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Many Texas companies are outpacing competition around the world.
Fortune magazine released its rankings of the 100 fastest-growing companies worldwide ; 20 businesses hail from the Lone Star State.
Houston-based medical waste company Sharps Compliance Corp.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America, and 62 percent of total U.S.
Alon USA Energy .10 from .06
Aqua America .165 from .152
Avnet .16 from .15
Badger Meter .19 from .18
Bank of America .05 from .01
Buckeye Partners 1.125 from 1.10
CBS .15 from .12
Interest rates are strongly influenced by inflation and the debt market (notes, bills, bonds, etc.).
If it appears to be growing too briskly, the Federal Reserve, headed by Janet Yellen, may hike short-term interest rates via the "federal funds" rate (the rate a bank can charge another bank for use of its excess money) in order to slow growth and keep inflation in check.
All my cash flow planning goes out the window when customers don't pay their bills on time.
Send thank-you notes to let customers know you appreciate their business.
Always provide the best customer service possible, and train your staff to do the same.
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Access Midstream .595 from .575
Alliance Hldgs GP .87 from .8475
Alliance Res Ptrs .625 from .61125 adj
Arc Logistics Ptrs .40 from .3875
Cheesecake Factory .165 from .14
Community Trust Bcp .30 from .29
A private investor has purchased a 66,000-square-foot building at 12555 Northborough Drive and plans to renovate the former Saudi Arabian Airlines offices. The Retail Connection and Long Wharf Real Estate Partners have acquired Woodpark Plaza, a 143,850-square-foot shopping center at the northwest corner of Interstate 45 and Briar Rock Road in The Woodlands.
Every small business needs a brand - a fundamental message or impression about its products or services that punches through the clutter and anchors itself in the customer's memory.
Longtime marketing expert and SCORE mentor John McClymonds says it can create a loyal following of customers, and it can build a solid customer base for the business.
State and Federal Taxes for Corporations: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Sales Roundtable - Online Lead Generation: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
Houston Permits and Licenses Made Simple: 1-3 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
"Texas employers continue to propel the Texas economy's expansion by adding 396,200 jobs over the last year, a 3.5 percent annual growth rate," he said in a written announcement.
In the Houston metropolitan area, then unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, based on data that are not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school schedules.
Texas Childcare Fund has purchased 2.1 acres as the site of The Learning Experience, an 11,000-square-foot day care/academy of early learning.
Phillips Edison-ARC Grocery Center REIT II has acquired Spring Cypress Village, a 97,550-square-foot center with tenants including Sprouts Farmers Market, Spec's, YES Kids Fitness, Wolfies Bar & Grill, State Farm Insurance, Earthwise Pets and a freestanding Burger King.
Understanding current home technology and infrastructure options.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
Luncheon meeting and seminar. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer.
Matt Davies, payments outreach officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Inflation has obediently averaged a 2.1 percent annual rate since 2010, albeit with some big swings.
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the change in the consumer price index.
Seminar hosted by SCORE Houston. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Palm Center, Business Technology Center, 5330 Griggs Road.
DIY Marketing Tips: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
How Much Money Do I Need to Start My Business?: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Houston West Chamber of Commerce Women Driving Business Committee:
Breakfast meeting. 7:30-9 p.m., Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest.
Debra Neill Baker, principal and chief energy officer of Neill-TSP, a corporate collaboration that owns and manages several businesses serving the beauty industry.
Comcast has doubled the Internet download speeds for many of its Houston-area residential customers, without a corresponding bump in the price, the company said Friday.
Internet service subscribers who have a 50-megabits-per-second connection will now get 105-Mbps download speeds.
The After Hours Network Meeting: 6-8 p.m., Little Napoli, 6445 Westheimer. Cost: $15. Information: www.afterhoursnetwork.com.
Homebuying Class: Hosted by Redfin. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mi Cocina Restaurant, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands.
Onsite Woodwork Corp., a high-end architectural woodwork company, announced the promotion of Robert R. Byrd to regional manager over the Texas division.
Tanya Castro has joined Cadence Bank as senior vice president, trust officer, in charge of business development for the Houston region, supporting the court-created trust division.
Services Cooperative Association:
Hank Schrader, owner of Dream Destinations Travel Service.
Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston:
Dr. Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center.
In 1987, Coleman Sisson of The Woodlands helped performer Jimmy Buffett retrieve from a crashed computer the only copy of a manuscript he was writing.
When he founded digital marketing firm BubbleUp in November 2004, his goal was to create websites where fans could buy everything from concert tickets to merchandise, CDs and downloads.
Just read some of the more obscure parts of these public documents; they are available free to anyone with an Internet connection.
Appendix F tells us the net surplus in trust accounting for combining Social Security and Medicare is a mere $10.1 billion.
Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization - Beyond the Basics: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Small Business Administration Certification Programs: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Texas added 29,860 private-sector jobs during July, according to a report Wednesday from ADP, the payroll processing and benefits administration company.
Upper Bay Gallery has leased 2,200 square feet in Lakeside Shopping Center to open an art and framing store.
The German retail concept is a specialty oil, vinegar and spices shop where everything is served "from the cask" (the English translation of vom fass), stored in barrels, cask pyramids, glass balloons, and vinegar and oil crocks.
Marlin Midstream and Associated Energy Services, an oil marketer, transloading and logistics company, announced the appointment of Steven McCain to the position of vice president and general counsel of the companies and their affiliates.
How many employers are wasting the money they spend on employee match contributions?
The ICI report includes much larger plans and uses an asset-weighted average expense level for mutual funds rather than an unweighted average expense level.
Tax Considerations for the Self Employed: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Business Plan Basics: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Marketing to Prime Contractors: 9-11 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Why the focus on small 401(k) plans?
Because costs are less of an issue with large plans.
At the far extreme of low cost, the government's Thrift Savings Plan has annual costs, all in, of 3 basis points.