The BrightStar in-home care services franchise broke ground on its first 36-bed assisted-living facility in April, and the company plans to open 30 such facilities over the next five years and go public as early as 2015. “We’ve been providing home care, but as clients age many families have been asking us for recommendations for […]
Subway’s 39,500 restaurants already make it the world’s largest quickservice chain by unit count, and the chain aims to hang onto that lead. Subway expects to end 2017 with 50,000 units and has a vision for growing to 100,000 stores by 2030, said Chief Development Officer Don Fertman.
“I came up with the idea because I was tired of the never ending, repeat purchases that using the disposable Swiffer Pads required. Also, the Swiffer disposable mop pads don’t work and I knew I could invent an outperforming mop pad that was reusable, washable, absorbent and durable that was a much better choice for […]
My Barber’s Lounge (MBL) will donate $1 from every haircut made at their Greenbelt (8831 Greenbelt Road) and Forestville (3436 Donnell Road) locations from 6/17 to 6/21 to NFTE. MBL Owner Davon Kelly will personally match MBL’s donation to NFTE. My Barber’s Lounge owner, Davon Kelly has found the perfect way to celebrate NFTE’s National […]
Even if your startup funds are very limited, you can get free help and advice from SCORE–the Senior Corps of Retired Executives. Even the ice cream kings, Ben and Jerry, credit SCORE as helping them learn about refrigeration techniques and more to start their now legendary business. Here’s a quick Q&A with SCORE to help […]
Hall of Fame quarterback and entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton will be the featured speaker during the Phoenix Award and Procurement breakfast awards ceremony on June 21 at 9 a.m. EDT during the Washington, D.C. portion of National Small Business Week. The event will recognize the achievement of small business’ contribution to the national economy and local […]
Small business are far from prepared to clearly outline health insurance options for their employees before implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, according to payroll and employment services company ADP. “Educating someone about this is fairly complex,” said Christopher Ryan, an ADP vice president who is its primary researcher on health reform’s effects.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels recently opened new units at three U.S. amusement parks as part of the company’s plan to increase investment in nontraditional venues including entertainment centers, military bases, universities, retailers and airports. “Amusement parks represent an untapped yet sustainable growth vehicle for Auntie Anne’s, and because of our success across all venues, we’re now […]
Moe’s Southwest Grill beat out larger rivals this spring for the title of top Mexican chain and the 500-unit fast-casual concept still sees plenty of room to grow as it moves westward to enter new markets, says President Paul Damico. “Fast casual is so popular today because people are continually trading down from full-service restaurants […]
CAPTION: From left to right: Don Nickell (Nakota Development), Kyle Rogg (Value Place President/COO), Dan Weber (Value Place CEO), Art Cahoon owner Nakota Development receiving the Can do Construction award. Value Place, the nation’s largest economy extended-stay lodging chain, honored a select group of franchisees, properties and property managers earlier this month for their outstanding […]
Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn. Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey conducted by Green […]
AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will team up again during National Small Business Week to honor the contributions of the nation’s small businesses, and to provide business startup advice for “encore entrepreneurs,” those over the age of 50. SBA Administrator Karen Mills and AARP President Robert Romasco will have an armchair discussion at […]