The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report which shows an improved overall economic outlook for America’s small-business owners. When compared with five years ago, 40 percent of small-business owners said today’s economy is better off—the highest it’s been in five years. Today, just two-thirds of small businesses (65 percent) […]
EmptyLegMarket LLC, an online clearinghouse for empty-leg flights, www.emptylegmarket.com, launches an iPhone app to name your price to charter a private jet. Drawing upon several years of experience filling excess capacity on private jets, EmptyLegMarket sees this as a real opportunity to simplify the chartering process and for customers to obtain significant savings when chartering […]
Preparing a business plan is a good idea no matter what business you are pursuing. It will help you answer all the questions you have about the business you are launching. The first step is to come up with the Company Description. What business will you be in? What will you do? Mission Statement: Many […]
The Small Business Administration launched an online tool to clarify the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, saying businesses will not be able to avoid the law’s costs by cutting full-time employees to part-time hours because the government will add up the number of part-time hours to determine whether they qualify as full-time equivalent hours. “The […]
Dr. Ben Litalien, CFE, is launching an online “Franchising” course for the University of Maryland University College. “Franchise education is scarce in higher education, and given the integral role franchising plays in our economy, college students need exposure to this unique business model,” said Litalien who also teaches Franchise Management at Georgetown University and serves […]
American Dream Entrepreneur Teresa Scott is the Founder/Head Coach, and Personal Boxing Trainer at Women’s World of Boxing. T. Scott offers group and private “technical” boxing training for women ranging in age from 15-62. A registered USA boxing coach, Scott founded Women’s World of Boxing to offer women a safe, comfortable and uplifting environment to […]
Many workers start to become less engaged after their first six months at a job, Gallup research finds. Employers can reverse that trend by increasing recognition in the early days, ensuring that top leaders are engaging with workers and consistently measuring engagement results.
Do you need a trademark, a patent or a copyright for your new venture? Here is a quick guide: What is a trademark or service mark? A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of […]
Join franchise business leaders on Sept. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C., for IFA’s Public Affairs Conference to get the latest information from policy experts on the Affordable Care Act, tax reform and immigration, and meet directly with your member of Congress and share your top business concerns. You can also network with your legislators […]
Did you know you could start a business or franchise with your retirement funds tax-deferred and penalty free? Call your investment firm for more information.
Choice Hotels announced it plans to open eight new properties in the U.K. and Germany by the end of next month, adding to the company’s European portfolio that includes nine hotels opened in the U.K. and France earlier this year. “We are pleased to welcome these hotels to our network of European properties, which offer […]
Former business manager Martin Metzler decided to partner with functional movement practitioners Nancy and Jason Prince two years ago and start Structura Body Therapies, a massage company that hopes to reach 1,000 locations in 10 years, with plans to open as many as 20 units in North Texas within the next year. “It’s a unique […]