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[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Nation’s Largest Biohazard Remediation Biz Expands

Continuing its efforts to expand service presence in the continental United States, Aftermath Inc., the nation’s largest biohazard remediation company, will open two new locations this month in Pittsburgh and Waukegan, Ill. The company provides remediation and cleaning services for blood spills, crime scenes, suicides, unattended death, hoarding and tear gas in homes and businesses. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Chains Turn To Mobile Apps To Drive Traffic

Chains including Domino’s, Subway and KFC are increasingly experimenting with new mobile applications that make it easier for customers to place an order, pay and check on the progress of their food, and apps that incorporate geolocation capabilities are becoming a key tool for marketers. “The Burger King Free Fries Friday campaign is also a […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 10, 2013

Bruegger’s Bagels Celebrates 30 Years

This month, Bruegger’s Bagels celebrates growing from one store in New York to 303 locations across the U.S. and Canada over the past three decades. The company’s largest franchisee now employs 500 people at 33 locations and plans to open three more units in the Rochester, N.Y., area.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Smashburger To Use $35 Million in Capital Funding To Fuel Growth

Fast-casual franchise Smashburger announced Tuesday that it will receive a $35 million external capital infusion from equity firm Golub Capital that could allow the 210-location franchise to open as many as 80 new locations next year. The company plans to focus on new markets in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Toronto, the U.K. and Australia.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Should Bosses and Employees Connect On Social Media Networks?

Employees might or might not ask to establish links with their bosses on Facebook and LinkedIn, and VerticalResponse CEO Janine Popick says both perspectives are understandable. What’s important for your business, however, is to “make sure you’ve got a social media policy in place and be consistent with it,” she recommends.

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Veterans Play Significant Role in Franchise History

Will Vehrs was a military veteran who worked with prospective entrepreneurs for 17 years before he decided to take his own advice and invest in a business, becoming one of many veterans to choose a franchising path. One in every seven U.S. franchises is owned by a military veteran and through its “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

CiCi’s Pizza Expands Abroad

CiCi’s Pizza expands internationally! For the first time in its 28-year history, is extending its franchise opportunity abroad. Executives with the Coppell, Texas-based franchise have specifically targeted Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico for expansion of the brand with the goal of opening the flagship international unit by 2015.

[ 0 ] Jul. 8, 2013

Free IFA Webinar This Wednesday on Affordable Care Act

The next IFA WednesdayWise Webinar will address “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Franchise Community” on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT). Speakers will include Hylant Group’s Orlando Operations President Andria Herr and IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Judith Thorman. The webinar series is […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 8, 2013

Biz Owners Should Meet With Workers Regularly

Bosses who want to cultivate open and trusting relationships with their workers should get into the habit of holding one-on-one meetings, says business expert Mary Schaefer. Regular face time lets you rehearse your relationship in a safe space, laying a foundation for higher-stake interactions, Schaefer explains. “You get to practice being open with each other. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 8, 2013

American Legion Offers Free Training To Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

An intensive educational course in entrepreneurship aimed specifically at women military veterans will be provided free of charge Aug. 26-27 in Houston by The American Legion. The number of women veterans attempting to enter or re-enter the civilian workforce is growing rapidly, and the unemployment rate among them is higher than that of the general […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 8, 2013

Register Now For Free Social Media Workshop

Are you still wondering how to use social media to build buzz for your company, products, and services?  Have you posted to Facebook and sent out a few tweets, wondering if it’s really working for you?  Social media is a lot more than Facebook and Twitter. Are you blogging on WordPress and getting all of […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 6, 2013

Startup Saturday: The ABC’s of SBA Loans

Many first-time entrepreneurs find it difficult to launch their chosen business on a shoestring budget. If you need financial help and your bank won’t help you, consider going the route of a SBA-backed loan. The United States Small Business Administration doesn’t loan you the money directly; they partner with selected banks and guarantee the loan […]

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