• 7 Tips to Help Small Business Owners Avoid Costly Tax Errors

    Great Tips for Your Year-End Check List GLENVIEW, IL — It’s nearing the end of 2013, and for small business owners, it can be the busiest and most stressful time of the past 12 months.  A checklist seems to have been created for just about everything. One that small business owners will want to be sure not to overlook is a Year-End Tax Preparation Checklist. “Cash is king for the small business owner and if important…

  • SMBs Lag Large Counterparts in Capturing Online and Mobile Holiday Shopping

    hibu Finds Vast Majority of Online Holiday Spend Remains with Major Retailers The Woodlands, TEXAS – December 18, 2013 – US shoppers are procrastinating more this holiday season. Two weeks ahead of  Christmas, about one in five American adults (19 percent) had yet to start shopping, according to a Harris Interactive online survey conducted on behalf ofhibu to view consumers’ holiday shopping habits and motivation.  The survey, which was conducted from December 6 to December 10, 2013, polled…

  • New Universal Window Blinds – Fits Any Frame and Keeps Walls Damage-Free

    How a typical afternoon in an off-campus apartment sparked an idea that will forever change the blinds and shades industry – introducing AXIS Blinds. AXIS Blinds is designed with the renter in mind, it eliminates the process of taking measurements, is adjustable in size, portable for re-installation, affordable, and most importantly, requiring no drills, screws or nails – perfectly engineered for damage-free walls. It has been receiving significantly positive reactions on Kickstarter, a crowd funding…

  • The Orange Chef Company Developer of Smart Kitchenware for iOS Devices Secures $1.2 Million in Seed Funding

    Ongoing Round Led by Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures San Francisco, CA, (December 11, 2013) – The Orange Chef Company, widely regarded as leaders of the connected kitchen category, today announced securing $1.2 million in seed funding led by Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures, with additional participation by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, Graph Ventures, and several key angel investors. The company did not release financial terms. Santiago Merea, The Orange Chef Company’s Founder and Chief Executive…

  • Small Business Owners are Optimistic about Economy and Finances, but Concerns around Planning and Growth Remain, According to Capital One

    Spark Small Business Barometer Finds Less Than One Third of Small Businesses Plan to Hire MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Small businesses across the country are expressing optimism about the national economy and expect to see continued improvement in their financial performance over the next six months, yet more than half (52 percent) of small businesses nationwide say current business conditions are only fair or poor, according to Capital One’s Spark Small Business Barometer for the third quarter…