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[ 0 ] Aug. 14, 2013

Send Us A Photo Of Your Small Business & You Could Wind Up On Our Web Marquee

We are always looking for a good story to post on our site or print in one of our three magazines. If you have a small business and want to share your story, email us a photo of you in your business setting (no headshots, please) along with a brief write-up on your company! Include […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2013

Domino’s Pizza Wants Select Startups To Be #PoweredByPizza

The recognized world leader in pizza delivery wants to inspire groups – often brainstorming over pizza – with the proper food for thought. Domino’s – who transformed the industry by pioneering pizza delivery more than 50 years ago – is looking to support the next great idea by launching its Powered by Pizza campaign. At […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 13, 2013

NSBA Survey Shows Small Business Economic Outlook Improving

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report which shows an improved overall economic outlook for America’s small-business owners.  When compared with five years ago, 40 percent of small-business owners said today’s economy is better off—the highest it’s been in five years. Today, just two-thirds of small businesses (65 percent) […]

[ 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.

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