April 2015

Small Businesses Still Revving Up

Kelly Glass

Inc., the most well-known magazine for small business and entrepreneurship, posted some insight this week about the ever growing small business sector. As a follow-up to their news earlier in the year about the good economy and the fact that businesses are revving their engines, Inc. staff writer Jeremy Quittner shared some profiles on where new firms and growing SMBs are getting startup cash.

Hospitality, Everywhere

Kelly Glass

If you’re not an avid basketball fan, you’ve probably had your fill of March Madness basketball, and the month-long nationwide obsession that concluded with the NCAA Championship on Monday, April 6.

As The Tampa Bay Times pointed out just recently, big time sports events are about more than just a love of sports. Whether you are talking about Super Bowls, Final Fours or amateur youth tournaments, sports are big business.

21st Century: New Audiences, New Opportunities

Kelly Glass

When you think of “Star Wars”, you might not jump up out of your chair and get excited. The George Lucas-directed movie that debuted in 1976 has, as we all know, grown into much more than just a space-age action adventure film. “Star Wars” to some has become a subculture and, to others, almost an obsession. Moreover, “Star Wars” is big business.

Revolutionary New Strategy: Listening to Customers

Kelly Glass

At the end of March, General Motors announced what you could call a new social media and marketing strategy. GM’s radical new approach: listening to people.