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[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2015

Gigi’s Cupcakes : From $33 to $35 Million

  Gigi’s Cupcakes – the country’s largest cupcake franchise with nearly 100 locations posted annual sales of $35 million. Buyers are sweet on their Gigi’s Cupcakes. Same-store sales are up more than four percent Total system-wide sales soared 22 percent Gigi’s opened three locations this year, with nine currently under development Expects to open 25 locations by year’s end […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 16, 2015

Closets By Design Expands

Closets By Design is enjoying a healthy boom. The $7.7 billion U.S. home organization product industry is projected to grow 4 percent annually over the next three years, according to The Freedonia Group. Paralleling industry growth, Closets By Design, a longtime leader in the closet organizing and storage remodeling industry, announced deals for new franchise locations, as well […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2015

DevMountain Coding School

DevMountain is a coding school nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah. It was founded by coders and offers a curriculum with a focus on web development, user experience (UX) design and iOS development. With over 300 graduates, two campuses, and six course offerings, DevMountain is the largest coding/technology school in […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2015

Franchises Hire Our Veterans

The International Franchise Association’s VetFran initiative today announced 238,000 veterans and military spouses have become owners or have been hired as franchise team members, contributing significantly towards the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) and Capital One Financial Corporation’s goal of engaging the business community to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2015

Trampoline Parks Are Booming

Trampoline Parks Are Big Franchise Opportunities Indoor trampoline parks have become big business. According to Tracy Sarris, Executive Vice-president of the International Association of Trampoline Parks, an organization founded in 2013 to formulate best practices for safety in the industry and promote continued growth: “It’s difficult to keep track of the number of parks because […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 14, 2015

ListLocal Tool For Your Business

1&1 Launches Innovative ListLocal Tool for Small Businesses Companies with local relevance are found considerably easier on the Internet // Businesses can get listed on more than 55 leading online directories // More customer leads can be gained with a comprehensive online presence 1&1 Internet (www.1and1.com) has recently introduced its new 1&1 ListLocal which gives companies a […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 14, 2015

BookATailor Sews Up $5 Million

  Custom tailor enterprise, BookATailor, sews up millions a year.  Lifestyle and Fashion Brand, BookATailor, Develops New Process That Revolutionizes the Worlds of Men’s Fashion and Custom Clothing Jacomo Hakim of BookATailor is an innovative pioneer in custom bespoke menswear. At the age of 25, Hakim has created a multi-million dollar company by simply creating a new way for men […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 13, 2015

6 Branding Mistakes To Avoid

6 branding mistakes to avoid. By Pamela Webber Chief Marketing Officer, 99designs Branding is an important part of building a business, yet not every business owner gives it the attention it deserves. This is surprising since according to a survey we recently conducted to over 700 small business owners, 60% admitted that a company’s brand […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 13, 2015

Mixing Family With Business

Can you thrive while mixing family with business? By Marsha Friedman I once agreed to be a guest on a radio talk show that I thought would focus on marketing tips. But – as I always warn people preparing for their first talk radio interviews – the host can sometimes take the conversation in a completely […]

[ 1 ] Jul. 13, 2015

Head Shops and the Internet

How The Internet Is Helping  Re-Invent Head Shops A Business Model That Rose From The Hippie Culture  Now Claims A Place Online It was during the famously psychedelic 1960s that head shops emerged as part of a growing counter-culture movement. Some people credit the Psychedelic Shop, which opened Jan. 3, 1966, on Haight Street in […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 13, 2015

Electra Bicycle Sales Hit $6.5 Million

Sales for Electra Bicycle have hit $6.5 million. Over 40 million Americans ride bikes. While you’d assume most are serious road and mountain bikers, it’s the opposite – 90 percent are leisure riders. Enter Electra Bicycle Co.; the small company that started in California over 20 years ago with beach cruisers sent shockwaves through the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2015

9 Keys To Becoming An Entrepreneur

9 essential guidelines for becoming an entrepreneur. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., a diversified entrepreneur, shares tips for success for any entrepreneur.  Robert B. Pamplin Jr., entrepreneur, shares nine essential guidelines for becoming a successful entrepreneur. In a saturated and increasingly competitive market, Pamplin notes that the first steps toward a prosperous career as an entrepreneur […]

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