FranTech 2014: Digital Marketing & Technology Best Practices for Franchising, which will take place April 10 and 11 in Denver. This conference is designed to help marketing, communications and information technology franchise professionals navigate the maze of digital marketing and technology solutions available to franchises today. Register now.
Feeling stressed right now? Take a moment to sit back and reflect on your accomplishments of the past year. In the midst of the holiday rush, setting aside time to think about your business’ accomplishments during the past year is one way to relieve some of the stress of the season, business expert Jaimy Ford […]
Pizza is superhot! Traffic at fast-casual pizza joints rose 9% this year, and top-your-own concepts grew with backing from established chains including Smashburger and Sbarro. Other hot pizza business trends this year include digital and mobile ordering, expansion to international markets and the ongoing rise in take-and-bake and carry-out sales.
Learn now to build your reputation and become an expert in your field to grow your business. The following guest post is by Lawton Ursrey, product marketing manager of Sage One, a simple online accounting application for small businesses, and CEO and founder of Indie Peace, an environmentally responsible apparel company. You may be the best coach […]
A great holiday gift for a budding entrepreneur is support in the form of money, enthusiasm, a slap on the back, supplies, funds for advertising, contributions to build a cool website, and just about any other form of financial backing. Why not print this post out and leave it around for your friends, family and […]
2014 will be year of the Entrepreneur and the Maker. If you have an idea, an inkling of an idea, go for it in 2014. Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about. Find a niche and fill it. Figure out a better way to provide an existing service. […]
You don’t have to rent an outside facility, hire employees, develop an elaborate business plan or invest a ton of money to start your own business and be your own boss. Here are five quick and easy businesses you can start on a part-time basis or run on weekends to pick up extra money: 1. […]
Microsoft recently surveyed consumer perceptions of small business technology use and the impact of technology on purchase consideration and repeat business. The most telling finding is that consumers do not lower expectations on technology use because of the size of the business. For example, more than 90 percent of consumers said they would or would […]
What do small business owners wish for in 2014? j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a provider of business cloud and digital media services just released the results of its 2013 year-end SMB survey. The survey, which was sent to over 32,000 j2 Global® eFax®, eVoice® and Campaigner® SMB professionals, focused on the priorities and “wish […]
Pets are a big business. In the United States alone consumers spend more than $50 billion a year on their pets. Here are a few ways you can cash in: 1.PET BOOTS: You can make and sell boots for dogs. They will be a hit in urban areas where salt is routinely put on the […]
Want to generate more business and get more clients in the New Year? For millions of people around the world, the New Year is a time to take account, reflect and dream about 2014 goals. Now that coaching and personal development are becoming more mainstream, the Coach’s Client-Getting Expert Christian Mickelsen believes that the best way […]
Chipotle is tapping into new consumer occasions with the recent national rollout of its catering program. The added operation allows the brand to compete in a different space with fast-casual concepts like Panera and Qdoba Mexican Grill that have established catering options. Chipotle tested catering in select regional markets, including Colorado, earlier this year before […]