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Archive for September, 2013

[ 0 ] Sep. 27, 2013

How Title Boxing Club Has Used Franchising To Leverage Growth

Boxing, kickboxing and fitness club chain Title Boxing Club has grown from 80 locations to 500 in about 18 months and boasts 50,000 members. The company has seen double-digit sales growth for 22 consecutive quarters and hopes to open 1,000 clubs by 2016. “Franchising is the most proven business model today and so to get […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2013

7-Eleven Courts Millennials and Health-Conscious Customers

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven is adding a healthy-snack section to some stores, offering organic trail mix, veggie chips and dry-roasted edamame. Spokeswoman Margaret Chabris says 1 in 5 customers leaves with a snack. The company’s focus on healthy snacks is part of an effort to attract millennials and cater to health-conscious customers.

[ 1 ] Sep. 26, 2013

Simple Guide To Managing Your Cash Flow

MyAssetTag, has recently created, The Simple Guide to Managing Cash Flow, a tool that gives small business owners the right tactics to manage the ebb and flow of cash in their business. The site features a decision tree format that guides viewers last the information they know and highlights the information they need to know. In […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2013

Chili’s Will Use Tablets On Tables To Drive Sales

Chili’s Grill & Bar will install tabletop touch-screen computers at nearly all of its 1,266 restaurants by next year, after tests this year show customers tend to order more desserts and coffee when they use the tablets, Senior Vice President Krista Gibson said. The computers let patrons order, pay and play games during the meal, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2013

Kabbage Survey Reveals Small Businesses Optimistic For Big Holiday Season

Kabbage, Inc., the leading online provider of working capital, published the results of a customer survey highlighting that 8 out of 10 Kabbage customers are overwhelmingly optimistic for the upcoming 2013 holiday season, with 41% of businesses expecting a much stronger holiday season in 2013 than 2012. Small businesses also plan to increase their borrowing […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 26, 2013

Fall Flavors Are Here From Pumpkin To Apple

Quick-service operators are launching seasonal menu items earlier this fall in an effort to beat their competition to the punch. From pumpkin doughnuts to caramel apple frozen yogurt, fall-flavored menu items are popping up across the industry even before the season has officially begun. “We usually launch [fall products] in October. But this year, for […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

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SBOMAG.com and 1&1 Internet Celebrate Banner Anniversaries With Website Makeover Offer Small Business Opportunities magazine, celebrating 25 years of publishing moneymaking ideas for entrepreneurs, and leading web hosting company 1&1 Internet, proud to announce their 10th anniversary in the U.S, is offering a free website makeover! In today’s business world, a professional website can be […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

3 Ways Chain Restaurants Can Be More Sustainable

Chain restaurants can embrace sustainability by focusing on the food itself and making customers feel good about where they choose to eat, Marc Halperin, restaurant guru says. Restaurants can boost their sustainability efforts by properly preparing and serving grass-fed beef, offering new flavors or marinades for types of fish that are plentiful, and improving and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

Tijuana Flats Goes Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

For the seventh year in a row, Tijuana Flats and its 501c3 charity, the Just in Queso Foundation—which provides aid to individuals, communities, and organizations in need—is raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Just in Queso’s newest charity hot sauce has redesigned its look for the month of October to portray a […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

5 Ways To Get Out Of Financial Trouble

Each year thousands of people find themselves in financial trouble whether it’s the result of unemployment, medical bills or plain old overspending. Al Goldstein, CEO of Pangea Properties, a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), explains that debt can have a crippling effect on one’s overall financial well-being as bad credit (or no credit) can […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

From Wall Street To Mr. Handyman Franchise Owner

David Ambinder, former senior vice president of global business support services for Lehman Brothers, left the financial sector after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and invested his savings in a Mr. Handyman franchise. Ambinder found the management and development skills he used to oversee about 500 employees across the globe with Lehman still […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

b.good Aims to Build a National Franchise With Local Fare

Boston-based burger chain b.good launched in 2004, grew to 10 corporate stores and began selling its first franchises in 2012, with a concept that features seasonal local produce, meat ground on-site and condiments made from scratch. Co-founder Jon Olinto said it’s a challenge to stick to the concept as the franchise program expands geographically, a […]

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