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[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: 7 Key Tips To Launching Your Own Food Business At Home

Many people would consider Katrina Markoff a daring soul. She has a rare artistic flair of taking unlikely ingredients and turning them into “gold” in her kitchen. Markoff is the entrepreneur behind Vosges Haut-Chocolat, which started in a small chocolate shop in Chicago, in 1998. This $10 million dollar gourmet chocolate company, with its distinctive […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2014

Create A Step-By-Step Business Plan With This Easy Tool

Creating a business plan can be as easy as filling in the blanks in an already organized and solid template. Developing your business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects 3-5 […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2014

American Burger Joints Are Hot In Iran

Though American-style burger restaurants have been part of Tehran’s quickservice food scene for more than 30 years, more high-priced chains — particularly those featuring classic-car and American movie star themes — are popping up across Iran’s capital and are popular among the city’s wealthiest residents. “In Iran, most things foreign are considered high-end,” said David […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2014

How To Look, Feel and Act With More Confidence

It takes considerable self-confidence to grow a small business, and Becky Blalock, managing partner at Advisory Capital, offers some pointers on how to develop that kind of self-esteem. In addition to other tactics, it’s critical to find positive role models and to push through your fear. “We all want to stay in those zones where […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2014

Carwash Industry Celebrates 100 Years

It’s a huge milestone for the carwash industry. International Carwash Association (ICA), the world’s largest organization for car wash professionals, today announced a series of activities and celebrations of the industry’s 100th birthday in 2014. Frank McCormick and J.W. Hinkle opened “Automobile Laundry” in Detroit, Mich. in 1914 as the first production line car wash […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2014

Choice Hotels CEO Is Upbeat About 2014

Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International, says the lodging industry is in good shape as it enters the new year amid strong growth in global tourism. Among the hotel firm’s goals for 2014 is a focus on growth in Europe, which saw the greatest increase in inbound travel last year, Joyce said. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 8, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: Fifteen Questions To Ask The Food Franchisor

Thinking of buying a food franchise? They are superhot and popular moneymakers. Before you take the plunge, study this list of questions to ask your potential franchisor: Ready to contact a franchisor in the food industry to discuss become a franchisee? To make sure the ‘fit’ is right, ask the franchisor the following questions: o […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

Nominate Your Business for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards

     Your can win an award for your small business. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week – May 12-16, 2014 John Stonecipher—CEO […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

Enter To Win A Nightclub & Bar Award for 2014

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TODAY! DEADLINE: Friday, January 10, 2014 Hurry! Only one week left to enter the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards- the top annual recognition of the best and brightest across various categories within the nightlife industry! With three categories— Bar Awards, Nightclub Awards and Vegas Nightclub Awards —there is something for everyone from […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

How To Grow Your Business By Hiring Great New Employees

Want to up your game, raise your bar and grow new business in the New Year? If you’ve been thinking of hiring a new employee or two, follow these tips to hire the right talent to help you grow your small business. Here’s some insight to consider from experts interviewed for SBA’s Learning Center Series, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: Opportunity Knocks For Personal Chefs

According to The United States Personal Chefs Association, there are opportunities for 25,000 personal chefs to be employed across the U.S., but there are only 5,000 personal chefs active around the globe. Many chefs prefer the “personal chef” route because they can set their own schedule, create their own menus, work when they want and […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

Star-Studded Roster for International Franchise Association Convention in NOLA

The International Franchise Association convention talking place from Feb. 22 to 25 in New Orleans, features outstanding speakers including former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc., franchisor of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Todd Rowe, Google SMB Global Sales, among others. An updated convention brochure […]

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