Restaurants dominated social media conversations last year, with Starbucks, Burger King and McDonald’s each generating more than 2 million comments, according to research from PQ Media/uberVU. The report also found that the top three categories — restaurants, beverages and consumer technology — generated 70% of the social media conversations in 2012.
ExhibitCraft, Inc., a leading full-service trade show display design firm, will host ProFest Twenty Thirteen at its Wayne, NJ headquarters on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 9am-2pm. The show is designed to help business professionals learn how to supercharge their businesses’ marketing efforts with promotional products. Attendees that register can attend an educational seminar at […]
A powerful tool that can get overlooked in the big picture of marketing a small business is positioning the company as an active member of the community. Showing your support for important causes that affect the lives of locals is an important and effective way to create a loyal customer base. Schoola, a new online […]
Many entrepreneurs consider owning their own business as living the American dream, and although the operation manuals and established brands are advantages to franchising, potential business owners need to do their homework and recruit a customer base. Michael Waller of The Entrepreneur’s Source suggests that entrepreneurs spend time with a franchisee and be prepared to […]
Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, spoke at the annual Women Entrepreneurs “WE” Inspire conference about her journey from cookie-baker to global franchisor. Fields said she faced challenges including doubting family members and reluctant investors, and she attributes her success to passion, perfection and perseverance.
CruiseOne®, the nation’s largest home-based franchise travel agent network as part of World Travel Holdings, invites any entrepreneur to re-invest tax refund by purchasing a low-cost, low-overhead travel franchise. CruiseOne franchise owners can effortlessly maximize their ROI by receiving 100 percent of the travel industry’s highest paid commissions and accessing elite product and service offerings […]
Avoiding unwanted calls and texts while remaining incredibly connected to people you care about just got a lot easier with the latest release of WhitePages’ Current Caller ID Android app. The popular caller ID app, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times for its ability to identify calls and texts while streaming social […]
One out of seven U.S. franchises is veteran-owned and more than 66,000 franchise businesses owned by veterans provide jobs for 815,000 workers, according to an IFA educational foundation study. The IFA offers incentives for veterans to enter the franchise industry through programs such as IFA-sponsored Operation Enduring Opportunity, which has placed 64,000 veterans and military […]
Restaurant brands including Starbucks and Wingstop announced they will enter development agreements in Southeast Asia, targeting the region as a growing market for U.S. brands. “Consumers in emerging markets don’t view chain restaurants with the same stigma as we have come to view them in the States. In fact, they welcome and are flocking to […]
Sometimes a short pause or reset can help us get through the busy days we all face. Taking a mini-break contributes to our well-being, our creativity and our productivity. You can join the Ready, Set, Pause movement by taking a break for 4 minutes to listen to music, talk a walk, meditate or do whatever […]
Fuddruckers is using a mobile site, a QR code and SMS to solicit fast customer feedback for the restaurant chain. Informational table tents at each table provide easy instructions on how customers can complete a brief service survey using their smartphones. “Restaurant chains like Fuddruckers will receive more feedback with mobile than traditional paper or […]
Digital Royalty moved its headquarters to downtown Las Vegas to be a part of the Las Vegas Downtown Revitalization Project led by Tony Hsiech, CEO of Zappos.com. Tony, who believes that is you can fix a city, you can fix the world, has privately funded $350 million to aid the revitalization. The Downtown Project is […]