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[ 0 ] May. 23, 2011

PRESCRIPTION FOR HIGH HEALTH CARE COSTS

Last year’s health reform law revamping the U.S. health insurance system has small-business owners worried, according to a new survey. Sixty percent of the 2,223 small-business owners and top executives who took the survey identified the cost impact from President Barack Obama’s reform initiative on their business as a top concern. The finding, which is […]

[ 0 ] May. 23, 2011

5 STEPS TO REGISTERING YOUR BUSINESS

Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing business, you will need to follow some basic steps to ensure you have all the necessary licenses, permits and registrations needed to legally operate, says the U.S. Small Business Administration. 1. Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business You must organize your business as […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

5 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR BIZ WITH SURVEYS

Love them or hate them, comment cards, client questionnaires, and surveys are often the only viable options for learning how customers honestly feel about your product or service. Dorsey West, founder of Free Phone Surveys (http://www.freephonesurveys.com), offers five compelling reasons why every small business owner should make customer surveys an integral part of their immediate […]

[ 1 ] May. 16, 2011

“BEST SERVICE BASED” CATEGORY SET FOR 2011 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The 2011 Business Excellence Awards announced entries are now open for the “Best Service Based” category for this year’s event, which will take place at the conclusion of the 2011 Business Excellence Forum, hosted at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami from August 19-20, 2011. The Business Excellence Awards honor the “best of the best” results in […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

MIRASSOU WINERY OFFERS GRANTS

Mirassou Bright Ideas™ Grant Program will Award a Total of $20,000 to Deserving Entrepreneurs Mirassou Winery announces its inaugural Bright Ideas grant program. Targeting those with innovative ideas, the program is inspired by the Mirassou Family’s more than 155 year history, making them America’s oldest winemaking family.  Built on a winemaking legacy that is steeped […]

[ 0 ] May. 16, 2011

HUGGIES IS CALLING ALL MOM-PRENEURS

Huggies has launched year two of its successful MomInspired grant program, awarding 12 grants ($15,000 each) annually to inventive moms to help fund their child care product ideas and women-owned business start-ups. MomInspired was introduced last spring, drawing in nearly 400 applicants, and awarding a total of $250,000 to 12 moms for their ideas inspired […]

[ 1 ] May. 9, 2011

NEW GROUP IDENTIFIES CREDIT HELP FOR FRANCHISE BIZ

The International Franchise Association announced the formation of a Small Business Lending Working Group to identify immediate and long-term solutions to a lending shortfall that is hampering franchise business growth and job creation. The Small Business Lending Working Group is the result of an unprecedented Small Business Lending Summit held in Washington, D.C. April 7 […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

GOING GREEN PROMOTES EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION

UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business research indicates environmental performance is more likely than financial performance to improve employee morale A new study by UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Professor Adam Sulkowski and student Cassandra Walsh suggests that company’s commitment to the environment is more likely to result in employee job satisfaction than a […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

SCORE’S NEW PROGRAM SUPPORTS MILITARY FAMILIES

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, supports the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative, a program designed to improve support for our service members and their families. As part of this program, SCORE volunteers will reach out to provide mentoring, tools, and training […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2011

MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine announced the winners of the annual  MVP (Most Valuable Player) Awards. These awards honor successful franchisees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in building their businesses, growing their brands, and serving their communities. “We congratulate these dynamic franchisees,” said Therese Thilgen, president of Franchise Update Media Group, publisher of Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine. “These […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2011

PET INDUSTRY TO HIT $50 BILLION THIS YEAR

Pet owners are buying more than bare necessities when it comes to their pets. In fact, according to the industry’s leading trade association’s spending figures, they are willing to pay almost any price when it comes to caring for their pets. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) just released the annual comprehensive review of spending […]

[ 0 ] May. 2, 2011

SUBWAY TO OPEN 125 STORES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

Subway plans to hit its target of 125 stores across the Middle East by the end of 2011, and then to continue expansion at the rate of 25 stores per year thereafter. The expansion is part of the group’s wider plans to grow globally after recently overtaking McDonald’s as the food chain with the most […]

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