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[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2013

Green Hotels Are On The Rise

The Green Retail and Hospitality SmartMarket Report by McGraw Hill Construction found that green projects are on the rise in the lodging industry as more hoteliers recognize how adopting green practices can lower operating costs and improve consumer satisfaction. The report projects that the percentage of hoteliers with green buildings comprising more than half of […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2013

5 Leadership Styles

There are five leadership styles upon which executives depend, according to a recent study. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to borrow […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2013

Applebee’s Sees Value Promotion As Key To Sales

Applebee’s launched its “Two for Twenty” meal deal at the start of the recession and has kept the promotion in place amid the slow recovery, as consumers continue to count their pennies in the face of higher payroll taxes. “Having a signature every-day value product, like ‘Two For Twenty’ in our case, or the ‘Foot […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2013

U.S. SBA and Native American Contractors Association Sign Historic Alliance Memorandum

Strategic Alliance supports Small Business Growth On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, leaders of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) will sign a historic Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to meet the needs of the growing small business community. “By combining our resources with NACA, we can continue to spur […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Women for Women International Opportunity Center Opens in Rwanda

The Women for Women International (WfWI) opened its landmark Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) in Kayonza district, Rwanda. The WOC will serve as a center of excellence and innovation supporting women’s economic and social development in the region through training, employment, and business opportunities. “The Women’s Opportunity Center is the result of a community-led approach that […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Payment Alliance International Helps Gun-Related Merchants Secure Payment Processing

Shooting Sports Payments Package Offered to Abandoned Business Owners Nationwide Payment Alliance International (PAI), a leader in electronic payment processing solutions, is pleased to announce its ongoing commitment to merchants in the shooting sports industry after a number of financial institutions, merchant services providers and lenders have recently withdrawn from this segment. PAI embraces the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Nation’s Largest Biohazard Remediation Biz Expands

Continuing its efforts to expand service presence in the continental United States, Aftermath Inc., the nation’s largest biohazard remediation company, will open two new locations this month in Pittsburgh and Waukegan, Ill. The company provides remediation and cleaning services for blood spills, crime scenes, suicides, unattended death, hoarding and tear gas in homes and businesses. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Chains Turn To Mobile Apps To Drive Traffic

Chains including Domino’s, Subway and KFC are increasingly experimenting with new mobile applications that make it easier for customers to place an order, pay and check on the progress of their food, and apps that incorporate geolocation capabilities are becoming a key tool for marketers. “The Burger King Free Fries Friday campaign is also a […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Bruegger’s Bagels Celebrates 30 Years

This month, Bruegger’s Bagels celebrates growing from one store in New York to 303 locations across the U.S. and Canada over the past three decades. The company’s largest franchisee now employs 500 people at 33 locations and plans to open three more units in the Rochester, N.Y., area.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Smashburger To Use $35 Million in Capital Funding To Fuel Growth

Fast-casual franchise Smashburger announced Tuesday that it will receive a $35 million external capital infusion from equity firm Golub Capital that could allow the 210-location franchise to open as many as 80 new locations next year. The company plans to focus on new markets in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Toronto, the U.K. and Australia.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Should Bosses and Employees Connect On Social Media Networks?

Employees might or might not ask to establish links with their bosses on Facebook and LinkedIn, and VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick says both perspectives are understandable. What’s important for your business, however, is to “make sure you’ve got a social media policy in place and be consistent with it,” she recommends.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Veterans Play Significant Role in Franchise History

Will Vehrs was a military veteran who worked with prospective entrepreneurs for 17 years before he decided to take his own advice and invest in a business, becoming one of many veterans to choose a franchising path. One in every seven U.S. franchises is owned by a military veteran and through its “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” […]

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