The U.S. Commercial Service in Johannesburg is working with the International Franchise Association to organize meetings starting later this month in three Sub-Saharan African cities for investors interested in opening U.S. franchises in Swaziland. Dairy Queen, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Johnny Rockets are among the 13 U.S. franchisors who have said they will participate.
If you are planning to sell goods, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit, usually from the tax or revenue department of the state in which you are doing business. As a requirement of obtaining this permit, you will be obligated to collect sales tax on goods you sell, and periodically submit those […]
Kitchen remodeling franchise Kitchen Solvers has adopted a new business management software platform designed to help its franchise owners more efficiently manage marketing and sales and gauge advertising success. The platform, designed by franchise software developer FranConnect, “will provide a big boost to franchisees, helping them make more sales,” said Kitchen Solvers President Gerry Henley. […]
The Ninth Annual New York Business Expo & Conference (NYXPO) is again expected to draw more than 10,000 business owners and executives to a full day of exhibits, educational seminars and unlimited networking. The largest and most comprehensive business conference in the Northeast, NYXPO will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, […]
Molly Maid, the nation’s largest residential maid service company, is seeing strong performance from franchise owners throughout the state of Florida and is expecting to open at least 10 additional franchise locations within the next 12 months. Currently, the company has 23 franchise owners throughout Florida, one of the largest presences for the brand in […]
Even if you can’t afford the merchandise, keep your stores shelves stocked. You can always follow the lead of Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus of The Home Depot. When the store first opened in 1978, they didn’t have enough money to stock the warehouse store setting. They called their suppliers to help them “dress” the […]
Chicago-based sandwich and salad chain Potbelly has filed for an initial public stock offering that could raise up to $75 million. The company, which reported 2012 revenue of $274.9 million and profits of $24 million, plans to use the cash it raises in the IPO for working capital and dividends.
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A construction engineer in his native Russia, Alex Mikhaylov delivered pizzas after immigrating to the U.S., eventually becoming a store manager. Although his new country offered a broad range of ethnic foods, Mikhaylov noticed that something was missing: No one in the U.S. was making one of the traditional delicacies he remembered from Eastern Europe: […]
Baked goods chain Cinnabon is building its brand on a three-pronged approach that includes opening more franchised units, partnering with other chains including Burger King and Taco Bell to offer Cinnabon-branded products, and developing packaged goods, president Kat Cole said. “We’re building the world’s greatest brand,” she said.
Stop Discounting! Start Selling! For more than seven decades, David Oreck has been successfully marketing products to the American consumer. He took his little startup vacuum company and turned it into a household name and not by relying on big advertising or slick sales pitches. He understood that the customer does not want to be […]
If you run your small business anywhere near a business school or university, look into having the students write your business plan, design your logo, conduct a survey of your customers, or handle analysis of potential new products. The students often work for free and they receive course credit for doing so. Call the Dean’s […]