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[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Eco-Preneuring Visionaries: Tom & Kate Chappell

In 1968, Tom and Kate Chappell launched the Tom’s of Maine company. They had moved to rural Maine in search of a quieter and simpler lifestyle. When they couldn’t find deodorant and toothpaste that was natural enough for their tastes, they got a loan for $5000 and started their small business.

[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2012

Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. September 10 & 11

IFA advocates on issues critical to franchising will meet during its Public Affairs Conference Sept. 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C. IFA’s annual fly-in will enable franchisees, franchisors and suppliers to share their insights with federal lawmakers about issues affecting franchise businesses, including labor, health care and access to capital. This year’s event includes its […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2012

Team Building: Bowling

AMF has put together a number of corporate bowling packages for businesses to consider. They make it easy and fun to build camaraderie at your local bowling lanes. A recent special offer for groups was $79.95 per lane for two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental, single-topping pizza and Xtreme appetizer platter. Call 800.206.4026 to […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Distance Learning: Collaboration & Expansion

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) and Excelsior College (Excelsior.edu) announced an agreement that will enable StraighterLine students to access Excelsior College Examinations, directly from StraighterLine’s website. Students taking StraighterLine online college courses can use Excelsior’s internationally accepted exams to earn college credit that will be recorded on an Excelsior College transcript, in addition to StraighterLine transcripts. “Online learning […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2012

Travel Survey Shows Small Biz Is On The Move

American Airlines released results of a recent online survey of more than 1,100 American Airlines Business ExtrAA® travel managers of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The survey shows 71 percent of SMB travel managers estimate the economic outlook for their companies is expected to improve in the next 12 to 18 months. According to the […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 31, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. : Circus~3 Shelves

Stephen Burks created the Circus shelves for Mattermade and they are manufactured in Brooklyn, New York. The product is handmade and even the oak is finished by hand.

[ 1 ] Aug. 28, 2012

Million-Dollar Idea? You Be The Judge

Premium online vacuum cleaner vendor, Govacuum.com, has introduced a very exclusive offer, for the first time ever. On their website, you will find their 24k gold plated vacuum for $1 million.  This  cleaning device possesses the ability to clean dust, dirt, and debris from every corner of your room. It has everything that you expect […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

Anoto Survey Says Paperless Office Still Out of Reach

Two-thirds of businesses regularly need to scan more than 50 pages a day to transfer information to a digital format Anoto, the creator of digital pen and paper technology, announced the results of a survey conducted across the United States and the United Kingdom focused on the state of scanning in business today. Businesses both […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

Saluting Navy Veteran & Entrepreneur

Navy veteran, entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria will be honored for his service to country and community at the United States Navy Memorial’s 2012 Lone Sailor Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 18.  The black tie gala will be held at The National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. John Paul DeJoria’s rags-to-riches […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 27, 2012

PopTech 2012: Camden, Maine

In an age marked by volatility of every kind, how do we help people and systems persist, and even thrive, amid disruption? How do we foster greater resilience? The answers could not be more pressing for companies, communities, individuals, leaders, and the planet as a whole. They’re the central ones being explored at PopTech 2012: […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 24, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : WeatherTech Floormats

They are digitally designed for each vehicle and come in a wide array of colors and styles. The company is in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

[ 0 ] Aug. 23, 2012

Get Skype on Your Mobile Phone

Get Skype on your mobile so you can keep talking, wherever you are. Available on Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad. Get in touch with family on the other side of the world or just catch up with a friend across town on a free Skype-to-Skype call. Send an instant message to one friend or to […]

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