A report from Language Line Services, the global leader in language access solutions, reveals that between Q4 2010 and Q4 2011, Arabic and Vietnamese trailed only Spanish as the most-requested languages for over-the-phone interpretations nationwide. The quarterly Language Line® LanguageTrak “Interpreter Demand Index(SM)” uses proprietary data from millions of interpretation-request calls the company fields annually […]
Craftsmanship, simple lines and rich materials are halls of The Henrybuilt Kitchen made in Seattle, Washington. The FSC-certified wood is handled by 20 craftsman in the process.
Each year, IFA partners with the International Bar Association’s Franchising Committee to develop a program relevant to our friends in the international franchise law profession. Experienced legal counsel share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law. Says the group, “We invite you to attend this meeting to discover what legal and regulatory issues are […]
SingleHop, Inc., a leading dedicated server and cloud hosting provider, announced the launch of its Customer Bill of Rights, a new type of Service Level Agreement (SLA). The company created the program by publicly posting its rigid internal timing standards on everything from hardware replacements to server deployment. Strict internal SLAs have always been a […]
A new study commissioned by Cintas Corporation found that nearly one in three American adults are unlikely to dine at a restaurant where someone they know had slipped and fallen. The study, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 30 percent of more than 1,000 adults surveyed were “very unlikely” or “somewhat unlikely” to dine at […]
“Don’t be trapped by dogma…and other people’s thinking. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition–they somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~Steve Jobs (1955-2011), American Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Apple Computers
Some franchise concepts are counting on the fact that cheaper, smaller footprints might be more attractive to potential franchisees in this rocky lending environment. One in particular, Philly Pretzel Factory, is hoping a new kiosk offering will draw new franchise partners and excite its existing franchisee base. The 111-unit chain based in Philadelphia built its […]
Ashley Gutknecht launches TheGreenPlayroom.com, a website devoted to sustainably minded individuals looking for eco-friendly toys, children’s furniture and room décor for children’s playrooms. TheGreenPlayroom.com will feature a beautiful selection of sustainable, non-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and room décor including: bookcases, storage table and chair sets, toy boxes, wall shelving and peg racks, and wall art. The […]
Japan is testing a new system that enables drivers to order McDonald’s burgers and other meals via their satnavs. A highly advanced in-car “Intel Transport System” (ITS) that the Japanese already use to get around their roads will use its wireless connections to allow drivers or passengers to select items off a Mcdonald’s menu next […]
The modular Icon Wall System by Ali Tayar for Lerival is manufactured in Farmingdale, New Jersey. Each box in the modular unit takes about one hour to complete, and that means the factory can create six per day.
Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the first national restaurant chains to offer Apple iPads at tables so customers can order food, play games and pay their bills electronically if they wish. The concept is being test-marketed at their Oakdale, Minn. restaurant; if it goes well, a national roll-out will follow.
TreesureGame is a GPS-based mobile adventure designed to help families increase time spent experiencing together, and to encourage children to exercise with the help of a fun story. The idea of the game is to plan a route from, for example, your home to the grocery store or the kindergarden, and at the same time […]