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[ 0 ] May. 22, 2013

Indonesia Restricts Franchise Expansion With New Rules

Indonesia has implemented new rules that require large franchise chains to take on additional Indonesian partners and purchase 80% of their supplies from local vendors. The new rules, which could affect expansion plans for franchisors such as KFC, Starbucks and 7-Eleven, were enacted in response to an influx of chain stores and are meant to […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2013

Free Tips On Protecting Your Small Biz From Disaster

A global climate expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 28 hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility. Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2013

24/7 Schedule for U.S. Workforce

The conventional, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past for the overwhelming majority of workers at small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), according to a new survey on work-related email habits. Due to the widespread availability and use of smartphones and tablets, email is more accessible than ever and, […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2013

Small Business Conference Debuts In Philadelphia

Small business owners and entrepreneurs will gather in Philadelphia for the inaugural America Talks Business conference on July 25, 2013. The event is produced by marketing expert David Newman, author of the book “Do It Marketing: 77 Instant Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits and Crush Your Competition.” “The conference is a gathering of […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2013

Yelp Runs Online Summer Road-Trip Guide for Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels and Yelp are teaming up on a “Official Hotel of Summer” campaign with an online road-trip guide and sweepstakes, among other elements. Yelp has “reviews for every type of summer fun place we’d want to highlight and with thousands of hotel locations across the country, we needed someone that could provide content in […]

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2013

Global Hotel Chains Seize Growth Opportunities in Africa

Economic growth and a rising tourism demand have placed Africa’s hotel market in the spotlight for some of the world’s largest international lodging firms. Hoteliers are largely focusing on business-oriented hotels to capture the burgeoning business travel market in urban cities, coupled with a significant undersupply of rooms

[ 0 ] May. 20, 2013

What To Do About Whiney Employees

If your employees just won’t stop whining, you should take them to lunch and explain the impact they are having on your business, Biz Wiz Kevin Daum says. Try to help them resolve their problems if they have legitimate complaints, but consider removing them from your business if they continue to complain about every little […]

[ 0 ] May. 20, 2013

Dad/Grad Trend Emerges In Franchise Ownership

Multigenerational franchise ownership has become increasingly common as laid-off or retired parents partner with their children to start their own businesses. “You have a lot of seasoned executives getting packages, and they’re looking for new careers. And you have this disproportionately high unemployment in the under-25 group. With that you get the dad/grad trend,” Nurse […]

[ 0 ] May. 20, 2013

Which Franchises Are The Best Investments for Veterans?

The franchise industry offers veterans and military spouses the opportunity to invest in their own business with the added support of a proven business model and established brands, and many franchises offer discounts on initial franchise fees and other costs for veterans, including Sport Clips, MaidPro, Boulder Designs, Line-X and Valpak. “Franchising is for people […]

[ 0 ] May. 20, 2013

What the Forbes 400 List Says About American Wealth

Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect. With income inequality rising in the United States, there are two popular conceptions about which people make up the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans: that they were born into wealth or that they mainly include the CEOs of the largest public […]

[ 0 ] May. 18, 2013

Startup Saturday: Launch A High-Profit Weed Pulling Business

Think you can’t make money pulling weeds? Think again! There is a franchised weed-pulling service where franchisees regularly make more than $100,000 a season. You will certainly make more money on the weekends this summer and you could get rich! Basically, you canvas your community and offer a ‘weeds only’ type service. Print up a […]

[ 0 ] May. 17, 2013

Ernst & Young Seeks Women Entrepreneurs for ‘Winning’ Program

Ernst & Young LLP is looking for women entrepreneurs with the vision and passion to accelerate the growth of their companies for its 2013 North American Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program. Currently in its sixth year, this annual competition and executive leadership program identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential […]

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