Edith Kelly-Green, former vice president and chief sourcing officer for FedEx Express, has become the largest multiunit franchise owner of Lenny’s Sub Shop, with 10 locations. Kelly-Green’s success has been aided by her training as a CPA, her experiences with FedEx’s supply chain and her collaboration with a business partner.
The SBA has put together 5 tips to protect your small business during this hurricane season: Determine your greatest risk potential. It might come from wind damage or the inland flooding that typically follows the tropical storm’s heavy rains. Meanwhile, your business could suffer financial losses due to road and bridge closings in the aftermath […]
Zeppole Café recently added another location at the intersection of Isabella Street and Rt. 50, Salisbury. Coffee and donut lovers, Zeppole that is, will now be able to drive-thru, order and be on their way. Austin Zduriencik, owner of both locations, the original of which is on Mount Hermon Rd, stated, “We recognized the value […]
According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, more than half (51 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own business. Of those working Americans who do not currently own their own business, 41 percent hope to do so in the future. “Being a business owner isn’t […]
Franchise consulting firm iFranchise Group, in a recently released whitepaper, predicts that current and ongoing changes in the healthcare industry will lead to a boom in franchising in this dynamic market sector. iFranchise Group expects the number of franchises in the healthcare segment to double over the next five years. “We are expecting to see […]
The Tri-State Food Expo (tri-statefoodexpo.com), a new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state food service and retail food industry, will debut at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey October 1 – 2, 2013. “The Tri-State Food Expo will be the first of its kind to exclusively serve the growing food […]
Enter The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security The Principal Financial Group® seeks small to medium-sized companies that excel in giving their employees financial security during the 12th annual search for The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. The program showcases the top 10 growing companies (with five-1000 employees) for their […]
Texas has passed legislation that will ease restrictions on craft beer manufacturers and restaurants that brew their own beer. The legislation raises the limit on production so these restaurants can sell 10,000 barrels of beer annually. “It’s obviously an advantage for the craft industry,” said Tom Janik, who will serve as brewmaster for a Twin […]
If you’re a franchisor ready to grow your system, be sure to join us Nov. 13 to 14 in Fort Lauderdale for IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference. This new conference is designed to address challenges and opportunities unique to franchise systems with 300 or fewer franchisees. The event is also a prime networking and educational opportunity. […]
Many employees say a lack of interesting work could motivate them to change jobs, according to research by OfficeTeam. However, you can keep your employees engaged by keeping them abreast of the company’s progress, supporting their ambitions and allowing them to take on new challenges.
Handyman Matters, a home services repair company based in Colorado, is gearing up for a major expansion, with a special focus on Pennsylvania, according to its president, Andy Bell. The company, with 122 franchises in 39 states, hopes to add 22 units this year and reach a total of more than 200 by 2015. “Our […]
Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting […]