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[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2012

Bacon Is Big

The bacon trend began around 2007, when better pork was appearing in restaurants, said Kara Nielsen, who studies trends at CCD Innovation, a culinary consulting firm in San Francisco. “It trickled up to groceries. They started getting more natural pork supplies,” Nielsen said. “ And this new resource kicked off an interest in using the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2012

Applebee’s Offers Late Night Fare & Entertainment

For the past few years, Applebee’s has quietly been experimenting with a late-night bar and club scene at restaurants around the country. Some offer karaoke and trivia nights. Others have fashioned themselves into nightclubs where patrons can gobble spinach and artichoke dip under the Day-Glo beauty of black lights. In late August, the restaurant chain […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2012

Economic Census Forms Coming to America’s Small Biz

In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

Cousins Subs Launches “Founders Program” To Boost Franchise Ownership

To spark franchise growth and introduce a tempting opportunity to potential business owners, Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs® announced an ambitious new Founders Program that will put nearly $100,000 back into the hands of franchisees who invest in three to five Cousins Subs properties. Helping to make business ownership more accessible to potential franchise owners across the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

SBA Increases Support For Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) are teaming together on a pilot program in eight states to broaden the impact of the agency’s programs among Hispanic entrepreneurs. “An economy built to last includes boosting entrepreneurship opportunities in Hispanic American communities,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “The SBA is […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

Unroll.me Unclutters Inboxes For Gmail Users

Unroll.me has redesigned its innovative email program which organizes and prioritizes your emails. The free program, available to Gmail users, compiles your daily deals, social networking updates, and newsletter e-mails, and sends you a one-email-a-day digest. Users can also unsubscribe to unwanted email through unroll.me in one simple click. Gray Mail — a term used […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2012

McDonald’s Testing PayPal In France

PayPal is in the early stages of what may be a blockbuster mobile payments deal with McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest hamburger chain. McDonald’s is testing a mobile payments service featuring PayPal at 30 of its restaurants in France. Earlier this year, McDonald’s ran demonstrations of a broader PayPal mobile payments service at its franchisee […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 12, 2012

Made In The U.S.A. 1941 Replica Brushed-Chrome Lighter

Zippo manufactures the iconic lighter in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2012

Military Vet Expects to Make $500k This Year As Franchisee

Tom Perez spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working his way up to supervisor of the police unit, earning numerous medals and getting a business degree. But after he was honorably discharged from the military in late 2011, he applied for more than 100 police […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2012

Connect, Grow, Cash-in With New BizBrag Site

BizBrag has developed an application that has been proven to be very beneficial to small businesses around the country, and it’s free for them to use. The BizBrag app works by encouraging local businesses to work together to help promote each others products and services. This is ideal for small business owners, distributed organizations, Realtors, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2012

Franchises & Small Businesses Are U.S. Backbone

Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC recently. “Franchises and small businesses are the heroes of our economy,” Amos said. The franchise industry in the U.S. alone consists […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2012

Need Holiday Inventory? Look No Further…

The biggest shopping season of the year is just around the corner and it’s time for boutique store owners, discount retailers and online shop owners to stock up to accommodate the likely increase of patrons. www.Liquidation.com is a source to secure consistent bulk inventory. More than one million small business owners source inventory from Liquidation.com […]

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