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[ 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. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Give Employees A Boost By Keeping Them Informed

Many employees say a lack of interesting work could motivate them to change jobs, according to research by OfficeTeam. However, you can keep your employees engaged by keeping them abreast of the company’s progress, supporting their ambitions and allowing them to take on new challenges.

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

Handyman Matters Prepares For Major Growth

Handyman Matters, a home services repair company based in Colorado, is gearing up for a major expansion, with a special focus on Pennsylvania, according to its president, Andy Bell. The company, with 122 franchises in 39 states, hopes to add 22 units this year and reach a total of more than 200 by 2015. “Our […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

How To Sell To The Federal Government: Free Class

Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

The Importance of Social Media For Your Small Business

Think social media isn’t important or necessary for your small business? Think again. According to statistics from facebook, each day more than 20 billion minutes are spent on the site. Social media has transformed every aspect of society. Consumers, shoppers and clients are now the critics. They can photograph a bad meal and post it […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

AlphaGraphics Signs 41 Franchise Agreements In Fiscal Year 2013

AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print and marketing communications solutions, announced today that during its fiscal year 2013 ending June 30, 2013, it signed an unprecedented 41 franchise agreements. This unit growth is more than double its fiscal year 2012 signings. AlphaGraphics attributes these strong results to the successful implementation of its business strategy […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 29, 2013

Cabela’s New Camouflage Technology

Select garments in Cabela’s new Zonz line of camouflage feature its exclusive breakthrough ColorPhase Technology. The design uses special inks that allow certain elements in the patterns to change from green to brown or gray when the temperature drops below 65 degrees F, adapting the clothing to the climate. Zonz camo patterns feature a hybrid […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 27, 2013

Startup Saturday: Franchising 101

His resume is impressive.  While he is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States, an inventor, a diplomat, a scientist and author, one of the nation’s earliest entrepreneurs has recently been discovered to have also created a business arrangement that could earn him yet another title in the history books. For […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 26, 2013

Craters & Freighters Celebrates 23 Years In Business

For the past 23 years, Craters & Freighters has been helping clients around the globe with their total packaging, crating and shipping solutions. These clients include Fortune 500 high tech and software companies, the world’s top museums and art galleries, and residential consumers. Craters & Freighters was founded over two decades ago to meet the […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 26, 2013

Top Buzziest Brands Are Amazon, Ford and Subway

Subway ranks third, behind Ford Motor and Amazon, on the latest YouGov BrandIndex list of U.S. brands that generate the most buzz. History Channel and Lowe’s round out the top five. The survey comes out every six months and includes interviews with 20,000 people per week.

[ 0 ] Jul. 26, 2013

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses are the costs that are required to keep a business going day to day. They include salaries, benefits, and insurance costs, among a host of other items. Operating expenses appear on the income statement.

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