Franchising offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in a small business without worrying about a lack of resources or experience, SCORE Counselor Joyce Browning says. Franchisors provide entrepreneurs with services such as site selection, training, product supply, marketing plans, advertising, financing and support during tough times. “The franchisor is there to help with suggestions and […]
Researchers at the University of Vermont have built the hedonometer: a device that takes note of geography and the emotions of tweets. It pinpoints where in the world tweets using the most “LOL,” “party,” and “angry” are generated.
The Kate Spade shop in Tokyo is using iPads to lure in tech-savvy shoppers and to make day-to-day operations much easier. Checkout, employee training and inventory tracking are just a few of the ways the retail store is using the iPads.
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or […]
SBOMAG.com and 1&1 Internet Celebrate Banner Anniversaries With Website Makeover Offer Small Business Opportunities magazine, celebrating 25 years of publishing moneymaking ideas for entrepreneurs, and leading web hosting company 1&1 Internet, proud to announce their 10th anniversary in the U.S, is offering a free website makeover! In today’s business world, a professional website can be […]
Outright along with Page Mage Inc., eBay Radio, Stamps.com, Terapeak and Kabbage will be hosting a free webinar for eBay® sellers. Hugh Williams will discuss how search engines work and what makes the eBay search problem interesting and challenging. He’ll also give an overview of search improvements at eBay over the past few years, his […]
You can start your own parking lot cleanup venture for less than $100. It’s a business that you can run on a part-time basis to pick up extra cash until the venture grows into a full-time operation. Basically, you contact commercial management companies at condo facilities, shopping centers, franchise owners, strip malls, etc. and ask […]
In response to the recent natural disaster in Moore, Oklahoma, Petsitting.com has announced that it will be donating 10 percent of its total sales this week toward helping the dogs and cats left without homes in the area. The company will donate to the Pet Food Pantry of OKC, which is offering dog and cat […]
It’s important to do what you can to retain your experienced employees, who have valuable skills and can create a sense of continuity during ownership transitions, says Carole Spooner of Succession Services. She suggests tactics such as instituting a performance management system that lets employees know how they’ll be evaluated, providing opportunities for employees to […]
Have you considered the opportunities for growth in new overseas markets? If you answered yes, make your plans now for the IFA/MFV International Symposium in New York City, from June 19 to 21. Learn everything from the first steps to success in international franchising to selecting the right markets for your brand. Leaders in international […]
McDonald’s will add about 75,000 new workers to its existing staff of more than 90,000 in China this year as it speeds up expansion plans and grows to 2,000 mainland units, the company said Thursday. Sales at quickservice chains in China are on track to grow 14% to $18.7 billion this year, according to Euromonitor […]
Luxury countertop sales are surging, according to kitchen remodeling franchise Kitchen Solvers, which says that sales of solid surface countertops — primarily granite and quartz — were up 215% in 2012 compared to just two years ago. Kitchen Solvers, which has 48 franchises in the United States and Canada, serves more than 1,000 homeowners each […]