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[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Cash In At Home With A Small Business

75 businesses you can start for under $500! Make a mint and be your own boss!

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Small Business: Streamlined & Simplified

By Karen Mills, SBA Administrator As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2012

Is Your Small Business Weather-Dependent?

If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and  some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2012

Lower Your Price?

A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place.  You can offer a lower price if they […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 23, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Medium Straight Glass by Heath

Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.

[ 0 ] Nov. 16, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Trundle Desk

Eric Pfeiffer created the clever desk for Offi State College, Pennsylvania.

[ 0 ] Nov. 12, 2012

First Class Of Design Entrepreneurs From FIT

The first class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), the free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run a business, culminated with presentations of business plans by 15 of the 35 designers who participated in the program. The event took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Branching Bubbles Chandeliers

Lindsey Adelman created the Branching Bubbles chandeliers and they are Brooklyn-born. The one of  a kind fixtures featured handblown glass globes.

[ 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 […]

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