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Walmart Selling “Fat Girl Costumes”

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We complain when companies stretch the truth with their marketing campaigns but can they also be too truthful? Walmart has found itself in hot water after creating a category on its ecommerce website called Fat Girl Costumes. Customers were quickly offended by the stunt or mistake by the giant retailer and made it viral on social media. The politically correct police were quickly on top of the situation and forced Walmart to take it down and make an apology. As a small business, would you risk doing something like this? [Read more...]

Forbes Richest American Billionaires 2014

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Billy Gates has topped the Forbes list of richest Americans again, making it his 21st straight year at the top. The billionaire philanthropist and world vaccinater increased his massive wealth by $9 billion over the past 12 months with a net worth of $81 billion US dollars. His bridge partner and buddy Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway fame came in second place again with an increase of $8.5 billion pushing his wealth to $67 billion in 2014. The top 10 Richest Americans looks about the same as it did last year, apart from the fact that they’re all a little richer. [Read more...]

How Big is Alibaba?

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If you asked most people on the street which giant e-commerce company has the most transactions per year between, Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, most would say either eBay or Amazon. But they would be wrong, very wrong. According to a report by the Economist magazine the Chinese wholesaling, b2b and retail giant Alibaba dwarfed its more famous American peers, handling more than 500 orders per second. [Read more...]

Marley Coffee

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The Marley Coffee brand is expanding and moving into new stores in the United States. The 3 new retailers to stock the premium coffee brand include AKiN’S Natural Food Markets which has 10 stores, Chamberlin’s Market & Cafe which has 6 locations throughout Florida, and Richard’s Foodporium which has 17 stores in Florida. [Read more...]

400 Richest Americans 2013

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Bill Gates has topped the Forbes 400 richest Americans list again in 2013 with an estimated net worth of $72 billion dollars. That’s a lot of zeroes. It is the twentieth year in a row that the Microsoft software billionaire has claimed the number one position in the United States. The Forbes business magazine has said that Bill Gates has also regained his title of the richest man in the world from the Mexican billion Carlos Slim Helu. [Read more...]

Funding New Products with Kickstarter

Do you have a great new product idea but don’t have the funds to design and develop it? Crowdfunding the money might be an option. Places like Kickstarter allows entrepreneurs to post their project online and have it funded by hundreds or sometimes thousands of “pledgers” wanting to see the product produced. [Read more...]