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  • Snow plow
    Predicted harsh winter may be a revenue buster for Grand Rapids
    After this opening week of ArtPrize with the city of Grand Rapids filled with warmth, sunshine, and tourists spending money, imagining winter is a bit of a cold, wet blanket, but the predictions of another harsh winter for the Midwest have...
  • Whole foods business: Fingers crossed
    Whole foods business: Fingers crossed
    Even though the growing popularity of organic foods may represent a huge opportunity for Whole Foods, its grip on the organic foods market is slipping. For a long time Whole Foods (the American seller of organic and natural foods) had the field to...
  • Teresa Giudice
    ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice didn’t keep cash-sale profits from books
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has been making headlines for quite some time over her poor money management. She has been lying on her tax income statements and she has been lying about various things,...
  • email marketing
    Email marketing can build your business
    No matter what industry you are in if you want to be successful you need to find a way to market to your target audience. That can be especially challenging when budgets are tight.There are so many avenues that can be effective but using all of...
  • Why soft drinks are huge profits for fast food restaurants
    Why soft drinks are huge profits for fast food restaurants
    “Coke with your meal?” That is the question that servers at fast food restaurants usually ask when a customer makes an order for a McDonald’s Big Mac or Burger King Whopper combo. Enjoying a soda with a meal has become quite a...
  • Make your customer’s day and increase profits
    Make your customer’s day and increase profits
    “Hire Daymakers” said John Stanley, retail coach, author and trainer. Charismatic staff who make customers’ days will keep customers coming back and those customers will become your best referrals. Stanley has spoken twice for...
  • Beef
    Beef fits fast casual
    Beef prices have hit their all-time high since 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a result, many restaurants are focusing on marketing cheaper proteins from their menus to cut food costs. But is this really a good idea? The...
  • Kim Kardashian
    Kanye West doesn’t want to profit from his new daughter
    Kanye West has managed to stay in the spotlight for quite some time, even though he has been dating Kim Kardashian for a while. He has been spotted with her a couple of times, but for the most part, he has avoided filming the family’s...
  • JP Morgan Chase
    JP Morgan Chase announces 19,000 layoffs
    JP Morgan Chase, one of the few banks to survive the Great Recession in good financial health, announced Feb. 27, 2013 that it will cut about 19,000 jobs from payrolls over the next two years.JP Morgan officials say that the majority of the...
  • Value added options and chef partnerships
    Value added options and chef partnerships
    What do you do with a truckload of B grade tomatoes in August when everyone has tomatoes? Fred and Stacia Monahan of Stone Gardens Farm in Shelton, CTthink outside the box. At the CSA School in Haddam, CT, Stacia described her partnership with...
  • Walt Disney
    Disney loses its lawsuit appeal against Celador International
    Walt Disney lost its legal battle against Celador International, at least for now.Disney has been fighting a legal ruling from 2010 when Celador International received a judgment to the tune of $319 million against Disney over the latter’s...
  • Martha Stewart
    Martha Stewart takes millions out of company despite no profits in years
    Martha Stewart isn’t the best when it comes to money, as she has already been jailed once over not being completely honest with her finances, but it seems that she isn’t doing anything to help her own company. According to a new &ldquo...
  • Ford Motor Company
    Ford Motor Company reports mixed financial results for third quarter 2012
    Ford Motor Company has reported a good but cautious earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, 2012.Net income at Ford Motor was reported at $1.63 billion for this most recent quarter, according to a report issued by Bloomberg Business...
  • Book Fair
    Self-publishing : What an author should and shouldn't do
    Don’twrite a work, edit it, release it and thenpublicize.Dostart publicizing right after making the decision to finish a work and publish it. If a writer can see into the future, or might want to publish someday, he or she should start...
  • DNC
    Democrats to radio talk show host: Ban corporate profits
    In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Democrats at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, told radio talk show host Peter Schiff that corporate profits should be banned."We should have corporate losses," one woman at the...