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[ 0 ] May. 27, 2013

Talk Nerdy to Me: Glossary of Hot Tech Terms

By Robert Patrick A few decades ago, technology as a general interest was once limited to the “nerds” in “IT.”  Today, entrepreneurs and business professionals of all levels are unleashing their inner nerd and keeping pace. The evolution of consumer technology has created a social sub-culture where people define themselves by their choice of technological […]

[ 0 ] May. 26, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or […]

[ 0 ] May. 26, 2013

FREE WEBSITE MAKEOVER From SBOMag.com & 1and1 Internet

SBOMAG.com and 1&1 Internet Celebrate Banner Anniversaries With Website Makeover Offer Small Business Opportunities magazine, celebrating 25 years of publishing moneymaking ideas for entrepreneurs, and leading web hosting company 1&1 Internet, proud to announce their 10th anniversary in the U.S, is offering a free website makeover! In today’s business world, a professional website can be […]

[ 0 ] May. 25, 2013

Free Webinar: How To Sell More On eBay: What Works and What Doesn’t

Outright along with Page Mage Inc., eBay Radio, Stamps.com, Terapeak and Kabbage will be hosting a free webinar for eBay® sellers. Hugh Williams will discuss how search engines work and what makes the eBay search problem interesting and challenging. He’ll also give an overview of search improvements at eBay over the past few years, his […]

[ 0 ] May. 25, 2013

Startup Saturday: Launch A Parking Lot Cleanup Business

You can start your own parking lot cleanup venture for less than $100. It’s a business that you can run on a part-time basis to pick up extra cash until the venture grows into a full-time operation. Basically, you contact commercial management companies at condo facilities, shopping centers, franchise owners, strip malls, etc. and ask […]

[ 0 ] May. 24, 2013

Petsitting.com Helps Homeless Pets From Oklahoma’s Torndado Wrath

In response to the recent natural disaster in Moore, Oklahoma, Petsitting.com has announced that it will be donating 10 percent of its total sales this week toward helping the dogs and cats left without homes in the area. The company will donate to the Pet Food Pantry of OKC, which is offering dog and cat […]

[ 0 ] May. 24, 2013

How to Boost Employee Retention Rates

It’s important to do what you can to retain your experienced employees, who have valuable skills and can create a sense of continuity during ownership transitions, says Carole Spooner of Succession Services. She suggests tactics such as instituting a performance management system that lets employees know how they’ll be evaluated, providing opportunities for employees to […]

[ 0 ] May. 24, 2013

Have You Considered International Expansion?

Have you considered the opportunities for growth in new overseas markets? If you answered yes, make your plans now for the IFA/MFV International Symposium in New York City, from June 19 to 21. Learn everything from the first steps to success in international franchising to selecting the right markets for your brand. Leaders in international […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2013

McDonald’s To Boost China Workforce by 83%

McDonald’s will add about 75,000 new workers to its existing staff of more than 90,000 in China this year as it speeds up expansion plans and grows to 2,000 mainland units, the company said Thursday. Sales at quickservice chains in China are on track to grow 14% to $18.7 billion this year, according to Euromonitor […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2013

Luxury Countertop Sales Surging

Luxury countertop sales are surging, according to kitchen remodeling franchise Kitchen Solvers, which says that sales of solid surface countertops — primarily granite and quartz — were up 215% in 2012 compared to just two years ago. Kitchen Solvers, which has 48 franchises in the United States and Canada, serves more than 1,000 homeowners each […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2013

IRS Prepares To Increase Scope Under Affordable Care Act

The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to expand its powers under the Affordable Care Act, as the agency is charged with dispensing health insurance subsidies, enforcing the individual mandate to purchase health insurance and administering penalties to businesses that do not offer coverage to employees. To facilitate the agency’s new responsibilities, the IRS and the […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2013

Why Employees Need To Practice

As in sports, success in business is easier to achieve if you put in the necessary practice time, says Bryan Burkhart, founder of H.Bloom. Burkhart explains the nature of two training programs that his company uses to help people learn key concepts. The first, called SEED Program, prepares aspiring business owners to operate their own […]

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