Software Advice CEO Don Fornes recently wrote called, “Do You Know Where Your Articles of Incorporation Are?” The idea being that there are many entrepreneurs who might be great at understanding their market and developing a product, but no one ever taught them how to organize their files. In the article, Don describes how imperative it [...]
Archive for July, 2013
Empowerkit has launched a new interactive “Pioneers of Franchising” website to recognize the industry’s most pivotal figures in history. Visitors will be able to view short profiles of each pioneer, and vote through July 31st for those who they feel have had the greatest impact. The top ten highest-voted pioneers will be announced on August [...]
The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced a special promotion to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29. Guests who donate a non-perishable item from July 22 through July 29 will receive a voucher for a free sprinster (6 Pc.) of [...]
SBA and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force are teaming up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on August 7th—the first event of its kind in the region since the disaster —to connect small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. Date: AUG 7 [...]
Key Bank Selected to Pilot U.S. Global Business Solutions Initiative To Increase Small Business Exports
KeyBank announced that it has been selected as a partner bank in the pilot program of the U.S. Global Business Solutions initiative. The U.S. Global Business Solutions (USGBS) is an interagency initiative launched by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to expand the reach of federal government export assistance, with the goal of adding 50,000 small [...]
The second-home market is surging as the health of the U.S. economy and the overall wealth of U.S. households improves. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors was recently quoted by CNN Money saying “we have had a strong stock market recovery, which helps more people in the prime ages for buying [...]
Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting Friday, July 26, 2013 from 08:30am – 12:00pm for ChallengeHER—New Orleans, LA held at Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center, University of New Orleans. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this [...]
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary in July by launching a month-long campaign in support of Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Customers at more than 65 participating restaurants nationwide will be invited to make a $1 donation to feed hungry children.
It takes time and effort to help your employees reach the highest levels of performance, says Mona Berberich, digital marketing manager at Better Weekdays. Figure out what your employees care about, provide them with new challenges and monitor their progress, she recommends.
Country Inns & Suites is preparing to roll out the results of its latest brand overhaul, which features aesthetics and room amenities aimed at the lucrative millennial travel market. The design refresh includes linear furniture and more neutral color tones. Rooms have an array of ports for guests’ devices. “We want it soft and contemporary [...]
Growth at restaurant chains is reflecting the IFA-reported trend that franchises are growing faster than other businesses, including the 52-unit Baja-inspired chain Costa Vida, which announced plans to double its number of locations in the U.S. and Canada. IFA’s report “shows franchising remains an incredibly strong and resilient business model that generates jobs and economic [...]
Tuesday, July 30, 1 pm EDT 60 minutes Hosted by SCORE Meeting Description: Are you engaging your customers in the social media space? Social media marketing builds brand awareness and develops customer relationships. Discover this simple and cost-effective method for launching marketing campaigns. Don’t miss this 1-hour workshop to learn the keys to success in [...]