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[ 42 ] Jun. 20, 2011

WIN Your Own Business From STARSCAPES

Last Great Chance To “Become Independent on Independence Day” Promotion! From STARSCAPES STARSCAPES is the amazing system that transforms any room into a beautiful night sky of stars. You can win your own business opportunity package by signing up at their website. According to the company, “We’ll be giving away two of the STARSCAPES StarBiz […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2011

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: NOVEMBER 14-20

Millions of inspiring and aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to participate in the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), being held November 14-20. The week-long series of events will be supported by more than 1,300 partners in the US, across all 50 states. Thirty-five thousand organizations in 100 countries worldwide will take part to spur new ideas […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2011

SCORE BIG

A new Gallup survey shows that SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is making its mark as a catalyst for economic growth across the country.  In 2009 alone, SCORE clients started more than 68,000 new businesses, which resulted in the creation of some 30,000 jobs. Through its free mentoring program with volunteer business experts, SCORE […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2011

B2B ACCOUNTS PLACED WITH COLLECTION AGENCIES DECLINE SHARPLY

Members of the Commercial Collection Agency Association of the Commercial Law League of America (CCAA) report that business-to-business or commercial accounts, received by CCAA members declined sharply in the First Quarter of 2011. The dollar amount of these accounts placed for collection declined by approximately 23% from the First Quarter of 2010. In the First […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 13, 2011

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION CELEBRATES THE TUXEDO

London College of Fashion marks 150th anniversary of a great British fashion icon London College of Fashion, one the world’s leading providers of fashion education and exponent of the multi-billion pound fashion industry – recently announced a collaboration to celebrate 150 years of a very British icon, the Tuxedo. London College of Fashion (LCF) which […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

GREENER PASTURES ENTICE ENTREPRENEURS

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Leave for Lower Operating Costs, Growing Markets and Family Ties, but Closely Maintained U.S. Ties Create ‘Brain Circulation’ High-skilled immigrant entrepreneurs from India and China are leaving the United States by the tens of thousands each year, drawn away by better economic and professional opportunities in their home countries, according to a study […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

ANGRY EMPLOYEES COULD IMPROVE WORKPLACE

If you’ve got an angry employee on your hands, you may want to listen to what they have to say. That’s the finding of new research that suggests that a compassionate response to an angry employee can make your company a better place to work. In fact, the study found that when employees are punished […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

HOW APPLEBEE’S WEATHERED THE RECESSION

Applebee’s survived the recession by creating a dialogue within its management instead of enforcing rigid operational mandates, said Wayne Vandewater, executive director of training at Applebee’s International, and Michael Norman, senior vice president at Sibson Consulting,  at this month’s HR in Hospitality Conference in Washington D.C. The recession hit shortly after IHOP acquired Applebee’s and […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 6, 2011

‘UNDERCOVER BOSS’ GIVES FRANCHISE AWAY

The values of hard work and humility ran throughout a recent episode of “Undercover Boss,” featuring Baja Fresh CEO and co-owner David Kim posing as reality-show contestant Ken Sang, and culminating in Kim giving away a Las Vegas franchise to one of the fast-casual chain’s particularly impressive young managers. General manager Jose started at the […]

[ 1 ] May. 30, 2011

FINDING FINANCING IN TOUGH TIMES

The International Franchise Association recently hosted the Small Business Lending Summit, an event designed to help IFA members access credit and spur business growth. Franchisors, franchisees and bankers were all in attendance with a single goal in mind: to work together to accelerate job growth. According to National Restaurant Association COO David Gilbert, small business […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2011

VET FRAN DIRECTORY

To honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military, the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” was developed to help them transition to civilian life. The idea of the late Don Dwyer Sr., founder of The Dwyer Group, VetFran is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies that is […]

[ 0 ] May. 30, 2011

POP UP STORES

There are plenty of vacant stores that landlord and realtors can’t rent right now and they offer a great opportunity to entrepreneurs who want to create a Pop Up Store. A pop-up retail space is a venue that is temporary — the space could be a sample sale one day and host a private cocktail […]

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