The International Coach Federation (ICF) has launched a new and improved website and blog at www.Coachfederation.org. “In order to enhance our global reach and improve our communication strategy, we needed to upgrade,” said Director of Brand Management Lindsay Bodkin. “The website and blog are key elements of ICF’s communication strategy. It’s essential that these reflect [...]
Rob Cookston began his career with Domino’s Pizza in 1987 as a deliveryman at age 19 and today he owns and operates 18 stores in Connecticut and New York. Cookston’s story is not uncommon at the pizza chain. According to spokesman Tim McIntyre, 90% of Domino’s franchises are owned by former deliverymen or entry-level workers. [...]
Small Business Owners Balancing Short-Term Realism with Long-Term Optimism When it comes to supporting their local communities, small business owners practice what they preach. According to the American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, 70 percent of entrepreneurs say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses. “You are Only as Good as [...]
The Ekornes Stressless Office chair line is a perfect fit for the entrepreneur, who has given up the commute, but still wants c-suite comfort working at home. Check out the chairs and sofas at: www.ekornes.com.
Exportation of Wood Pellets from North America to Europe Reached a New Record of 3.2 Million Tons in 2012, with US Exporters More Than Doubling Their Shipments Demand for wood pellets in Europe has gone up dramatically the past few years as power companies on the continent have switched from using fossil fuels to renewable [...]
ADP®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced that more than 200,000 small business owners are now using the company’s innovative cloud-based payroll and human resource management solution, RUN Powered by ADP®. The RUN payroll and HR platform provides continuous access to payroll and human resource-related information and is supported by live, [...]
In a hyper-connected world where a strong online presence could mean better growth opportunities for business, 2013 looks to be another year of significantly increased online investment for small businesses. According to the 2013 AT&T* Small Business Technology Poll, which surveyed 1,000 small businesses nationwide, 66 percent of small businesses plan to invest as much [...]
More workers are turning to franchising as a way to finance retirement, as traditional methods of saving diminish. Joe Prendergrass, who owns multiple Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurants in Virginia with his daughter, said his franchising approach to retirement savings has already yielded a 30% return on his investment. Franchisees of CertaPro Painters and [...]
Donatos Pizzeria has taken the lead to recruit employers for a summer hiring program designed to create jobs for 1,700 youths in central Ohio this summer. The program, created with $4.3 million in city and county funds, puts young job seekers through a training program and tries to match them with participating employers.
A small business owner in Small Business Majority’s Network Council will participate in a Small Business Roundtable Discussion at the White House today to talk about finding solutions to address climate costs and the transition toward a clean energy future. Michigan entrepreneur Jon Tobias will join Administration officials and small business owners from across the [...]
Clothes Mentor, which sells gently used women’s clothing, has grown from three Ohio stores in 2007 to 90 locations that average $1 million per week, CEO Ron Olson said. According to Olson, the biggest challenge for the company was marketing a used product, but found that having the right management tools and being in the [...]
McDonald’s success in the Middle East is due in part to a growing middle class in the region, and brands looking to expand there should focus on supply-chain control, finding the right real estate and supporting franchisees, McDonald’s Middle East Development Company’s Managing Director Yousef Abdulghani said during the International Franchise Forum in Dubai, United [...]