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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2011

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

Betsy Ross finished the manufacturing and sewing of the first official stars-and -stripes American flag in late May or early June 1776. Ross, who owned her own upholstery business, was commissioned personally to do the flag by Gen. George Washington. Flag sales in the U.S. this year are booming. The Flag Manufacturers Association of America […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2011

POP UP STORES

There are plenty of vacant stores that landlord and realtors can’t rent right now and they offer a great opportunity to entrepreneurs who want to create a Pop Up Store. A pop-up retail space is a venue that is temporary — the space could be a sample sale one day and host a private cocktail […]

[ 0 ] May. 27, 2011

GOT A VAN? YOU’VE GOT A BUSINESS!

There are so many businesses you can run as a mobile mogul. If you’ve got a van, an SUV or even a station wagon, you can start a wide variety of businesses. Austad’s golf empire was started when the founder threw a bunch of golf clubs in the trunk of his car and traveled to […]

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