The Small Business Administration launched an online tool to clarify the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, saying businesses will not be able to avoid the law’s costs by cutting full-time employees to part-time hours because the government will add up the number of part-time hours to determine whether they qualify as full-time equivalent hours. “The [...]
Dr. Ben Litalien, CFE, is launching an online “Franchising” course for the University of Maryland University College. “Franchise education is scarce in higher education, and given the integral role franchising plays in our economy, college students need exposure to this unique business model,” said Litalien who also teaches Franchise Management at Georgetown University and serves [...]
Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. Successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean says now is a great time to do a half-year review and make some smart business moves while competitors are [...]
By Michael Peterson The holiday season is coming at us faster than Santa’s sleigh. If you are not preparing now for the holiday season, you are already behind the times. Stores last year started the selling season earlier, kept later hours and offered better deals. Did you? As hard as it is to believe, each [...]
By Zachary Hyman According to the customer centricity report from market research firm, dunnhumby, fast food retailers are neglecting the wants and needs of their customers. The survey ranks the performance of restaurant chains on what it calls the 7 Pillars of Customer Centricity — the attributes that are most heavily tied to a business’ [...]
American Dream Entrepreneur Teresa Scott is the Founder/Head Coach, and Personal Boxing Trainer at Women’s World of Boxing. T. Scott offers group and private “technical” boxing training for women ranging in age from 15-62. A registered USA boxing coach, Scott founded Women’s World of Boxing to offer women a safe, comfortable and uplifting environment to [...]
Many workers start to become less engaged after their first six months at a job, Gallup research finds. Employers can reverse that trend by increasing recognition in the early days, ensuring that top leaders are engaging with workers and consistently measuring engagement results.
Do you need a trademark, a patent or a copyright for your new venture? Here is a quick guide: What is a trademark or service mark? A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of [...]
Join franchise business leaders on Sept. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C., for IFA’s Public Affairs Conference to get the latest information from policy experts on the Affordable Care Act, tax reform and immigration, and meet directly with your member of Congress and share your top business concerns. You can also network with your legislators [...]
Did you know you could start a business or franchise with your retirement funds tax-deferred and penalty free? Call your investment firm for more information.
Choice Hotels announced it plans to open eight new properties in the U.K. and Germany by the end of next month, adding to the company’s European portfolio that includes nine hotels opened in the U.K. and France earlier this year. “We are pleased to welcome these hotels to our network of European properties, which offer [...]
Former business manager Martin Metzler decided to partner with functional movement practitioners Nancy and Jason Prince two years ago and start Structura Body Therapies, a massage company that hopes to reach 1,000 locations in 10 years, with plans to open as many as 20 units in North Texas within the next year. “It’s a unique [...]