Creating a business plan can be as easy as filling in the blanks in an already organized and solid template. Developing your business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects 3-5 […]
Archive for January, 2014
Though American-style burger restaurants have been part of Tehran’s quickservice food scene for more than 30 years, more high-priced chains — particularly those featuring classic-car and American movie star themes — are popping up across Iran’s capital and are popular among the city’s wealthiest residents. “In Iran, most things foreign are considered high-end,” said David […]
It takes considerable self-confidence to grow a small business, and Becky Blalock, managing partner at Advisory Capital, offers some pointers on how to develop that kind of self-esteem. In addition to other tactics, it’s critical to find positive role models and to push through your fear. “We all want to stay in those zones where […]
It’s a huge milestone for the carwash industry. International Carwash Association (ICA), the world’s largest organization for car wash professionals, today announced a series of activities and celebrations of the industry’s 100th birthday in 2014. Frank McCormick and J.W. Hinkle opened “Automobile Laundry” in Detroit, Mich. in 1914 as the first production line car wash […]
Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International, says the lodging industry is in good shape as it enters the new year amid strong growth in global tourism. Among the hotel firm’s goals for 2014 is a focus on growth in Europe, which saw the greatest increase in inbound travel last year, Joyce said. […]
Thinking of buying a food franchise? They are superhot and popular moneymakers. Before you take the plunge, study this list of questions to ask your potential franchisor: Ready to contact a franchisor in the food industry to discuss become a franchisee? To make sure the ‘fit’ is right, ask the franchisor the following questions: o […]
Your can win an award for your small business. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week – May 12-16, 2014 John Stonecipher—CEO […]
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TODAY! DEADLINE: Friday, January 10, 2014 Hurry! Only one week left to enter the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards– the top annual recognition of the best and brightest across various categories within the nightlife industry! With three categories— Bar Awards, Nightclub Awards and Vegas Nightclub Awards —there is something for everyone from […]
Want to up your game, raise your bar and grow new business in the New Year? If you’ve been thinking of hiring a new employee or two, follow these tips to hire the right talent to help you grow your small business. Here’s some insight to consider from experts interviewed for SBA’s Learning Center Series, […]
30 Delicious Ways You Can Become A Million-Dollar Food Entrepreneur!
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