Strategic Alliance supports Small Business Growth On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, leaders of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) will sign a historic Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to meet the needs of the growing small business community. “By combining our resources with NACA, we can continue to spur […]
The Women for Women International (WfWI) opened its landmark Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) in Kayonza district, Rwanda. The WOC will serve as a center of excellence and innovation supporting women’s economic and social development in the region through training, employment, and business opportunities. “The Women’s Opportunity Center is the result of a community-led approach that […]
Shooting Sports Payments Package Offered to Abandoned Business Owners Nationwide Payment Alliance International (PAI), a leader in electronic payment processing solutions, is pleased to announce its ongoing commitment to merchants in the shooting sports industry after a number of financial institutions, merchant services providers and lenders have recently withdrawn from this segment. PAI embraces the […]
Continuing its efforts to expand service presence in the continental United States, Aftermath Inc., the nation’s largest biohazard remediation company, will open two new locations this month in Pittsburgh and Waukegan, Ill. The company provides remediation and cleaning services for blood spills, crime scenes, suicides, unattended death, hoarding and tear gas in homes and businesses. […]
Chains including Domino’s, Subway and KFC are increasingly experimenting with new mobile applications that make it easier for customers to place an order, pay and check on the progress of their food, and apps that incorporate geolocation capabilities are becoming a key tool for marketers. “The Burger King Free Fries Friday campaign is also a […]
This month, Bruegger’s Bagels celebrates growing from one store in New York to 303 locations across the U.S. and Canada over the past three decades. The company’s largest franchisee now employs 500 people at 33 locations and plans to open three more units in the Rochester, N.Y., area.
Fast-casual franchise Smashburger announced Tuesday that it will receive a $35 million external capital infusion from equity firm Golub Capital that could allow the 210-location franchise to open as many as 80 new locations next year. The company plans to focus on new markets in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Toronto, the U.K. and Australia.
Employees might or might not ask to establish links with their bosses on Facebook and LinkedIn, and VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick says both perspectives are understandable. What’s important for your business, however, is to “make sure you’ve got a social media policy in place and be consistent with it,” she recommends.
Will Vehrs was a military veteran who worked with prospective entrepreneurs for 17 years before he decided to take his own advice and invest in a business, becoming one of many veterans to choose a franchising path. One in every seven U.S. franchises is owned by a military veteran and through its “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” […]
CiCi’s Pizza expands internationally! For the first time in its 28-year history, is extending its franchise opportunity abroad. Executives with the Coppell, Texas-based franchise have specifically targeted Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico for expansion of the brand with the goal of opening the flagship international unit by 2015.
The next IFA WednesdayWise Webinar will address “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Franchise Community” on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT). Speakers will include Hylant Group’s Orlando Operations President Andria Herr and IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Judith Thorman. The webinar series is […]
Bosses who want to cultivate open and trusting relationships with their workers should get into the habit of holding one-on-one meetings, says business expert Mary Schaefer. Regular face time lets you rehearse your relationship in a safe space, laying a foundation for higher-stake interactions, Schaefer explains. “You get to practice being open with each other. […]