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[ 0 ] Dec. 11, 2013

How Your Small Business Can Compete in the Federal Marketplace

Looking for ways to cash in on lucrative government contracts? SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive. Read on to learn about the benefits, the requirements and how to […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 11, 2013

NRA Lists Top Ten Culinary Trends For 2014

Food businesses are superhot! What’s in store for 2014? The National Restaurant Association (NRA) each year prepares its What’s Hot culinary forecast of menu trends for the coming year. The NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), to find which food and beverage items will be hot trends on […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2013

Help and Resources For Women Starting Small Businesses

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) offers networking opportunities, resources and information to help women start and grow their companies. http://www.nawbo.org/ The IRS website has all the information, forms and publications you’ll need to stay on top of your business taxes. http://www.irs.gov/ The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a federal agency that […]

[ 1 ] Dec. 10, 2013

4 Common Tax Pitfalls Small Business Owners Must Avoid

Starting a new business can be intimidating, but extremely rewarding. However, many entrepreneurs are focused on so many different things that they overlook some simple steps that can save them money when it comes time to pay Uncle Sam on April 15. Jessie Seaman is a licensed tax professional with the Tax Defense Network (taxdefensenetwork.com), […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2013

Small Businesses Are Growing and Optimistic About 2014

2014 is going to be a good year for small business owners, according to a just released survey. More than half of small businesses experienced growth that met or exceeded their expectations in 2013, with 80 percent reporting that they expect 2014 to be even better for their business; however, economic recovery still reigns top […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2013

Can’t Afford A Franchise? How About A Micro-Franchise?

Can’t afford a franchise? Consider the Micro-Franchise Option. Franchising is a growing part of business in the U.S., and franchises make up about 5% of U.S. businesses. But the cost of entering the franchise industry continues to rise. However, micro-franchising, a new concept that started in less-developed countries, offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to start their […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Mobile App Games Help Restaurants Build Sales and Loyalty

Mobile app games are helping quick-serve brands earn customer sales and loyalty. A handful of quick-service brands released games for mobile platforms in 2013, and the apps proved to be more than just for fun. In fact, some brands are reporting increased sales and customer loyalty by integrating games within their apps. Among the restaurant […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

12 Worst Holiday Email Marketing Mistakes From Elite Email

Elite Email, a world leader in digital marketing tools, cautions eager business owners to beware of some of the worst email marketing mistakes they can make this holiday season. “For most, the holidays mean spending time with family and friends, giving gifts and being merry. For business owners, especially in the consumer products or not-for-profit […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

VIrtual NWBC Meeting For Women Entrepreneurs:December 11

Calling all women entrepreneurs. On December 11th, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will hold its quarterly public meeting to provide an insider perspective on key research findings from 2013 and advancing the council’s 2014 focus on women and accelerators. Special guest speaker Donna Harris cofounder of 1776 will discuss strategies and opportunities as it […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Mobile Channel Is Growing For Travel Bookings

Consumers are reaching for their tablets and smartphones to book their travel plans. Mobile bookings by U.S. travelers will reach $39.5 billion and account for 12% of all travel transactions by 2015, PhoCusWright reports in its latest Online Travel Overview. The lodging industry is leading the growth in the mobile booking space, with mobile accounting […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Debt-Free Is The New Sexy

Little more than a decade ago, Mark Pentecost was a small-town high school teacher and basketball coach aching for a way to get out of debt and have more time to spend with his wife and children. Little did he know that, within a decade, his startup venture would become a half-billion-dollar enterprise and give […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 7, 2013

Startup Saturday: Brian Tracy’s 12 Steps To Working With A Mentor

The value of mentors: they want to help you get to the top. You can find a mentor in your industry by visiting SCORE.org. By Brian Tracy Benjamin Franklin once said, “there are two ways to acquire wisdom; you can either buy it or borrow it.” By buying it, you pay full price in terms […]

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