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[ 0 ] Jun. 14, 2013

Auntie Anne’s Adds Amusement Parks To Growth Plans

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels recently opened new units at three U.S. amusement parks as part of the company’s plan to increase investment in nontraditional venues including entertainment centers, military bases, universities, retailers and airports. “Amusement parks represent an untapped yet sustainable growth vehicle for Auntie Anne’s, and because of our success across all venues, we’re now […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Moe’s Southwest Grill Heads West

Moe’s Southwest Grill beat out larger rivals this spring for the title of top Mexican chain and the 500-unit fast-casual concept still sees plenty of room to grow as it moves westward to enter new markets, says President Paul Damico. “Fast casual is so popular today because people are continually trading down from full-service restaurants […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Value Place Honors Outstanding Performance At 9th Annual Convention

CAPTION: From left to right: Don Nickell (Nakota Development), Kyle Rogg (Value Place President/COO), Dan Weber (Value Place CEO), Art Cahoon owner Nakota Development receiving the Can do Construction award. Value Place, the nation’s largest economy extended-stay lodging chain, honored a select group of franchisees, properties and property managers earlier this month for their outstanding […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Survey: Greener The Biz, The Greener The Bottom Line

Three out of four small businesses responding to a recent survey reported that, unlike much of the economy, sales for green products and services actually increased over the course of the recent economic downturn. Among those businesses, the greener the company’s practices, the higher their sales, according to a major new survey conducted by Green […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

AARP & SBA Share Business Startup Advice For The 50 Plus

AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will team up again during National Small Business Week to honor the contributions of the nation’s small businesses, and to provide business startup advice for “encore entrepreneurs,” those over the age of 50. SBA Administrator Karen Mills and AARP President Robert Romasco will have an armchair discussion at […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2013

Tivoli Couture: Luxury Memory Foam Stroller Liners

Originally from Europe, Stella discovered that in comparison to the European countries, where it’s a common practice to place children inside a stroller lined with a cotton blanket or better yet a buggy liner, most American parents place their children on bare stroller upholstery without any lining protection at all.  The only stroller liner Stella […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 12, 2013

Seattle Celebrates National Small Business Week

Seattle-area entrepreneurs will get tips on how to use technology to stay competitive, useful international trade strategies, and best practices from successful local business leaders on June 17 at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week event. The informational sessions and workshops will be held at the Microsoft Campus, Building 37 in Redmond, […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 12, 2013

25th Anniversary: Storage Village

This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Storage Village Self Storage, a regional community-oriented storage company headquartered in North Bethesda, MD. In June 1988, the storage industry was in its infancy. Larry Goldberg, President of Storage Village, imagined a new concept in self-storage – a storage solution that was beyond a room to throw your […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 12, 2013

Borrowers Need To Examine A Range of Options

Many restaurant brands start with an idea for a concept that brings something new to the market, but it takes more than that to achieve success, industry experts say. For example, securing finances for a new restaurant is tricky and borrowers should evaluate a range of options and take advantage of outside expertise, according to […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 12, 2013

PostNet: From Mailbox Rentals To International Franchise

PostNet, a design, printing and shipping company, began as a single mailbox rental center that grew into a more than 700-location franchise that caters to small businesses. The company hopes to establish 500 domestic and 500 international locations over the next few years but is not simply focused on increasing its units. “Our goal is […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 12, 2013

7-Eleven Could Expand To 30,000 Stores in North America

Tokyo-based Seven & I Holdings is on track to more than double the number of 7-Eleven stores in North America, and the chain could grow to as many as 30,000 stores in the region from 8,000, Chairman Toshifumi Suzuki said. The company has been buying small chain stores in the U.S. as part of its […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 11, 2013

Total Woman Gym & Spa Offers Franchise Opportunities

Total Woman Gym + Spa, a full service gym and spa designed to empower and guide women to reach their personal health and wellness goals, announces its first nationwide franchise program. This expansion is being spearheaded by an industry veteran and former IHRSA Chairman Gene LaMott along with his former Senior VP of Franchising Ben […]

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