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[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

VetFran Program

U.S. servicemen and women have fought bravely for our nation and America’s franchise businesses are fighting for them. There are more than 400 franchise company members who participate in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. VetFran offers financial incentives and mentoring support to veterans returning to civilian life. More than 2100 veterans currently participate, applying […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

Zoovy Offers Tips To Increase Sales For Online Retailers

In the highly competitive and rapidly changing industry of e-commerce, retailers must stay on top of the latest trends so as not to be outdone by their competitors. Zoovy Founder & CEO Brian Horakh spotlights four proven business strategies to help midsize retailers to increase sales, enhance customer relations and build a more profitable online […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2011

Giving Back Generates Good Will For Small Biz

Giving back to the community generates good will and could build sales for any small business. Consider the efforts of one healthy and natural pet food company: What’s small, furry and a Stella & Chewy’s believer? Cupid, the adorable ARFhouse Chicago rescue dog. His story has captured the hearts of hundreds, including Stella & Chewy’s. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

Consultant Shows How To Succeed By Creating A Customer Service Edge

Business managers and entrepreneurs can thrive in today’s new normal business environment with increased profitability and customer loyalty with already existing assets by creating a customer service edge, according to Lisa Anderson founder and President of LMA Consulting Group, Inc (http://www.lma-consultinggroup.com). Today’s new normal is characterized by lackluster sales growth, strained liquidity, and rising commodity […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

National Manufacturing Study Reveals New Trends, Steps For Success

Recently, the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) released the results of its 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study, identifying key trends affecting the industry and steps U.S. manufacturers can take now to be successful in the next generation. The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, finds that this is a critical point in time for […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 31, 2011

7 Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering A Consulting Franchise

Wall Street could lose nearly 10,000 jobs by the end of 2012, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s annual report, released on October 10. As the economy continues to decline, more and more corporate executives are left searching for a new career path, making business-to-business consulting franchises very popular these days. Consulting franchises […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

Ads In Sky Over Football Games

“Imagine 50,000 people riveted to an ad with your company’s name or product on it.” Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, Inc., says that can be a reality for any company, large or small, surprisingly inexpensively. After all, fifty thousand is the average attendance at an NCAA football game. The average attendance at an NFL game […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 24, 2011

The Debit Card Debacle: A Teachable Moment for Family Financiers

By Sharon Lechter What can $5 buy you these days?  In Bank of America’s case, a perfect storm. The backlash that ensued was fast and furious when BOA – the nation’s largest bank – announced the new $5 monthly fee on debit card customers. Whatever your opinions, I’m encouraged by at least one unintended consequence […]

[ 1 ] Oct. 24, 2011

M&T Bank Pledges To Up Lending By $50 Million

At a recent meeting in Cleveland, Ohio with Vice President Joe Biden, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and officials from 12 other banks, M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) reaffirmed its commitment to small business owners, pledging to increase lending by $50 million above 2010 levels for each of the next three years. M&T is […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2011

Avis & TripIt Team Up On Car Rental Reservations

Avis Rent A Car has joined forces with TripIt, the leading mobile trip organizer from Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), to offer millions of travelers a fast, easy and more personalized way to add a rental car to their trips. Now, anyone who connects their Avis and TripIt accounts can access their trip itineraries and make an […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2011

IFA Creates Strategic Department To Help Members

International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve Caldeira recently announced that Beth Solomon will join the association Nov. 1 as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Industry Relations. “Beth Solomon brings a wealth of trade association, private-sector and Capitol Hill experience to the IFA, which will help us to further develop and enhance new and […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2011

Whaleback Systems Marks 5th Year of Supporting U.S. Troops With Free Phone Service

Whaleback Systems, Inc., the leader in managed business communication services, recently marked its fifth year in supporting U.S. troops with free phone service. As a sponsor of Pease Greeters, an organization that welcomes troops passing through Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, NH on their way to, or from Iraq, Afghanistan or any other areas of […]

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