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[ 0 ] Sep. 11, 2013

Keep Your Store Shelves Stocked — Even During Low Sale Seasons

Even if you can’t afford the merchandise, keep your stores shelves stocked. You can always follow the lead of Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus of The Home Depot. When the store first opened in 1978,  they didn’t have enough money to stock the warehouse store setting. They called their suppliers to help them “dress” the […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 11, 2013

Potbelly Files To Go Public in $75 Million IPO

Chicago-based sandwich and salad chain Potbelly has filed for an initial public stock offering that could raise up to $75 million. The company, which reported 2012 revenue of $274.9 million and profits of $24 million, plans to use the cash it raises in the IPO for working capital and dividends.

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2013

Don’t Miss Out On A Chance To Get A Free Website Makeover!

SBOMAG.com and 1&1 Internet Celebrate Banner Anniversaries With Website Makeover Offer Small Business Opportunities magazine, celebrating 25 years of publishing moneymaking ideas for entrepreneurs, and leading web hosting company 1&1 Internet, proud to announce their 10th anniversary in the U.S, is offering a free website makeover! In today’s business world, a professional website can be […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP: Old World, New Money For Alef Sausage

A construction engineer in his native Russia, Alex Mikhaylov delivered pizzas after immigrating to the U.S., eventually becoming a store manager. Although his new country offered a broad range of ethnic foods, Mikhaylov noticed that something was missing: No one in the U.S. was making one of the traditional delicacies he remembered from Eastern Europe: […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2013

Cinnabon President Out To Build “World’s Greatest Brand”

Baked goods chain Cinnabon is building its brand on a three-pronged approach that includes opening more franchised units, partnering with other chains including Burger King and Taco Bell to offer Cinnabon-branded products, and developing packaged goods, president Kat Cole said. “We’re building the world’s greatest brand,” she said.

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2013

David Oreck: How Entrepreneurs Can Grow & Prosper In Any Economy

Stop Discounting! Start Selling! For more than seven decades, David Oreck has been successfully marketing products to the American consumer. He took his little startup vacuum company and turned it into a household name and not by relying on big advertising or slick sales pitches. He understood that the customer does not want to be […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 10, 2013

Use Local Business Schools As Your Workforce

If you run your small business anywhere near a business school or university, look into having the students write your business plan, design your logo, conduct a survey of your customers, or handle analysis of  potential new products. The students often work for free and they receive course credit for doing so. Call the Dean’s […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Subway’s Success Story Started With A Single Sandwich Shop

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca’s success story starts when, at age 17, he opened his first sandwich shop as a way to put himself through college. Last month, the chain marked the opening of its 40,000th store.

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Federal Employer Identification Number

The Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) must be obtained by almost all businesses, whatever their form, and whether or not the business will ever hire employees. The exception is the entrepreneur who runs a sole proprietorship with no employees. He or she can use their Social Security number. The EIN is the equivalent of a […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Workers Take Caring Bosses For Granted, Says IMD Study

Caring bosses who help employees with their personal and work problems shouldn’t expect gratitude, loyalty and commitment in return, new research has warned. According to a study by IMD business school, most managers believe offering emotional support will benefit their company. Yet most employees simply view such shows of kindness as part of their superiors’ […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Can Your Business Benefit From VoIP?

By Jonny Grant Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the combination of hardware and software that enables the use of the Internet as the transmission device, which allows you to then send and receive telephone calls. For the small business enterprise, VoIP reduces the costs involved for a number of tasks, such as installing and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Big Name Software Could Be Killing Your Productivity

By Olin Reams In the search for business software, companies have a habit of turning to the 800-pound gorillas (i.e. products from large corporations) in the room. Gorillas, however, do not have the motor skills to create applications that meet highly specific needs. Today, companies are more likely to find unique capabilities and achieve greater […]

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