Quick-serve patrons are asking for healthier options and some chains are listening. Restaurant chains including Jack in the Box, Tim Hortons and Sonic have launched lower-calorie menu items, especially when it comes to the breakfast menu. Jack in the Box added a 250-calorie Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich, Tim Hortons now offers new turkey […]
Women inventors need help and direction on their ideas. According to the National Women Business Council, women are slowly increasing their patent applications. Since 1990, the number of patents from women have doubled but there are thousands of prototypes on the shelves at home and ideas stuck, scribbled on napkins because women don’t know where […]
By William H. Black, Jr. The question I’m frequently asked is “Do I really need to consider a retirement plan for my business?” The answer is typically “Yes”. The question arises, generally, because the owner of the business or professional practice does not want to add unnecessary overhead or increase costly unnecessary and unappreciated benefits. […]
Now that companies are well into their planning for the new year, Easy Office Phone, the leading provider of cloud-based business phone services, has announced a list of the top trends in business communications that will shape the year ahead. “The intersection of mobility, cloud and increasingly fast network speeds will continue to shape communications in […]
Small businesses would do well to set aside a little time to plan for 2014, experts say. If you’re ready to undertake this project, start by dusting off your master plan and developing some tactics to make your goals a reality in the coming year. “Your new year strategy should be a combination of vision […]
Travelers are going mobile. Guido de Wilde, senior vice president at Starwood, said the company plans to expand its mobile bookings. “By 2015, we expect interaction with our guests via mobile to surpass that via desktop. There are now more bookings through our digital channels than through any other non-property direct channel,” he said.
By Paul J. Karch, SELLTOGOVERNMENT.COM We have all seen the stories from the media regarding a government shutdown, sequestration and amazing amounts of government debt. Putting the doom and gloom aside, one soon realizes that the U.S. federal government represents, for all intents and purposes, Fortune 1 in the marketplace. Having spent more than 25 […]
By David Katz As everyone knows, it’s a lot easier to make New Year’s resolutions than to stick with them. So, if you want to improve your current financial situation, you should try to develop some new saving and spending habits. That’s really the secret to taking control of your financial life. Whether you’re a […]
This is a great weekend to set your small business goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there? Is there a way you can measure your strides? You can use the SMART method to create actionable goals. SMART is a mnemonic used by life coaches, motivators, HR departments, […]
What are the most important languages for UK business to learn? A recent report by the British Council revealed a shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages to know for the future global business arena. The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, […]
Happy 2014, Everyone! Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about and become your own boss! We’ll be with you every step of the way, providing help, resources, trend updates, features and rock-solid information from those who have been there. We can’t think of a better quote to start […]
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow we get back to the business of startups, running our small businesses, making more money, chiseling away at any negative behavior patterns that are holding us back, and working to design a 2014 that will catapult us to success, riches and happiness! Happy New Year!