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[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Tri-State Food Expo For Food Service and Retail Market

The Tri-State Food Expo (tri-statefoodexpo.com), a new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state food service and retail food industry, will debut at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey October 1 – 2, 2013. “The Tri-State Food Expo will be the first of its kind to exclusively serve the growing food […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Search For America’s 10 Best Companies

Enter The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security The Principal Financial Group® seeks small to medium-sized companies that excel in giving their employees financial security during the 12th annual search for The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. The program showcases the top 10 growing companies (with five-1000 employees) for their […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Texas Opens Doors To Brewpubs, Craft Beer Production

Texas has passed legislation that will ease restrictions on craft beer manufacturers and restaurants that brew their own beer. The legislation raises the limit on production so these restaurants can sell 10,000 barrels of beer annually. “It’s obviously an advantage for the craft industry,” said Tom Janik, who will serve as brewmaster for a Twin […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference Coming This November

If you’re a franchisor ready to grow your system, be sure to join us Nov. 13 to 14 in Fort Lauderdale for IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference. This new conference is designed to address challenges and opportunities unique to franchise systems with 300 or fewer franchisees. The event is also a prime networking and educational opportunity. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Give Employees A Boost By Keeping Them Informed

Many employees say a lack of interesting work could motivate them to change jobs, according to research by OfficeTeam. However, you can keep your employees engaged by keeping them abreast of the company’s progress, supporting their ambitions and allowing them to take on new challenges.

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Handyman Matters Prepares For Major Growth

Handyman Matters, a home services repair company based in Colorado, is gearing up for a major expansion, with a special focus on Pennsylvania, according to its president, Andy Bell. The company, with 122 franchises in 39 states, hopes to add 22 units this year and reach a total of more than 200 by 2015. “Our […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

How To Sell To The Federal Government: Free Class

Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

The Importance of Social Media For Your Small Business

Think social media isn’t important or necessary for your small business? Think again. According to statistics from facebook, each day more than 20 billion minutes are spent on the site. Social media has transformed every aspect of society. Consumers, shoppers and clients are now the critics. They can photograph a bad meal and post it […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Simplified Tax Guide Helps Employers Learn Tax Benefits of Hiring Vets

Employers now have a user-friendly guide to help them take advantage of tax benefits available for hiring qualified veterans. Inspiration for the new booklet, the 2013 Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Qualified Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists (http://www.centerforamerica.org/tax_benefits.html), came from employers expressing frustration with the tax credit process, from determining whether the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Keep Your Grip On Financial Reins

By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Small Business Owners Are Concerned About Climate Change

A scientific opinion poll released by Small Business Majority shows the majority of small employers believe climate change and extreme weather events are an urgent problem that can disrupt the economy and harm small businesses. The poll also found it is becoming increasingly common for small businesses to be impacted by extreme weather, and they […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

AlphaGraphics Signs 41 Franchise Agreements In Fiscal Year 2013

AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print and marketing communications solutions, announced today that during its fiscal year 2013 ending June 30, 2013, it signed an unprecedented 41 franchise agreements. This unit growth is more than double its fiscal year 2012 signings. AlphaGraphics attributes these strong results to the successful implementation of its business strategy […]

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