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[ 0 ] Apr. 17, 2012

IFA Asks U.S. Gov’t. To Help Boost International Tourism

The International Franchise Association has joined several other business groups in the Discover America Partnership asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to take more aggressive steps to boost the U.S.’s share of the international tourism market. IFA is a member of the partnership, with IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira serving on the board of […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 16, 2012

Custom Signage For Your Biz

StoreSigns.com is an online site where store owners can choose from 100s of layouts, customize to their brand, and in minutes, place an order for their specific needs. Using imagery and templates that have been successful in national chains, the program is able to produce a premium signage that will upgrade the atmosphere of a small shop. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 13, 2012

Made in the U.S.A. : Wingtip Shoes

The Wingtip Blucher Oxford shoe is made by the Alden Shoe Company in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There are still many fine products made in the U.S.A.

[ 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. […]

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