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 […]
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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 […]
Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO of Earth-Kind, is an entrepreneur with a focus on growing ideas, products, companies (and people) through a sustainable approach. Her company, Earth-Kind, has the mission to preserve what’s good and prevent the rest, by providing proactive, natural alternatives to protect the spaces in which we live, work and play. […]
Interested in buying a franchise and becoming a franchisee? You’ll be meeting with the franchisor and to make sure the ‘fit’ is right for you, ask Does the franchisor staff attend seminars on franchising and management? Do field consultants offer help and guidance or merely act in a regulatory role? How many franchises are expected […]
Love animals? Turn your passion into profit. You can start a business taking care of pets or creating a product or service for their needsHere are 25 suggestions to get you started. 1. PET FURNITURE:If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for pets with nice […]
While the handyman industry remains highly fragmented with many “mom and pop” operators, Handyman Matters craftsmen are employees of local franchise owners and have undergone extensive background checks, adhere to a dress code and call customers the evening prior to a job to verify the time of arrival. They respect customers’ property and never ask […]
The sudden closing of enterprise cloud storage provider Nirvanix has left more than 1,000 of their customers scrambling to quickly migrate data to new providers. Cloud infrastructure provider Jitscale today outlined some tips that will help companies keep their cloud-based data safe in the event of an unexpected disruption in service. “While some skeptics have […]
Looking for extra income? Here are five easy-to-start businesses you can launch right away for $100 or less 1.Apartment/House Cleaning—O.K. it doesn’t sound new or very different, but it works. It seems that no matter how many cleaning services pop up, there are always customers to jump on your bandwagon. Once you develop good word […]
About 40% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are already parents, and the percentage is on track to double in the next decade or so, according to a study from Barkley that calls into question some of the conventional wisdom surrounding Generation Y. Millennials are every bit as pragmatic and frugal as […]
It’s tough trying to figure out why your company is not performing as it should. You have probably implemented policies and procedures specifically designed to improve business performance. Your employees surely are working as hard as anyone possibly could. And still the results are not there. What should you do? Carlos Pardo, CEO of CapApex […]
Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them. In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of. Why? Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses. And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]
The government shutdown is keeping $13 million per day in loan money from small-business borrowers, according to Beth Solomon, president of the National Association of Development Companies. “Loans are like oxygen in the economy, and we’re asphyxiating the economy with lack of capital,” she said.