Holiday lights are helping build sales. Golden Corral found last year that restaurants featuring outside Christmas lights and holiday decorations earned 5% more in sales than locations that did not decorate, Golden Corral Senior Vice President of Franchising Bob McDevitt said. Restaurants that chose multicolored lights outperformed those with white lights because the colors have […]
Archive for December, 2013
McCafe coming to a store near you. McDonald’s plan to launch supermarket sales of its bagged coffee next year is likely to reap additional revenue, but the main goal is to raise brand awareness and spur additional restaurant sales of its McCafe beverage line, said U.S. Chief Brand and Strategy Officer Kevin Newell. The chain […]
You need to consider a plan for your business’ future. Prepare for the worst — the chance that you’ll suffer a serious injury — by designating and training an appropriate successor for your business, attorney Jack Garson says. And take into account the many other consequences by preparing contingency plans for taxes, loan obligations and […]
Need money and resources for your startup? Go!-celerator, a program born out of the entrepreneurially-minded branding and marketing company goBRANDgo!, is offering one start-up company free resources for 12 months. Interested start-up companies must enter by Feb. 1, 2014 to qualify for the go!-celerator program, which includes a year of free housing, office space, mentoring […]
Are you prepared to handle an emergency in your small business facility? Disaster can strike at any moment. That includes medical emergencies within a restaurant, something more quick-service operators are preparing their employees to deal with so customers can be protected when unexpected medical issues arise. Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is one brand that has committed […]
Campaigner Email Marketing has put together some last minute holiday email marketing tips. 1. Give Your Customers a Sneak Peek Under the Tree – Now is the time of the year to conduct multi-phase campaigns. Some of the most successful holiday campaigns have included sending up to six or more emails throughout the day. How […]
FranTech 2014: Digital Marketing & Technology Best Practices for Franchising, which will take place April 10 and 11 in Denver. This conference is designed to help marketing, communications and information technology franchise professionals navigate the maze of digital marketing and technology solutions available to franchises today. Register now.
Feeling stressed right now? Take a moment to sit back and reflect on your accomplishments of the past year. In the midst of the holiday rush, setting aside time to think about your business’ accomplishments during the past year is one way to relieve some of the stress of the season, business expert Jaimy Ford […]
Pizza is superhot! Traffic at fast-casual pizza joints rose 9% this year, and top-your-own concepts grew with backing from established chains including Smashburger and Sbarro. Other hot pizza business trends this year include digital and mobile ordering, expansion to international markets and the ongoing rise in take-and-bake and carry-out sales.
Learn now to build your reputation and become an expert in your field to grow your business. The following guest post is by Lawton Ursrey, product marketing manager of Sage One, a simple online accounting application for small businesses, and CEO and founder of Indie Peace, an environmentally responsible apparel company. You may be the best coach […]
A great holiday gift for a budding entrepreneur is support in the form of money, enthusiasm, a slap on the back, supplies, funds for advertising, contributions to build a cool website, and just about any other form of financial backing. Why not print this post out and leave it around for your friends, family and […]
2014 will be year of the Entrepreneur and the Maker. If you have an idea, an inkling of an idea, go for it in 2014. Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about. Find a niche and fill it. Figure out a better way to provide an existing service. […]