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[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2013

Last Minute Tax Tips If You Started A Business in 2012

If you are a sole proprietor, any earnings you make or expenses you incur as a business owner are included as part of your individual annual tax return (Form 1040). To calculate exactly what to report on Form 1040, you must itemize all operational income and expenses on one of two forms – Schedule C […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2013

Housing Market Recovery Spurs Franchise Growth

Two Men and a Truck Chair Melanie Bergeron, Win Home Inspection President Steve Wadlington and Lawn Doctor CEO Scott Frith said home service and moving companies have experienced sales increases as the housing market has recovered. Bergeron said her company plans to expand to 35 new locations in 2013, focusing on coastal states with a […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2013

How To Start A Low-Tech Customer Loyalty Program

Quick & Easy Customer Loyalty Program: A Punch Card If you’re new to loyalty programs and want a low-tech option, the simple punch card formula is a good place to start. Just design and print out a card and offer a free gift after a certain number of purchases have been made. There are a […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2013

The New Generation of Clean For Your Outdoor Small Business

The Ryobi 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer is designed to deliver pro results. Designed to simplify your cleaning tasks, this pressure washer includes a convenient 5-in-1 nozzle that allows you to spray patterns simply by rotating the nozzle. Powered by a commercial-grade Honda engine for reliable power and easy starting every time. Fuel efficient and […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Subway Named “Brand Of The Year” In New Study

The SUBWAY® restaurant chain has been named “Brand of the Year” in the “Quick Service Restaurant” category according to the 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. This marks the 9th year in a row that the submarine sandwich franchise has received the highest score among quick service restaurant brands included in the annual study which measures […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

$10,000 For Small Businesses & Startups From CrowdIt

CrowdIt’s business development roots provide budding entrepreneurs and savvy business-minded innovators with a next-gen crowdfunding site that offers more than project funding CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the crowdfunding site for the “New American Dream,” is encouraging entrepreneurs with great ideas for innovative startups and small businesses to submit project proposals for an opportunity to win $10,000. CrowdIt offers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Spring Brings Growth to Businesses & Bank Lending

Spring brings good weather and good news for aspiring entrepreneurs and growing companies as banks are fulfilling more loan requests and re-entering credit markets, writes Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit. He adds that real estate is a good investment while interest rates are still low and that accurately calculating start-up costs is critical for small […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Emerging Markets Show Rising Demand for Luxury Travel

Demand for luxury travel is going up in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and China, Small Luxury Hotels of the World reports. “We hope and expect this growth to continue through 2013 and beyond,” said SLH CEO Paul Kerr. “In addition, tech gurus hyped 2012 as the year of the mobile boom, and our […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2013

Our Town America Welcomes Residents, Boosts Businesses

New residents in neighborhoods nationwide often find packages in their mailboxes from Our Town America, which sends out coupons for establishments such as Sport Clips and Schlotzsky’s to promote local businesses and help new residents get acclimated to their neighborhoods. “It’s a great way for the community to get to know local business owners to […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

7-11 Booms In Indonesia With Wi-Fi, Scooter Parking & Cafes

Retail operator PT Modern Putra Indonesia will add hundreds more 7-Eleven stores in the next few years, catering to the burgeoning middle class’ growing demand for convenience foods. The retailer operates 119 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia, most of which have evolved into self-service cafes equipped with tables and chairs, free Wi-Fi, music and scooter-parking valets […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

Build Your Brand With Help From Happy Employees

Companies can leverage the power of happy, engaged employees in building their corporate reputation and brand, writes speaker and consultant Kare Anderson. To do this, she writes, businesses should use employees to speak positively about the company, tapping their ideas to become ambassadors for your business’ brand, and remember that if even a few workers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2013

Jamba Juice: Popular With Pro Athletes Like Vernon Davis Who Want To Be Franchisees

Sports stars earn millions in their short careers but many go broke after they retire, a trend Jamba Juice aims to help more of them avoid. The company has become a magnet for many pro athletes-turned-franchisees. “It’s a simple product: You don’t have to take 25 minutes explaining it to someone,” said sports marketing consultant […]

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