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[ 0 ] Aug. 7, 2013

Happy 60th Birthday, SBA

The U.S Small Business Administration just celebrated its 60th birthday.  It is a great occasion to mark and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments over the past six decades. When, following the suggestion of President Eisenhower, Congress passed the Small Business Act and created the Small Business Administration in 1953, its stated mission was to “aid, counsel, […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 7, 2013

How To Learn About Business Laws and Regulations

Hiring your first employee or building your business team brings with it a whole new area for compliance – employment and labor law. These laws cover everything from preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace poster requirements, wage and hour laws and workers’ compensation regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor oversees federal employment and […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 7, 2013

8 Tips On Making A Mobile-Friendly Website

For a successful business, to have or not to have a mobile website is not a question nowadays. But if for some reason a business owner doesn’t have one, it’s high time to consider making one. Mobile websites have already become as commonplace as the desktop ones; they are and will be an efficient means […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2013

Opportunity Knocks: College Dorm Rooms Need Help and Renovation

TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com, the online boutique dorm decor store, announced the surprising results of a recent survey of dorm dwelling college students in time for the back to school season. The survey indicates that over one third of US college students are embarrassed by their dorms, have been told that their dorm is “dull” by their roommates […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2013

IFA Support for Changes in Affordable Health Care Definition of Full-Time

Sens. Joe Donnelly and Susan Collins have proposed a bill that would change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a full-time employee from working 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week. “The bill will provide important relief from the Affordable Care Act’s mandates to both franchisees and small-business owners across many industries and […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2013

Wingstop Looks To Hit 1000 Store Milestone In Five Years

Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison has begun an aggressive expansion plan to increase the company’s global franchise locations from 580 restaurants to 1,000 in five years. Currently, Wingstop has restaurants in Mexico and 32 states, with additional franchises planned in Russia and Singapore.

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2013

Weak Employee Engagement Efforts Affect Six Out Of Ten Firms

Temkin Group recently published a research report, State of Employee Engagement Activities, 2013, showing that only one-quarter of employees within large organization are highly engaged. This is an critical shortcoming because engaged employees are extremely valuable; they are more than twice as likely to do something good for the company that is unexpected of them, […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs Gather At Fifth Ag Innovation Showcase

The fifth annual Ag Innovation Showcase will be held Sept. 9-11, 2013 at the Danforth Plant Science Center (www.AgShowcase.com).  With food at the center of global attention, the event hosted by the Bio-Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park, Danforth Center and the Larta Institute, will feature presentations by “outside-the-box” entrepreneurs with revolutionary technology solutions to […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

Biotech and Craft Beer Association Partner To Advance Craft Beer Education

Alamo Yeast Labs and the San Antonio Cerveceros, both in San Antonio, TX, have partnered to create an educational complex that will focus on advancing craft beer education and industry in Texas, called Brewatory. Brewatory will house both Alamo Yeast Labs and the San Antonio Cerveceros headquarters, as well as, a taproom, educational classroom and […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

3 Key Tips When Planning Your Website Re-Design

By Oz Whitesell Business Director, MKJ Creative Since we’re in the business of designing websites, we’re constantly talking to clients who are overwhelmed at the task of needing to bring their site up-to-date. We work with doctors, lawyers, investors and business owners who understandably don’t have knowledge of the best practices for the web or […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

How to Improve Your Communications Skills

Many people go through life being victims of their circumstances, simply reacting to situations and emotions. This is so pervasive that William Ury, a world-renowned negotiator, has called humans ‘reaction machines’. “While this reactive way of life might be easy, it hurts our chances of having productive communication and creating lasting connections”, said Rick Goodfriend, […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 5, 2013

4 Secrets To Building A Loyal Small Business Workforce

By Kip Havel When you run a small business, you don’t take your resources for granted. You have to rely on your workers’ skills, interests and abilities for your business to thrive. In return, your workers rely on you to provide a great place to work with competitive pay and benefits. In fact, a recent […]

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