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[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

Should You Answer Inquiries About Former Employees? 5 Common Mistakes

By Matthew M. Collins Although there are some industries, such as healthcare, in which an employer may be legally obligated to disclose information regarding former employees, most businesses are under no such obligation. Nevertheless, many businesses respond to inquiries about former employees without giving it a second thought. Responding to such inquiries can result in […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

How To Lower The Anxiety Associated With Change

By Tom Somodi It is likely there have been situations when you have asked yourself, “Why are there times when I experience anxiety relative to a change I am facing in my life?” To answer this question, let’s start by thinking of your replies to the following few simple questions: While the answers seem absurdly […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

How To Get Your Employees To Peak Performance

Having employees who not only work diligently but effectively is always good for business. At times, employees may not have the encouragement or support that is needed to make them feel as though they are useful or a part of a team. This can ultimately affect their performance. Poor work performance can have a detrimental […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

4 Ways To Build Stronger Customer Relationships

Successful companies are continually striving to build stronger relationships with their customers to create customer loyalty. Traditionally this was through effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM), in which companies’ sales, marketing, and service and support departments participated in providing the data and intelligence needed to build lasting bonds with their customers. Online surveys conducted by IBM […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2013

Three Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Stress

Stress is costly to your small business. Harvard University professor and Cangrade’s Senior Vice President Dr. Greg Willard completed an extensive review of the causes of workplace stress and identified 3 major insights. This research provides simple ways to reduce stress in the workplace. 1. Most people are stressed about work, and it hurts productivity […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts Sees Alternative To Foam Cup Ban

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 16, 2013

VetFran Webinar Helps Veterans Start Businesses

Learn from top experts on franchise financing issues for veterans during a VetFran Webinar on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. ET. “Franchise Finance for Veterans” will feature TD Bank Head of the Small Business Administration Richard Bradshaw, National Association of Development Companies President and CEO Beth Solomon, BoeFly Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Rozman […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: 10 Micro Businesses You Can Start Today

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Restaurant Chefs Are Pushing Veggies

As meat gets more pricey and patrons push for healthier options, restaurant chefs are increasingly making vegetables the star of the plate, according to new research from Technomic. Vegetables’ presence on restaurant menus has grown 11% in the past three years, fueled by an increase in the use of kale, cauliflower and zucchini. “Different preparation […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Five Cheap and Effective Marketing Tips For Your Bar or Restaurant

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 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 15, 2013

Veterans Get Help With Small Business Loan Program

New York State is helping  Veterans who now own small businesses. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli just announced a loan to 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, a chocolate distributor owned by an Iraq war veteran. The money comes from a $4 million small business loan program for veterans. DiNapoli says the money could help new long-running family businesses or […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Snapshot of Restaurant Labor In The Future

Restaurants will never replace workers with technology, but according to new data from the National Restaurant Association,employees will become increasingly comfortable working with the industry’s newest tech tools, Forecasts suggest other likely labor trends: the workforce will grow older and increasingly diverse, and eateries will offer more part-time positions, according to NRA data that forecasts […]

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