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[ 0 ] Apr. 27, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : The Henrybuilt Kitchen

Craftsmanship, simple lines and rich materials are halls of The Henrybuilt Kitchen made in Seattle, Washington. The FSC-certified wood is handled by 20 craftsman in the process.

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2012

Invitation From IFA for Legal Symposium

Each year, IFA partners with the International Bar Association’s Franchising Committee to develop a program relevant to our friends in the international franchise law profession. Experienced legal counsel share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law.   Says the group, “We invite you to attend this meeting to discover what legal and regulatory issues are […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2012

SingleHop Introduces Customer Bill of Rights

SingleHop, Inc., a leading dedicated server and cloud hosting provider, announced the launch of its Customer Bill of Rights, a new type of Service Level Agreement (SLA). The company created the program by publicly posting its rigid internal timing standards on everything from hardware replacements to server deployment. Strict internal SLAs have always been a […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2012

Restaurant Owners Beware of Slip & Fall Image

A new study commissioned by Cintas Corporation found that nearly one in three American adults are unlikely to dine at a restaurant where someone they know had slipped and fallen. The study, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 30 percent of more than 1,000 adults surveyed were “very unlikely” or “somewhat unlikely” to dine at […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Don’t be trapped by dogma…and other people’s thinking. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition–they somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~Steve Jobs (1955-2011), American Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Apple Computers

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2012

Smaller Footprint Could Spur Growth

Some franchise concepts are counting on the fact that cheaper, smaller footprints might be more attractive to potential franchisees in this rocky lending environment. One in particular, Philly Pretzel Factory, is hoping a new kiosk offering will draw new franchise partners and excite its existing franchisee base. The 111-unit chain based in Philadelphia built its […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2012

Making Money Is Child’s Play

Ashley Gutknecht launches TheGreenPlayroom.com, a website devoted to sustainably minded individuals looking for eco-friendly toys, children’s furniture and room décor for children’s playrooms. TheGreenPlayroom.com will feature a beautiful selection of sustainable, non-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and room décor including: bookcases, storage table and chair sets, toy boxes, wall shelving and peg racks, and wall art. The […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Postal Service Cuts Linked to Email & Social Media, Says Expert

Postal Service to Cut 35,000 Jobs – Online Marketing Expert Kenneth Wisnefski Response The Postal Service announced plans to consolidate or eliminate over 35,000 jobs in the United States.  This comes as revenue has continued to fall and the agency is on a 3-year plan to save $20 billion. Online marketing expert Kenneth Wisnefski and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Orbitz for Business Launches New Small Biz Program

Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), has recently launched Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program. Recognizing the need for growing companies to have a managed travel solution that is […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

10 Ways To Improve Customer Service

“Businesses today must fight harder than ever to stop customer defections, increase same-store sales and build customer loyalty,” according to Pete Bosse, PhD: a consultant specializing in improving the customer experience. When confronted by customer defections, Pete identifies the root cause of poor decisions that usually lead to bad customer experiences. According to Bosse, “The […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Guidelines for Success

“There has never been a better time to hire people, but employers are taking too long and hiring the wrong people,” says Leadership Expert Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, who helps organizations revolutionize their ability to attract top talent. Top talent has started stampeding out the door. “It’s like wildebeest crossing the plains. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2012

Satellite-Order A Big Mac From Your Car

Japan is testing a new system that enables drivers to order McDonald’s burgers and other meals via their satnavs. A highly advanced in-car “Intel Transport System” (ITS) that the Japanese already use to get around their roads will use its wireless connections to allow drivers or passengers to select items off a Mcdonald’s menu next […]

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