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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The next generation of Crowdfunding is opening doors for women. Bellevate.com launched a site dedicated to helping women use the internet, and their social media currency to start or expand a business. Bellevate uses DreamfundingSM, next generation Crowdfunding – a new way for entrepreneurs to raise funds through small individual contributions. It’s a way for [...]
Drive-through coffee shops, liquor stores and fast-food restaurants have been around for years, but Washington-based Zaycon Foods has come up with a new buy-without-leaving-your-car concept that is taking the country by storm: temporary drive-through meat markets – set up in local parking lots on specific dates – that save time and money as well as [...]
Welcome to Startup Saturday. We’ll be posting every Saturday morning on a business you can launch from home for $500 or less. Today we look at Selling Your Homemade Food Product. Do you love to bake, cook or whip up a special sauce? What if you could turn it into a moneymaking venture? If friends [...]
Take advantage of the free resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can chat online, take a seminar, watch videos, receive online training and much more. Check out The Learning Center to get started. Visit www.sba.gov to learn more.
St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning®, which began as a one-man company in 1978, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and its growth to 250 national locations employing almost 2000 people. In recognition of their 35 years in business, S. Michael Merrick, CEO and founder of FISH, and Linda Merrick, executive vice president of FISH, [...]
Small Business Opportunities Mag & Start Your Own Business Now Available for your iPhone & iPad @iTunes Stores
Can’t get to the newsstand? Too rainy to walk to your mailbox? No problem! Small Business Opportunities and Start Your Own Business magazines are now available for your iPhone and iPad at the iTunes Store. Click here to learn more and upload: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/small-business-opportunities/id580848150?mt=8
- Mobile analytics tool offers insights into the behavior of website visitors for small and medium businesses Small and medium businesses should regularly check the most important statistics behind their website. The success of marketing and advertising efforts can be measured by the number of site visitors and their perceived behavior. As a result, the [...]
Steve Nicholls, author of Social Media in Business, Offers 10 Tips to Write a Policy That Promotes Growth and Protects Against Risk- Most business owners are now aware that having a social media presence is important for the success of their businesses. While social media presents unthinkable growth opportunity, it also opens the company up [...]