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[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Carbonite Survey Lists Work-Life Challenges for Home-Based Businesses

Majority of Small Office, Home Office Owners Skip Five Personal Obligations a Month; 79 Percent Admit that They Aren’t Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud Owning a business is stressful, but running a business from home brings additional challenges, according to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream Expands Small Business Microlending

To continue the successful momentum of its small business microlending and business mentoring efforts, The Boston Beer Company announced the expansion of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.  Key objectives in 2013 include providing an additional $1 million in microloans to approximately 100 new small businesses owners, inviting Samuel Adams drinkers to participate […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Burger 21 Active Expansion: Webinar & Trade Show Coming Up

Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced that it plans to expand westward with Dallas targeted for future franchise development. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, the Tampa-based concept plans to develop approximately 20 or more restaurants in the market. To date, Burger 21 […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 27, 2013

Startup Saturday: How To Sell Your Homemade Food Product

Welcome to Startup Saturday. We’ll be posting every Saturday morning on a business you can launch from home for $500 or less. Today we look at Selling Your Homemade Food Product. Do you love to bake, cook or whip up a special sauce? What if you could turn it into a moneymaking venture? If friends […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Start Your Own Business: Host A Garage Sale

It might not sound like a very sophisticated business to launch, but you have all the goods right in your home, attic, garage or basement to start your own venture. Host a garage sale. It’s a great way to test the entrepreneurial waters and see if you like dealing with people, haggling, trying to be […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Quote of the Day: Mark Zuckerberg

“I don’t really know what the next big thing is because I don’t spend my time making big things. I spend time making small things and then when the time comes I put them together.” –Harvard Crimson, June 10, 2004

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Help Your New Hire Adjust To Your Small Business

As the leader of your company, you shouldn’t overreact if new employees get off to a shaky start, says Avery Augustine. “Remember that meeting a new boss and team for the first time can be intimidating, and nervous chatter can easily turn into a regrettable foot-in-mouth situation,” she says. Tell new employees about the expectations […]

[ 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 […]

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