Charity

The Power of Giving Back: How Small Business Owners Can Become Community Leaders

For a lot of people, business and community leadership are like water and oil — they just don't mix. This preconception is unfortunate because, in fact, small business owners have the power to become excellent local leaders and effect positive changes in their communities. Running a small business in your neighborhood gives you more than practical knowledge of administration … [Read more...]

Fallbrook Locksmith Company Joins Local Business Trend

“Locavore” is a term that has been around for about a decade now. It refers to those individuals who prefer to consume food that has been grown or raised locally. It’s a trend that has been steadily growing year after year. “Locavore” was even the Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2007. Restaurants and grocery stores catering to locavores have been springing up … [Read more...]

How to Identify B2B Scams

By now, most of us are more than aware of some of the more common personal scams. For instance, there is the person who sends an email from Nigeria claiming to need funds in order to send you your lottery winnings, even though you didn’t enter one. Or the long lost family member who you didn’t know you had (and really don’t), but somehow he or she left you a fortune and all you … [Read more...]

4 Effective Ways to Cut Small Business Costs While Raising Revenues

Cutting costs isn’t always easy. And when you’re trying to operate a small business, it can be even harder. But when you can pull up your online bank statement and see a number other than straight zeros on the screen, the comfort that gives you and the amount of anxiety it reduces is more than worth the things that you may have to give up or change in order to get to that … [Read more...]

Boutique Architecture Firm Positions Itself to Become a Brand Name

Mark Grisafe has been running a small, but successful architecture business for the last several years, but knew he needed to change his business strategy if he wanted to compete with the better-known, brand name firms in his area. His firm, M. Grisafe Architects, is a full service commercial and residential architecture firm based in Long Beach, California that can handle … [Read more...]

Small Business Spotlight: Golden Office Trailers Community Involvement

Surviving in business for 40 years is no easy task. Since 1975, Golden Office Trailers in Southern California has shown that you can not only survive, but also thrive! Golden Office trailers is in the business of renting, leasing and selling mobile offices and works with industries such as construction, healthcare, real estate, auto sales, and education. Much of their … [Read more...]

Cause Marketing Really Works

A small business with virtually no budget can earn itself profitable marketing visibility if it thinks creatively and aligns itself with the right cause. Customers and celebrities alike will break all the conventional commercial rules when they feel they are doing so for a worthwhile charity or other feel-good reasons. Just think of all of the celebrities who donated … [Read more...]