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[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Donatos Pizza Takes Lead To Spur Summer Hires

Donatos Pizzeria has taken the lead to recruit employers for a summer hiring program designed to create jobs for 1,700 youths in central Ohio this summer. The program, created with $4.3 million in city and county funds, puts young job seekers through a training program and tries to match them with participating employers.

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Small Business Majority Network Council Member At White House Today

A small business owner in Small Business Majority’s Network Council will participate in a Small Business Roundtable Discussion at the White House today to talk about finding solutions to address climate costs and the transition toward a clean energy future. Michigan entrepreneur Jon Tobias will join Administration officials and small business owners from across the […]

[ 3 ] Apr. 30, 2013

Used-Clothing Biz Grows From 3 To 90 Locations

Clothes Mentor, which sells gently used women’s clothing, has grown from three Ohio stores in 2007 to 90 locations that average $1 million per week, CEO Ron Olson said. According to Olson, the biggest challenge for the company was marketing a used product, but found that having the right management tools and being in the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 30, 2013

McDonald’s Success In the Middle East

McDonald’s success in the Middle East is due in part to a growing middle class in the region, and brands looking to expand there should focus on supply-chain control, finding the right real estate and supporting franchisees, McDonald’s Middle East Development Company’s Managing Director Yousef Abdulghani said during the International Franchise Forum in Dubai, United […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Carbonite Survey Lists Work-Life Challenges for Home-Based Businesses

Majority of Small Office, Home Office Owners Skip Five Personal Obligations a Month; 79 Percent Admit that They Aren’t Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud Owning a business is stressful, but running a business from home brings additional challenges, according to a new survey by Wakefield Research for Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream Expands Small Business Microlending

To continue the successful momentum of its small business microlending and business mentoring efforts, The Boston Beer Company announced the expansion of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.  Key objectives in 2013 include providing an additional $1 million in microloans to approximately 100 new small businesses owners, inviting Samuel Adams drinkers to participate […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Burger 21 Active Expansion: Webinar & Trade Show Coming Up

Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., announced that it plans to expand westward with Dallas targeted for future franchise development. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, the Tampa-based concept plans to develop approximately 20 or more restaurants in the market. To date, Burger 21 […]

[ 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 […]

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