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[ 1 ] Apr. 27, 2013

Startup Saturday: How To Sell Your Homemade Food Product

Welcome to Startup Saturday. We’ll be posting every Saturday morning on a business you can launch from home for $500 or less. Today we look at Selling Your Homemade Food Product. Do you love to bake, cook or whip up a special sauce? What if you could turn it into a moneymaking venture? If friends […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Start Your Own Business: Host A Garage Sale

It might not sound like a very sophisticated business to launch, but you have all the goods right in your home, attic, garage or basement to start your own venture. Host a garage sale. It’s a great way to test the entrepreneurial waters and see if you like dealing with people, haggling, trying to be […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Quote of the Day: Mark Zuckerberg

“I don’t really know what the next big thing is because I don’t spend my time making big things. I spend time making small things and then when the time comes I put them together.” –Harvard Crimson, June 10, 2004

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Help Your New Hire Adjust To Your Small Business

As the leader of your company, you shouldn’t overreact if new employees get off to a shaky start, says Avery Augustine. “Remember that meeting a new boss and team for the first time can be intimidating, and nervous chatter can easily turn into a regrettable foot-in-mouth situation,” she says. Tell new employees about the expectations […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 26, 2013

Latin America Is Big Focus For Franchise Growth

Franchisors are increasingly eying countries in Latin America for expansion. Dunkin’ Donuts, Denny’s and Focus Brands International are among the companies that have already found success in the region by finding franchisees who live in and are familiar with the tastes and business environment of Latin America. “We look for partners that have capital, have […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

Tips To Set Your Goals and Objectives

State your long-range goals and the milestones you will have to pass to achieve them. Then make a timetable for accomplishing specific short-term business objectives that will enable you to reach your larger goal. As an example, your long-range goal may be “to be the largest manufacturer of computer furniture in the Northeast.” First you […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

IF You Build It: The Motorized Ice Cream Cone

A patent was issued to toy maker and inventor Rick Hartman for his motorized ice cream cone. The idea came to Rick while he was reading a children’s book. A switch activates the cone cup. For more info, visit Rick’s website at www.toyworkshop.com

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

The Latino Coalition Hosts 2013 Small Business Summit on May 1

The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, will host the 2013 Small Business Summit on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at the US Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags in Washington, DC. The 2013 Small Business Summit will host more than 20 speakers and panelists on key issues important to small […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

New Opportunities For Hoteliers In China

Hotel franchisors in China have the opportunity to practice new, innovative strategies as an economic shift in the country brings younger travelers more interested in domestic travel and an emerging middle class. “One can make the case for a notion that we’re in a different era, an age in which constant surprise is a way […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 25, 2013

How to Manage Millennial Employees

Millennial employees are likely used to constant feedback, so communicate clearly with those on your staff. Focus on accountability, set high standards for quality and admit mistakes when you make them, writes Steve Cody, managing partner of Peppercomm. “Being authentic with a generation that prizes authenticity above all else is probably the single best way […]

[ 1 ] Apr. 24, 2013

American Dream Massage Envy Biz For Two Co-Workers

Marcia Connelley and Terri Paradise, who formerly worked together at a payroll company, decided to go into business together by opening a spa in Kentucky under the Massage Envy brand. After experiencing initial difficulties with finances and advertising, they were able to get their spa back on the right track with the help of advisers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 24, 2013

Big Bucks For Home Remodelers This Spring, Says NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions is reaching new heights, as quarter-over-quarter increases are seen across all sub-components measuring remodeling activity. As remodelers approach the busy season, overall current business conditions have seen steady increases since March of 2012, now […]

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