“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 […]
The pioneer and leader of organic-based lawn care, NaturaLawn of America, Inc., commemorates a new milestone in 2012—25 years of innovation and environmental stewardship. NaturaLawn of America, Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a “silver” reminder of how its green longevity began in 1987. NaturaLawn of America’s Founder and President Philip Catron’s qualifications as […]
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Which is another way of saying that the way to make a friend is to be one.” ~Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), Writer, Success Trainer
The new mail.com iPad App is here! Previously, the mail.com app was only available to smartphone users but now iPad tablet users can now take advantage of mail.com accessibility . Because of it’s larger screen, users have the ability to manage their email inbox much more efficiently and very similarly to that of a desktop. […]
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 […]
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. […]