Written by Phin Upham American Express was started in Buffalo, New York as an express mailing service for the region. It was founded under a merger of three separate companies. Henry Wells, William G. Fargo, and John Warren Butterfield all combined their efforts to start a national express line. This […]

This article was written by Samuel Phineas Upham Founded in 1997, Netflix has become a national leader in video streaming and entertainment. It hasn’t been an easy road, but the company has successfully built a streaming service and produces its own content. The two founders, Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings […]

Written by Phineas Upham General Motors is more than a century old, but it remains one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. The company is primarily focused on the industry of automotive transportation, and concentrates heavily on engineering improvements that make automotive manufacture possible. It’s headquartered in Flint, […]

Written by Phineas Upham Burns and McDonnell is an engineering and design firm that is based out of Kansas City, Missouri. The company is 100 percent owned by employees, and is one of the leading design firms in the continental US. Burns and McDonnell cater primarily to government and utility […]

If you have been working as an employee all your life, it would be a really good idea for you to make a change of scenery by starting up your own business. An ice cream parlor would be a really good idea, and it’s definitely quite a profitable business too […]

This article was written by Phineas Upham Prior to Nintendo’s 1979 unveiling of the Game and Watch, the company enjoyed humble beginnings as a playing card maker. It created handmade cards to be played with a game called Hanafuda, until the dawn of the electronic age. It began by producing […]

This article was written by Phin Upham Toys “R” Us is one of the only major toy retailers to survive the digital revolution. Its rival, KB Toys, went through several bankruptcies until Toys “R” Us absorbed it in 2009. Toys “R” Us began as a baby-furniture retailer based out of […]

  The amount of sales that your business or store has is not only influenced by the type of products you have, or the promos you come out with, or the marketing that you do. Sometimes, what can increase or decrease sales is some factor found within the store and […]