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 […]
Quick-serve patrons are asking for healthier options and some chains are listening. Restaurant chains including Jack in the Box, Tim Hortons and Sonic have launched lower-calorie menu items, especially when it comes to the breakfast menu. Jack in the Box added a 250-calorie Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Sandwich, Tim Hortons now offers new turkey […]
Small businesses would do well to set aside a little time to plan for 2014, experts say. If you’re ready to undertake this project, start by dusting off your master plan and developing some tactics to make your goals a reality in the coming year. “Your new year strategy should be a combination of vision […]
Travelers are going mobile. Guido de Wilde, senior vice president at Starwood, said the company plans to expand its mobile bookings. “By 2015, we expect interaction with our guests via mobile to surpass that via desktop. There are now more bookings through our digital channels than through any other non-property direct channel,” he said.
By Paul J. Karch, SELLTOGOVERNMENT.COM We have all seen the stories from the media regarding a government shutdown, sequestration and amazing amounts of government debt. Putting the doom and gloom aside, one soon realizes that the U.S. federal government represents, for all intents and purposes, Fortune 1 in the marketplace. Having spent more than 25 […]
By David Katz As everyone knows, it’s a lot easier to make New Year’s resolutions than to stick with them. So, if you want to improve your current financial situation, you should try to develop some new saving and spending habits. That’s really the secret to taking control of your financial life. Whether you’re a […]
This is a great weekend to set your small business goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there? Is there a way you can measure your strides? You can use the SMART method to create actionable goals. SMART is a mnemonic used by life coaches, motivators, HR departments, […]
What are the most important languages for UK business to learn? A recent report by the British Council revealed a shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages to know for the future global business arena. The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, […]
Happy 2014, Everyone! Make this the year you finally start that small business you’ve been dreaming about and become your own boss! We’ll be with you every step of the way, providing help, resources, trend updates, features and rock-solid information from those who have been there. We can’t think of a better quote to start […]
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow we get back to the business of startups, running our small businesses, making more money, chiseling away at any negative behavior patterns that are holding us back, and working to design a 2014 that will catapult us to success, riches and happiness! Happy New Year!
How do you create and build a brand? To create a compelling brand, you have to capture more than just the market share, you capture the total mindshare –that is, minds, hearts, soul and hence the unimpeachable trust of your customers. That is what leads to brand loyalty. Libby Gill, veteran management consultant and author […]