Home health care and related businesses have been a growing area for franchises during the past decade. The next wave might be drug and medical testing. Two local businesswomen are pursuing this business niche, one as a franchisor, the other as a franchisee. Lynette Crow is a former registered nurse who started Conspire, which provides […]
Reznick Group’s Growth Markets Practice Offers Pragmatic Tips to Growth Oriented Companies Reznick Group’s Growth Markets Practice in Tyson’s Corner, Va., has built its reputation working with companies through challenging times, helping to analyze business opportunities and maximize tax savings. Over the years, they’ve seen patterns in what makes some businesses thrive while others struggle […]
By Doug and Polly White During much of our dating and the first eight years of our marriage, we had a long-distance relationship. That is, Doug’s work required that he be away from home several nights each week, while Polly’s work kept her in mostly in Richmond. While the old adage states that, “absence makes […]
By Greg Crabtree The problem with cash flow is that it lags behind profit for most businesses. Unless your customers pay you and you pay your vendors at exactly the same moment, there will always be a time lag. If you understand the correct order of priority for cash flow, you will avoid the disconnect. […]
The holidays are just around the corner and the final touches are being made to holiday marketing campaigns. Hopefully marketers and brands have included QR codes on their packaging and marketing materials – if not, they are going to be missing out on an opportunity to attract and engage consumers to buy products and services. […]
Amerex is recognized world wide as a leader in the manufacture of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and has recently taken this wealth of experience to new dimensions with pre-engineered automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, industrial systems and fire detection devices.
We all know budgets are tight this year. You can still honor your favorite customers and clients with a nice holiday gift: a $10 bottle of WODKA brand Vodka. While the premium spirits industry has been categorized as recession-proof, with no sign of price reductions hitting $40 bottles of Grey Goose, Ciroc or Belvedere — […]
Recent consumer research conducted by the industry’s trade group, the National Automatic Merchandising Association, showed that more than 85 percent of consumers between the ages of 18 years old and 29 years old — the group known as Gen Y or the Millennials — actually would pick a vending machine over other retail options.
The franchise industry is on the rise, with 784,802 franchises projected to be in business by year’s end. At the end of 2010, there were 765,723 franchises, according to the 2011 Franchise Business Economic Outlook, published by The International Franchise Association. The reason? Patrick Walls, chief operating officer of Capriotti’s, said it’s because people want […]
Recently, Woodstock Furniture Outlet transferred to a new “greener” lighting system that not only protects the environment, but also helps local Georgia businesses and consumers alike. After Brian Aaron, whose family owns Woodstock Furniture Outlet, met with the Intelligent Energy Optimizers’ President & CEO, Nadav Sivan, it became an obvious decision for Woodstock to switch […]
Small-business hiring can help solve our big unemployment problem. Seedco – a leading national workforce and economic development nonprofit – released a policy brief outlining five ways that policy makers can jump start small-business job creation. Small businesses represent a singular opportunity in this troubled economy. Policy makers should recognize the crucial role small businesses […]
Would you believe 52% say they’ll want to use social networking websites to meet new people while on business trips! According to the 2011 “Tech Traveler” study* commissioned by iBAHN, the global leader in IP platform-based systems and broadband technologies for the hospitality industry, business travelers are now demanding that their personal needs – not […]