Furniture broker expands online shopping features

June 18th, 2009

Wholesale Furniture Brokers, an online contemporary furniture store, has improved its online shopping experience for customers. Upgrades to the company’s site include staff reviews of products, shopping and style guides, an American made furniture section, and expanded furniture and manufacturer categories to help shoppers make better-informed buying decisions.

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The changing workforce

June 17th, 2009

By Pat Hayes, CPP Businesses across all industries face changes in workforce and labor needs. Finding the right person with the right skills suited to specific job requirements continues to be the crux of all labor issues. No matter the size of the company, business owners may face similar employee problems: turnover, lack of commitment...

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Datacolor introduces UV calibration service

June 17th, 2009

Datacolor announced the addition of the UV ASSURED™ Calibration Option to its ASSURED Support Program. The option, which is available to the textiles, paper and plastics industries, will measure the whiteness of UV-enhanced materials. It is intended to optimize UV output while reducing costs and saving time in the process. Click here for more information...

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SCORE releases startup guide for entrepreneurs

June 16th, 2009

The Company Corporation® and SCORE have released an updated version of How to Really Start Your Business. The workbook provides detailed information on how to transform a business idea to a business plan, as well as how-to guides to launching a successful website and conducting error-free e-commerce. A PDF version of the workbook is available...

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Ashburn Hill Corp. launches new website

June 15th, 2009

Ashburn Hill Corp., a manufacturer of fire-retardant apparel based in Angleton, Texas, announced the launch of its new website promoting a new line of products. TECGEN XTREME™ is a single-layer protective apparel that offers an alternative to turnout gear for firefighting. The site also features ThermTex™ products. Visit www.tecgenxtreme.com for more information.

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Customer service keeps businesses afloat

June 15th, 2009

Focusing on customer service can help navigate a tough economic climate. By Abbie Yarger Businesses are doing all they can to stay afloat in today’s economic environment, from layoffs to budget cuts. One thing they shouldn’t cut is customer service. Creating and sustaining good customer service in tough economic times can give businesses an advantage...

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PPI to provide LEED Green Associate classes

June 15th, 2009

Professional Publications Inc. will offer classes to help prepare building professionals to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, which tests basic knowledge of green operations, design and construction. Students will receive free flashcards, a study guide and a practice exam book. The one-day classes, which will be taught by accredited LEED instructors, will be held...

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Taylor Made Systems launches repair service

June 12th, 2009

Taylor Made Systems is offering Taylor Made Advantage Plus, a marine glass repair service. The service specializes in repairs for broken, malfunctioning or outdated marine glass on hatches, windows, roofs, doors, windshields, lights or any other glass parts of a boat. All work is under a Taylor Made Systems warranty and is be performed by...

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SCORE launches online toolkit for success

June 11th, 2009

SCORE launches online toolkit for success SCORE, a nonprofit association partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently launched an online toolkit as part of its “Accelerate Your Success” campaign, which will feature new online toolkits each month. This month’s toolkit, titled “Accelerate Your Network,” is meant to encourage entrepreneurs to launch businesses and create...

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Green cost savings

June 10th, 2009

What cost-saving techniques does your company implement regarding recycling and textiles? “Never throw out any fabric scraps” is a policy at Glawe Tent and Awning. A bin of fabric scraps has resulted in a remnant sale of small lots of industrial fabrics to the public, a source of supplies for a neighborhood sheltered workshop and...

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