Auntie Anne’s launched a test run of a pretzel food truck over the summer to promising results and now the company is planning several more small-footprint trucks to expand the brand’s portfolio. “We’d like to have one on every street corner,” said Andy Kmeic, the company’s associate vice president of real estate.
Pearle Vision, one of North America’s largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, announced today plans to unveil its new store design on Sept. 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the center in Legacy Village, located at 24539 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio. The new Cleveland neighborhood eye […]
Americans ate more than 25 billion chicken wings in 2012 and Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison says his quickservice chain is growing with the wing market, adding 70 restaurants this year. Wingstop has locations throughout the U.S. and in international markets, with agreements for units in Russia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The company will […]
Here’s a simple yet practical guide on how to go about preparing to apply for a small business loan. 1. What criteria do banks look for in making small business loans? Different banks or lending institutions may have different standards, but in general, in order to consider your application for a small business loan, banks will […]
Devoting time and attention to employees and their needs and offering flexible working arrangements are among the ways that managers can get the most out of their workers, says Cindy Bates of Microsoft. Also, pay attention to individual employees’ interests and help them take charge in those areas, she advises.
By Russell Holcombe, CEO of Holcombe Financial At its core, an entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator of new ideas who takes on considerable financial risks to start a business. They are full of energy and have an intoxicating and contagious positive attitude. They work day and night to make their idea, invention or […]
In the latest Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, startup business owners’ confidence reached the highest level since the study was initiated in first quarter 2012. That’s according to the second-quarter 2013 Index, just released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom. Business owners’ confidence in achieving greater profitability over the next 12 months saw an […]
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The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” provides “10 Tips to Starting a Business” Entrepreneurship has always been a significant stabilizer of economic recessions. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report The New American Evolution: The Role and Impact of Small Firms, during the 1990s the U.S. economy was reinvented, “by fostering […]
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 […]
Bird-B-Gone Inc., leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents, announced the introduction of its new Sonic Shield™. The innovative pest control device frightens birds and other unwanted critters away from property using sound and light. Self-contained and completely portable, the Sonic Shield™ operates on 4 AA batteries and is easily installed virtually anywhere. The versatile […]
Detroit’s annual citywide celebration of design, the Detroit Design Festival, launches Sept. 17 with a kick-off party that will set the stage for more than 60 events set to take place Sept. 18-22, 2013. Home to the highest concentrations and quantities of commercial and industrial designers of all U.S. metropolitan regions, the third-annual Detroit Design […]