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[ 1 ] Aug. 13, 2013

Name Your Price to Charter a Private Jet

EmptyLegMarket LLC, an online clearinghouse for empty-leg flights, www.emptylegmarket.com, launches an iPhone app to name your price to charter a private jet. Drawing upon several years of experience filling excess capacity on private jets, EmptyLegMarket sees this as a real opportunity to simplify the chartering process and for customers to obtain significant savings when chartering […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2013

The First Step To Writing Your Business Plan

Preparing a business plan is a good idea no matter what business you are pursuing. It will help you answer all the questions you have about the business you are launching. The first step is to come up with the Company Description. What business will you be in? What will you do? Mission Statement: Many […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2013

SBA Launches New Tool To Clarify Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

Online Franchise Course From University of Maryland University College

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

7 Reasons To Perform A Summertime Tune-Up For Your Business

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

How To Make Your Store Holiday Ready

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

Lagging Loyalty Presents Opportunity for SMBs

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’ […]

[ 1 ] Aug. 12, 2013

Meet Teresa Scott, Founder of Women’s World of Boxing

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 12, 2013

Engage New Workers After Their Initial Excitement Fades

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.

[ 0 ] Aug. 10, 2013

Startup Saturday: Trademark, Copyright or Patent?

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 9, 2013

Key Small Business Issues To Be Discussed at IFA’s Public Affairs Conference

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 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 9, 2013

Roll-Overs For Business Startups–401k Financing

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.

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