Jurisdictions around the U.S. are starting to implement bans on foam cups. Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t want to see Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed ban on polystyrene food containers take effect because the current lack of a 100% recyclable paper cup would simply replace one type of trash with another, spokeswoman Lindsay Harrington said. “To [...]
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Many small businesses are unaware that one provision of the tax law allows them to write off the full cost of technology-related capital equipment immediately instead of doing so over the lifetime of the product, says biz whiz Bonnie Lee. This provision “can be applied to software purchases and other technology upgrades,” she says.
1. sba.gov : The United States Small Business Administration has a wealth of free information and resources on local, regional and national levels. Get to know their extensive range and use it. You can learn about startup tips, loans, grants, disaster programs, marketing, webinars and more. 2. commerce.gov : The United States Department of Commerce [...]
Micro-biz is a hot and fast growing segment in the small business community. Everyone wants to start a side gig to earn extra cash even if they have no plans to leave their current job. If you want to pick up anywhere from $250 to an extra $5000 a month, consider starting a micro-business, working [...]
You don’t have to spend a fortune on marketing and public relations to promote your bar or restaurant, especially when starting out. You can even consider appointing an employee to handle these tasks–and pay them for their efforts. 1. Get a Facebook page. It is free and social media is effective. It is a great [...]
By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing [...]
Businesses can benefit from key tags and plastic cards by using them to promote their business and draw in customers. Key tags are added to customers’ key chains where they are sure to be seen every time customers reach for their keys, not to mention being noticed by other people (family, friends, bystanders). An attractive [...]
Bach to Rock’s offering is a part of “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a program developed by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with a goal “to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.” Last year when Bach to Rock’s program launched, David Leonard – a [...]
Co-workers Steve Ferrusi and Ryan Moore became biking buddies after deciding to compete in a 100-mile fundraiser for leukemia, a disease that claimed their friend. When the then out of shape riders felt their desk jobs were weighing down their training hours, they attached a tabletop to a stationary bike; And FitDesk™ was born. Now [...]
By Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-founder of Prezi Place yourself in the audience’s shoes. Choose the right medium to catch the eye of your audience and pique their interest in your key messages whether that’s using presentations, videos, or just a whiteboard. Share ideas. Collaborate with you colleagues and clients. Great ideas can come from [...]
Sbarro is stepping into the “fast casual restaurant” fray with days away from opening its first Pizza Cucinova restaurant in the very popular Easton Shopping Center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening is set for next week. “This is a completely separate concept, designed to be developed primarily in strip centers,” says J. David Karam, chief [...]
Looking to pick up extra cash? Start your own small business this weekend without a hefty investment. Here are five small businesses for you to consider: 1.Meal Delivery—Plenty of people would pay to have the local fast food place, the local hero place or restaurant deliver a lunch or dinner. You can do it. Investigate [...]