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[ 0 ] Mar. 18, 2013

Valpak, Print and Digital Coupon Leader, Expand Into New Markets

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, just announced that its unique business model and continued investment in emerging technologies has launched another year of exponential growth for the brand.  In the first quarter of 2013, the company has signed franchise agreements with new partners in Boston, Mass.; Lubbock, Texas; Shenandoah Valley, Va.; […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 18, 2013

Selling To China: Guidelines for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

China is the world’s fastest growing economy, with growth rates averaging 10% over the past 30 years. But how can small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. jump on the gravy train? Stanley Chao has worked in China for more than 20 years and currently services as managing director for All In Consulting, assisting companies […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 18, 2013

Sweden’s Robotics Innovation Challenge Kicks Off April 25

On April 25, entrepreneurs, robot developers and end-users meet at the event Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC) in Eskilstuna, Sweden, to share thoughts and ideas on the challenges and opportunities for successful commercialization of new robot innovations. A strong trio of keynote speakers open the event; Dan Kara, Erin Rapacki and Renaud Champion. All in all, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 16, 2013

Chattanooga GIG TANK Helps Jumpstart Small Businesses

For entrepreneurs and startups looking to take advantage of Chattanooga’s second annual entrepreneurial summer program and the opportunity to work in first American city with a completed smart grid, living fiber network – GIGTANK is still taking applications with an extended deadline of March 24. For more information on how to sign up, visit http://www.thegigcity.com/gigtank/why-gigtank/. […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Starwood Expands In Latin America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is continuing to move on the international front, announcing plans to have 100 hotels under operation and development in Latin America by the end of the year. The Stamford-based hotel and leisure company already has a strong footprint in 13 Latin American countries, with 71 hotels and 15,300 rooms and […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Organize Links, Photos, Files & Emails In One Place With Clipix

Clipix is a free online bookmarking tool that easily organizes the digital content in people’s lives. Clipix was created out of a need for a tool that would allow people to save content they find online and want to come back to again and again. Clipix is available online in 12 different languages, and across […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Unsubscribe From Junk Email With theSwizzle

theSwizzle is a free email organizer that helps consumers organize their inbox and better manage their communications with brands. In a matter of minutes, theSwizzle leads users through a simple process to safely unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, ridding inboxes of clutter that can be overwhelming. Once the clutter is gone, users can then choose […]

[ 1 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Bloomberg’s Soda Regulations Not The Solution, Say Doctors

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempted ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces is a symbolic gesture based on incorrect paternalistic assumptions, writes economics professor Michael Marlow of California Polytechnic State University, in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. People already understand that sugary beverages contribute to weight gain, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 15, 2013

Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation

Every now and then a book comes along that you don’t just read–you save it to re-read it. These are the books that matter. Principal Chief Chad “Corntassel” Smith has written such a book: Leadership Lessons From The Cherokee Nation: Learn from All I Observe is a soulful, no-nonsense and inspiring book that prompts us […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

National Airline Quality Rating To Be Announced April 8

If you fly a lot for your small business, you might be interested in results of the 23rd annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 8, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Murrow Room, in Washington, D.C. The AQR is the most comprehensive study […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

IFA Legal Symposium Set For May 5-7 In Washington, DC

The IFA Legal Symposium, which takes place from May 5 to May 7 in Washington, D.C., takes on critical regulatory and business issues affecting the franchise environment with sessions headed by leading legal experts. Topics will include implementing franchise system facelifts, protecting customer data, SBA financing process realities, international expansion in high demand markets and […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 14, 2013

Krispy Kreme Makes A Comeback

Krispy Kreme still has only 2.1 percent of the U.S. coffee and snack shop market, compared with Starbucks’s  36 percent and Dunkin’s 25 percent, according to market-research firm IbisWorld, but the company is making a comeback. In the three years following Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’  initial public offering in 2000, its shares soared 840 percent, despite a bear market. The […]

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