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Entries by Drew Guarini from 09/2012

Eva Longoria's SHe Restaurant In Las Vegas Attempts Feminine Steakhouse Look

Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

Eva Longoria wants to give a steak dinner some feminine flair. The actress best known for her work on "Desperate Housewives" is closing her Las Veg...

Fantasy Football Costs Employers Upwards Of $6.5 Billion, Study Finds

Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

Fantasy football is costing employers billions due to lost worker productivity, according to a study by Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gr...

As Uber's Taxi-Hailing App Comes To New York, Its Legality Is Questioned

Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

New Yorkers have long adopted their own techniques in the fine art of hailing a taxicab, a theatrical, frustrating, competitive ritual of the city. ...

6 Steps To Getting More Stuff Done

Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

Let's face it: Despite all of the positives associated with today's rapidly changing business environment, technology can also cause distractions and ...

Hug Me Jacket: A Caressing Coat For The Cold And Lonely

Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

You can't deny it. Nothing you can do will stop it. Winter is coming. For some, combatting the cold weather and lonely feelings that winter can bri...

Asheville: The New Craft Beer Capital Of America?

Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

A sizable craft brewery in search of a new home needs a couple of non-negotiable resources: space to build the kind of facility that can produce tens ...

Charlotte Hotels Filled With Bed Bugs, Prostitutes, According To Media In Town For DNC

Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

With thousands of visitors flooding Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention -- filling 15,000 hotel rooms spread across 150 hotels, according...

9 Bizarre Products Released In 2012

Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

July offered a shimmer of good news for a stagnant U.S. economy. Consumer spending, a driving force of the economy, was up 0.4 percent in July, the hi...

Federal Regulations Forcing Some In Medical Marijuana Business Back To Street Dealing

Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

As federal regulations tighten on medical marijuana growers and dispensary owners, some may find their best bet for business is to bring the product b...

Erinn And Aaron Alberts Sell Everything And Move To Florida For Job That No Longer Exists

Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

A production accountant job at animation company Digital Doman drew Erinn Alberts and her family from New Hampshire to Port St. Lucie, Fla. But Erinn'...

World's Largest QR Code Made Out Of Kraay Family Farm's Corn Maze In Alberta, Canada

Posted 09.10.2012 | Small Business

You're gonna need a bigger phone. The Kraay family of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, turned their farm's annual corn maze into an ode to Quick Response ...

President Obama Makes Bid For Beer-Drinker-In-Chief (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.11.2012 | Small Business

From bar visits to the release of the White House's official home brew recipe, President Obama seems ever-ready to knock back a beer in public. The...

Janna Ardoin Sues Patchwork Pet Resort And Veterinary Clinic For Not Euthanizing Her Dog

Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

A Harrison County, Texas, woman is suing a local veterinarian for saving her dog's life. Janna Ardoin claims she took her Chinese pug Chester to t...

What to Do With A Workplace Whiner

Posted 09.12.2012 | Small Business

It's one of the diciest challenges of office politics, one that invades the cubicle farm and executive suite alike: How to deal with workplace whiners...

Employees Only, NYC Bar, Looks To Crowdfund Barback's Health Care

Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

The New York City bar Employees Only is crowdfunding on GoFundMe to help pay for facial reconstructive surgeries for one of its employees, Uros Miljko...

Elon Musk, The 21st Century Industrialist

Posted 09.14.2012 | Small Business

On Fridays, Elon Musk gathers his engineers in an old hangar in Los Angeles. The building, next to a municipal airport a couple miles south of the Hol...

New York Movie Theater Owners Threaten Suit, Higher Prices Over Soda Ban

Posted 09.17.2012 | Small Business

New York's movie theater owners are gearing up for war over the city's ban of large sugary drinks. Theater owners will likely sue the city rather ...

Rhode Island Governor May Seize Station Nightclub, Scene Of Horrific 2003 Fire

Posted 09.17.2012 | Small Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire t...

Want More Productive Workers? Adjust Your Thermostat

Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business

Some years back, the Campbell Soup Company stumbled upon a marketing insight worthy of Don Draper. If you want to predict when people will buy soup...

Japan's Yunessun Spa Resort Offers Hot Tubs Filled With Red Wine, Coffee (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business

Take a deep breath. Relax. Then step into the hot tub full of wine. Wait, what? At Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan, customers have the cha...

Tattoo Ad Craze Created Human Billboards For Now Defunct Companies (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business

What's worse than a terrible tattoo? A terrible tattoo that advertises a company that no longer exists. A selection of "human billboards," people w...

Success Of Crowdfunding Puts Pressure On Entrepreneurs

Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — An effort to build a sleek aluminum charging dock for the iPhone generated fervor online when it was announced last December. The p...

New Google Maps Feature Offers 360-Degree Views Of Business Interiors

Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

Sure, it's fun using Google Street View to take a virtual walk down Main Street, but what about getting a look inside the shops? On Wednesday, Goog...

The Time-Wasting Mistake You Probably Make Daily

Posted 09.20.2012 | Small Business

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY My 5-year-old has started to get into board games. I've never been a board game person, so when he suggests playing a game, I ...

14 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day

Posted 09.20.2012 | Small Business

How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad...