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[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: Friends Fun Wine In A Can

Friends Beverage Group of Miami is innovating the beverage industry with a new wine drink – Friends Fun Wine In A CanTM – a refreshing and casual, everyday beverage. Friends Fun Wine has a friendly taste targeted at consumers who enjoy wine and a vast majority of the population that does not drink wine. The […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Five Tips On How To Find and Work With A Mentor

In the first months of opening your business, you’ll need to make many important decisions. But you don’t have to make every decision on your own. Ultimately, you’re responsible for you business, but you can always consult a mentor for advice. What is a mentor? A mentor is someone who has been down the same […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

What Type of Salesperson Are You? Hunter or Farmer?

Each morning ask yourself, “Where is my next sale coming from?” That’s a suggestion from Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in training and the development of individuals and organizations. Brain is the author of 55 books and his Unlimited Sales Success (with Michael Tracy) (AMACOM) suggests that you […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Putting Together Your Inventor’s Notebook

From the moment they come up with their brainstorm inventors need to document their ideas in a notebook or logbook. The notebook must be accurate and detailed. It will be the first way to prove that the idea, the invention is really your own. The notebook provides a chronological account of how you developed the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Five Steps to “Raise The Bar” of Your Small Business by Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer is the host and executive producer of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue. He is also considered the best authority in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. His book, Raise The Bar (with Karen Kelly, New Harvest, $26), is a treasure trove of do’s and don’ts for any small business owner no matter […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

SBA Presents Webinar Series On How To Navigate Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Not Just Contracts: The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, the first of a free, two-part webinar series on Jan.15 at 2 p.m. EST.  The second webinar will be held Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. EST. The hour-long webinars will cover: Eligibility requirements for […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

How You Can Get A Competitive Edge

You are learning all about your industry and understand your market niche. How do you now gain an edge over your competition? Study and come up with a plan to do it better, cheaper, faster. What’s missing in your market and how can you fill that gap. How can you stand out from your competition? […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 11, 2014

Startup Saturday: Coming Up With A Simple Idea

Stephen Key (with Colleen Sell) wrote One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs (McGrawHill, 2013) and in it advocated that one reason small businesses fail is because their ideas are ‘too big.’ Too new or too complicated for the market to grasp and buy. Key says begin small and start with a very simple idea. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2014

Franchise Expo South Expecting Big Draw In Houston, Feb. 6-8

 For the first time in its eight-year history, the largest franchise expo in the South, Franchise Expo South, will relocate to its new home in Houston, Texas from Feb. 6-8. Thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners will head to the Reliant Center, located at One Reliant Park, to meet with hundreds of today’s top franchise concepts […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2014

Restaurants and Supermarkets Seek to Cut Food Waste and Feed the Hungry

Many supermarkets and restaurants are making strides to cut food waste and feed those in need. As much as 40% of food produced in the U.S. is never eaten, according to the Food Waste Reduction Alliance. Meanwhile, 50 million Americans suffer from food insecurity, according to the USDA. To alleviate the problem, Darden Restaurants locations […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2014

Franchisee Makes History: Andrea Brown Has The Midas Touch

Midas franchisee Andrea Brown has become the first female military veteran and the first black female franchise owner for the 2,500-unit auto repair company with the opening of her location in Chicago Heights, Ill. Brown was drawn to Midas by the recommendation of a friend and the company’s opportunities for veterans. “One of my goals […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 10, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: 10 Cheapest Fast-Food Franchises

Interested in starting a fast-food business? Consider one of these least expensive franchises. Startup costs and contact info is listed: Papa John’s Pizza Pizza, fast-casual restaurant $15k www.papajohns.com 502-261-4844 7-Eleven Convenience store. $31k www.franchise.7-eleven.com 800-782-0711 Sertino’s Coffee Coffeehouse $40k www.sertinos.com 800-311-3930/503-224-6199 Cin City Donuts Mini-donuts, coffee $40k www.cincitydonuts.com 866-491-5987/604-940-0988 Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Mobile on-site […]

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