Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Magazine Titles Going Online Only

 Effective in April 2022, printed monthly magazines for EatingWell, Entertainment Weekly, Health, InStyle, Parents, and People en EspaƱol will no longer be printed and be only digital.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Happy New Year

 Happy New Year!  Like many entrepreneurs, optimism abounds and we are working on our dreams.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Another Funding Option for Restaurant Franchises

So my database of funders is being updated and here is one we added this morning:

If you are looking to purchase a restaurant franchise, or already own a restaurant franchise and are looking to expand, then Fountainhead Commercial Capital might work for you. Fountainhead specializes in restaurant franchise financing from $250,000 to $5,000,000 that can be used for any eligible business need.

The firm also provides financing from $500,000 to $22,000,000 to help you construct your franchise location. Funds are generally used to purchase an existing franchise, start a new franchise, for working capital, equipment, or other business purposes. Fountainhead’s rates start at 5% and they offer fixed rate financing out to 25 years. Applying with Fountainhead is simple and you can receive a complete loan approval in as little as 2 hours.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

PR Lead from HARO for Upcoming Entreprenuers:

Summary: Seeking Consumer Product Entrepreneurs Launching New Company / Products For Global Media Podcast 

Name: Justin Honaman Consumer Goods Technology
Category: Business and Finance 


Media Outlet: Consumer Goods Technology

Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 19 July 


Looking for entrepreneurs who have launched or are launching new
consumer products for a global media podcast. Do you have a new
consumer goods company? Or are you expanding your existing
product set into new and different consumer goods categories?
Have you recently launched a new product? Or are you planning to
launch a new consumer product or new line of products in the
next six months? We want to put the spotlight on you via our
global podcast platform. Looking for entrepreneurs / product
owners / leaders who are looking for new and different ways to
build their brand, grow reach, sell more product, and engage

Prefer companies with products that are new to market or will be
in market in the next six months and looking to build momentum
in the next 90 days.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Potential Bookstores for Distribution

Written a book, need bookstores to carry book?  Here are some possibilities:
1832 E. Votaw Road
Apopka, FL 327033
Phone: (407) 247-1370
Fax: (352) 735-2347

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 489-4761
Fax: (518) 489-4318

Books on the Square
124 N. Houston Street
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone: (817) 573-9672

Brown Technical Book Shop
1517 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 652-3937
Fax: (713) 652-1912

Business First Books
111 Library Lane
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 464-4499
Fax: (219) 464-3257

Cat's Meow Online Book Boutique
4429 Shady Lane
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Phone: (941) 629-7646
Fax: (941) 629-4270

College Book Store
50 S. Court St.
Athens, Ohio 45701
Toll free: (888) 286-1804
Fax: (740) 593-5189

College Textbooks
101 W. Central Ave. Ste. B
Brea, California 92821
Phone: (714) 381-6757
Fax: (714) 774-1876

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 661-0494
Fax: (617) 661-1702

Hastings Entertainment Inc.
3601 Plains Blvd. Suite #1
Amarillo, TX 79120
Phone: (806) 351-2300 ext. 3630
Fax: (806) 351-2727

Merritt Bookstore
Front Street
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: (914) 677-5857
Fax: (914) 677-5894

Rowan University Bookstore
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Phone: (609) 256-4669
Fax: (609) 256-4917

Shaman Drum Bookshop
313 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2005
Phone: (734) 662-7407
Fax: (734) 662-0017

Student Book Store
421 E. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Toll free: (800) 968-1111
Fax: (517) 351-2568

Tatnuck Booksellers
18 Lyman St.
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 366-4959
Fax: (508) 366-7929

Tattered Cover Book Store
1628 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 322-1965
Fax: (303) 629-1704
1818 Swift Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 371-5236

Ulrich's Bookstore
549 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Toll free: (800) 288-5497

Varney's Book Store
623 N. Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-0511
Fax: (785) 537-2351

Virginia Tech University Bookstore
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: (540) 231-5991
Toll free: (800) 392-2756
Fax: (540) 231-7786

Winona State University Bookstore
Kryzsko Commons Bldg
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: (507) 457-5319
Fax: (507) 457-5627

Monday, March 11, 2019

Funding Opportunities-Education Grants

Here's one of many on a list of funding opportunities in Education-check them out:

Mazda Foundation Education Grants
The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL). Applicants who submit a project of interest to Mazda will need to send a formal proposal. If interested, Mazda may schedule a meeting for further discussion. Applications accepted May 1 to July 1, annually.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Writers Anyone?

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline October 1, 2018. Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring online issue of the American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Short fiction limited to 8,000 words. Creative nonfiction limited to 6,500 words. Poetry limit three poems. 

$30 ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 31, 2018. The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished short story collection. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author is a resident of the United States or one of its territories. The winner of this contest will receive publication by Press 53 under a standard publishing contract, a $1,000 cash advance, and 50 copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.

$30 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 1, 2018. Award: $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press. Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories. Manuscripts that have been self-published or published online will not be accepted.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Links to Success


Deadline October 16, 2018. The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatrical productions. In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s). Projects must also meet the "Made in NY" criteria as described in the program guidelines. Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

  1. Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
  2. Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
  3. Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000
  4. Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
  5. Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
  6. Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000
  7. Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000
  8. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2020


The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Funding is available in three categories:

CDP NEXT GEN Grants up to $15,000. Deadline September 14, 2018. 
Research and Development Grants up to $10,000. Deadline November 1, 2018. 
Production Grants up to $50,000. Deadline November 1, 2018.


Through the program, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of humanities-based civic conversations; public lectures, conferences, and panel discussions; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre-performance discussions; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; or content-based professional development workshops for teachers. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 17. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 29, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Links to Success

Go Figure
An app that dramatically reduces the time to provide a construction proposal to a customer, from over 3 hours to just minutes.  

A publishing and monetization platform that allows podcasters to host, distribute, and monetize content by connecting them with relevant advertisers through their programmatic marketplace.   

Off the Cuff, 
A YouTube channel providing a refreshing look at many of the financial issues facing the United States and the rest of the world.  

idoolocal.coman adventure company that works with local businesses only (no chains!) to create out-of-the-ordinary experiences.  

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Target Marketing Terms Explained

Midtown Marketing Group performs target marketing concentrating on the consumers the organization has the strongest potential to satisfy. MMG performs effective target marketing by:
1.     Identifying and profiling different consumer groups with differing wants and needs (market segmentation).
2.     Choosing one or multiple segments to target (market targeting).
3.     Communicate and establish the unique product/service offerings of the organization in the mind of the consumer (positioning).
Midtown Marketing markets to a niche target audience effectively using market segmentation, market targeting, and positioning continuing to build on its strong brand focused on products exclusively in that particular niche’s segment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

PR Lead from HARO for Entrepreneur Parents

Summary: Looking for entrepreneur moms and dads to feature 

Name: Jennifer Parris Celebrity Parents Magazine
Category: Entertainment and Media 


Media Outlet: Celebrity Parents Magazine

Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 12 June 


Celebrity Parents Magazine is looking for new moms and dads to
feature in our popular Moms We Love & Dads We Love column.
Please email to with the
subject line Entrepreneur Mom or Entrepreneur Dad. Please
include a brief description of your company/product/service,
along with a link to your site and 2-3 LO RES images of you,
your family, and your product. Thank you!