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[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2011

The Four Forces of Cash Flow–How Not To Stress Out Your Cash Cow

By Greg Crabtree The problem with cash flow is that it lags behind profit for most businesses. Unless your customers pay you and you pay your vendors at exactly the same moment, there will always be a time lag. If you understand the correct order of priority for cash flow, you will avoid the disconnect. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Furniture Outlet Goes Green & Passes Savings On To Clients

Recently, Woodstock Furniture Outlet transferred to a new “greener” lighting system that not only protects the environment, but also helps local Georgia businesses and consumers alike. After Brian Aaron, whose family owns Woodstock Furniture Outlet, met with the Intelligent Energy Optimizers’ President & CEO, Nadav Sivan, it became an obvious decision for Woodstock to switch […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

Seedco’s 5 Recommendations To Spur Small Biz Job Creation

Small-business hiring can help solve our big unemployment problem. Seedco – a leading national workforce and economic development nonprofit –  released a policy brief outlining five ways that policy makers can jump start small-business job creation. Small businesses represent a singular opportunity in this troubled economy.  Policy makers should recognize the crucial role small businesses […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 28, 2011

What Technologies Are Important To Biz Travelers In The Future?

Would you believe 52% say they’ll want to use social networking websites to meet new people while on business trips! According to the 2011 “Tech Traveler” study* commissioned by iBAHN, the global leader in IP platform-based systems and broadband technologies for the hospitality industry, business travelers are now demanding that their personal needs – not […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Small Biz Owner Gives Away Makeovers & Builds Goodwill

The national unemployment rate continues to stagnate at a crushing 9.1%, but there was GOOD news recently when 100 unemployed women in Philadelphia received complete makeovers as winners of Style Me Hired (http://www.stylemehired.com), a community relations program created by small business owner Marc Voci. For one Style Me Hired winner, Andrea Blassingame, a single mom […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

Holiday Email Campaigns? No Sweat.

By Paul Turnbull Using email marketing campaigns during the holiday selling season is fast becoming a time-honored tradition right alongside decorating the Christmas tree. Fortunately for retailers working to increase their percentage of the estimated $873 to $877 billion in total holiday sales, setting up email marketing for holiday shoppers takes less time than it […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011

International CES Is Largest Trade Show With Highest Economic Impact

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® recently announced that the 2010 International CES® was named both the largest tradeshow and the tradeshow with the highest economic impact by Trade Show Executive (TSE) Magazine. CEA was awarded the highly coveted number one spot in TSE’s Gold 100 Rankings of 2010. CES has earned top honors as the […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Maturity In Leaders Is A Must

By Richard Davis “My idea is better.” “Is not.” “If we don’t use my idea, I’m not playing!” “Fine, I don’t like you anymore.” An argument among six-graders in the schoolyard? Unfortunately not. In the past few months we’ve seen the attitude above reflected in the halls of government and corporate boardrooms across the country. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Facebook Teams Up With IFA

Facebook is teaming up with the International Franchise Association. The trade association, representing more than 825,000 U.S.-based franchise establishments, said recently that Facebook has become an official member, with the intent to connect “franchisors and franchisees with tools to grow their franchise systems and better connect with customers in their communities.” Franchised companies are looking […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 14, 2011

Small Biz Likely To Dump Their BlackBerry’s

As many as 60 percent of users at small companies plan to exchange their BlackBerry phone over the next 12 months for another platform such as Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Android, according to a new report from Boulder, Colo.-based research firm Enterprise Management Associates. Some 30 percent of users at larger, enterprise-size companies are expected […]

[ 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 […]

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