The latest news from the world of home business. Cutting edge interviews from well-known personalities, news figures, and industry experts. Information on the SBA and government support.
Her Business Tips, Her New Album, Her New Sound, Her New “Good Girl Gone Bad” Look, and Her New Life
By Marcel Anders / The Interview Feed
Photo Credits: Reuters
|“I want to inspire other girls to be that way. I think girls should be more outspoken.” – Singer and Actress, Miley Cyrus|
While on a promotional trip to Berlin/Germany, Miley Cyrus talked about her new album, her new sound, her new look, her new life — as a 20 year old that has outgrown Disney, bad pop music, and bad journalism. Wanting to be a role model and a rebel girl at once, the Nashville native explains why she intends to keep her private life private, why fashion and cutting edge producers are so important, and why flirting with the "good girl gone bad" image is not a calculated business move — at least in her case.
The trend of “aging in place” is creating alternative career opportunities for those entering the health care field. Specifically, more nurses are finding their first or mid-career jobs caring for people in their homes, versus the four walls of a hospital or other health care facilities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years.
Working through New Challenges, Leading Talented Co-Workers, and His Love for Angelina.
Brad Pitt has to save his screen family from flesh-eating zombies in his latest film, World War Z. Shereen Low finds out why, in real life, the actor would risk everything for his nearest and dearest. Family means everything to Brad Pitt.
Tackling Entrepreneurism and Retail
|Shawne Merriman’s tenacity on the football field led to great opportunities, such as his “Lights Out” brand clothing and sporting goods lines.|
Former NFL player Shawne Merriman represents a classic rags-to-riches story. The difficulties he encountered in his childhood included poverty, two house fires, and homelessness. His hardships only spurred him to work harder to achieve his dreams.
A new program that teams businesses up with parent groups to raise money for schools is working. Already, more than 10,000 schools have signed up and merchants are lining up to participate.
Weight loss wagering initiatives and diet contests offering monetary rewards to those who meet weight goals over other cash-contenders are all the rage among individuals and employee groups, alike, with both women and men partaking in these profitable pound-shelling programs.
Branded gift cards have proven to be a boon to big retail and restaurant chains, generating sales and bringing in new customers, but small businesses typically missed out on this marketing tool because of cost and technology constraints.Gift cards have proven to drive new business as existing customers typically give gift cards to family members and friends who are unfamiliar with a business.
Living an Unstoppable Life
|The number one thing Jay Platt finds as a personal coach is to get people to be really clear about “what” they want and “why” they want it.|
Everyone experiences barriers and setbacks in life. Some are more life-altering than others. For Jay Platt, von Hippel Lindau, a cancer-related syndrome, forced him into medical retirement from his career in the Marine Corps in 1998.