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[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

MIRASSOU WINERY OFFERS GRANTS

Mirassou Bright Ideas™ Grant Program will Award a Total of $20,000 to Deserving Entrepreneurs Mirassou Winery announces its inaugural Bright Ideas grant program. Targeting those with innovative ideas, the program is inspired by the Mirassou Family’s more than 155 year history, making them America’s oldest winemaking family.  Built on a winemaking legacy that is steeped […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

HUGGIES IS CALLING ALL MOM-PRENEURS

Huggies has launched year two of its successful MomInspired grant program, awarding 12 grants ($15,000 each) annually to inventive moms to help fund their child care product ideas and women-owned business start-ups. MomInspired was introduced last spring, drawing in nearly 400 applicants, and awarding a total of $250,000 to 12 moms for their ideas inspired […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

National Small Business Week starts today! How will you celebrate? Visit the official host website to learn more about events, statistics, resources and links on small biz. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/

[ 0 ] May. 13, 2011

IFA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP TO HELP PRO ATHLETES CONNECT WITH FRANCHISING

The International Franchise Association announced it has partnered with the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI) to connect the professional athlete community to the franchise industry through education, research and interaction in advance of the 2011 PAFI Franchise Summit, July 10-12, in Atlanta, Ga. As the oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide, the IFA is […]

[ 0 ] May. 12, 2011

MAJORITY OF HOMEOWNERS WANT FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

A majority of homeowners want Congress to leave the federal tax credit intact, allowing them to write-off mortgage payments. A majority of homeowners surveyed say they want Congress to leave the federal tax credit for homeowners alone, and institute other tax advantages to re-stimulate the U.S. housing market, according to a Housing Predictor dot com […]

[ 0 ] May. 11, 2011

TD BANK LAUNCHES SMALL BIZ OUTREACH CAMPAIGN

Thousands of TD employees will visit with 25,000 small businesses from Maine to Florida to discuss credit needs TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has launched its first-ever, company-wide small business outreach campaign, during which teams of local lending officers and banking employees will disperse throughout communities from Maine to Florida with the goal of […]

[ 1 ] May. 10, 2011

SUBWAY GOES GREEN

The Subway restaurant chain has mad a commitment to making its restaurants and operations more environmentally-friendly. In doing so, the company has shifted to 100-percent recycled napkins, towel and tissue products; tapped plants and distribution centers that are strategically located to reduce transportation and food costs; and increased recycled content in paper packaging to 78 percent. […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

PREFAB HOUSING BY ROCIO ROMERO: AFFORDABLE & CHIC

LV Open House Tour Perryville, MO May 21, 2011 Rocio Romero is pleased to announce the next Open House Tour will be held at Rocio’s home in Perryville, Missouri. The homes are affordable, chic and make the perfect facility for your new house or a dynamic home office on your property. The tour provides attendees the […]

[ 1 ] May. 9, 2011

NEW GROUP IDENTIFIES CREDIT HELP FOR FRANCHISE BIZ

The International Franchise Association announced the formation of a Small Business Lending Working Group to identify immediate and long-term solutions to a lending shortfall that is hampering franchise business growth and job creation. The Small Business Lending Working Group is the result of an unprecedented Small Business Lending Summit held in Washington, D.C. April 7 […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

GOING GREEN PROMOTES EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION

UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business research indicates environmental performance is more likely than financial performance to improve employee morale A new study by UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Professor Adam Sulkowski and student Cassandra Walsh suggests that company’s commitment to the environment is more likely to result in employee job satisfaction than a […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

SCORE’S NEW PROGRAM SUPPORTS MILITARY FAMILIES

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, supports the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative, a program designed to improve support for our service members and their families. As part of this program, SCORE volunteers will reach out to provide mentoring, tools, and training […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine announced the winners of the annual  MVP (Most Valuable Player) Awards. These awards honor successful franchisees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in building their businesses, growing their brands, and serving their communities. “We congratulate these dynamic franchisees,” said Therese Thilgen, president of Franchise Update Media Group, publisher of Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine. “These […]

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