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Archive for March, 2013

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Bay Ridge Ford In Renovated Brooklyn Army Terminal

Bay Ridge Ford recently opened its 33,000 square foot state of the art Ford service center in the historic former Federal Laundry Building, located at 152 58th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. After a $5.6 million renovation at one of the city’s largest industrial complexes, Bay Ridge Ford is the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Farmer Boys Food Takes Advantage of Fast-Casual

Fast-casual and quickservice restaurants are the largest category of businesses in the franchising industry, accounting for 20% of all establishments in the sector. California-based Farmer Boys Food has found success in the fast-casual franchise business with 68 restaurants in California, four locations in southern Nevada and five more on the way. “Fast-casual restaurants like Farmer […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Promotional Pens, Custom Hats, Mugs & More For Your Business

Looking for hats, coffee mugs, custom pens, LED flashlight-key chain emblazoned with the name of your small business and your logo? Want to give out a special ‘thank you’ to your repeat customers? Check out the products from National Pen Company in Shelbyville, TN. They do it all. The toll free number is 800-854-PENS and […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Food Companies and Parents Must Partner, Says Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama praised food companies that are helping turn the tide on childhood obesity and urged companies to continue to work to make it easier for parents to make better food choices for their children. “It’s also about companies realizing that marketing healthy foods can be responsible and the profitable thing to do […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Why Trust Is Critical for Employee Productivity

If you want to encourage employees to dedicate themselves to improving your company, you have to show that you trust them, writes Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project. For this reason, Schwartz allows some of his employees to work from home when necessary. “In over a decade, no employee has ever chosen […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Which Wich Expands Internationally

Sandwich chain Which Wich announced it will expand into Latin America and the Middle East this year and look into other global markets. The franchise has established 224 U.S. locations over 10 years and plans more than 100 new openings in 2013, which founder Jeff Sinelli attributes to the company’s strong organization, management and sustainable […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Pine Brothers Offers To Host White House Easter Egg Roll

California-based Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops, America’s first throat drops and trusted by American families since 1870, is offering to sponsor the 135th White House Easter Egg Roll, which is in danger of cancellation due to budget cuts. The event, open to children up to age 13 and their families, is scheduled for Monday, April […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Data Security Tips & Tricks For Your Small Business

By Philip Alexander, CEO, Data Privacy Network CISSP, ISSMP, CHFI, MCSE, MCT Large companies have scores of data security professionals working for them.  A staff of professionals dedicated to helping them manage their data security program.  Small to medium sized companies, have similar data security needs. The challenge of course is that they are not […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

7 Tips To Event Marketing Success

Allegra Network offers these tips for small business, nonprofits For the  small to mid-sized business owner or nonprofit organization with small marketing budgets or an even smaller staff, participation in a trade show or event can offer great visibility at an affordable price.  Participation in these events can generate attention, help develop sales leads or […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Go Mobile To Boost Sales

By Alan Chung According to the January report from the National Federation of Independent Business, economic optimism among small business owners is at a near record low.  But innovative mobile marketing solutions are helping merchants boost sales and confidence levels. Research shows that mobile marketing is now far more effective than traditional marketing tactics.  Businesses […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Preparation Is Key When Buying A Franchise

Franchises offer a variety of benefits to entrepreneurs, but owning a franchise requires preparation and management skills, said Richard Sifuentes, assistant director at the Small Business Development Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He added that interested entrepreneurs should visit franchise headquarters and talk to existing and former franchise owners before making […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2013

The Footwear Industry Show Its’ Generousity During National Volunteer Week

60 Footwear Companies to Send 3,000 Employees to help out in 43 Cities Other American industries would do well to study the survival tactics of the U.S. footwear industry.  In 1939 during the Great Depression at 210 Lincoln Street in Boston, shoe workers began the practice of passing the hat to collect money to help […]

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