Using the old muffin
Several area businessesPizza Hut and Acme Superstores among themare now driving sales through a new Internet site, Cosmic Coupons. The Web site lets users select and print free coupons for redemption at participating retailers. Because the distribution costs of those inserts in the Sunday paper have been eliminated, the cents-off values tend to be higher.
By redeeming coupons regularly, users earn Cosmic Cash Bonus Points, good for prizes in the sites rewards section.
The mind behind www.cosmiccoupons.com is Akrons Steve Marks, CEO of Main Street Gourmet. How to reach: Cosmic Coupons Inc., (330) 657-2785
Heres one to put in your Franklin Planner
Chris Perrow, owner of Perrow Organizational Systems, likes to quote the statistic that the average professional faces 36 hours worth of workevery day. And loses 45 minutes each day searching for stuff lost in piles. The solution: Create a system for expediting all those tasks. In fact, its a priority weve had on the calendar for months. How to reach: Perrow Organizational Systems, (330) 686-0282
How do you achieve a consistent level of excellence in management? You need to focus on the internal aspects of your operations just as you do on client or customer service, says Dan Stanowick, senior VP at the Akron office of Edward Howard & Co., which Inside PR magazine recently named the nations best-managed mid-sized PR firm.
In its ranking of 150 agencies, the magazine spotlighted the firmwith offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton as wellfor its processes in strategic planning, investor relations, staff training and development and overall management.
Its that doohicky thing with the little lines
Now that Europes new currency is a reality, businesses seeking global domination have yet another problem, the euro symbol. Where is it in those pesky PC fonts, anyway? The answer is as simple as it is frightening: its not.
Solutions are becoming available; for example, for $39.95, CenturionSofts new Eurofonter utility adds the euro symbol to all TrueType fonts. For more information, or to see what the symbol looks like, check out the companys Web site at www.centurionsoft.com.