Henry Schein, Inc., a medical supplies company, founded the Henry Schein Dental Business Institute to teach solo dentists how to successfully grow their businesses. This comes at a critical time when many dental practitioners are seeing their practices gobbled up by larger corporate dental shops.
talk small, hear small, eat, sleep and breathe small. Because when you’re trying to connect with a small business, you must understand everything about those who run them.
Virgin Atlantic’s “Virgin StartUp” has assisted British Foodpreneur winners Cauli Rice, Harry Brompton’s Iced Tea and Double Dutch by providing the platform to successfully launch into the international market via US retail giant Target. The brand products are a rice alternative, alcoholic and nonalcoholic tea, and premium soft drinks and mixers, respectively.
The past couple years, Intuit has featured a small business during the Super Bowl, with spots that typically cost over $4 million to run.
Things are on the up and up for small businesses, based on the November SurePayoll Small Business Scorecard survey. While it isn’t a boom, it most definitely isn’t a bust as 38 percent of small business owners reported a good to great past year, and 12 percent reported they had the best year yet.
When the economy tumbled in 2008, small businesses were forced to shift, adapt and struggle just to keep the doors open. Fears about the economy and their finances caused them to hold onto what they had, nervous about borrowing and spending.