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Archive for April, 2013

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Retirees Turn To Franchising To Finance Retirement

More workers are turning to franchising as a way to finance retirement, as traditional methods of saving diminish. Joe Prendergrass, who owns multiple Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurants in Virginia with his daughter, said his franchising approach to retirement savings has already yielded a 30% return on his investment. Franchisees of CertaPro Painters and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Donatos Pizza Takes Lead To Spur Summer Hires

Donatos Pizzeria has taken the lead to recruit employers for a summer hiring program designed to create jobs for 1,700 youths in central Ohio this summer. The program, created with $4.3 million in city and county funds, puts young job seekers through a training program and tries to match them with participating employers.

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Small Business Majority Network Council Member At White House Today

A small business owner in Small Business Majority’s Network Council will participate in a Small Business Roundtable Discussion at the White House today to talk about finding solutions to address climate costs and the transition toward a clean energy future. Michigan entrepreneur Jon Tobias will join Administration officials and small business owners from across the […]

[ 3 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Used-Clothing Biz Grows From 3 To 90 Locations

Clothes Mentor, which sells gently used women’s clothing, has grown from three Ohio stores in 2007 to 90 locations that average $1 million per week, CEO Ron Olson said. According to Olson, the biggest challenge for the company was marketing a used product, but found that having the right management tools and being in the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

McDonald’s Success In the Middle East

McDonald’s success in the Middle East is due in part to a growing middle class in the region, and brands looking to expand there should focus on supply-chain control, finding the right real estate and supporting franchisees, McDonald’s Middle East Development Company’s Managing Director Yousef Abdulghani said during the International Franchise Forum in Dubai, United […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Carbonite Survey Lists Work-Life Challenges for Home-Based Businesses

Majority of Small Office, Home Office Owners Skip Five Personal Obligations a Month; 79 Percent Admit that They Aren’t Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud Owning a business is stressful, but running a business from home brings additional challenges, according to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

3 Questions Companies Must Tackle to Attract & Retain Customers

By Jeanne Bliss, Founder of CustomerBLISS The best leaders in my life asked more questions than they gave answers. Too often we jump to prescribing. We feel we know what customers want. We believe we know the answers. But the real difference between an “everyday” company and a “beloved” company is how they answer questions. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

How To Fund Your Company

By Robert A. Adelson Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution.  The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go public quickly. The ins and outs of finding an investor for your start-up can be challenging.  With […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Building Better Business With Generosity

By Stan Craig The full-page ad in a recent Sunday edition of The New York Times stated boldly that $60,000,000 was received in 2012, over $1,000,000 a week by a variety of recognized charities and community causes. The ad was not from a charity or fund-raising organization. It was from one of America’s largest retailers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream Expands Small Business Microlending

To continue the successful momentum of its small business microlending and business mentoring efforts, The Boston Beer Company announced the expansion of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.  Key objectives in 2013 include providing an additional $1 million in microloans to approximately 100 new small businesses owners, inviting Samuel Adams drinkers to participate […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Burger 21 Active Expansion: Webinar & Trade Show Coming Up

Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced that it plans to expand westward with Dallas targeted for future franchise development. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, the Tampa-based concept plans to develop approximately 20 or more restaurants in the market. To date, Burger 21 […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 27, 2013

Startup Saturday: How To Sell Your Homemade Food Product

Welcome to Startup Saturday. We’ll be posting every Saturday morning on a business you can launch from home for $500 or less. Today we look at Selling Your Homemade Food Product. Do you love to bake, cook or whip up a special sauce? What if you could turn it into a moneymaking venture? If friends […]

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