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Short On Cash?

There’s no recession in barter,” said Debbie Lombardi as she navigated the crowd at the Barter Business Unlimited’s Annual Business & Holiday Barter Show, in Bristol, Conn.


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Niche Travel Market For Recently Unemployed

With the recent launch of JetBlue’s Promise Program, many tourism operators have been working on similar programs to stimulate travellers from the ranks of those recently unemployed.


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Lobster, Crate To Plate

They just launched Crate to Plate, modeled after Community Supported Agriculture and Community Supported Fisheries programs, in which consumers buy a share of the farm or a boat before the season and receive the harvest for several months.


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Could School Bus Ads Save School Budgets?

School districts say it’s practically free money, and advertisers love the captive audience that school buses provide.


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15 Home Biz Ideas That Thrive During Recession

Many people are fearful of starting a business during a recession.


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Small Manufacturers Thinking Big

Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.


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Pop-Up Shops Fill Short-Term Niche

Toys ‘R’ Us just opened 80 temporary stores across the country in an aggressive play for the holiday toy shopper.


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The Hot New Car Is Your Old Car

For decades, Ashley Fletcher ditched his cars after they reached 50,000 miles.



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Repo Men: Bellwethers of the Economy

Repossession specialists, better known as “repo men,” are suffering a nationwide decline in business.