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[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2013

7 Key Questions Small Business Owners Should Ask About Their Bank

Now that the 2012 tax season is in the rear-view mirror, it’s a good time for small business owners to reassess their company’s financial health and their relationship with their bank.  The American Bankers Association offers the following tips to help small business owners enhance their current banking relationship or choose the best bank for […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2013

Momentum Building For Home Improvement Activity: Great For Small Businesses!

Spending by homeowners on improvement projects is expected to accelerate as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) just released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  On top of the almost 10% growth reflected in U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2012, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2013

FICO Survey Finds Credit Spigot Opening For Small Businesses

Lenders expect credit supply for small businesses to meet demand, approval rate on loan applications to increase, and loan delinquencies to drop FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, released results from its quarterly survey of U.S. bank risk managers this week that reveal an optimistic forecast for small business lending. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 23, 2013

Budweiser Introduces Bowtie-Shaped Can On May 6

This spring Budweiser will introduce a striking and original new beer can – a bowtie-shaped aluminum can that mirrors Budweiser’s iconic bowtie logo. Beer lovers can see for themselves the new bowtie-shaped can when it becomes available in a special 8-pack on store shelves nationwide beginning May 6. “This can is incomparable, like nothing you’ve […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

$1000 Grant For Your Small Business! Apply Now!

$1,000.00 Cash Grant for Small Businesses Now Open for Applications IdeaCafe.com announced the opening of its 14th Small Business Grant. Idea Café (http://ideacafe.com), an established online community for entrepreneurs, announced the beginning of a new Grant campaign in honor of all forward-thinking business owners, giving them the chance to win a cash grant and gain […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

Veterans: Register for VetFran at McDonald’s Hamburger University

On May 10, VetFran is staging a day-long program for 150 veterans at McDonald’s Hamburger University outside Chicago. The free program is designed to enable veterans to assess franchising and its opportunities and will cover the fundamentals of franchising, legal issues and franchise finance. Speakers will include industry leaders and board members of the International […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

Tech Tools To Help Food Delivery Services Flourish

A growing number of delivery services in cities across the country are giving consumers more at-home dining choices than ever before, aided in large part by technology that lets consumers customize their dishes and track their orders. Minneapolis-based Bite Squad uses an algorithm to calculate the exact time the order should arrive, and the company […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

Funding Tips For First-Time Small Business Startups

An ambitious goal is crucial to entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses, according to small-business strategist Barbara Findlay Schenck. First-time entrepreneurs face difficulty persuading lenders of the potential success of their businesses, and should have polished business plans and explore sources of free help prior to applying for a loan. A business plan can help […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

8 AlphaGraphics Franchises Celebrate 25-year Milestone

AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in marketing and print communications solutions, announced that eight franchise centers are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. In addition to the eight, another 22 franchisees have been in business with AlphaGraphics for more than 20 years. · Larry Winzeler, Provo and Lehi, Utah · Frank and Barbara Kohout, Wheaton, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 20, 2013

Startup Saturday: Launch a SERVICES FOR SENIORS BIZ for $500 or Less

Welcome to our first installment of Startup Saturday! Each Saturday we will present a small business idea for you to consider launching in your own community. It will be up to you to determine if the business is right for you and if it can generate enough revenue in your region. Today our featured Startup […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 19, 2013

FindFranchisePartners.com : How to Find A Partner To Buy A Franchise

People wanting to pursue the American Dream of business ownership and financial success, by owning and operating a franchise, or expanding an existing one, can now do so more easily thanks to FindFranchisePartners.com, a new national website which is launching today in all 50 states.  Entrepreneurs can find a Working Partner for a franchise business, […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 19, 2013

Bullish Outlook: Financial Planning Scholarships Offered

Jobs in financial planning are booming and expected to grow at more than double the average growth rate for all occupations by 2020. TD Ameritrade Institutional is leading efforts to head-off a potential talent shortage and encouraging college students to consider careers in financial planning. “A career in financial planning can be highly satisfying and […]

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