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[ 0 ] Apr. 18, 2012

Quote of the Day

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Which is another way of saying that the way to make a friend is to be one.” ~Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), Writer, Success Trainer

[ 0 ] Apr. 17, 2012

The New mail.com iPad App Has Arrived

The new mail.com iPad App is here! Previously, the mail.com app was only available to smartphone users but now iPad tablet users can now take advantage of mail.com accessibility . Because of it’s larger screen, users have the ability to manage their email inbox much more efficiently and very similarly to that of a desktop. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 17, 2012

IFA Asks U.S. Gov’t. To Help Boost International Tourism

The International Franchise Association has joined several other business groups in the Discover America Partnership asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to take more aggressive steps to boost the U.S.’s share of the international tourism market. IFA is a member of the partnership, with IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira serving on the board of […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Musicians Applaud Passage of FAA Bill

After five years and 23 short-term extensions, Congress has passed legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next four years. Included in the bill are provisions that create a uniform national policy regarding musical instruments on airplanes. Any instrument that can be safely stored in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat may […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

National Small Business Week: May 20

The nation’s top entrepreneurs will be honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week events May 20-22 in Washington, D.C.  A series of award ceremonies, small business events and educational forums will mark the 59th anniversary of the agency and the 49th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week. National Small Business […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Small Business Concentration = Happy Local Environments

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations — with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes — than do those that rely on large companies with “absentee” owners, according to a national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. “What stands out about this research is that […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Custom Signage For Your Biz

StoreSigns.com is an online site where store owners can choose from 100s of layouts, customize to their brand, and in minutes, place an order for their specific needs. Using imagery and templates that have been successful in national chains, the program is able to produce a premium signage that will upgrade the atmosphere of a small shop. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 13, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Wingtip Shoes

The Wingtip Blucher Oxford shoe is made by the Alden Shoe Company in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There are still many fine products made in the U.S.A.

[ 0 ] Apr. 12, 2012

Higher Gas Prices In Coastal Regions Will Hurt Biz

You could experience a sales dip if your business relies on boat traffic.Higher gas prices are rippling through South Florida’s marine community, raising fears that regional spending will contract as boat owners idle their vessels or budget more on fuel. More than 77,000 boats generate $991 million in annual spending in Broward and Palm Beach […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 12, 2012

Wendy’s Plans Sleek, Modern Look

Wendy’s Co. is hoping that a new look for its restaurants, coupled with a revamped menu featuring its new premium Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy burger, will rejuvenate its image as a higher-end fast food chain. The Dublin, Ohio-based company plans to make its airy new designs with metallic highlights a key part of its efforts […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 11, 2012

Disaster Planning

You’ve finally achieved your dream. Don’t lose it to a power outage, hacker disruption, fire, earthquake or other disaster. If you’re not prepared, a disaster could put you and your employees at risk, possibly shutting down your business forever. Roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. But […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 10, 2012

Franchise Development Seminars

Grow your business! IFA’s 2012 Franchise Development Seminar Series has been completely re-tooled to focus more on networking with peers and sharing personal experiences and lessons learned. Come hear from leading franchise executives offering development solutions and best practices based on real world scenarios.  Everyone wants to grow their business, but the recent difficulties in […]

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