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[ 0 ] Jul. 3, 2012

Workaholics Can Hurt Your Business

Josh Tolan has put together some fascinating finds on workaholics. Working long hours was once the norm for Americans in the workforce, but with the help of technology, working around the clock is becoming the new epidemic. As our smart phones travel on our hips and even enjoy a special spot in our beds at […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Tips To Make Your Trip To The Pump Less Painful

Chris Faulkner, CEO Breitling Oil and Gas 1. Fill up your tank on Wednesday or Thursday before 10 am. Gas prices rise on Thursdays in anticipation of weekend travel.  10 am is when most station owners make their price change for the day.  Unless it is an emergency, do not buy gas Friday, Saturday or […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Is Your City Small Business ‘Friendly’?

Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth most business-friendly cities Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released new data showing that Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah all earned A+’s for their friendliness towards small businesses.  In contrast, small business owners gave California, Hawaii, Vermont, and Rhode Island an F, while New York narrowly avoided […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 2, 2012

Small Business Owners Say They Are ‘Positive’

Forty-three percent of small business owners consider business conditions to be positive, according to the latest Citibank small business survey. This is a significant increase since August 2010, when 24% of small business owners surveyed reported overall positive business conditions. One-third (33%) of respondents said their own business is better than it was a year […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 25, 2012

FranNet Celebrates 25 Years & Offers 5 Top Tips

Over the past 25 years, FranNet has guided thousands of interested franchise owners towards the right business fit. “Buying a business is a life-changing decision, and you’ll want to know as much as you can about a franchise before you buy into it,” says Jack Armstrong of FranNet of Northern/Central New Jersey. “You’ll also want […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 25, 2012

Preserving Route 66 Is Good For Biz Along The Famed Highway

A recently completed economic impact study sheds new light on the importance of heritage tourism and historic preservation along Route 66 as a contributor to local, state, and national economies. Route 66, which runs from Chicago to Santa Monica and is known as the Mother Road, is America’s most celebrated automobile highway, and a symbol […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 25, 2012

Small Biz Wants Gov’t. To Support Green Efforts

Small business owners support government investments in clean energy and believe such investments have an important role in creating jobs and boosting the economy, according to an opinion poll of 600 small business owners in six states recently released by Small Business Majority. The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, found that 71 percent […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 18, 2012

Poll Says Small Biz Support Ending Gov’t. Subsidies To Oil & Gas Companies

Small business owners strongly support ending government subsidies to gas and oil companies, with 73 percent agreeing tax breaks for oil and gas companies should be eliminated and 60 percent supporting the idea even if it means a small increase in gas prices, according to opinion polling recently released by Small Business Majority. The polling, […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 18, 2012

Small Biz to Up Online Marketing Ante This Year

Nearly 60% of small businesses surveyed plan on spending as much or more in 2012 as they did in 2011 on  online marketing efforts, according to the 2012 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll. Inexpensive, modern grassroots marketing techniques – both online and offline – have grown to be among the most popular for small businesses […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 18, 2012

Keynote Speaker Lineup For ICSC Summit In China

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) today unveiled the keynote speaker lineup for the 2012 Retail Real Estate World Summit in Shanghai, China. Comprised of the world’s most accomplished and distinguished leaders dedicated to defining an industry roadmap for long-term innovation, growth, fiscal and social responsibility, the headline speakers at this twice-in-a decade gathering […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 11, 2012

ProTect Painters Offer Businesses Spring Cleaning Color Ideas

“Spring cleaning” is not just a time for homeowners to re-evaluate their physical space. Business owners could use this time of year to re-evaluate their office and/or retail color schemes to boost foot traffic and to increase employee morale. ProTect Painters, a national franchise specializing in interior and exterior home and commercial painting projects has […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 11, 2012

7 Ways To Teach Kids To Save $$$

TD Bank has come up with “7 Fun Ways to Teach Children to Save”. These clever tips are ideal for teaching your child how to make smart money decisions. 1. It’s All in the Visuals Children tend to be visual learners. Hang up a savings goal chart, like an empty thermometer or table, that they […]

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