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[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Follow These 6 Tips For Better Franchisee Financing

As president of National Restaurant Development Inc., a board member for the International Franchise Association, and owner of more than 50 quick-serve restaurants, Aziz Hashim is a veteran of the franchise business. With brands like Popeyes, Checkers/Rally’s, Subway, and Moe’s Southwest Grill under his watch, Hashim has the know-how to obtain the finances needed for […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 11, 2011

Small is the New Big

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Dairy Queen promoted the baby Blizzards last month, giving diners about half the calories of the small 12-ounce size. In March, Starbucks Corp. unveiled the “petite” line of mini cupcakes, whoopie pies and lemon squares for $1.50 each; the junior lemon square has 120 calories, compared with 490 for Starbucks’s lemon pound […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

QUIZ: ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Susan T.  Spencer is a successful entrepreneur, attorney, award-winning author www.BriefcaseEssentials.com and former GM and minority owner of The Philadelphia Eagles. Susan currently consults with small business owners when they are ready to “take off” and is working with banks across the country to include a Women’s Financial Group as a separate category within each […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 4, 2011

IFA JOINS EFFORT TO BOOST JOB CREATION IN U.S. TRAVEL INDUSTRY

The International Franchise Association recently announced its support for the Discover America Partnership to help create $1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming immigration policy that often drives international travelers to other countries. “Travelers to the U.S. are significant customers for the nearly 825,000 franchised businesses […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 28, 2011

CHARGE CELL PHONES IN YOUR TRADE SHOW BOOTH: DRAW TRAFFIC

For every tech-savvy individual who keeps their device and its charger in close reach at all times, there always comes the pivotal moment when their cell-phone dies, leaving them unreachable, and praying for a quick solution. In an effort to find a solution for those frustrating moments, goCharge has developed the Orion, a new cell-phone […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

LANGUAGE: 3 POWER TIPS FOR WOMEN

The language a woman uses determines the respect, credibility, and power she commands. And this power is what leads to her ability to influence and persuade others. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D., shares three ways women unknowingly use language that undermines their power and how they can change it. Whether it’s professional or personal communication, […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

AMERICANS: READY TO VACATION DESPITE COSTS

More than six of 10 Americans say it’s important they get away from home this year, a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And many say they’re finding ways around high gasoline prices, airfares and hotel rooms to do it. “Rising gas prices won’t at all affect my vacation,” says Richard Miller of Plano, Texas, who’s […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

INSURANCE CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS

Life insurance and income protection insurance for ordinary employees involves little more than ticking a checkbox on the super fund application form; however, for self-employed people taking out a life insurance policy can be a bit more of a challenge. Recently, however, leading financial product comparison service Rate Detective has noted an increase in self-employed […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 27, 2011

NOW HIRING: AMERICA’S FAMILY BUSINESSES

For the first time since November 2008, the U.S. has seen two consecutive months where the number of job openings has been at or above 3 million. Even in light of a slight uptick in the April unemployment rate, these are promising statistics. And according to a new survey completed by Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA), […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2011

REVENUE BOUNCE FROM USING EXPRESS CHECKOUT PAYPAL

Payments giant PayPal has been offering online merchants the ability to use its Express Checkout service, which is a one-stop payment option streamlines the checkout process for consumers. A buyer does not have to reenter shipping, billing, or payment information for a PayPal payment, expediting the checkout process. All they need to do is enter […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2011

IF YOU BUILD IT….

If you think that everything has been done before, so why try to implement your idea, think again! If you have a passion for something, pursue it! Turn it into a small business! Here’s a great example of niche marketing: Recently, HipMix.net launched a new shopping experience for belly dancers, Shop.HipMix.net. Designed as a one-stop-shopping […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2011

HAVE A GREEN IDEA? FUND IT WITH GREENFUNDER

GreenFunder.com, a fundraising site for socially responsible projects and businesses, is now actively seeking proposals. Individuals and organizations can test, market, fund, and sell their projects, products, or events, risk-free, and retain 100% ownership. GreenFunder.com, a fundraising site for socially responsible projects and businesses, is now actively seeking proposals. To GreenFunder, green is “anything with […]

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