Many employees say a lack of interesting work could motivate them to change jobs, according to research by OfficeTeam. However, you can keep your employees engaged by keeping them abreast of the company’s progress, supporting their ambitions and allowing them to take on new challenges.
Handyman Matters, a home services repair company based in Colorado, is gearing up for a major expansion, with a special focus on Pennsylvania, according to its president, Andy Bell. The company, with 122 franchises in 39 states, hopes to add 22 units this year and reach a total of more than 200 by 2015. “Our […]
Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting […]
Think social media isn’t important or necessary for your small business? Think again. According to statistics from facebook, each day more than 20 billion minutes are spent on the site. Social media has transformed every aspect of society. Consumers, shoppers and clients are now the critics. They can photograph a bad meal and post it […]
Employers now have a user-friendly guide to help them take advantage of tax benefits available for hiring qualified veterans. Inspiration for the new booklet, the 2013 Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Qualified Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists (http://www.centerforamerica.org/tax_benefits.html), came from employers expressing frustration with the tax credit process, from determining whether the […]
By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, […]
A scientific opinion poll released by Small Business Majority shows the majority of small employers believe climate change and extreme weather events are an urgent problem that can disrupt the economy and harm small businesses. The poll also found it is becoming increasingly common for small businesses to be impacted by extreme weather, and they […]
AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print and marketing communications solutions, announced today that during its fiscal year 2013 ending June 30, 2013, it signed an unprecedented 41 franchise agreements. This unit growth is more than double its fiscal year 2012 signings. AlphaGraphics attributes these strong results to the successful implementation of its business strategy […]
Select garments in Cabela’s new Zonz line of camouflage feature its exclusive breakthrough ColorPhase Technology. The design uses special inks that allow certain elements in the patterns to change from green to brown or gray when the temperature drops below 65 degrees F, adapting the clothing to the climate. Zonz camo patterns feature a hybrid […]
His resume is impressive. While he is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States, an inventor, a diplomat, a scientist and author, one of the nation’s earliest entrepreneurs has recently been discovered to have also created a business arrangement that could earn him yet another title in the history books. For […]
For the past 23 years, Craters & Freighters has been helping clients around the globe with their total packaging, crating and shipping solutions. These clients include Fortune 500 high tech and software companies, the world’s top museums and art galleries, and residential consumers. Craters & Freighters was founded over two decades ago to meet the […]
Subway ranks third, behind Ford Motor and Amazon, on the latest YouGov BrandIndex list of U.S. brands that generate the most buzz. History Channel and Lowe’s round out the top five. The survey comes out every six months and includes interviews with 20,000 people per week.