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[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

Star-Studded Roster for International Franchise Association Convention in NOLA

The International Franchise Association convention talking place from Feb. 22 to 25 in New Orleans, features outstanding speakers including former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc., franchisor of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Todd Rowe, Google SMB Global Sales, among others. An updated convention brochure […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Quick-Serve Restaurants Offer Healthier Options in 2014

Quick-serve patrons are asking for healthier options and some chains are listening. Restaurant chains including Jack in the Box, Tim Hortons and Sonic have launched lower-calorie menu items, especially when it comes to the breakfast menu. Jack in the Box added a 250-calorie Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich, Tim Hortons now offers new turkey […]

[ 1 ] Jan. 6, 2014

7 Surefire Tips For Women Inventors

Women inventors need help and direction on their ideas. According to the National Women Business Council, women are slowly increasing their patent applications. Since 1990, the number of patents from women have doubled but there are thousands of prototypes on the shelves at home and ideas stuck, scribbled on napkins because women don’t know where […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Does Your Business Need A Retirement Plan?

By William H. Black, Jr. The question I’m frequently asked is “Do I really need to consider a retirement plan for my business?” The answer is typically “Yes”. The question arises, generally, because the owner of the business or professional practice does not want to add unnecessary overhead or increase costly unnecessary and unappreciated benefits. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Top Business Communications Trends For 2014 From Easy Office Phone

Now that companies are well into their planning for the new year, Easy Office Phone, the leading provider of cloud-based business phone services, has announced a list of the top trends in business communications that will shape the year ahead. “The intersection of mobility, cloud and increasingly fast network speeds will continue to shape communications in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

Small Business Owners Need To Set Aside Time To Plan

Small businesses would do well to set aside a little time to plan for 2014, experts say. If you’re ready to undertake this project, start by dusting off your master plan and developing some tactics to make your goals a reality in the coming year. “Your new year strategy should be a combination of vision […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 6, 2014

More Mobile in 2014 For Starwood

Travelers are going mobile. Guido de Wilde, senior vice president at Starwood, said the company plans to expand its mobile bookings. “By 2015, we expect interaction with our guests via mobile to surpass that via desktop. There are now more bookings through our digital channels than through any other non-property direct channel,” he said.

[ 0 ] Jan. 4, 2014

Startup Saturday: Government Contracting As A Small Business

By Paul J. Karch, SELLTOGOVERNMENT.COM We have all seen the stories from the media regarding a government shutdown, sequestration and amazing amounts of government debt. Putting the doom and gloom aside, one soon realizes that the U.S. federal government represents, for all intents and purposes, Fortune 1 in the marketplace. Having spent more than 25 […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 3, 2014

Ten Ways To Turn New Year’s Resolutions Into Solid Financial Habits

By David Katz As everyone knows, it’s a lot easier to make New Year’s resolutions than to stick with them. So, if you want to improve your current financial situation, you should try to develop some new saving and spending habits. That’s really the secret to taking control of your financial life. Whether you’re a […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 3, 2014

How To Set Goals–And Achieve Them

This is a great weekend to set your small business goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there? Is there a way you can measure your strides? You can use the SMART method to create actionable goals. SMART is a mnemonic used by life coaches, motivators, HR departments, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 2, 2014

Report Picks Top Ten Languages For UK Businesses

What are the most important languages for UK business to learn? A recent report by the British Council revealed a shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages to know for the future global business arena. The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 1, 2014

Go For It! Make This The Year You Become Your Own Boss

Happy 2014, Everyone! Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about and become your own boss! We’ll be with you every step of the way, providing help, resources, trend updates, features and rock-solid information from those who have been there. We can’t think of a better quote to start […]

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