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Archive for October, 2013

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: 10 Micro Businesses You Can Start Today

Micro-biz is a hot and fast growing segment in the small business community. Everyone wants to start a side gig to earn extra cash even if they have no plans to leave their current job. If you want to pick up anywhere from $250 to an extra $5000 a month, consider starting a micro-business, working […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Restaurant Chefs Are Pushing Veggies

As meat gets more pricey and patrons push for healthier options, restaurant chefs are increasingly making vegetables the star of the plate, according to new research from Technomic. Vegetables’ presence on restaurant menus has grown 11% in the past three years, fueled by an increase in the use of kale, cauliflower and zucchini. “Different preparation […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Five Cheap and Effective Marketing Tips For Your Bar or Restaurant

You don’t have to spend a fortune on marketing and public relations to promote your bar or restaurant, especially when starting out. You can even consider appointing an employee to handle these tasks–and pay them for their efforts. 1. Get a Facebook page. It is free and social media is effective. It is a great […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Five Steps To Help You Name Your Business

1. Think of several business names that might suit your company and its products or services. 2. Check if your proposed business names are available as domain names. 3. Check with your county clerk’s office to see whether your proposed names are on the list of fictitious or assumed business names in your county. 4. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Veterans Get Help With Small Business Loan Program

New York State is helping  Veterans who now own small businesses. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli just announced a loan to 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, a chocolate distributor owned by an Iraq war veteran. The money comes from a $4 million small business loan program for veterans. DiNapoli says the money could help new long-running family businesses or […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Snapshot of Restaurant Labor In The Future

Restaurants will never replace workers with technology, but according to new data from the National Restaurant Association,employees will become increasingly comfortable working with the industry’s newest tech tools, Forecasts suggest other likely labor trends: the workforce will grow older and increasingly diverse, and eateries will offer more part-time positions, according to NRA data that forecasts […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

5 Things Every Startup CEO Needs To Know

By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 14, 2013

4 Easy Marketing Ideas Using Key Tags and Plastic Cards

Businesses can benefit from key tags and plastic cards by using them to promote their business and draw in customers. Key tags are added to customers’ key chains where they are sure to be seen every time customers reach for their keys, not to mention being noticed by other people (family, friends, bystanders). An attractive […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Three Scary Legal Myths For SMBs To Combat

Halloween is just around the corner and it is the time of year where scaring is a “scream” and frightening is fun.  However, it’s important to remember there are real terrors at play – not the ones found in haunted houses – but the everyday terrors that can sneak up on small businesses if they […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

IFA Annual Convention Is In New Orleans, Feb. 22-25, 2014

Franchising’s big event is coming to New Orleans in February. World-class speakers, franchise experts, development and networking opportunities such as the ICFE Special Sessions, Annual Leadership Conference, Taste of Franchising and Franchising Gives Back await you. An exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services of nearly 300 companies.Plus, it is in New Orleans! […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Bach To Rock Franchise Helps Veterans

Bach to Rock’s offering is a part of “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a program developed by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with a goal “to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.” Last year when Bach to Rock’s program launched, David Leonard – a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 12, 2013

Startup Saturday: How To Get Rich And Famous On YouTube

We’re all familiar with Justin Bieber’s viral marketing success on YouTube. Not to mention Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video. YouTube has become a stepping stone to fame and fortune. The Prancercize Lady, skydiver Felix Baumgartner, Soulja Tell ‘Em, Jessica “LonelyGirl15″ Rose, Carly Rae Jepsen and thousands of other individuals have used the website to get rich […]

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