Cold Stone Creamery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by bringing back past ice cream flavors and introducing new ones, Cold Stone President Dan Beem said. This year, the company will also expand its social media campaigns, online cake-ordering service and soon-to-be cardless loyalty program, he said.
Army veteran Andrew Wilson opened his Kansas location of junk removal franchise 1-800-Got-Junk while on deployment in Afghanistan through the IFA’s VetFran program, which allowed 1-800-Got-Junk to offer him special incentives. 1-800-GOT-JUNK “As a veteran, Andrew was able to have half of the franchise fee waived so he could have more capital to fund his […]
Now more than ever, women-owned businesses are playing a greater role in the health of the U.S. economy starting businesses at a rate 150% higher than the national average. If female entrepreneurs unlocked their full potential, the positive impact would be huge. Women business owners are positioned to add 8 million jobs if each was […]
Small Business, Big Plan (www.smallbusinessbigplan.com) announces its launch with a new concept in branding for small businesses. Offering branding kits with unique pre-formatted, ready-to-customize graphics, Small Business, Big Plan hopes to give small businesses an advantage they’ve never had before. Microbusinesses, solopreneurs–by either name, twenty-six million small businesses in the US face the necessity of […]
By Heather Wied, Kbuuk As we’ve previously discussed, PR is an integral component to a comprehensive marketing strategy for an independent author. Developing a public relations strategy means taking a proactive approach to generating awareness for your name and brand as an author in the media. The basis of a good PR strategy is to […]
As mobile commerce activity increases within the U.S. marketplace and payment processing advances alongside it, ISOs, acquirers and other merchant service providers must reposition themselves to meet the immediate and future needs of the businesses they serve. A newly released research report from ControlScan and TransFirst promises to help meet this objective, sharing important insights […]
By Christina Zila, Textbroker Publishers are going online, leading to a demand for multimedia content. Help publishers fulfill their own goals by providing modern press releases with links and rich media. 1. Add an Image Let’s say your release is on something mundane, like a move to a new office. Attaching professional photos of the […]
AltNation recently went live at myaltnation.com. This marketplace, which is designed and geared for small businesses, self-published authors, local bands and musicians, crafters, natural food producers and sellers and other small volume vendors, brings together vendors and customers in a way not attempted before; putting a 21st century sheen on the forgotten personal connections that […]
Hawaii Team Partners With SpanishHonokea Surf Parks (Honokea, pronounced ho-no-kay-a) and is the first company to secure U.S. rights to the Spanish-engineered patented Wavegarden® technology. Wavegarden®Spain is a leader in a wave-generating technology designed for surf parks that offer both highperformance surfing waves and smaller waves to teach people to surf. Based in Oahu, Honokea […]
Launching a new company or business division? Wayne McVicker offers some been-there-done-that advice that can help you keep your cool in the midst of the maelstrom. Start-ups can be scary. Whether you’re heading up a new division of an established corporation or launching your own small consulting firm, uncertainty comes with the territory. So many […]
It is even easier to book a TradeWinds yacht for vacation travel. TradeWinds makes it simple with their new EASY BOOKING option! TradeWinds, the only fully crewed, all-inclusive vacation ownership yachting company in the world has added an EASY BOOKING feature to its website to assist customers when booking a yacht rental. The EASY BOOKING […]
The gourmet pizza industry has been growing rapidly, with more than a dozen fast-casual chains debuting in the sector in the past five years. Many eateries, including Pizza Inn Holdings company Pie Five Pizza, are capitalizing on the make-your-own pizza craze, which focuses on quick, customized pizzas made with high-quality ingredients.