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[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Latin America Is Big Focus For Franchise Growth

Franchisors are increasingly eying countries in Latin America for expansion. Dunkin’ Donuts, Denny’s and Focus Brands International are among the companies that have already found success in the region by finding franchisees who live in and are familiar with the tastes and business environment of Latin America. “We look for partners that have capital, have […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

Tips To Set Your Goals and Objectives

State your long-range goals and the milestones you will have to pass to achieve them. Then make a timetable for accomplishing specific short-term business objectives that will enable you to reach your larger goal. As an example, your long-range goal may be “to be the largest manufacturer of computer furniture in the Northeast.” First you […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

IF You Build It: The Motorized Ice Cream Cone

A patent was issued to toy maker and inventor Rick Hartman for his motorized ice cream cone. The idea came to Rick while he was reading a children’s book. A switch activates the cone cup. For more info, visit Rick’s website at www.toyworkshop.com

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

The Latino Coalition Hosts 2013 Small Business Summit on May 1

The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, will host the 2013 Small Business Summit on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at the US Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags in Washington, DC. The 2013 Small Business Summit will host more than 20 speakers and panelists on key issues important to small […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

New Opportunities For Hoteliers In China

Hotel franchisors in China have the opportunity to practice new, innovative strategies as an economic shift in the country brings younger travelers more interested in domestic travel and an emerging middle class. “One can make the case for a notion that we’re in a different era, an age in which constant surprise is a way […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

How to Manage Millennial Employees

Millennial employees are likely used to constant feedback, so communicate clearly with those on your staff. Focus on accountability, set high standards for quality and admit mistakes when you make them, writes Steve Cody, managing partner of Peppercomm. “Being authentic with a generation that prizes authenticity above all else is probably the single best way […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 24, 2013

American Dream Massage Envy Biz For Two Co-Workers

Marcia Connelley and Terri Paradise, who formerly worked together at a payroll company, decided to go into business together by opening a spa in Kentucky under the Massage Envy brand. After experiencing initial difficulties with finances and advertising, they were able to get their spa back on the right track with the help of advisers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2013

Big Bucks For Home Remodelers This Spring, Says NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. As remodelers approach the busy season, overall current business conditions have seen steady increases since March of 2012, now […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 24, 2013

10 Reasons To Sign A Green Lease

Rising in popularity with corporate tenants and their landlords (and even municipalities like New York City and San Francisco), green leases improve the environmental performance of a leased office space, ensuring that the company occupying the space and the landlord that owns the building are operating in a sustainable manner from the inside out. This […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2013

Top 10 Cities To Start A Small Business, from NerdWallet

May is Small Business Month, and entrepreneurs everywhere face uphill battles with funding, the economy, hiring and affordability in the effort to get their businesses off the ground.  NerdWallet sifted through the factors that matter to small business owners to determine which cities are the best for those looking to start a business. NerdWallet calculated […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2013

The Most Trusted Person At Work Is….Not The Boss

In honor of National Administrative Professionals’ Day on April 24, a Staples survey reveals that office administrators play a key role in boosting employee morale, often more than the boss. Two-thirds of non-admin respondents report the admin is the biggest team player in the office (66% vs. 49.6% for the boss) and are nearly twice […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2013

Franchise Lending Up — Good News For Small Business!

Franchise lending rose 2.92% in March after a slight drop in February attributed to federal budget cuts, according to the monthly Franchise Lending Index report from the IFA and BoeFly. “The increase in franchisee credit access month to month and year over year is a positive sign that could hopefully be maintained in the coming […]

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