Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, announced that Sean Falk, multi-brand franchise owner and former Marine, is the chairman of the 2013 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, which will be held March 27-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Falk began his career in franchising 14 years ago, after serving in [...]
When it comes to costly hourly rates for lawyers and accountants, you might want to try negotiating a flat fee. In the past many such professionals would never set a fixed rate for a project but times have changed. You must spell out what exactly the mission or task is and you might find yourself [...]
Make this the year you become your own boss! Let us know about your small business startup journey! Analyze your hobbies, your passions and figure out how to get paid for enjoying them. Take a walk today around your community. What is needed? What service could be offered more efficiently, cheaper, faster, better? What product [...]
As you enjoy the holiday season, we’re sure you are making notes to get your business up and running in 2013, or if you already have a small business, we know you are looking for keys to make it even more fortified. Check out this interesting infographic from Bolt Insurance on small business funding: http://info.boltinsurance.com/small-business-funding-infographic/
If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.
A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place. You can offer a lower price if they [...]
Saturday, November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
The old favorite Hickory Handle Hammer is manufactured by Vaughan in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and in Bushnell, Illinois. Another great product made in the United States.
The CLIF BAR was created when biker Gary Erickson was nearly finished with a 175-mile bike ride in 1990, he couldn’t bear to eat one more energy bar–too boring and tasteless. “I could do better than this,” he said. The rest, as they say, is history!
A United Kingdom-based dairy farm spray painted a QR code on a Fresian cow. Scan the cow with your smartphone and you’re led to information about her bio and the dairy farm.
When a business leader calls for the creation of a Facebook page and a witty Twitter handle, he often believes the social media strategy is in place and he returns to his “core” duties. The problem with this is that for any business in 2012 and beyond, social media needs to be considered a core [...]
In November and December, more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2012 Economic Census forms. Responses to the questionnaire are required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code), to be returned by February 12, 2013. Every 5 years, the Economic Census develops a comprehensive portrait of American business, from the national to the local level. Timely [...]