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Miller Casts 4 Small Businesses in Super Bowl Ad

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Miller Beer Showcases 4 Small Businesses in Super Bowl Commercial

Source: YouTubeFox News


$100 Oil in 2011

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Oil is expected to reach $100 a barrel in 2011 the Wall Street Journal reports.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

Kathy Ireland’s New Video

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Kathy Ireland, a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model talks about her billion dollar empire. Here is a sneak peak video of a new CNBC documentary by Darren Rowell following up on former Sports Illustrated Supermodels and the successes they have achieved in the business world. Check out the story and more videos here: CNBC


Franchise Tips & Advice

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The franchise world is taking new directions and one of the most important parts of buying a franchise is doing your homework. After all, it’s not an easy task to determine which franchise is best for you or which one you’d truly enjoy, if any.

Is it all glitz and glamour? Or are there underlying issues that you need to uncover when searching for a franchise? Like any endeavor, it’s wise to do your in depth research and know what to ask to ensure you are getting all the facts.

Did you know about the Franchise Disclosure Document? Do you understand it? A list of experts provide some valuable insight on what you need to know so you can get out there and grill the franchise companies and get inside information you need to invest wisely.

Experts Advice and Full Story

Entrepreneur-How To Research a Franchise

Clicker TV – Popcorn Not Included

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Interested in watching shows about Business and Finance as well as interviews with prominent CEO’s and business executives such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) or Virgin Mobile CEO  Sir Richard Branson? Check out Clicker! Clicker is a guide to all previously and current broadcast television content including movies, shows, news, animation, music and more. It’s high quality content and it’s free! You can even submit your own media content for consideration as well.

www.Clicker.com

MusicaWear: Fashion With Passion

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Music and Fashion somehow go hand in hand. And when the two intermesh and create harmony, it’s an amazing feat!

MusicaWear, a music based contemporary woman’s clothing line established in 2008, tackles that feat with great success. MusicaWear Clothing will be featured at the 2010 Fashion Front Awards and the 2010 Empire State Fashion Show in New York. We were fortunate enough to be granted an interview with the Founders of Musicawear and get a closer look at their roots and rise to success.

Q. Who are the founders of Musicawear?

A. “MusicaWear Clothing is basically a family business. There are 2 designers of MusicaWear we are publically known as Rocky and Roxy. Our older brother Ronnel, is our creative director while our mom contributes financially (we like to call her MusicaWear’s primary investor). And our uncle owns a garment factory in Atlanta where the MusicaWear pieces are manufactured.”

Q. When and where did MusicaWear begin?

A. “We’re located in New York City and we came up with the idea to start MusicaWear in the summer of 2008. Roxy came up with the idea to start a clothing line one day while Rocky was reading out loud from Russell Simmons’ book entitled, ‘Do You’. While Rocky was reading, I started sketching out ideas for women’s clothing. I always wanted to style my own wardrobe and since the book was on entrepreneurship it was only natural to come up with the idea to start a fashion line.

We shared our idea with some people we knew and they didn’t think it would amount to much in the way of success of a fashion line with no credentials. So we decided our brand needed a unique catch phrase. Our family has a musical background and we discovered there was not many fashion lines that

cater to the music lover niche market. So we decided to incorporate music in all our designs to give women like us who appreciate music, a fashion outlet to express themselves. After days of brainstorming working together as a family, we finally came up with the name MusicaWear.”

How did the idea for the name come about?

“We knew we had a fashion line based on music so we searched through lists of musical terms to help us create a name. We were trying to make up a unique word so that whenever someone did a search on Google, our brand name would be the only thing that came up. As we stated, we were brainstorming a name for about two hours and decided to stick with MusicaWear once we thought of it.”

Q. Where did Musicawear first appear?

A. “We started out selling graphic t-shirts on the internet. Our first public appearance was at a couture show in Brooklyn, New York where some of the models wore our shirts. We also sold t-shirts at that show. It was the first time we ever sold outside of our web store, but once we did, it gave us the confidence to start selling at other fashion shows, performance venues and expos.”

Q. How did you get selected for the 2010 Fashion Front Awards?

A. “The Fashion Front Awards is an event that showcases up and coming designers in N.Y.C and L.A. After screening many designers, MusicaWear Clothing was chosen as one of (about) eight designers eligible for the 2010 Fashion Front Award. We didn’t even know we were up for the award at first. We just thought our new line of dresses were being showcased at the event. However, after doing a walk-through at the venue where the awards will be held, the director of the Lawrence Blake Group informed us that we were nomnated for the award.”

Q. What is next for MusicaWear?

A. “Our primary target market is high school and college females so we’re going to continue having our garments featured in fashion shows at high schools and colleges. As our brand grew, we started getting booked at industry fashion events. With our new-found credentials, one of our next goals is to push MusicaWear Clothing into fashion boutiques first locally and then nationally.  Eventually, we would love to have a celebrity rocking out in MusicaWear clothing!

We’re also very adamant about inspiring other young entrepreneurs. When other young adults see us accomplishing these new and great achievements, we hope it inspires them to chase after their dreams as well, even if that means taking risks and facing adversity. We want to get to the level of success where we can use our experiences and our example to empower others to work hard and chase after their dreams.”

MusicaWear is well on their way to creating big success. They are a superbly talented group of entrepreneurs with great marketing skills and business savvy.

They present fresh and exciting ideas in their marketing and clothing designs to their target audience. It’s very effective and so is their brand. You won’t want to miss following them on their journey to the top.

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Written by Jerry Buys

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New Site For Fitness Pros

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Goalbody.com claims to be the “Premier Online Fitness Directory.”

A service strictly for fitness professionals where they can post a complete

profile of themselves including pictures, videos, contact info, session rates and more  to promote their skills and knowledge to their clients or prospects.

Membership is free and the site is simple and elegant and just might

offer everything you could be looking for to promote yourself and your

services. GOALBODY.COM

Written by Bill Sorensen

Google’s Cell Phone Controversy

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What’s up with Google phones?

Negative news is seeping in about lack of sales of Google mobile phones. The recent battle with China tends to be having an affect on Google’s ability to produce enough cell phones to satisfy sales orders. Reports of delays related to launches of Motorola and Samsung phones are spreading everywhere.

Indeed, Google stands to grow and profit by promoting its web services through mobile devices. But some analysts are questioning Google’s business decisions centered around mobile devices and their recently released Android OS. And the initial launch of the Nexus One did stir up some controversy when some customers complained that the phone didn’t work properly. But Google was well aware of what was going on and claim to have worked to resolve the issues quickly.

Despite a lackluster launch of the Nexus One and other Android packing phones, Google continues to launch new devices and work through its issues.

Written by Elizabeth Woyke; Edited by Bill Sorensen

Source: Forbes

“Idol” Creator To Launch New Company

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Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, has struck a deal to launch a new entertainment

company. Not only does the deal include a profit sharing provision for Fuller, but it also allows

CKX, a parent company of 19 Entertainment, to invest in Fuller’s new company.

Fuller will remain in control as executive producer for American Idol and an executive of other

Shows already in progress. Says Fuller, “As an entrepreneur…starting a new company fills

Me with great excitement.”

By Georg Szalai; Edited by Clint Davis

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Startups Are Not Fueled By Recessions

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The Kauffmann Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on entrepreneurs, released a report last week stating that new business startups has remained consistent over the years despite economic conditions.

Other research data, including that from the U.S. Census Bureau and the SBA, gathered from 1977 all the way to March 2009, shows that approximately 600,000 new businesses were developed each year. Many people tend to believe that, as people lose jobs, they rush to find a way to start their own business or promote that invention or big idea they had tucked away in the back of their minds. But according to Kauffmann researchers, there is not enough proof to support that type of pattern.

Amazingly, on the flip side, other findings show that most Fortune 500 companies actually began during tough economic times.

Our Own Input

But who of us small business owners and entrepreneurs care anything about data anyway? We have a vision and a goal. Right? Some of us will survive. Others won’t. But that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other find ways to create success in some way or another. Let’s keep working to build and support one another and grow to success.  Best wishes everyone! – Exec Bytes

By Elizabeth Montalbano; Edited by Bill Sorensen

Source: CNN

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