Tropical Smoothie Café has expanded its franchise since being acquired by BIP Opportunities Fund, opening 40 new locations and entering into 41 new franchise agreements last year. The company currently operates 336 locations and plans to open 40 additional units nationwide in 2013. “The combination of our well-managed growth plan, healthy menu innovation and effective [...]
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Startup Business Owners Optimistic About Growth in 2013, Kauffman/LegalZoom Index Shows Entrepreneurs’ confidence reaches the highest level since the quarterly survey was initiated Early-stage business owners’ confidence is climbing, according to the first-quarter 2013 Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom. Eighty-four percent of entrepreneurs said they are [...]
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Clothes Mentor, which sells gently used women’s clothing, has grown from three Ohio stores in 2007 to 90 locations that average $1 million per week, CEO Ron Olson said. According to Olson, the biggest challenge for the company was marketing a used product, but found that having the right management tools and being in the [...]
To continue the successful momentum of its small business microlending and business mentoring efforts, The Boston Beer Company announced the expansion of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. Key objectives in 2013 include providing an additional $1 million in microloans to approximately 100 new small businesses owners, inviting Samuel Adams drinkers to participate [...]
We are proud to be a leading content provider–along with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Small Business Adminstration–to the eBay Small Business Center. The Center provides a wide variety of information, statistics, features and help for entrepreneurs who want to launch a small business and for small business owners who hope to grow [...]
Did you know that Small Business Opportunities magazine and our website, sbomag.com, are leading content providers to the eBay Small Business Center? Other providers are the United States Small Business Administration and the IRS. Here’s the link: http://cc.ebay.com/small-business-info/
Two-thirds of businesses regularly need to scan more than 50 pages a day to transfer information to a digital format Anoto, the creator of digital pen and paper technology, announced the results of a survey conducted across the United States and the United Kingdom focused on the state of scanning in business today. Businesses both [...]