The second-home market is surging as the health of the U.S. economy and the overall wealth of U.S. households improves. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors was recently quoted by CNN Money saying “we have had a strong stock market recovery, which helps more people in the prime ages for buying […]
Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting Friday, July 26, 2013 from 08:30am – 12:00pm for ChallengeHER—New Orleans, LA held at Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center, University of New Orleans. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this […]
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary in July by launching a month-long campaign in support of Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Customers at more than 65 participating restaurants nationwide will be invited to make a $1 donation to feed hungry children.
It takes time and effort to help your employees reach the highest levels of performance, says Mona Berberich, digital marketing manager at Better Weekdays. Figure out what your employees care about, provide them with new challenges and monitor their progress, she recommends.
Country Inns & Suites is preparing to roll out the results of its latest brand overhaul, which features aesthetics and room amenities aimed at the lucrative millennial travel market. The design refresh includes linear furniture and more neutral color tones. Rooms have an array of ports for guests’ devices. “We want it soft and contemporary […]
Growth at restaurant chains is reflecting the IFA-reported trend that franchises are growing faster than other businesses, including the 52-unit Baja-inspired chain Costa Vida, which announced plans to double its number of locations in the U.S. and Canada. IFA’s report “shows franchising remains an incredibly strong and resilient business model that generates jobs and economic […]
Tuesday, July 30, 1 pm EDT 60 minutes Hosted by SCORE Meeting Description: Are you engaging your customers in the social media space? Social media marketing builds brand awareness and develops customer relationships. Discover this simple and cost-effective method for launching marketing campaigns. Don’t miss this 1-hour workshop to learn the keys to success in […]
By Will Frei, Sales Tax Specialist, Avalara Most businesses are unaware of the compliance muddle that exists somewhere between sales tax compliance and overt negligence. This is the sales tax danger zone. With 11,000 tax jurisdictions in the U.S. and thousands of sales tax rate and boundary changes every year, getting sales tax right is […]
More small business owners say business conditions are good or excellent today than at any point in years, according to the latest Citibank® Small Business Pulse released today. Nearly half of small business owners (48%) rate conditions as good or excellent, up from 43% in May 2012 and twice the rate three years ago (24%). […]
By Richard Schroder Preparation is perhaps the most critical trait of a successful salesperson. Proper preparation positively affects all phases of the sales process and is especially critical to formal sales presentations. Win Loss Analysis research shows that prospects both notice and favor a sales presentation delivered by a salesperson who comes across as well-prepared. […]
Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S, Number, a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business. D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants. Visit www.dnb.com to learn about Dun […]
The McWrap took two years to perfect before McDonald’s launched it with great fanfare this year, as part of a push to attract 18-to-32-year-olds who haven’t included the chain on their list of top 10 eateries. “We can’t compromise on convenience, speed, and value. But we have to keep up with evolving tastes. This will […]