On the heels of a Pew study revealing dwindling U.S. retirement preparedness, a new poll shows that 70% of small business owners see threats to business and the economy from the lack of retirement security. The national scientific poll was released today by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Main Street Alliance – […]
Marsha Sinetar coined the phrase, “do what you love and the money will follow,” and used it as the title for her groundbreaking book in the 1980s. It’s still the most important piece of advice to follow when launching your own small business. You are going to be spending all of your time on your […]
Pizza chains in Detroit, Mich., such as Domino’s, Little Caesar’s and Hungry Howie’s Pizza are rolling out deep dish and pan pizza offerings in response to growing customer demand. One Domino’s franchise in the area saw a 66% increase in first-quarter profits after the Handmade Pan crust debuted.
The BrightStar in-home care services franchise broke ground on its first 36-bed assisted-living facility in April, and the company plans to open 30 such facilities over the next five years and go public as early as 2015. “We’ve been providing home care, but as clients age many families have been asking us for recommendations for […]
Subway’s 39,500 restaurants already make it the world’s largest quickservice chain by unit count, and the chain aims to hang onto that lead. Subway expects to end 2017 with 50,000 units and has a vision for growing to 100,000 stores by 2030, said Chief Development Officer Don Fertman.
“I came up with the idea because I was tired of the never ending, repeat purchases that using the disposable Swiffer Pads required. Also, the Swiffer disposable mop pads don’t work and I knew I could invent an outperforming mop pad that was reusable, washable, absorbent and durable that was a much better choice for […]
My Barber’s Lounge (MBL) will donate $1 from every haircut made at their Greenbelt (8831 Greenbelt Road) and Forestville (3436 Donnell Road) locations from 6/17 to 6/21 to NFTE. MBL Owner Davon Kelly will personally match MBL’s donation to NFTE. My Barber’s Lounge owner, Davon Kelly has found the perfect way to celebrate NFTE’s National […]
Even if your startup funds are very limited, you can get free help and advice from SCORE–the Senior Corps of Retired Executives. Even the ice cream kings, Ben and Jerry, credit SCORE as helping them learn about refrigeration techniques and more to start their now legendary business. Here’s a quick Q&A with SCORE to help […]
Hall of Fame quarterback and entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton will be the featured speaker during the Phoenix Award and Procurement breakfast awards ceremony on June 21 at 9 a.m. EDT during the Washington, D.C. portion of National Small Business Week. The event will recognize the achievement of small business’ contribution to the national economy and local […]
Small business are far from prepared to clearly outline health insurance options for their employees before implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, according to payroll and employment services company ADP. “Educating someone about this is fairly complex,” said Christopher Ryan, an ADP vice president who is its primary researcher on health reform’s effects.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels recently opened new units at three U.S. amusement parks as part of the company’s plan to increase investment in nontraditional venues including entertainment centers, military bases, universities, retailers and airports. “Amusement parks represent an untapped yet sustainable growth vehicle for Auntie Anne’s, and because of our success across all venues, we’re now […]
Moe’s Southwest Grill beat out larger rivals this spring for the title of top Mexican chain and the 500-unit fast-casual concept still sees plenty of room to grow as it moves westward to enter new markets, says President Paul Damico. “Fast casual is so popular today because people are continually trading down from full-service restaurants […]