Mar
17
2014
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What are some statistics on the number of registered nurses in the United States?

Nurses of the Elliot City Hospital (photo from Keene Public Library - NKCR)How many registered nurses are there in the United States? According to the American Nurses Association, they are 3.1 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. (1) The latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15, states that registered nurses held 2,711,500 jobs in 2012. (2) Where do they work? Hospitals; state, local, [&hel[more...]

Nov
23
2013
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What are some statistics about the pawn shop industry in the United States?

Pawn Shop neon lights (photo by Monik Markus - CC-BY)How many pawn shops are there in the United States? There are over 11,000 pawn shops in the United States. (1) There were 6,400 pawn shops in 2007. (2) What is the size of the U.S. pawn shop market? The Pawn Shop industry was worth $14.5 billion in 2011 and $15.57 billion in 2012. The [&hel[more...]

Aug
08
2013
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What are some links to golf course rankings, directories and databases in the U.S.?

Golf Course  (photo by Michael L. Baird – CC-BY)Golf Course Rankings Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest 2013-14 Ranking: America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Top 100 United States Golf Courses GolfLink’s Top 100 United States Golf Courses  ranks the best golf courses out of more than 21,000 public and private golf courses across the country. Golf Magazine’s Top [&hel[more...]

Dec
05
2012
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What are some statistics about showrooming?

Smartphone“Showrooming is when a shopper visits a store to check out a product but then purchases the product online from home. This occurs because, while many people still prefer seeing and touching the merchandise they buy, many items are available at lower prices through online vendors.” (source) Facts and figures about Showrooming 20.5 million shoppers [&hel[more...]

Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [&hel[more...]

Jan
31
2012
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What is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States?

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Jun
01
2011
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What are some interesting statistics about Chile?

Santiago, ChileHere are several statistics (2009-2011) about the city of Santiago and Chile. Vehicles (2010) There are 3,375,523 passenger cars in Chile and 1,406,403 (41.7%) circulate in Santiago. There are 33,723 taxis in Chile and 21,117 (62.8%) circulate in Santiago. There are 43,561 buses in Chile. 32.5% (314,156) of them are in Santiago. There are 102,314 [&hel[more...]

Nov
07
2010
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Where can I find a list of Europe's Largest Companies?

bp europes largest companiesFinding a list of, say, the Top 500 European Companies is a little trickier than buy non prescription cialis online you might suppose. In general, there just isn’t as much freely-available financial information in Europe as you find in the U.S. When you do come across a list, you have to be a bit careful. [&hel[more...]

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Nov
04
2010
1

How Can I Get a Free Trademark for My Business?

USPTO trademark registrationGood question. Let’s start with what a trademark is. In essence, it’s a brand name for a product or a service. It can also apply to company name if that name is associated with a product or service. For instance, Hertz is a company that rents cars and the company name is strongly associated with [&hel[more...]

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Nov
03
2010
1

How Can I Copyright My Business Name?

big copyright symbol c in circleOh…so sorry, but you can’t. Copyright your business name, that is. Copyright applies only to so-called creative works and while I know you put a great deal of creativity into your business cheap software name, that still doesn’t cut it as far as the law is concerned (and just so there’s no mistake, I’m talking [&hel[more...]

Nov
03
2010
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What are some statistics on the number of dentists in the United States?

At the DentistHow many dentists are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, dentists held about 141,900 jobs in 2008 Dentists, general 120,200 Orthodontists 7,700 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 6,700 Prosthodontists 500 Dentists, all other specialists 6,900 (1) Approximately 15 percent of all dentists were specialists. About [&hel[more...]

Sep
20
2010
1

What is the market size and who are the major players in the toning shoe market?

Running ShoesToning shoes are sneakers or running shoes that are said to help people burn more calories and get firmer legs, calves and buttocks. Toning shoes simulate the feeling of walking on sand and makes wearers stabilize their steps, leading to stronger leg, buttock, back and abdominal muscles, Skechers said on its Web site. A Reebok [&hel[more...]

Aug
09
2010
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What is the origin of the name B&Q?

b&q sign on warehouseB&Q is the third largest home improvement retail company in the world with 321 stores in the UK and 60 stores spread across the globe. In 2009/10 retail sales were £4 billion, with profits of £195million. It is part of the Kingfisher Group plc. The company’s name B&Q comes from the names of its founders: [&hel[more...]

Jul
30
2010
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Why do new websites often open by invitation only?

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May
10
2010
1

Why does “Just In Time” manufacturing work so well?

cleveland-warehouseBefore the Japanese “Just In Time” processes were discovered by the west, most manufacturers offered their clients huge discounts for huge orders. If a client ordered a million widgets, the sales staff would have a big party to celebrate their bonus payments. Meanwhile management would go into panic mode, madly ramping up production so that [&hel[more...]

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May
04
2009
1

What is debt factoring and invoice discounting?

Without cash flow, your business will end up like these cogs: unworkable (photo by ralphbijker CC-BY)If your company sells goods or services to other companies, you will normally offer credits terms once you are satisfied with the their credit worthiness. Occasionally a purchaser will default on their payment by delaying payment of the debt, or even worse, going into liquidation. This often causes havoc with your cash flow, squeezes your [&hel[more...]

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May
01
2009
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What is Trade Credit Insurance?

No worries over trade credit insurance for this business (Photo by Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic CC-BY)If you are in the business of selling goods to other companies, then it is normal business practise to offer the purchasing company credit terms once they have established their credit worthiness. Occasionally, a purchaser will default on their payment by going into liquidation or delaying payment of the debt. This can be a very [&hel[more...]

Apr
19
2009
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What insurance do I need when starting a business?

Will I need fire insurance for my new business? (photo by Ed CC-BY)If you are starting up a business in the UK, one of most important things you must consider is insurance. There are many types of insurance. Some are required by law, while others you should consider to ensure that you and your business are protected. As to what types of insurance, it depends on the [&hel[more...]

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Mar
16
2009
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How many credit cards and debit cards are there in the United States?

Pile or stack of credit cards (photo by Andres Rueda CCBY)Credit cardholders According to the U.S. Census Bureau,  there were 173 million credit cardholders  in the United States in 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 181 million in 2010.(1) Number of cards There were 1,488,000,000 credit cards in use 2006 and that number is projected to grow to 1,618,000,000 in 2010. Number [&hel[more...]

Mar
02
2009
1

What is the size of the diet meal home delivery market?

Veal Chop with zone style salad (photo by Neeta Lind CC-BY)Diet meals and snacks delivered to your home is a convenient option for losing weight. Home delivery diets is one of the fasting growing segments in the weight loss industry. According to a recent research report, home delivery of prepared diet meals is worth approximately $1 billion. This is a rapidly growing market and it [&hel[more...]

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