According to chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement regarding March job numbers based on the association’s survey: “The positive job creation observed in February was repeated again in March (sigh of relief here), confirming that the number of net new jobs reported on Main […]
Turning from the 9-to-5 to the woof-to-meow, man’s best friend is now serving as an exciting second career option for many retirees. Trends show an increasing number of retirees are becoming pet sitters, combining savvy business skills from a previous career with a love for pets. The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), a […]
April is Community Banking Month, and the nearly 5,000 members of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) are celebrating the vital role that community banks serve in the economic, civic and cultural life of their communities in cities and towns throughout America. “Community banks work tirelessly each and every day to serve the needs […]
While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one […]
You have until today to contribute up to $5000 ($6000 if you were age 50 or older in 2010) to an IRA for the 2010 tax year. You also get an early start on your 2011 contributions.
The federal estate tax was repealed for 2010, but is back in 2011. The new law, effective for 2011 & 2012, includes a unified estate and gift tax exemption of $5 million (indexed to inflation in $10,000 increments beginning in 2012) and a maximum rate of 35%.
Do you run a seasonal business such as gardening/landscaping, BBQ on the beach catering, deck staining, leaf and yard cleanup, firewood delivery? Consider combining several of the businesses you like to enjoy year-round profits. You might even consider joining forces with another seasonal entrepreneur in your area to combine your service offerings.
Looking to buy a business rather than start one on your own from scratch? Don’t want to incur the hefty investment reserved for franchises? Consider purchasing a “Business Opportunity” package. Sometimes called “turnkey” businesses (as you only have to turn the virtual key to get started), these packages have something for every interest and budget. […]
You don’t have to be a member to visit www.franchise.org, the website of the International Franchise Association, and conduct a search of their more than 5000 franchisor members to find your dream business. The site has rich resources for you to investigate.
Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007. However, to collect the money, a properly addressed, mailed and postmarked return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 18, 2011. The IRS estimates […]
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on an office, in fact, you can have one created and installed in no time at all. Consider a portable shed. In most states, homeowners do not need a building permit unless the structure is permanent with a foundation. You can have nice, tight flooring installed, […]
IFA’s 44th Annual Legal Symposium will provide attendees with access to the foremost legal practitioners and business leaders from the franchise industry, who will share their perspectives about the latest topics in franchise law. The conference is scheduled to take place in the nation’s capital May 15 to 17. On May 17 and 18, join […]