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[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Workplace Violence Prevention Conference: Free & Open To Public

AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and Academy of Critical Incident Analysis (ACIA) will host a free workplace violence prevention conference. The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. AlliedBarton’s […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Value Place Debuts Next Generation of Extended-Stay Design

Value Place, the nation’s largest economy extended-stay lodging brand, unveiled a refreshed property standard that delivers cost efficiency and convenience for operators and sleek new room features for guests. The new “Value Place 2.0” design carries more than 30 significant enhancements that range from more energy-efficient lighting and appliances to improved locking systems and expanded […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Michigan Franchise Growth Reflects National Trend

Entrepreneurs in southeastern Michigan are taking advantage of an improving economy and business tax reforms by opening franchises, including Closets by Design, Anago Cleaning Systems and ComForCare. Franchise growth in the state reflects the national trend, as the IFA expects more than 775,000 new franchise businesses to open nationwide this year, a 1.4% increase compared […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Bay Ridge Ford In Renovated Brooklyn Army Terminal

Bay Ridge Ford recently opened its 33,000 square foot state of the art Ford service center in the historic former Federal Laundry Building, located at 152 58th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. After a $5.6 million renovation at one of the city’s largest industrial complexes, Bay Ridge Ford is the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 27, 2013

Farmer Boys Food Takes Advantage of Fast-Casual

Fast-casual and quickservice restaurants are the largest category of businesses in the franchising industry, accounting for 20% of all establishments in the sector. California-based Farmer Boys Food has found success in the fast-casual franchise business with 68 restaurants in California, four locations in southern Nevada and five more on the way. “Fast-casual restaurants like Farmer […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Promotional Pens, Custom Hats, Mugs & More For Your Business

Looking for hats, coffee mugs, custom pens, LED flashlight-key chain emblazoned with the name of your small business and your logo? Want to give out a special ‘thank you’ to your repeat customers? Check out the products from National Pen Company in Shelbyville, TN. They do it all. The toll free number is 800-854-PENS and […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Food Companies and Parents Must Partner, Says Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama praised food companies that are helping turn the tide on childhood obesity and urged companies to continue to work to make it easier for parents to make better food choices for their children. “It’s also about companies realizing that marketing healthy foods can be responsible and the profitable thing to do […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Why Trust Is Critical for Employee Productivity

If you want to encourage employees to dedicate themselves to improving your company, you have to show that you trust them, writes Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project. For this reason, Schwartz allows some of his employees to work from home when necessary. “In over a decade, no employee has ever chosen […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 26, 2013

Which Wich Expands Internationally

Sandwich chain Which Wich announced it will expand into Latin America and the Middle East this year and look into other global markets. The franchise has established 224 U.S. locations over 10 years and plans more than 100 new openings in 2013, which founder Jeff Sinelli attributes to the company’s strong organization, management and sustainable […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Pine Brothers Offers To Host White House Easter Egg Roll

California-based Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops, America’s first throat drops and trusted by American families since 1870, is offering to sponsor the 135th White House Easter Egg Roll, which is in danger of cancellation due to budget cuts. The event, open to children up to age 13 and their families, is scheduled for Monday, April […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 25, 2013

Preparation Is Key When Buying A Franchise

Franchises offer a variety of benefits to entrepreneurs, but owning a franchise requires preparation and management skills, said Richard Sifuentes, assistant director at the Small Business Development Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He added that interested entrepreneurs should visit franchise headquarters and talk to existing and former franchise owners before making […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2013

The Footwear Industry Show Its’ Generousity During National Volunteer Week

60 Footwear Companies to Send 3,000 Employees to help out in 43 Cities Other American industries would do well to study the survival tactics of the U.S. footwear industry.  In 1939 during the Great Depression at 210 Lincoln Street in Boston, shoe workers began the practice of passing the hat to collect money to help […]

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