“I had 17 pairs of readers,” said entrepreneur Kelly Coty, “but I could never find a pair when I needed them. And the ones I could find, were all stretched out or broken, because they’re not actually designed to be worn on your head! The hairband had been on my head all day and never [...]
A new program from PayPal is designed to help small businesses modernize their cash registers and get their hands on the same powerful selling tools that big businesses use every day. Starting on July 10th, 2013, PayPal is waiving transaction fees for up to $20,000 worth of transactions each month through January 31st, 2014 for [...]
Club E Atlanta (www.clubeatlanta.com), a public-private partnership that promotes entrepreneurship, will hold a grand opening for its 11,000-square-foot facility in College Park, a suburb of Atlanta, on June 27, marking an exciting new chapter for the City of College Park and area entrepreneurs. “People come up to me and ask me, ‘What’s a Club E?’” [...]
Lollicup Coffee & Tea, a cafe specializing in Taiwanese boba and bubble tea, will grand open its 39th location at 2206 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 on Friday, June 21 st at 11 am. Lollicup Coffee & Tea retail locations offer a variety of hot and cold beverages, along with Asian snacks and foods. [...]
On the heels of a Pew study revealing dwindling U.S. retirement preparedness, a new poll shows that 70% of small business owners see threats to business and the economy from the lack of retirement security. The national scientific poll was released today by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Main Street Alliance – [...]
Marsha Sinetar coined the phrase, “do what you love and the money will follow,” and used it as the title for her groundbreaking book in the 1980s. It’s still the most important piece of advice to follow when launching your own small business. You are going to be spending all of your time on your [...]
Pizza chains in Detroit, Mich., such as Domino’s, Little Caesar’s and Hungry Howie’s Pizza are rolling out deep dish and pan pizza offerings in response to growing customer demand. One Domino’s franchise in the area saw a 66% increase in first-quarter profits after the Handmade Pan crust debuted.
The BrightStar in-home care services franchise broke ground on its first 36-bed assisted-living facility in April, and the company plans to open 30 such facilities over the next five years and go public as early as 2015. “We’ve been providing home care, but as clients age many families have been asking us for recommendations for [...]
Subway’s 39,500 restaurants already make it the world’s largest quickservice chain by unit count, and the chain aims to hang onto that lead. Subway expects to end 2017 with 50,000 units and has a vision for growing to 100,000 stores by 2030, said Chief Development Officer Don Fertman.
By John Driscoll Failure To Launch is not a great movie, but a great way to explain what happens to businesses that set out to develop a new website, app, or web tool and then never see it make it off the ground. If this has happened to you, you’ve probably wondered why it seems [...]
Every year around April, tens of thousands of people fly across the globe to Guangzhou, China for the Canton Fair, one of the largest trade shows in the world. It’s big, overwhelming, and can come with an expensive price tag. The good news is that in the age of e-commerce, you can find the suppliers [...]
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year. Small businesses also have a higher fraud rate than larger companies and non-business owners. One of the most frequent sources of fraud is credit card abuse – largely due to [...]