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[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

5 Things Every Startup CEO Needs To Know

By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]

[ 2 ] Oct. 14, 2013

4 Easy Marketing Ideas Using Key Tags and Plastic Cards

Businesses can benefit from key tags and plastic cards by using them to promote their business and draw in customers. Key tags are added to customers’ key chains where they are sure to be seen every time customers reach for their keys, not to mention being noticed by other people (family, friends, bystanders). An attractive […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Three Scary Legal Myths For SMBs To Combat

Halloween is just around the corner and it is the time of year where scaring is a “scream” and frightening is fun.  However, it’s important to remember there are real terrors at play – not the ones found in haunted houses – but the everyday terrors that can sneak up on small businesses if they […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

IFA Annual Convention Is In New Orleans, Feb. 22-25, 2014

Franchising’s big event is coming to New Orleans in February. World-class speakers, franchise experts, development and networking opportunities such as the ICFE Special Sessions, Annual Leadership Conference, Taste of Franchising and Franchising Gives Back await you. An exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services of nearly 300 companies.Plus, it is in New Orleans! […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Bach To Rock Franchise Helps Veterans

Bach to Rock’s offering is a part of “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a program developed by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with a goal “to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.” Last year when Bach to Rock’s program launched, David Leonard – a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 12, 2013

Startup Saturday: How To Get Rich And Famous On YouTube

We’re all familiar with Justin Bieber’s viral marketing success on YouTube. Not to mention Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video. YouTube has become a stepping stone to fame and fortune. The Prancercize Lady, skydiver Felix Baumgartner, Soulja Tell ‘Em, Jessica “LonelyGirl15″ Rose, Carly Rae Jepsen and thousands of other individuals have used the website to get rich […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Competitive Biker Buddies Invent Fit Desk

Co-workers Steve Ferrusi and Ryan Moore became biking buddies after deciding to compete in a 100-mile fundraiser for leukemia, a disease that claimed their friend.  When the then out of shape riders felt their desk jobs were weighing down their training hours, they attached a tabletop to a stationary bike; And FitDesk™ was born. Now […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Five Tips For Making Your Presentations Pop

By Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-founder of Prezi Place yourself in the audience’s shoes. Choose the right medium to catch the eye of your audience and pique their interest in your key messages whether that’s using presentations, videos, or just a whiteboard. Share ideas. Collaborate with you colleagues and clients. Great ideas can come from […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Fast Casual Is The New Black For Sbarro

Sbarro is stepping into the “fast casual restaurant” fray with days away from opening its first Pizza Cucinova restaurant in the very popular Easton Shopping Center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening is set for next week. “This is a completely separate concept, designed to be developed primarily in strip centers,” says J. David Karam, chief […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 11, 2013

Five Businesses You Can Start This Weekend For $100 Or Less

Looking to pick up extra cash? Start your own small business this weekend without a hefty investment. Here are five small businesses for you to consider: 1.Meal Delivery—Plenty of people would pay to have the local fast food place, the local hero place or restaurant deliver a lunch or dinner. You can do it. Investigate […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP: $5 Million A Year For All-Natural Pest Repellent

Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO of Earth-Kind, is an entrepreneur with a focus on growing ideas, products, companies (and people) through a sustainable approach. Her company, Earth-Kind, has the mission to preserve what’s good and prevent the rest, by providing proactive, natural alternatives to protect the spaces in which we live, work and play. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 10, 2013

What Should I Ask A Franchisor?

Interested in buying a franchise and becoming a franchisee? You’ll be meeting with the franchisor and to make sure the ‘fit’ is right for you, ask Does the franchisor staff attend seminars on franchising and management? Do field consultants offer help and guidance or merely act in a regulatory role? How many franchises are expected […]

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