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[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2013

2013 Small Business Convention Kicks Off With $40,000 Challenge

The Council of Smaller Enterprises’ (COSE) has announced that its highly popular Business Pitch Competition will take place this year at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky and serve as the kick-off of the 2013 Small Business Convention.  The final judging in the third annual COSE Business Pitch Competition will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 5 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2013

K1 Speed Opens Newest Indoor Karting Center

With more than a dozen centers located nationwide, K1 Speed is the largest indoor go-kart racing company in the United States. The company’s newest location is now open in San Antonio, Texas, making it the third facility to call the Lone Star state home, behind Houston and Austin. The facility, like its peers, features tens […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2013

LimeGreen’s Second Annual Branding Brawl Contest

Calling all aspiring graphic designers!  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give entrepreneurs a voice to stand out in a cluttered marketplace. LimeGreen, a marketing and advertising firm based in Chicago, is now accepting submissions for their annual Branding Brawl contest. This contest was created to connect up-and-coming creative talent with […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2013

Corporate Exec Leaves FedEx To Become Lenny’s Sub Shop Franchisee

Edith Kelly-Green, former vice president and chief sourcing officer for FedEx Express, has become the largest multiunit franchise owner of Lenny’s Sub Shop, with 10 locations. Kelly-Green’s success has been aided by her training as a CPA, her experiences with FedEx’s supply chain and her collaboration with a business partner.

[ 0 ] Aug. 1, 2013

5 Ways To Protect Your Small Biz From Disaster This Hurricane Season

The SBA has put together 5 tips to protect your small business during this hurricane season: Determine your greatest risk potential. It might come from wind damage or the inland flooding that typically follows the tropical storm’s heavy rains.  Meanwhile, your business could suffer financial losses due to road and bridge closings in the aftermath […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Coffee Specialty Passions Run High At Zeppole Cafe

Zeppole Café recently added another location at the intersection of Isabella Street and Rt. 50, Salisbury. Coffee and donut lovers, Zeppole that is, will now be able to drive-thru, order and be on their way. Austin Zduriencik, owner of both locations, the original of which is on Mount Hermon Rd, stated, “We recognized the value […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

More Than Half of Working Adults Want To Be Their Own Boss

According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, more than half (51 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own business. Of those working Americans who do not currently own their own business, 41 percent hope to do so in the future. “Being a business owner isn’t […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Experts Predict Franchise Boom in the Healthcare Industry

Franchise consulting firm iFranchise Group, in a recently released whitepaper, predicts that current and ongoing changes in the healthcare industry will lead to a boom in franchising in this dynamic market sector. iFranchise Group expects the number of franchises in the healthcare segment to double over the next five years. “We are expecting to see […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Tri-State Food Expo For Food Service and Retail Market

The Tri-State Food Expo (tri-statefoodexpo.com), a new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state food service and retail food industry, will debut at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey October 1 – 2, 2013. “The Tri-State Food Expo will be the first of its kind to exclusively serve the growing food […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 31, 2013

Search For America’s 10 Best Companies

Enter The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security The Principal Financial Group® seeks small to medium-sized companies that excel in giving their employees financial security during the 12th annual search for The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. The program showcases the top 10 growing companies (with five-1000 employees) for their […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Texas Opens Doors To Brewpubs, Craft Beer Production

Texas has passed legislation that will ease restrictions on craft beer manufacturers and restaurants that brew their own beer. The legislation raises the limit on production so these restaurants can sell 10,000 barrels of beer annually. “It’s obviously an advantage for the craft industry,” said Tom Janik, who will serve as brewmaster for a Twin […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference Coming This November

If you’re a franchisor ready to grow your system, be sure to join us Nov. 13 to 14 in Fort Lauderdale for IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference. This new conference is designed to address challenges and opportunities unique to franchise systems with 300 or fewer franchisees. The event is also a prime networking and educational opportunity. […]

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