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[ 0 ] Mar. 6, 2014

Mobile Gaming Increases Worldwide

Mobile gaming is booming. A new publication by Hamburg-based secondary research organization yStats.com, “Global Mobile Gaming Market 2014”, reports that gamers are moving away from consoles and pre-installed PC games toward games on mobile gaming devices such as smartphones and tablets. Mobile gaming is the fastest growing segment of the video game market as game-playing […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 25, 2014

Interest Booms For Franchise Expo

It’s a great sign for our economy that entrepreneurs are interested in franchising and in attending expo shows. The recently held Franchise Expo South set a record for attendance and exhibitors in Houston. This was the largest expo in the South and it drew nearly 11,000 visitors and 200 franchise exhibitors to the eighth annual […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 22, 2013

Get To Know The SBA

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

Using Personal Finances To Start Your Small Business

Should you use your personal finances to start your small business? Starting a business can be a tremendous strain on your personal finances. It takes time before your new venture turns a profit and provides financial support for you and your family. Before starting a business, it is important to get your finances in order. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 25, 2013

b.good Aims to Build a National Franchise With Local Fare

Boston-based burger chain b.good launched in 2004, grew to 10 corporate stores and began selling its first franchises in 2012, with a concept that features seasonal local produce, meat ground on-site and condiments made from scratch. Co-founder Jon Olinto said it’s a challenge to stick to the concept as the franchise program expands geographically, a […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 26, 2013

Every Small Business Should “Think Global”

Think Global: From Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: “Understand every business is a global business. I repeat. Understand every business is a global business and every entrepreneur is a global entrepreneur. For those of you who use the business […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 15, 2013

SBO Is Available For Your iPad

Can’t get to the newsstand? Haven’t subscribed yet? Get the latest copy of Small Business Opportunities magazine for you iPad at the iTunes store. Here’s the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/small-business-opportunities/id580848150?mt=8

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2013

Direct Line Program To Assist With Exporting

The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. Calls will […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 1, 2013

Bennigan’s Comeback Attempt Features Nostalgia

Fans of the casual dining pioneer Bennigan’s are enjoying the chain’s comeback attempt driven by a franchisee group that now operates 85 improved restaurants in the U.S. and abroad. Bennigan’s CEO Paul Mangiamele said he expects to double the number of units in the next five years and predicted the franchise will reach 200 restaurants […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs Launch CROWD IT, a Crowdfunding Site For Small Business

CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the crowdfunding site for the “New American Dream,” is launching an entirely new approach to crowdfunding with a clear mission – to extend beyond just funding by incorporating much-needed expert advice, peer review, collaboration and business networking into the core functionality of the site. CrowdIt differs from other sites, because it focuses on […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 8, 2013

The Brother Creative Center Design Contest

Brother Internation Corporation, a leader in small business technology, has officially launched the Brother CreativeCenter Contest on its partner’s website, BizSugar.com. Running through March, 4th, the contest challenges small to mid-sized business owners to design the best-possible sales and marketing materials using the Brother CreativeCenter, a free web-based resource designed to help consumers and small-to-mid-sized […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 21, 2012

Seasonal Summer Businesses

Happy First Full Day of Summer! Have you made plans to start a part-time seasonal summer business? Anything from selling sunglasses on the beach and BBQ catering to weed pulling and assembling gas grills is a possibility. Take a look at your community and see what is needed? Can you find a need and fill […]

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