The National Retail Federation is predicting a small increase of 4.1 % in holiday sales this year. And according to a new survey from Manta, the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business, 43 percent of small business owners are more optimistic about holiday sales this year versus 2011. While 51 percent of those […]
The US Bureau of Labor reports that the national unemployment rate, while slightly lower than previous months, holds steady around 8.1%. As job opportunities remain scarce, many Americans are looking into franchise ownership opportunities. However, many of these options require large financial investments and force prospective owners to commit to a specific building location. Luckily, […]
Want to know what the future of franchising holds? From Jan. 11-13, 2013, thousands of prospective franchisees from South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry-leading franchisors to discover their ideal investment opportunity at the 7th Annual Franchise Expo South on Miami Beach. Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the […]
The first class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), the free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run a business, culminated with presentations of business plans by 15 of the 35 designers who participated in the program. The event took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in […]
Lindsey Adelman created the Branching Bubbles chandeliers and they are Brooklyn-born. The one of a kind fixtures featured handblown glass globes.
A New Zealand clothing chain installed plates with raised lettering on public benches throughout city parks to promote their wares. Sitters walked away with ads branded on the backs of their legs.
Michael Potter is the owner of Eden Foods, one of the last remaining independent organic foods manufacturing firms in the United States. Potter is also an official advisor to the director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and forefront in the fight to uphold organic standards.
Looking to hire extra staff for the up and coming holiday season, or find that you wished you’d hired temporary workers this past summer? Hiring seasonal workers involves following a few rules of the road. Many of the laws and regulations that apply to full-time employees also apply to seasonal or part-time employees. Here’s what […]
Have you ever walked through a cemetery and wondered about the lives of the people buried there? So have Rick and Lorie Miller, and after losing some very dear family members in the recent years, including Lorie’s younger brother Charlie and her Grandparents. They wanted to find a way to celebrate the lives of those […]
If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. To get started, enter your […]
The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and over 20 sauce varieties opened a new restaurant in Brick, NJ. in October. The restaurant created 200 jobs for the area and is the first Quaker Steak & Lube® location in New Jersey. The new Lube is located at 1036 […]
Tom Wujec: Build A Tower, Build A Team Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Tom […]