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[ 0 ] Apr. 12, 2012

Higher Gas Prices In Coastal Regions Will Hurt Biz

You could experience a sales dip if your business relies on boat traffic.Higher gas prices are rippling through South Florida’s marine community, raising fears that regional spending will contract as boat owners idle their vessels or budget more on fuel. More than 77,000 boats generate $991 million in annual spending in Broward and Palm Beach […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 12, 2012

Wendy’s Plans Sleek, Modern Look

Wendy’s Co. is hoping that a new look for its restaurants, coupled with a revamped menu featuring its new premium Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy burger, will rejuvenate its image as a higher-end fast food chain. The Dublin, Ohio-based company plans to make its airy new designs with metallic highlights a key part of its efforts […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 11, 2012

Disaster Planning

You’ve finally achieved your dream. Don’t lose it to a power outage, hacker disruption, fire, earthquake or other disaster. If you’re not prepared, a disaster could put you and your employees at risk, possibly shutting down your business forever. Roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. But […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 10, 2012

Franchise Development Seminars

Grow your business! IFA’s 2012 Franchise Development Seminar Series has been completely re-tooled to focus more on networking with peers and sharing personal experiences and lessons learned. Come hear from leading franchise executives offering development solutions and best practices based on real world scenarios.  Everyone wants to grow their business, but the recent difficulties in […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 10, 2012

Quote of the Day

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” ~Walt Disney (1901-1966) , founder of Disney

[ 0 ] Apr. 9, 2012

Doing Business in Australia

Planning on doing business in Australia? Consider the following snapshot: The Commonwealth of Australia has 22 million people with a median age of 37.7. The GDP per capita is $41,300. The legal voting and drinking age is 18. Australians often make jokes that their national religion is sports. If you are working on any promotion […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 6, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.: Racer Rocker

Made in Duluth, Minnesota using 288 recycled plastic milk jugs, the Racer Rocker is completely sustainable. The Racer is made at the Hawks Boots Sustainable Manufacturing Facility, which for 80 years prior to Loll’s purchase was a concrete plant.

[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2012

The Life of an Entrepreneur

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet & Philosopher (1803-1882)

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2012

Main Street Revolution

The ‘Main Street Revolution’ is a partnership between Overstock.com and small and minority-owned business owners across the United States. This initiative creates a national marketing and distribution channel for producers of consumer products by providing the opportunity to sell their products on Overstock.com and O.biz (the company’s B2B website). According to Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2012

Ed Slott’s Instant Success IRA Workshop

Renowned retirement expert Ed Slott says panic is not a plan. Yet, many consumers ebb and flow with each market movement. The ones with the largest IRAs are desperately searching for a competent, educated financial advisor to safeguard their retirement savings and help them take advantage of ever-changing tax laws. If you are in the […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 3, 2012

Consider A Sponsorship To Build Community Goodwill

Have you considered sponsorsing a local charity, team, effort or mission to build goodwill in your community? You can generate publicity that just might lure customers into your shop or small business.  John Nikas is on a mission that is sponsorship-worthy. Everything he’s doing is very grassroots.  John is taking a dilapidated 1953 Austin Healey […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2012

TCBY Open House: Learn About The Franchise

TCBY (www.tcby.com), the leading frozen yogurt concept, recently expanded its footprint in Texas and is hosting a franchise open house to celebrate the opening of its newest self-serve location. The open house, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about owning your own franchise, will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to […]

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