US Shoemaker Stays in Step With Clients

| December 30, 2008

J&A Shoe Company of Gardena, California produces over 50,000 pairs of wedges, heels and other shoes every month.  While most Americans step out in foreign made shoes, this domestic shoemaker continues to battle the foreign competition who can make shoes for just pennies a pair.“Being a domestic manufacturer, one of the biggest challenges is competing […]

Blogging To Build Your Business

| December 18, 2008

Web logs, or blogs as they’re commonly known, began mostly as online personal journals, or celebrity or cause type sites.  Blogs have now become mainstream and more and more businesses are using them to create buzz and help to get their own message out.In fact, if you start looking around online for blogs, you’ll soon […]

Clothing Company Creates Civil War Era Garments

| November 28, 2008

Gerald Durbin is an avid Civil War re-enactor and former truck driver.  During a downturn in his trucking business in 1990, Durbin’s life changed forever when he decided to make a replica shirt for himself because his wife was too busy to sew it for him.  He found the pattern he wanted in a book, […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be Successful?

| September 29, 2008

Do you have what it takes to be successful?  A quick quiz.The great desire to be successful has always been a fact of life!  The word “success” means different things to different people.  For some, to be successful is to have your own business, so you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself.  To […]

Darn It! Company Makes A Profit Fixing Others’ Messes

| August 22, 2008

Darn It! Inc. is a company that solves other businesses’ problems with messed-up apparel orders, distribution difficulties and warehousing needs.  Their slogan is “Your problem is our business”.  Darn It!, which started with a handful of employees, now has 110 full-time workers in 175,00-square-foot rented space  but the company will be moving to its new 314,000 square […]

Business Expenses – What Every Business Must Endure!

| August 4, 2008

There are two ways to make more money in your home business — increase sales or reduce expenses.  Both sales and expenses will determine the total year end profit.  Because business expenses are more controlable than sales (can’t guarantee any dollar amount from sales), let’s look at your total home office operation with “reduce expenses” […]

New Business Born Out of Frustration

| July 18, 2008

Sarah Calhoun grew up on a farm in eastern Canada and has worked outdoors for most of her life.  She used to wear her dads old hand-me-downs as work pants but was constantly having to pull them up or adjust them.  Four years ago she was working on a fire-restoration project in California, and had […]