Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't use UPS

Another reason NOT to use UPS. Use a local courier service instead.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Original Pancake House Honored


Wednesday, February 6 (Plano) – A Plano restaurant, Original Pancake House (OPH) received an Outstanding Support at a Chapter Appreciation Reward (OSCAR) from an active chapter of the world’s largest Business Referral Organization – Business Networking International (BNI).

Accepting the award for OPH (pictured) were Mark Bailey, President and CEO of the OPH Dallas franchise, Jonathan Seyoum OPH Dallas Operations Director, Larry Laabs Restaurant General Manager and Roland Steele Restaurant Manager.

OPH, a Portland Oregon based restaurant concept has two Plano locations and five locations in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. The concept has plans to add more Metroplex locations. The locations of the CollinCounty restaurants are 5760 State Highway 121,
Ste 125and 2301 North Central Expressway, both restaurants are located in Plano. The OPH website is http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/.

BNI Wealthbuilders meets weekly at OPH in Plano and is one of 20 BNI Chapters in CollinCounty. In 2007, the combined Collin County BNI Chapters passed 13,331 referrals resulting in over $53 million dollars of closed reported business according to www.bnidfw.com. Worldwide BNI has over 5,000 chapters that closed over $2.2 billion dollars within its membership ranks. Those interested in BNI can find out more locally at http://www.bnidfw.com/ or contact Jamie Whitman, Assistant Director at (469) 828-4440.
JetStar Courier is the Courier Service for the Wealthbuilders BNI chapter that meets at OPH in Plano. If you are interested in joing our BNI group, contact erich@jetstarcourier.com

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ten Reasons To Love Small Business

The Heart Of The Nation’s Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small businesses are the heart of United States’s economy, and the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is sending them this Valentine with the reasons to love them.

Ten Reasons To Love Small Business

10. Small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all United States employers.

9. Small businesses create more than 50 percent of the American nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP).

8. Small patenting firms produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.

7. The more than 24 million small businesses in the United States are located in every community and neighborhood.

6. Small businesses employ 50.1 percent of the United States’s non-farm private sector workers.

5. Home-based businesses account for 53 percent of all small businesses.

4. Small businesses are 97 percent of America’s exporters and produce 26 percent of all export value.

3. United States saw an estimated 580,865 new small firms with employees start-up in the last year measured.

2. There are approximately 4,115,900 minority-owned businesses and 6,492,795 women-owned businesses in the United States, and almost all of them are small businesses.

1. The latest figures show that small business creates 65 percent or more of America’s net new jobs.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Texas Courier & Logistics Association Conference

The TCLA had their 2nd annual conference on February 8th and 9th. I was able to attend this year and had a great time. I got to see our good friends: Jim from Meteor Courier and Bill from Chase Couriers. Those are two great guys. We have known them for 9 years now and highly recommend them both if you are looking for another Courier Service in Dallas. Of course, you should always use JetStar first, right? :)

I also got to meet some new friends:
  1. Kevin Tucker from Package Express in Houston.
  2. Robert Contreras from Courier Depot in Austin.
  3. Shelly Miller from Dependable Express in San Antonio.

All in all, TCLA did a great job and put on a nice event.

Here is a list of the sponsors for the event:

  1. Courierboard
  2. CXT Software
  3. CMS
  4. DataTrac
  5. Oswald
  6. KBS
  7. Waldman Brothers
  8. Comprehensive Courier Solutions
  9. Mattoni Insurance
  10. SCI
  11. Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

One more special thanks to Michael Waldman for providing the suite for the Mav game at the American Airlines Center. That was my first game all year. We had a great time and Michael was a great host.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My first Mav game this year

Saturday, February 02, 2008

San Antonio Courier Delivery Driver Needed (part-time)

JetStar Courier needs 1 driver to start immediatley in the San Antonio area to deliver packaged food to residences and businesses.

Work is 2 days per week (Monday's & Friday's) from 1pm - 5pm.

Must be able to read a Mapsco very well. Courier experience is helpful.

Good money and work is available immediatley.

If interested, contact: thomas@jetstarcourier.com

Austin Courier Delivery Driver Needed (part-time)

JetStar Courier needs 1 driver to start immediatley in the Austin area. Must have a van, mini-van or SUV to deliver packaged food to residences and businesses.

Work is 2 days per week (Monday's & Friday's) from 8am-12pm.

Must be able to read a Mapsco very well. Courier experience is helpful.

Good money and work is available immediatley.

If interested, contact: thomas@jetstarcourier.com

Houston Courier Delivery Driver Needed (part-time)

JetStar Courier needs 2 drivers to start immediatley in the Houston area. Must have a van, mini-van or SUV to deliver packaged food to residences and businesses.

Work is 2 days per week (Monday's & Friday's) from 8am-12pm.

Must be able to read a Key-Map very well. Courier experience is helpful.

Good money and work is available immediatley.

If interested, contact: thomas@jetstarcourier.com