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Using Census Data to Grow Your Business ~free seminar

Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30 PM Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 19103 In this workshop, you will learn: How to use census data to develop the demographic portion of a business plan, choose a location for a business, and measure business competition The differences between Decennial Census Data and the American Community Survey Other types […]

Obama Care creates small business opportunities

I read an article today in Time that suggests the Affordable Healthcare Act will change the business model for health insurance companies. As a result, the industry will need new services and technology to accommodate this new need. For example, hospitals will lose reimbursement money for hospital acquired infections. So,  they are looking for ways […]

Facebook hacked

Man hacks Zuckerberg’s Facebook to show how much his security sucks. If it can happen to Facebook, then it can happen to your company. Read the Federal Communication Commission’s Small Business Cyber Planning Guide for recommended steps to protecting your business’ security from hackers. Good luck.

Murder by Power of Attorney?

The Pennsylvania Discipline Board published this article in its Attorney eNewsletter: Woody Guthrie once wrote, “Some will rob you with a sixgun, and some with a fountain pen.”[4] But did a Missouri lawyer murder her father with a legal document? One night in October 2010, police responded to a 911 call and found businessman William Van […]

Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference ~ Oct. 23rd

We would like to invite you to our 13th Annual League for Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference on Tuesday, October 23 from 8am to 12:30 at Mitten Hall on Temple’s main campus. The conference is free and open to women (and men!) in the greater Philadelphia region.  In addition, a resource fair and conversation pods will be available for attendees. Details are TBA. Please RSVP online.

Take Control of Your Finances ~ Oct. 24th

According to the BCG Global Wealth Market Sizing Database (2010), women control 33% of wealth in North America. But, by 2020, women are expected to control 50% of the total private wealth in the U.S. (Harvard Business Review, “The FemaleEconomy,” September 2009). Given this shift, now’s the time to take control of your financial health. Learn how to strengthen your financial position, whether you are forging […]

Social Media Marketing for the Holidays ~ Oct. 25th

This seminar will prepare you and your customers for a great holiday season. Great for businesses who depend on the holiday season for a bulk of sales and annual revenue. Meet other businesses in Mount Airy.   Lovett Memorial Library 6945 Germantown Ave. Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:15am-12:15 pm. Hosted by BAM – Business Association […]

When is a recipe worth $1.5 million? When Jay-Z says it is.

This week, Jay-Z sued his former chef, MichaelJohnShand, for breach of contract. The suit alleges that Shand caused the 40/40 club to lost profits while damaging the club’s reputation.  Apparently, Shand was hired earlier this year to revamp the club’s menu as a part of the club’s future relaunch.  However, Jay-Z fired Shand for failure to […]

Loan can help struggling existing businesses

The ARC Bridge Loan can help struggling existing businesses through a 0% interest, zero fee loan up to $35,000. These loans are intended for existing, small businesses who have been profitable in the past but are now struggling due to the recession. They have also changed the guidelines and fee structures for their other loans, […]

BAM General Membership Meeting ~ Aug. 6th

The first general membership meeting for the Business Association of Mt. Airy will be held at Earth, Bread & Brewery on Monday, August 6th at 5:30 PM. More Information here.