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[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2013

UPS Looks Forward to Record Holiday Season

UPS is looking forward to a big holiday season in sales and that bodes well for small business owners who will be selling more and shipping to customers.  UPS expects to book a record holiday season as online retail sales grow 15% and traditional retailers spend more on shipping to further their omnichannel efforts, the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2013

5 Easy and Cheap Holiday Promotions For Your Small Business

Looking for easy ways to promote your small business this holiday season? Here are five low-budget options: Host An Open House: If you have a shop or restaurant or any brick and mortar business, host an open house. Serve ciderand showcase all your business has to offer. Have a sheet nearby so guests can leave […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 30, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Week: November 18-24

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated November 18-24.The event is now celebrated in 139 countries. “Countries around the world are embracing their entrepreneurs as significant drivers of economic activity and growth,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week and a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation.  “Through GEW, we are instilling an entrepreneurial mindset […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2013

Domino’s Loves Mobile Tracking

Domino’s is pushing hard on mobile, offering features such as retention of ordering information and a tracker that lets consumers know how their order is progressing. “Mobile is playing an important role for the pizza chains. Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s are making significant investments in digital and mobile, making it easier for their […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2013

$1000 Scholarship To Teachers Who Promote Entrepreneurship

A new effort to honor and encourage educators who teach entrepreneurship was announced by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation. A new Entrepreneurship Educator Award and $1,000 grant is now available for hard-working teachers who have distinguished themselves in their pursuit of entrepreneurial education. “We are so excited to provide our […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2013

Promote Your Business By Giving Back To A Local Charity

Looking for an easy way to promote your small business? Want to build goodwill for your company? Give back to a local charity. November is the month of Thanksgiving and in spirit of giving, San Francisco’s popular fitness studio, Burn, will be offering special pop-up classes during the entire month, donating all proceeds to select […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2013

5 Ways To Get Ready For “Small Business Saturday” November 30th

How will you participate in Small Business Saturday? Hundreds of communities across the country will be rolling out the welcome mats for millions of shoppers on Small Business Saturday, November 30th. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide during the critical holiday shopping season. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 29, 2013

5 Steps To Develop A Preparedness Program For Your Small Business

Today marks the sad one-year anniversary when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast and five boroughts of New York City. Many businesses and home in that region have still not recovered. Surveys on small business prepardeness programs show that most are not ready for a disaster. Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

KFC, Taco Bell To Grow to 20,000 Units In Emerging Markets

Yum! Brands and its franchise partners will invest $10 billion in the next seven years to build its presence in seven emerging markets including India, China, Africa and Brazil to more than 20,000 restaurants, said CEO David Novak. In India, the parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut expects sales to hit $1 billion […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Attracting Generations X and Y To Your Small Business

Join the next IFA WednesdayWise Webinar, “Attracting Gen X & Gen Y to your Franchises,” on Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Speakers will include FranchisEsource Brands International President and COO Brian Miller, CFE, ZorSource Brand Manager Jason Miller, CFE, and Barkley, Inc., Assistant Account Manager Greg Vodicka. The webinar, which is […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Inventing Success: How The Microwave Was Created

A melted candy bar led to the invention of one of today’s most-used kitchen appliances. Percy Spencer was working on a military radar device in the mid-1940s when he noticed that his chocolate snack had gotten soft. Intrigued, he experimented with irradiating some kernels of popcorn, which promptly burst. Spencer’s work led to the first […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2013

Startup Saturday: How SCORE Can Help You Start Your Business

Q: What is SCORE? A: For 45 years, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has been the premier, free business counseling and advice service in the United States. SCORE is a nonprofit association with 370 offices nationwide and more than 11,200 working and retired business professionals who volunteer to help a new generation of entrepreneurs. […]

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