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[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

There are 900 service sites to serve your local business needs. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Trend Watch: Millennial Parents Shift To Cheaper Brands

About 40% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are already parents, and the percentage is on track to double in the next decade or so, according to a study from Barkley that calls into question some of the conventional wisdom surrounding Generation Y. Millennials are every bit as pragmatic and frugal as […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Six Steps To Grow Your Business

It’s tough trying to figure out why your company is not performing as it should. You have probably implemented policies and procedures specifically designed to improve business performance. Your employees surely are working as hard as anyone possibly could. And still the results are not there. What should you do? Carlos Pardo, CEO of CapApex […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Drew Williams’ 7 Step Guide To Feed The Startup Beast

Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them.  In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of.  Why?  Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses.  And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Gov’t. Shutdown Costs $13 Million Per Day In Small Business Lending

The government shutdown is keeping $13 million per day in loan money from small-business borrowers, according to Beth Solomon, president of the National Association of Development Companies. “Loans are like oxygen in the economy, and we’re asphyxiating the economy with lack of capital,” she said.

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Five Ways The U.S. SBA Can Help You Start Your Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides many programs and services to help you launch your small business. They offer free counseling and information, free mentors through the SCORE program and training events around the country. Here are five ways they can help you with your small business launch: 1. Financial assistance for new or for […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

8 Factors To Consider When Starting A Small Business

When planning your small business launch, consider the following eight key factors: 1. Do you have the resources to hold out until your business starts making money? 2. Are you willing to leave your current 8 hour a day job to work 24/7? 3. Are you ready to take on tasks that could be dirty […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Smooth, Speed & Accuracy Are Keys To Building Drive-Thru Sales

The best drive thru restaurants run like machines. Simple goals are met over and over: Orders go out quickly, the food is delivered fresh, and the right orders get to the right cars. But in the drive thru, pressure can run high and the smallest mistakes can prove catastrophic, backing up lines and spelling disaster […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 5, 2013

Startup Saturday: Q & A on What You Need To Know About The Debt Ceiling

In this post for Startup Saturday, we depart from our launch tips and strategies to bring you  research from the The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget. They’ve compiled an extensive Q and A to help us understand an important issue facing all American businesses: the debt ceiling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By The Committee For A Responsible […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

Retailers Take The Bite Out of Restaurant Sales

Lunch traffic at retail stores selling prepared foods rose 29% since 2008, a period that saw a 1% decline in midday restaurant traffic, according to an NPD Group report. The report forecasts a continuation of the trend — retailers’ sales of prepared foods is on track to grow 10% during the coming decade, while restaurants […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

The Rise of Generation Y

Gen Y workers — those ages 18 to 32 — are ascending into management positions fastest among today’s working generations, says business whiz S. Chris Edmonds. That makes it all the more important for companies to put appropriate training and development strategies in place. “First, organizations must accept the reality of this generational shift. Expectations […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

Franchise Groups Partner With FLOTUS To Win Leverage With POTUS

Trade associations and business groups are partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign and veteran aid initiative to strengthen their relationship and establish a level of trust with the administration. “The relationships we have built with the White House on veterans has made our industry voice heard on other issues such as Obamacare,” IFA […]

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