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The latest World Bank Doing Business report suggests Romania now has a better environment in which to launch a business than Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland and other OECD economies. With the report now in its 11th year, Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises analyses the impact of regulations throughout the business […]
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (1874-1965)
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You are setting up a new small business. You opted to rent an outside facility from which you will run your company. How will you make your office “Wow” your clients? Here are ten tips from a pro who knows. Most of our communication doesn’t come from our mouths. We communicate nonverbally with our bodies, […]
Searching for the Under-50 Consumer. Tony Roma’s unveiled the first of its revamped and newly named Tony Roma’s Fire Grill & Lounge locations in Orlando, Fla., with a new modern look and a revamped menu aimed at winning over the under-50 crowd. The chain will spend $600,000 per restaurant to renovate two more locations in […]
Having too many choices can actually deter you from reaching your goal. Stanford marketing professor Szu-chi Huang finds that what motivates people to achieve a goal changes along the journey. Have you ever been oh-so-close to reaching a goal but then fallen short or even thrown in the towel, only to become frustrated and discouraged? […]
Holiday lights are helping build sales. Golden Corral found last year that restaurants featuring outside Christmas lights and holiday decorations earned 5% more in sales than locations that did not decorate, Golden Corral Senior Vice President of Franchising Bob McDevitt said. Restaurants that chose multicolored lights outperformed those with white lights because the colors have […]
McCafe coming to a store near you. McDonald’s plan to launch supermarket sales of its bagged coffee next year is likely to reap additional revenue, but the main goal is to raise brand awareness and spur additional restaurant sales of its McCafe beverage line, said U.S. Chief Brand and Strategy Officer Kevin Newell. The chain […]
You need to consider a plan for your business’ future. Prepare for the worst — the chance that you’ll suffer a serious injury — by designating and training an appropriate successor for your business, attorney Jack Garson says. And take into account the many other consequences by preparing contingency plans for taxes, loan obligations and […]
Need money and resources for your startup? Go!-celerator, a program born out of the entrepreneurially-minded branding and marketing company goBRANDgo!, is offering one start-up company free resources for 12 months. Interested start-up companies must enter by Feb. 1, 2014 to qualify for the go!-celerator program, which includes a year of free housing, office space, mentoring […]
Are you prepared to handle an emergency in your small business facility? Disaster can strike at any moment. That includes medical emergencies within a restaurant, something more quick-service operators are preparing their employees to deal with so customers can be protected when unexpected medical issues arise. Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina is one brand that has committed […]