By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, [...]
Archive for July, 2013
A scientific opinion poll released by Small Business Majority shows the majority of small employers believe climate change and extreme weather events are an urgent problem that can disrupt the economy and harm small businesses. The poll also found it is becoming increasingly common for small businesses to be impacted by extreme weather, and they [...]
AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print and marketing communications solutions, announced today that during its fiscal year 2013 ending June 30, 2013, it signed an unprecedented 41 franchise agreements. This unit growth is more than double its fiscal year 2012 signings. AlphaGraphics attributes these strong results to the successful implementation of its business strategy [...]
Select garments in Cabela’s new Zonz line of camouflage feature its exclusive breakthrough ColorPhase Technology. The design uses special inks that allow certain elements in the patterns to change from green to brown or gray when the temperature drops below 65 degrees F, adapting the clothing to the climate. Zonz camo patterns feature a hybrid [...]
His resume is impressive. While he is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States, an inventor, a diplomat, a scientist and author, one of the nation’s earliest entrepreneurs has recently been discovered to have also created a business arrangement that could earn him yet another title in the history books. For [...]
For the past 23 years, Craters & Freighters has been helping clients around the globe with their total packaging, crating and shipping solutions. These clients include Fortune 500 high tech and software companies, the world’s top museums and art galleries, and residential consumers. Craters & Freighters was founded over two decades ago to meet the [...]
Subway ranks third, behind Ford Motor and Amazon, on the latest YouGov BrandIndex list of U.S. brands that generate the most buzz. History Channel and Lowe’s round out the top five. The survey comes out every six months and includes interviews with 20,000 people per week.
Operating expenses are the costs that are required to keep a business going day to day. They include salaries, benefits, and insurance costs, among a host of other items. Operating expenses appear on the income statement.
Moxie Jean, the “Upscale Resale” baby and kids’ clothing website, announced today their new Back to School Collection to meet the ballooning demand for high quality, gently used outfits for the first day of school and beyond. Many designer outfits will be discounted an additional 20-40% off already reduced prices, which will help the 8 [...]
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
Dan Kim, founder of the all-natural Red Mango frozen yogurt franchise, has already opened 73 new U.S. stores this year, for a total of 250 locations, and plans to continue opening about 100 new stores annually, he said. The frozen yogurt industry is expected to post sales of more than $800 million this year, and [...]
Restaurants accounted for about three-quarters of franchise job growth in June, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. Franchise jobs grew by almost 28,000, compared to about 19,000 in May, with gas stations, auto repair shops, business services and accommodations contributing to the growth, as well. “The economy is improving — more people are eating [...]