While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one [...]
Archive for April, 2011
Over 80,000 new jobs and over $10 billion in economic output could be lost in 2011 unless credit flow to franchised small businesses increases, according to a new report released today by the International Franchise Association. The Small Business Lending Matrix and Analysis, Vol. 3, prepared by FRANdata for the IFA Educational Foundation, shows demand [...]
Final population figures from the Census Bureau show that the number of Hispanics in the nation has reached 50 million, or one out of six people of the nation’s population. The final census count shows a Hispanic population of 50.4 million. Make sure you are incorporating this important market into your sales strategies. Overall, Hispanic [...]
You have until today to contribute up to $5000 ($6000 if you were age 50 or older in 2010) to an IRA for the 2010 tax year. You also get an early start on your 2011 contributions.
Friday, April 29 — is the fourth annual Web Professionals’ Day. The holiday was created three years ago to honor the pros whose daily work is to keep the Internet’s websites up and running. Did you know? Since the 1950s, administrative professionals have been recognized with their own special week or holiday. (So why shouldn’t [...]
Prolonged stress is an everyday component of the workplace that is costing everyone. Employees are feeling burnt out, while employers struggle to maintain adequate productivity output and decrease turnover rates. It’s time to seek professional help managing our nation’s problem with stress management. It’s time to take control and put balance back in life. The [...]
The federal estate tax was repealed for 2010, but is back in 2011. The new law, effective for 2011 & 2012, includes a unified estate and gift tax exemption of $5 million (indexed to inflation in $10,000 increments beginning in 2012) and a maximum rate of 35%.
Do you run a seasonal business such as gardening/landscaping, BBQ on the beach catering, deck staining, leaf and yard cleanup, firewood delivery? Consider combining several of the businesses you like to enjoy year-round profits. You might even consider joining forces with another seasonal entrepreneur in your area to combine your service offerings.
Looking to buy a business rather than start one on your own from scratch? Don’t want to incur the hefty investment reserved for franchises? Consider purchasing a “Business Opportunity” package. Sometimes called “turnkey” businesses (as you only have to turn the virtual key to get started), these packages have something for every interest and budget. [...]
You don’t have to be a member to visit www.franchise.org, the website of the International Franchise Association, and conduct a search of their more than 5000 franchisor members to find your dream business. The site has rich resources for you to investigate.
Staples Launches Online Destinations Allowing Consumers and Businesses to Browse, Compare and Purchase the Latest Tablet Computers