Could You Use Help With a Product Launch?

| April 15, 2009

Jeff Walker is an Internet guru who has been creating and successfully launching products online since 1996.  The products that he typically creates are informational in nature, and based on topics like business and the stock market.  Over the years Walker has honed his product launch formula and even created a blueprint with simple steps […]

Save Money With Free Software & Services For Your Small Business

| April 10, 2009

Taxes & Money Management Quicken Online provides a free web based service for managing your finances, it includes automatic bill reminders, plus you can check your finances on your mobile phone.TurboTax from Intuit will file your 1040EZ or other simple forms for free.  The Internal Revenue Service also has a list of companies that provide […]

Getting Started With Online Videos

| January 27, 2009

In a previous post, we briefly mentioned using technology to increase sales, as well as the fact that 94% of Internet users report that they watch online videos with some frequency.  Additionally, a recent Neilsen report estimates that people will spend 46% more time watching online videos this year.  Since these numbers are sure to only increase […]

Duluth Company Goes To The Dogs

| January 23, 2009

Louise Russell’s company in Duluth, Minnesota is the largest maker of dog booties in the world.  Russell has seven employees who work with her full time at sewing tables stacked with colorful, yet tough fabrics. has quietly grown over the years and now ships booties to mushers and dog owners in all fifty states […]

New Safety Regulations Expected to Hurt Mom Based Garment Industry

| January 22, 2009

New federal requirements will take effect in February 2009 that are intended to make children’s products safer and lead-free.  In response to recent problems with alarmingly high levels of lead in imported products, Congress has mandated the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).These new rules apply to retailers, manufacturers, and importers and most of them are […]

What Do Shoppers Want in 2009?

| January 20, 2009

The majority of adults in the United States (69% of them) reveal that they plan to spend less on retail shopping this year than they did in 2008.  Random telephone interviews conducted nationwide in the 2009 Consumer Shopping Intentions Study also indicate however, that 58% of young adults age 18-24 plan to spend the same or […]

Business is Booming For Collegiate Pants Maker

| January 9, 2009

Mel Pennington and Tygh Bailes stumbled on a new clothing market when Pennington had some khaki pants embroidered with University of Virginia insignias for Bailes.  “People just went nuts over it,” Pennington remarked. “We immediately thought about the collegiate market.”Since then, the business partners have created their own line of collegiate inspired pants, in a […]

Launch A Loyalty Program

| January 8, 2009

Loyalty programs can have a tremendous impact on the bottom line for your business, and they are very easy and inexpensive to get started.  This type of advertising program can be started for a few bucks and is a terrific way to encourage customer loyalty and word of mouth advertising.During these times of economic instability, it is increasingly important […]

Ideas To Make 2009 The Best Year Ever!

| January 7, 2009

The New Year is upon us, and sometimes we start to visualize, or dream, about how great this new year will be.  The facts are that we have to do more than just dream and wish – we must take ACTION!  Action requires us to think about things, write some things down and begin to […]

Use Promotional Products To Enhance Your Business

| January 6, 2009

Big companies know the value of using promotional products to promote their businesses – you see them everywhere, pens with the name of the latest prescription drug on them, calendars from the local bank, t-shirts displaying the name of the latest website.  Your business, no matter how big or small, can also benefit from using these […]