Former chef Steve Ells opening his first burrito business in 1993. He continued to fine-tune his operation until it blossomed into Chipotle Mexican Grill. He is meticulous about sourcing fine ingredients that are grown naturally in a sustainable way. His efforts have changed the fast-food industry forever.
Archive for December, 2012
Bre Salerno launched her own shop on Etsy.com called Bre’s Boutique and says anyone can start their own business right at home if they have a passion for a product or service and can find a vehicle to help market or distribute it. For Bre, Etsy’s global handmade marketplace was the perfect venue. Bre used [...]
Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan, founders of independent branding agency the Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA), have worked with such iconic brands as the Louvre, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Aether. This year, Ken and Leslie are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their partnership with the release of Dialog: What Makes a Great Design Partnership. CSA’s success [...]
QR codes are everywhere – from billboards to buses and TV, but how useful are they to the general consumer? FinderCodes uses the proliferated technology in an easy—and actually useful—system that helps solve the common problem of lost personal items. QR codes are a valuable, yet under-utilized tool, and FinderCodes has adapted them to fit [...]
If there is someone on your gift list who loves college football AND business, we have a suggestion. Jeff Beals has written “Selling Saturdays” (Keynote Publishing, $19.95) Blue-chip sales tips from college football . Fun and informative. If you think your industry is competitive, you wouldn’t believe the selling skills necessary to assemble a championship [...]
Alicia Overby need to invent something to keep her baby from suffering neck strain. Once again necessity really is the mother of invention. Alicia created Baby Elephant Ears that keeps babies supported, comfy, and super cute! The chiropractor-inspired head support is ergonomically correct, ensuring proper spine and neck alignment. It’s available in soft, cheerful, vibrant [...]
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The Burger King system in Latin America and the Caribbean has launched a new, region-wide, unified website. For the first time, every country across the region will have a website with a consistent look and feel that gives guests the opportunity to ask questions and leave comments and feedback for a more interactive experience with [...]
By Karen Mills, SBA Administrator As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our [...]
The franchise industry continues to outperform the overall economy, according to the latest Franchise Business Index (FBI), which showed an increase of 0.6 percent, erasing declines of 0.3 percent in each of the previous two months. A dip in the unemployment rate due to 368,000 people dropping-out of the workforce, and a rise in the [...]