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Tag: "small business opportunities"

[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

Avoid These Ten Ways To Lose Money In Your Small Business

By Pam Lontos President, Pam Lontos Consulting Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 11, 2013

How To Create A Supportive Workplace

By Andrew Deutscher The Energy Project While people participating in a meeting at work rest their mobile devices on top of their notebooks or journals, Mark, a VP of his company, adds an extra item. His blood glucose meter sits inside a black pouch on top of the table. During the 2-hour meeting, Mark will […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2013

Attention Retailers: How To Dominate Competitors With Customer Service

If retailers want to own the market, crush competitors and reap financial rewards, they must create a strategic plan to improve customer service and enhance the customer experience, according to John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, www.customer-service.com “If your company thinks customer service is limited to greeting a customer and dealing with their complaints, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2013

20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Small Business

Here are a number of important questions for you to answer before you pursue a particular opportunity or go any further in starting your small business: 1. Do I like the idea of this business? You must enjoy the business because you are going to be spending quite a lot of time working on it. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Idea To Start A Small Business?

Q:How do I know if I have a good idea for a business? A: The Small Business Administration (SBA) has put together 3 criteria for a successful business. You should be able to answer “yes” to at least one of the following: Does the product/service business serve a presently unserved need? Does the product/service serve […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Micro-Business Thrive

The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]

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