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[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2013

How You Can Start Your Own Chem-Dry Cleaning Business

How much can you make as a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owner? To answer that question, Chem-Dry recently surveyed its American franchise owners. 211 franchise owners owning 475 Chem-Dry business franchises responded, providing an overall revenue picture. The results: The average revenue per franchise was $111,184 in 2012, up $11,938 (12%) from our previous survey […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2013

Dogtopia Continues to Boom in $55 Billion Pet Industry

Since Dogtopia launched in 2002, it has grown to 23 franchise and four company-owned locations nationwide, as well as five locations currently in development. Dogtopia’s design mirrors that of a chic, upscale spa. Laid out in a similar manner as a children’s daycare facility, Dogtopia has multiple playrooms to suit every dog’s personality and size. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2013

Pearle Vision Franchisees See Six-Figure Sales

Pearle Vision, North America’s ‘largest and most trusted licensed optical brand’, recently announced its 2013 expansion plans within the United States, which includes the re-licensing of 34 locations in 10 states. With more than 520 eye care centers in the United States, Pearle Vision is now seeking to grow its national footprint and has identified […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2013

Why Small Biz Is The Key To Our U.S. Economic Success

Small businesses: o Represent 99.7% of all employer firms. o Employ just over half of all private sector employees. o Pay 44% of total U.S. private payroll. o Have generated 64% of net new jobs in the past 15 yrs. o Create more than half of the nonfarm private gross domestic product o Hire 40% […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

Anytime Fitness Earns Top Honors For Employee Satisfaction

Anytime Fitness was named best in its class in an annual survey ranking the state’s best companies to work for based on employee satisfaction. The company, which employs 110 people in Minnesota and more than 500 nationwide, offers activities through its “Ingredients Program,” including fitness boot camps, skydiving and volunteer opportunities, and tuition reimbursement for […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

How To Build Rapport With Prospects

By Richard Schroder How do you create a personal connection with your prospects?  Do you have a plan of how you will build rapport with your prospect going into a sales call, or do you leave it to chance? Building rapport with prospects is a key component to winning in sales situations.  Win Loss Analysis […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

Breaking Through The Language Barrier In A Globalized Workplace

Increased globalization has created countless opportunities for corporations, business managers, employees, members of the military, and others to interact across cultural boundaries as never before.  Thanks to technology, boundaries between cultures and countries have become somewhat diminished and the world has become a smaller place. Coupled with the influx of immigrants entering the United States […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

5 Personal Lifestyle Makeover Tips From Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi

By Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi, author of the book What Color is Your Money? Your Personalized Roadmap to Business Success Do you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur some day? Are you an existing business owner experiencing challenges managing your business? Will you like to sustain the boom and growth your business is currently experiencing? Or […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

Boston Market Parent Buys Johnny Rockets

Sun Capital Partners has acquired 300-unit Southern California-based ’50s-themed burger chain Johnny Rockets from private equity firm RedZone Capital, for an undisclosed amount. Sun owns several other restaurant chains including Boston Market and Fazoli’s.

[ 0 ] Jul. 1, 2013

3D Print Show Comes To London, Paris & New York

Promising to feature all of the newest and most exciting developments in 3D Printing, the world’s most talked about future-technology, 3D Printshow is proud to announce three new events. 3D Printshow London 2013 will take place at The Business Design Centre, Islington across 7-9th November, and 3D Printshow Paris 2013 will be held at Carrousel […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 29, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Ways To Investigate A Business Opportunity

Thinking of starting your own business this year, but don’t want to launch a business completely from scratch? Then consider a business opportunity often referred to as a turnkey business. With a business opportunity package you are purchasing a system of doing business that often comes with an instructional manual or a video. There are […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2013

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center Celebrates Opening of New Space

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center recently opened the doors of its new home, more than tripling its size and enhancing its ability to launch new companies and further position Nashville as a national center of entrepreneurial activity. In its 34 months of existence, the NEC has already screened 2,000 business concepts, launched 73 companies that now […]

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