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[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Enterprise Franchising

By Jennifer Tucker Vice President of Business Development at Homewatch CareGivers International Taking a look at the new enterprise franchising trend. Modern franchise owners are changing the franchise playing field. They want more and are capable of more than just sustaining the old business-in-a-box model — they have the experience and drive to rapidly launch […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

3 Reasons You Need A LinkedIn Strategy

What’s your LinkedIn strategy? By Michael Idinopulos CMO @PeopleLinx Everyone who matters to your business is already on LinkedIn. Now with over 250 million members and two new users every second, LinkedIn is the world’s biggest trade show. Everyone who matters to your business is on there. Your customers are using LinkedIn. So are your […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Staples Adds Small Business Categories

New retail categories to give small businesses greater assortment of tools they need to succeed.  Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced the latest step to help business customers Make More Happen with the addition of eight new categories to its retail stores. Staples will launch the product expansion in mid-March and complete more than 1,000 […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2014

Big Frog Inspires Entrepreneurship

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Hosts Marketing Challenge for Local High School and offers $1,500 in prizes Leaping into the Naperville community, Big Frog Custom T-Shirt & More, announces a partnership with Neuqua Valley High School’s DECA and marketing students to promote creativity in the community and instill an entrepreneurial spirit in the local […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 22, 2014

Brian Tracy’s 7 Tips To Sales Success

Master these seven tips on sales success from the master, Brian Tracy, and you’ll be on your way to a year of soaring sales. Your Sales Success An established expert on sales training and personal development, Brian Tracy has a message for every sales professional: “You have the ability, right now, to earn two and […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 3, 2014

Purdue Startup Guide For Entrepreneurs

As part of an ongoing strategy to foster entrepreneurism, Purdue innovators now have access to a Purdue Startup Guide that provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention. The 36-page Purdue Startup Guide online publication is a collaboration among the Purdue Foundry and Office of Technology Commercialization. “Purdue innovations can be found in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 22, 2014

Economy Trending Up, Say Entrepreneurs

The economy is trending up, say entrepreneurs. Although the United States’ economic upturn remains modest, two indicators from the second annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of entrepreneurs indicated greater confidence in 2013. Small business owners reported lenders providing increased access to credit over the last 12 months, and a greater willingness from the entrepreneurs themselves to […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 11, 2013

Finding Ideas: Discover A Niche and Fill It

Where do great ideas come from to start a small business? Ask yourself: What type of interests or skills do I have that could translate into running a small business? Do you love holidays and gift giving?  You could start a personal shopping service or launch a gift basket business.  Do you love children?  How […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 11, 2013

How Your Small Business Can Compete in the Federal Marketplace

Looking for ways to cash in on lucrative government contracts? SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive. Read on to learn about the benefits, the requirements and how to […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 6, 2013

Taco Bell Is Out To Open 2000 New Restuarants

Taco Bell has launched a large-scale expansion effort to reach its goal of opening 2,000 new restaurants in the U.S. by 2023. That includes recruiting female and minority franchisees and expanding the number of units owned by existing franchisees, said Nicolas Boudet, Taco Bell’s vice president of U.S. development and franchising. Through the initiative, the […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Air Freshener Scents For Men

Rick Wasserman, John Bleeden and Todd Durston , the co-founders of Archer Air Superiority, got tired of all air fresheners smelling girlie. These three ad guys realized there was a hole in the marketplace and decided to create niche products that would appeal to men. After joking about the possibility for six weeks, they launched […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 27, 2013

AGENDA Trade Show: An American Dream Venture

Aaron Levant, age 30, was a high school dropout when he started AGENDA at the age of 19.  Over the last 10 years, Aaron has grown the trade show into one of the biggest and most influential action sports and streetwear trade shows in the nation—and is credited with putting competitors, like Action Sports Retailer (ASR), out […]

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