• The Sherman Act Applied
    Posted in: Business Services

    Article written by A Tech Inc In the 90s, there was a case of antitrust that presented an interesting debate. A company called Spectrum Sports was in dispute with a particular distributor over parts that were manufactured. Spectrum Sports held the patent over a particular polymer used to create sporting goods, which  Sorboturf Enterprises sought […]

  • How a Search for China Led to the Naming of the Hudson River
    Posted in: History

    By Phineas Upham Henry Hudson was born around 1570, and not much is known about his early life or his parents. He was thought to have been a cabin boy during the early years of his life, which gave him a foothold to work himself into a Captain’s position. He became an explorer and skilled […]

  • Cases for and Against Public Debt
    Posted in: Business Services

    By Phineas Upham Public debt is a serious topic for discussion in today’s discourse, but that’s something that hasn’t changed in many years. Well-informed Americans have been discussing public debt, and fall into one of two separate categories: pessimists and optimists. As you can imagine, both sides present very different outlooks with regards to public […]

  • How Staying Green Keeps Your Business from Wilting
    Posted in: Tips & Advice

    Keeping a home energy efficient is one thing, but keeping an entire business properly ventilated, insulated, and customer-friendly has its own unique array of troubles. Heat loss in cold climates can leave customers chilly and unhappy. Cold loss in hot climates can make customers sweaty and ornery. Workers and owners suffer alongside them, but there […]

  • Be Prepared for the Worst Case Scenario
    Posted in: Tips & Advice

    Construction is full of pitfalls, all of which cost a ton of money if you find yourself trapped. Delays from poor planning, a lack of personnel or any material shortages are often out of a project manager’s hands too. Construction can be quite lucrative when the work is steady, but a doomsday scenario can turn […]

  • The Founder of the Girl Scouts of America
    Posted in: Business Services

    By Samuel Phineas Upham The Girl Scouts of America was founded by Juliette Gordon Low, or as her friends called her “Daisy.” Daisy was a socialite, who was born in Savannah, Georgia. She grew up as part of the elite class of people there, and married a millionaire. When her husband died, she set out […]

  • The Many Roles of Interim Management Services
    Posted in: Tips & Advice

    Written by: Lyle Charles Consulting A crisis is a major, unpredictable event that threatens to harm an organization and its stakeholders. When a crisis hits a company or construction project, using Interim short term management services is a way to restore order. Interim managers fill a role you don’t think you need until it’s too […]

  • Maximizing the Reach of Your Ads
    Posted in: Business Services

    Advertisers need to expand their reach if they hope to keep profit margins high enough to continue doing business. This drives much of the innovation one sees in ads themselves, but more often than not reach comes down to expanding potential audience members. Brainstorming and researching new campaigns is expensive, but finding more traffic sources […]

  • Levi Strauss: A Clothing Success
    Posted in: Business Services

    By Samuel Phineas Upham Levi Strauss was a German-born clothing maker who found success selling heavy-duty pants made for work. Today, we would call them jeans and wear them to a club. People of yesteryear used them in factories and on farms. Fashion has certainly changed over time. Levi’s began operating in 1872 thanks to […]