & Raised Lettering

A New Zealand clothing chain installed plates with raised lettering on public benches throughout city parks to promote their wares. Sitters walked away with ads branded on the backs of their legs.

[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Michael Potter

Michael Potter is the owner of Eden Foods, one of the last remaining independent organic foods manufacturing firms in the United States. Potter is also an official advisor to the director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and forefront in the fight to uphold organic standards.

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2012

SizeUp Tool Helps You Analyze The Small Business Competition

If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. To get started, enter your […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

VIDEO: Build A Tower, Build A Team

Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2012

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24

159 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Corporations, have partnered with American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help rally support for the third annual Small Business Saturday, on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping at […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 2, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Hickory Handle Hammer

The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: $8 Billion Spent in U.S. This Year

Halloween spending is growing at a rate that is, well, scary. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million Americans will spend close to $8 billion on candy, pumpkins, decorations and costumes – both for them and their pets. More than 70% of people in the U.S. say they’ll celebrate Halloween this year, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2012

How Laura Saitta Invented TileSizer

By Laura Saitta It’s rare to meet someone where they don’t ask, “What do you do for a living?” For me, I inevitably say, “I invented a mosaic tile tool.” I never realized how fascinated people were with inventors until I became one, in part because I had never met one myself.  Admittedly, I was […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Chester Wallace Bag

Designer Patrick Long created this durable sack. The bags are made in Portland, Oregon and the company makes about 1250 a year. The fabric is dyed and finished by a family-run enterprise in New Jersey.

[ 0 ] Oct. 25, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneur: Gary Erickson

The CLIF BAR was created when biker Gary Erickson was nearly finished with a 175-mile bike ride in 1990, he couldn’t bear to eat one more energy bar–too boring and tasteless. “I could do better than this,” he said. The rest, as they say, is history!

[ 0 ] Oct. 19, 2012

Made in the U.S.A : Magazine Rack With Handle

The Plexi-Craft company that manufactures the clever magazine rack is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2012

Economic Census Forms Coming to America’s Small Biz

In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely […]

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