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[ 0 ] Jun. 7, 2011

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS PLANS TO EXPAND

Edible Arrangements is evolving its business model to continue to meet the needs of consumers. The company announced today an aggressive two year aggressive plan to grow its domestic and international footprint, with the goal of opening 150 new locations in 2011, and 200 additional locations in 2012. What’s particularly interesting is that the majority […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

GREENER PASTURES ENTICE ENTREPRENEURS

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Leave for Lower Operating Costs, Growing Markets and Family Ties, but Closely Maintained U.S. Ties Create ‘Brain Circulation’ High-skilled immigrant entrepreneurs from India and China are leaving the United States by the tens of thousands each year, drawn away by better economic and professional opportunities in their home countries, according to a study […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

ANGRY EMPLOYEES COULD IMPROVE WORKPLACE

If you’ve got an angry employee on your hands, you may want to listen to what they have to say. That’s the finding of new research that suggests that a compassionate response to an angry employee can make your company a better place to work. In fact, the study found that when employees are punished […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

HOW APPLEBEE’S WEATHERED THE RECESSION

Applebee’s survived the recession by creating a dialogue within its management instead of enforcing rigid operational mandates, said Wayne Vandewater, executive director of training at Applebee’s International, and Michael Norman, senior vice president at Sibson Consulting,  at this month’s HR in Hospitality Conference in Washington D.C. The recession hit shortly after IHOP acquired Applebee’s and […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

‘UNDERCOVER BOSS’ GIVES FRANCHISE AWAY

The values of hard work and humility ran throughout a recent episode of “Undercover Boss,” featuring Baja Fresh CEO and co-owner David Kim posing as reality-show contestant Ken Sang, and culminating in Kim giving away a Las Vegas franchise to one of the fast-casual chain’s particularly impressive young managers. General manager Jose started at the […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

CPA’s LEARN BIZ IN ‘THE NEW FRONTIER’

AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference June 13-15 in Las Vegas What do new accounting, audit and tax changes mean to CPAs and their clients? How is the rapid shift towards cloud-based technologies changing the way business is conducted? Answers to these pressing questions will be among the topics discussed at the AICPA Practitioners Symposium […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 3, 2011

WORK TABLES THAT ELEVATE TO SAVE YOUR BACK

Do you spend long days at your computer? Studies show that you are much more creative when you stand while you work. And you get that flexibility with a sit/stand workstation from Anthro! Electric height adjustment – move the table up and down to the right height. Keyboard tilt – positive and negative, to give […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 2, 2011

LOUNGES ARE GREAT OPTION FOR YOUR MEETINGS

While traveling to boost business by meeting new clients, consider holding meetings and get togethers right in the hotel lounge. They offer an affordable option to higher priced hotels and you can’t beat the commute from your room in the hotel. Hotel chains across the U.S. are sprucing up their communal spaces, so next time […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 1, 2011

GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT YOUR BIZ

Want to launch a pr campaign but don’t know where to begin? Let the pros at Prnewswire help you create a winning campaign. They’ll help you develop and write releases that will be distributed on a local, regional, national or even international level. They say you can each more than 1,000 Web sites, databases and […]

[ 0 ] May. 31, 2011

DO YOU NEED A FOOD HANDLERS PERMIT?

If you are thinking of starting any type of food business at home you might require a ‘food handlers permit’. The licensing is regulated on the state level so you’ll need to call the Department of Health in the state where you live. In most cases, you’ll go through a brief course and then complete […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2011

VET FRAN DIRECTORY

To honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military, the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” was developed to help them transition to civilian life. The idea of the late Don Dwyer Sr., founder of The Dwyer Group, VetFran is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies that is […]

[ 1 ] May. 30, 2011

FINDING FINANCING IN TOUGH TIMES

The International Franchise Association recently hosted the Small Business Lending Summit, an event designed to help IFA members access credit and spur business growth. Franchisors, franchisees and bankers were all in attendance with a single goal in mind: to work together to accelerate job growth. According to National Restaurant Association COO David Gilbert, small business […]

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