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[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Caribou Coffee: Between Dunkin’ & Starbucks

The Caribou Coffee franchise is carving a niche somewhere between Dunkin’ and Starbucks. The chain began offering breakfast — including oatmeal — in 2010 and last year launched lunch items, including “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches such as Three Cheese Classic, Aged Cheddar Roast, Italian Chicken Melt and Gouda Turkey Pesto. It’s also unveiled new drinks, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 5, 2012

Doing Business In Canada & Mexico: Webinar

Hosted by industry professionals, the International Franchise Association offers a monthly series of informative, interactive seminars that will help you run your franchise business better.  Brought to you by the Supplier Forum This month’s seminar focuses on the topic on every franchisor’s and franchisee’s mind: Entering Canada & Mexico Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 2-3 p.m. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2012

Declare Your Independence: Start A Small Business

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Workaholics Can Hurt Your Business

Josh Tolan has put together some fascinating finds on workaholics. Working long hours was once the norm for Americans in the workforce, but with the help of technology, working around the clock is becoming the new epidemic. As our smart phones travel on our hips and even enjoy a special spot in our beds at […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Cuddly Company Embraces Technology

Cuddly toymaker technology and marketing are linked at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Chief marketer Teresa Kroll and Chief Information Officer Dave Finnegan have created a partnership that’s evident in everything from the company’s most recent e-commerce redesign to a new store concept coming this fall. Because its customers are interacting both with real-world stores and extensions online, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Tips To Make Your Trip To The Pump Less Painful

Chris Faulkner, CEO Breitling Oil and Gas 1. Fill up your tank on Wednesday or Thursday before 10 am. Gas prices rise on Thursdays in anticipation of weekend travel.  10 am is when most station owners make their price change for the day.  Unless it is an emergency, do not buy gas Friday, Saturday or […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Is Your City Small Business ‘Friendly’?

Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth most business-friendly cities Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released new data showing that Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+’s for their friendliness towards small businesses.  In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F, while New York narrowly avoided […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Small Business Owners Say They Are ‘Positive’

Forty-three percent of small business owners consider business conditions to be positive, according to the latest Citibank small business survey. This is a significant increase since August 2010, when 24% of small business owners surveyed reported overall positive business conditions. One-third (33%) of respondents said their own business is better than it was a year […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Small Biz Owners Still Feel Stressed

Despite improvements in the economy, three-quarters of small-business owners suffer from a work-related ailment, mostly stemming from stress, according to a new study from insurer Hiscox USA. The poll, which surveyed over 1,000 businesses with up to 249 employees found that 25 percent felt stressed. Of contributing factors, 54 percent were worried about losing their […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. ~ Crayola Crayons

Another great product still made in the United States of America: Crayola Crayons in Easton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2012

Millennials’ Picks For Top Places To Dine

Which restaurant chains are valued most by Millennials for the brands’ social-responsibility efforts? Here’s a hint: Don’t waste a guess on Chipotle or Starbucks. The fast-food chain viewed by 19 to 34-year-olds as the most considerate toward the environment and employees is the throwback burger concept In-N-Out, according to new research from Technomic, says monkeydish.com. […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2012

Corporate Housing Expected To Grow In Canada

The Canadian Chapter of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CCHPA) announces the release of the Corporate Housing Providers Association’s annual report on the state of the corporate housing industry. This anticipated report, the Corporate Housing Industry Report – 2012, indicates the corporate housing industry is continuing to expand across Canada and is a $2.49 billion […]

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