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[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Emerging Markets Show Rising Demand for Luxury Travel

Demand for luxury travel is going up in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and China, Small Luxury Hotels of the World reports. “We hope and expect this growth to continue through 2013 and beyond,” said SLH CEO Paul Kerr. “In addition, tech gurus hyped 2012 as the year of the mobile boom, and our […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Our Town America Welcomes Residents, Boosts Businesses

New residents in neighborhoods nationwide often find packages in their mailboxes from Our Town America, which sends out coupons for establishments such as Sport Clips and Schlotzsky’s to promote local businesses and help new residents get acclimated to their neighborhoods. “It’s a great way for the community to get to know local business owners to […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

7-11 Booms In Indonesia With Wi-Fi, Scooter Parking & Cafes

Retail operator PT Modern Putra Indonesia will add hundreds more 7-Eleven stores in the next few years, catering to the burgeoning middle class’ growing demand for convenience foods. The retailer operates 119 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia, most of which have evolved into self-service cafes equipped with tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi, music and scooter-parking valets […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

Build Your Brand With Help From Happy Employees

Companies can leverage the power of happy, engaged employees in building their corporate reputation and brand, writes speaker and consultant Kare Anderson. To do this, she writes, businesses should use employees to speak positively about the company, tapping their ideas to become ambassadors for your business’ brand, and remember that if even a few workers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

Jamba Juice: Popular With Pro Athletes Like Vernon Davis Who Want To Be Franchisees

Sports stars earn millions in their short careers but many go broke after they retire, a trend Jamba Juice aims to help more of them avoid. The company has become a magnet for many pro athletes-turned-franchisees. “It’s a simple product: You don’t have to take 25 minutes explaining it to someone,” said sports marketing consultant […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

5 Insider Tips To Increase Your Chance of Getting A Bank Loan

The American Bankers Association has released the following tips to help small business owners best position themselves to obtain small business bank loans. “Five Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Bank Loan,” the first in a series of tips to be released throughout the year, provides a rare glimpse into how bankers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2013

Survey Says Utah & Alabama Are Most Small Biz Friendly

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho and Texas rated as the top-five friendliest states for small business. In contrast, small business owners gave Hawaii, Maine and Rhode Island an “F,” while California and Illinois rounded out the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2013

6 Crowdfunding Tips For Your Small Business

There is a lot of buzz out there these days about crowdfunding. As Kauffman Dissertation Fellow Ethan Mollick at the     University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School puts it, “Crowdfunding has been drawing substantial attention from policy makers, managers, and entrepreneurs, but relatively little notice from academics, even though it touches on many topics of importance […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2013

4 Last Minute Tax Tips For Small Business Owners

Capital One offers the following tips to help small business owners can best manage their 2012 taxes: ·         Know before you start: Tax laws are consistently being updated. Small business owners must stay abreast of the latest legation surrounding eligible tax deductions. Tools such as IRS.gov offer insight designed to equip small business owners with the most […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2013

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Hosts Business Fair

3,500 will gather to generate business that creates jobs The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will convene 3,500 decision makers from the nation’s leading corporations, government entities and women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to generate business together and stimulate economic growth at the 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2013

Lawmakers Propose Labeling Bill For Pizza Brands

Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., introduced a bill recently aimed at making it easier for pizza restaurants to comply with menu labeling rules. The bill would allow eateries that get most of their business from take-out and delivery to post calorie counts on remote access menus, let pizza places post counts […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 1, 2013

10 Steps to Expand Your Small Business: Free Webinar

Small businesses need an effective growth plan to thrive in a challenging economy. Seeking strategies to spur your business’ growth? Looking for ways to penetrate new customer segments or launch new services or products? Learn how to assess the current state of your business and determine where to focus your energy and resources to grow […]

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