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[ 0 ] Oct. 23, 2012

Opportunity Is Knocking: uZAPPit Loyalty Tags

As a 28 year, innovative manufacturer and importer in the apparel, corporate and promotional products business, Pacific Emblem Co. has a cool way to market your business. By marrying the QR code (or as the company calls it – “their Smart Code”) together with their full-color printed Smart Tags, they have created the uZAPPit™ Smart Tag.  The […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

Happy Holiday$: Marketing Tips For A Great Season

Tips to help small business owners connect with customers for the holiday season. By Connie Certusi Executive Vice President and General Manager Sage Small Business Accounting With the holiday season right around the corner, many small business owners are planning for the busiest time of the year, and it’s the perfect time to appreciate your […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

The UPS Store To Small Biz: “We’re Here For You”

With small businesses representing more than 99 percent of businesses in the U.S., it may seem that they would have a wealth of resources to turn to for support. Yet the majority say they feel alone, according to new research by The UPS Store. The research shows small business owners feel they don’t get the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 22, 2012

Top 10 Mistakes When Using Social Media In Business

When a business leader calls for the creation of a Facebook page and a witty Twitter handle, he often believes the social media strategy is in place and he returns to his “core” duties. The problem with this is that for any business in 2012 and beyond, social media needs to be considered a core […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 19, 2012

Made in the U.S.A : Magazine Rack With Handle

The Plexi-Craft company that manufactures the clever magazine rack is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2012

Open Kitchen Concept Is Booming

For maximum transparency, restaurants ranging from fast-casual superstar Chipotle, to indie eateries favored by foodies, to massive fast-food chains like Domino’s are all turning to the open kitchen. The open kitchen trend seems to have been born in big cities such as New York, where chefs cooked within view of diners largely due to space […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2012

Business Boom: The Greene Turtle Is On The Move

The Greene Turtle has finalized a deal to bring 10 of its casual dining/sports bar locations to Long Island (both counties), the first anywhere in New York and anywhere, in fact, outside its Mid-Atlantic base. The sites will be operated by new Greene Turtle franchisees John and Jeff Froccaro, who operate about three dozen Burger King […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2012

First Lady Dedicated to Helping Our Military Heroes

VetFran Committee Vice Chair Joe Lindenmayer of TSS Photography and The Grounds Guy franchisee Rick Santo joined First Lady Michelle Obama as she addressed roughly 700 attendees at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, FL.  The First Lady said the Joining Forces goal of hiring 100,000 Veterans by 2014 was surpassed with nearly 2,000 companies combining […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2012

Bacon Is Big

The bacon trend began around 2007, when better pork was appearing in restaurants, said Kara Nielsen, who studies trends at CCD Innovation, a culinary consulting firm in San Francisco. “It trickled up to groceries. They started getting more natural pork supplies,” Nielsen said. “ And this new resource kicked off an interest in using the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2012

Applebee’s Offers Late Night Fare & Entertainment

For the past few years, Applebee’s has quietly been experimenting with a late-night bar and club scene at restaurants around the country. Some offer karaoke and trivia nights. Others have fashioned themselves into nightclubs where patrons can gobble spinach and artichoke dip under the Day-Glo beauty of black lights. In late August, the restaurant chain […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2012

Economic Census Forms Coming to America’s Small Biz

In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

Cousins Subs Launches “Founders Program” To Boost Franchise Ownership

To spark franchise growth and introduce a tempting opportunity to potential business owners, Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs® announced an ambitious new Founders Program that will put nearly $100,000 back into the hands of franchisees who invest in three to five Cousins Subs properties. Helping to make business ownership more accessible to potential franchise owners across the […]

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