When President Obama signed the JOBS Act last year, he made it possible for individuals to invest in a wide variety of small businesses, projects and dreams. Crowdfunding is booming. There are more than 600 platforms dedicated to the fund-raising phenomenon. More than $1.7 billion has been raised for projects on these sites and $900 […]
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Moving into a house or apartment is a challenge for any new resident –especially if the home is not new construction. We’ve all experienced the sad saga of looking at homes and apartments and peering into a less than perfect oven, refrigerator or bathtub. It would be wonderful to hire a person or duo to […]
Want a great workforce? Ask your existing workers to name the best colleagues they’ve ever had, then track them down and hire them, advises Amber Case of Esri R&D Center — Portland. “It helps avoid issues with work culture and conflict. You have people who are so excited because they get to work with the […]
Tropical Smoothie Café has expanded its franchise since being acquired by BIP Opportunities Fund, opening 40 new locations and entering into 41 new franchise agreements last year. The company currently operates 336 locations and plans to open 40 additional units nationwide in 2013. “The combination of our well-managed growth plan, healthy menu innovation and effective […]
The next generation of Crowdfunding is opening doors for women. Bellevate.com launched a site dedicated to helping women use the internet, and their social media currency to start or expand a business. Bellevate uses DreamfundingSM, next generation Crowdfunding – a new way for entrepreneurs to raise funds through small individual contributions. It’s a way for […]
Drive-through coffee shops, liquor stores and fast-food restaurants have been around for years, but Washington-based Zaycon Foods has come up with a new buy-without-leaving-your-car concept that is taking the country by storm: temporary drive-through meat markets – set up in local parking lots on specific dates – that save time and money as well as […]
Welcome to Startup Saturday. We’ll be posting every Saturday morning on a business you can launch from home for $500 or less. Today we look at Selling Your Homemade Food Product. Do you love to bake, cook or whip up a special sauce? What if you could turn it into a moneymaking venture? If friends […]
Take advantage of the free resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can chat online, take a seminar, watch videos, receive online training and much more. Check out The Learning Center to get started. Visit www.sba.gov to learn more.
St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning®, which began as a one-man company in 1978, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and its growth to 250 national locations employing almost 2000 people. In recognition of their 35 years in business, S. Michael Merrick, CEO and founder of FISH, and Linda Merrick, executive vice president of FISH, […]