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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 12, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. 1941 Replica Brushed-Chrome Lighter

Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2012

Franchises & Small Businesses Are U.S. Backbone

Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC recently. “Franchises and small businesses are the heroes of our economy,” Amos said. The franchise industry in the U.S. alone consists […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2012

Visionary Eco-Preneurs: Ben & Jerry

The childhood friends took a $5 correspondence course from the University of Pennsylvania in how to make ice cream to launch their first ice cream parlor in a converted gas station in Burlington, VT. It took them 3 months to clean the facility and ready it for their grand opening. They vowed from day one […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2012

Shoplet.com Offers Easy Home-Office Buying Solutions

There are currently 38 million home based businesses in America. Due to the cost effectiveness of running a business out of one’s home, a new home based business appears every 12 seconds. Small business owners have many options to help reduce not only costs, but their carbon footprint by using the space they already have. […]

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