The mission of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Government Relations Department is to preserve and enhance the legislative and regulatory climate for the growth of franchising worldwide by providing services and representation that only IFA can achieve. The Department achieves this by monitoring legislative and regulatory activity, conducting lobbying and grassroots campaigns, participating in national […]
The American Girl company started as a mail order catalog-only business in 1986. The company introduced its first store in 1998 in Chicago. The huge retail space encouraged kids and their parents to find accessories, books, toys and clothing for their dolls. A hair salon was added as the brand grew.
Small banks approved 45.1% of loan applications by small firms in September, up from 43.8% in August and 43.5% at the start of the year, the New York lending broker Biz2Credit said. Credit unions, Community Development Financial Institutions and microlenders also increased small-business lending last month, approving 61.5% of funding requests, up from 58% in […]
Color Forecast Preview, Spring/Summer 2013 | Men’s: a sneak preview from Trendstop.com’s inspirational Color Trend Book for Spring / Summer 2013 Men’s Market shows that mint is hot. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of Trendstop.com, the site known for inspirational and accurate trend analysis.
In 1901 William S. Harley attached an engine to a bicycle. Two years later he teamed up with Arthur Davidson and put the first Harley Davidson motorcycle into production. Today the Sportster is manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri.
True FitTM (www.truefit.com), the global leader in fit personalization software, announced the launch of groundbreaking new technology that helps each customer know how well clothes and shoes they view onscreen (online, mobile, tablet and in-store kiosks) will fit them in real life, and recommends which size is best. As the inaugural retail partner, Macy’s will […]
Traveling for business or pleasure with Android or iOS is more interesting with an app from Wikitude. Just point your camera at a street, store or museum and you’ll find overlays with relevant Wikitude entries.
Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a business known worldwide for auto detailing power washers, has just released the Super Max™ 6230SCW (steam car wash) line featuring a 240 volt, single phase, electric motor. The dedicated steam-only machines have been engineered for minimal water usage, limited waste and environmental friendliness to address the negative perceptions often associated with […]
Wave Secure Technologies releases a line of security camera products to help securely protect restaurant and retail shops. Having Remote eyes in your business will help catch unwanted loss from happening. Camera’s that talk to the POS systems can see what really is happening in your shop or restaurant. Remote camera’s are like having remote […]
The Ohio-based Lehmans makes and sells leather fly swatters in their low-tech Amish country plant. The old-fashioned and non-electric product is made from 1/8 inch think handsewn cowhide.
Traveling to a different city to attend a trade show can be hectic enough without having to worry about navigating the subway system. Now you can travel stress-free underground with the ALLSUBWAY travel app. You’ll find easy to use worldwide maps to negotiate the turns around the globe.
Hoping to generate more food and beverage sales and reduce the need for staffers, a growing number of hotels are providing an iPad to guests in their rooms. An app, developed by Orlando-based Intelity and downloaded on the device, allows guests to order food, browse hotel amenities and local attractions, request wake-up calls, schedule housekeeping, […]