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[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Competitive Biker Buddies Invent Fit Desk

Co-workers Steve Ferrusi and Ryan Moore became biking buddies after deciding to compete in a 100-mile fundraiser for leukemia, a disease that claimed their friend.  When the then out of shape riders felt their desk jobs were weighing down their training hours, they attached a tabletop to a stationary bike; And FitDesk™ was born. Now […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Five Tips For Making Your Presentations Pop

By Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-founder of Prezi Place yourself in the audience’s shoes. Choose the right medium to catch the eye of your audience and pique their interest in your key messages whether that’s using presentations, videos, or just a whiteboard. Share ideas. Collaborate with you colleagues and clients. Great ideas can come from […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Fast Casual Is The New Black For Sbarro

Sbarro is stepping into the “fast casual restaurant” fray with days away from opening its first Pizza Cucinova restaurant in the very popular Easton Shopping Center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening is set for next week. “This is a completely separate concept, designed to be developed primarily in strip centers,” says J. David Karam, chief […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Five Businesses You Can Start This Weekend For $100 Or Less

Looking to pick up extra cash? Start your own small business this weekend without a hefty investment. Here are five small businesses for you to consider: 1.Meal Delivery—Plenty of people would pay to have the local fast food place, the local hero place or restaurant deliver a lunch or dinner. You can do it. Investigate […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP: $5 Million A Year For All-Natural Pest Repellent

Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO of Earth-Kind, is an entrepreneur with a focus on growing ideas, products, companies (and people) through a sustainable approach. Her company, Earth-Kind, has the mission to preserve what’s good and prevent the rest, by providing proactive, natural alternatives to protect the spaces in which we live, work and play. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

What Should I Ask A Franchisor?

Interested in buying a franchise and becoming a franchisee? You’ll be meeting with the franchisor and to make sure the ‘fit’ is right for you, ask Does the franchisor staff attend seminars on franchising and management? Do field consultants offer help and guidance or merely act in a regulatory role? How many franchises are expected […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

Do You Have To Offer Family and Medical Leave To Your Employees?

Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). This law requires an employee to be given up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave when: ~the employee or employee’s spouse has a child ~the employee adopts a child or takes in a foster child ~the employee needs to care for an ill spouse, […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 10, 2013

Five Pet Businesses You Can Start Right Away

Love animals? Turn your passion into profit. You can start a business taking care of pets or creating a product or service for their needsHere are 25 suggestions to get you started. 1. PET FURNITURE:If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for pets with nice […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

Five Security Tips For Your Small Business

October is National Crime Prevention Month, and ADT has five tips for small business owners, ranging from restaurant operators to boutique retailers and more, to help protect their business from physical threats. Five tips for proactively securing small businesses include: · Lighting: Discourage burglars by ensuring adequate lighting at all entrances and exits, keeping a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

WWF To Host Panel at Atlanta Foodservice Expo

Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) will host an industry panel entitled “Lessons Learned Along the Road to Success” at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo. The panel will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from 2 to 3 p.m. on October 21. WFF’s panel of inspirational women leaders will feature Nancy Caldarola, PhD, RD, a consultant […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Handyman Business Makes $21 Million

While the handyman industry remains highly fragmented with many “mom and pop” operators, Handyman Matters craftsmen are employees of local franchise owners and have undergone extensive background checks, adhere to a dress code and call customers the evening prior to a job to verify the time of arrival. They respect customers’ property and never ask […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

Five Tips To Keep Your Business Info Safe In The Cloud

The sudden closing of enterprise cloud storage provider Nirvanix has left more than 1,000 of their customers scrambling to quickly migrate data to new providers. Cloud infrastructure provider Jitscale today outlined some tips that will help companies keep their cloud-based data safe in the event of an unexpected disruption in service. “While some skeptics have […]

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