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[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation

Every now and then a book comes along that you don’t just read–you save it to re-read it. These are the books that matter. Principal Chief Chad “Corntassel” Smith has written such a book: Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe is a soulful, no-nonsense and inspiring book that prompts us […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

National Airline Quality Rating To Be Announced April 8

If you fly a lot for your small business, you might be interested in results of the 23rd annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 8, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Murrow Room, in Washington, D.C. The AQR is the most comprehensive study […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

1&1 Helps Companies Score Points with Google

More and more Americans use search engines to find local businesses and services on the Internet. So far, smaller companies especially could only minimally benefit from this trend because they have not optimized their website for Google and other search engines – that is why they can remain almost invisible to potential customers on the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

IFA Legal Symposium Set For May 5-7 In Washington, DC

The IFA Legal Symposium, which takes place from May 5 to May 7 in Washington, D.C., takes on critical regulatory and business issues affecting the franchise environment with sessions headed by leading legal experts. Topics will include implementing franchise system facelifts, protecting customer data, SBA financing process realities, international expansion in high demand markets and […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

Krispy Kreme Makes A Comeback

Krispy Kreme still has only 2.1 percent of the U.S. coffee and snack shop market, compared with Starbucks’s  36 percent and Dunkin’s 25 percent, according to market-research firm IbisWorld, but the company is making a comeback. In the three years following Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’  initial public offering in 2000, its shares soared 840 percent, despite a bear market. The […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

Franchise Operations Summit In Boston, May 2-3

The Franchise Operations Summit is a two-day expert-led workshop event for franchise CEOs, COOs and VPs of operations, focusing on helping franchise systems improve performance through operational excellence. Industry experts facilitate a lively learning experience, where every attendee is expected to bring their own perspectives and challenges, with full participation as they explore a wide […]

[ 1 ] Mar. 14, 2013

Avenza’s PDFMap App: Interactive GPS Tool with Photo-Sharing Capabilities

Traveling and worried about roaming charges?  Not when using Avenza’s PDF Map App, which combines the detail of a paper map with the interactivity of a GPS tool and photo-sharing capabilities.  Users can download maps of all kinds from the National Park Service, FAA and transit maps, and most recently from National Geographic, and store […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

Ticket Summit Closing Gala Returns to The Bank in Vegas

Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, announced that its signature Closing Gala will once again be held at The Bank, a chic and modern nightclub located within Bellagio Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The Closing Gala will be held on Friday, July 19, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

U.S. Franchise Trade Mission To Egypt, Jordan, Qatar & UAE

The U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates is brought to you by IFA and Franchise Times, and is designated as a Certified Trade Mission by the U.S. Commercial Service.  From May 12-22, 2013, a select group of franchisors will receive valuable briefings and research and the opportunity to grow their brands in expanding Middle […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

Togo’s Kicks Off Latest Opening With Local School Fundraiser

Togo’s Eateries, Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971, announced the opening of its latest Eugene restaurant located next to Fred Meyer at 3215 West 11th Street. The new restaurant is owned by local resident and current Togo’s franchisee, John Anderson, who operates another Togo’s restaurant located at 954 Pearl Street. The local community is […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts To Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Dunkin’ Donuts has agreed to source its palm oil from sustainable sources. New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says Dunkin’ Brands Group will set a target date in its next Corporate Social Responsibility report for sourcing 100 percent sustainable palm oil or for purchasing offset certificates covering its sourced palm oil. The Canton, Mass.-based parent […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

Marriott Teams Up With IKEA To Produce MOXY Budget Hotels

Marriott International is moving into the economy hotel market, teaming up with IKEA’s real estate arm to launch a new European chain for travelers seeking style on a budget. Cool and contemporary budget hotels such as Motel One, B&B Hotels and CitizenM are springing up all over Europe to meet demand from people who are […]

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