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GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - December 2011

Wingstop Franchises – Wingstop is Expanding into Mexico

Wingstop franchise owners have announced in FastCasual.com that the company will be adding more than a hundred restaurants across Mexico in the next seven years.  WIS Masters has started interviewing interested parties to be franchisees and targets stores in other countries in Middle East, Latin America and Central America in the coming years. Based on [...]

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Veterans are Good Hires for Your Business

Ex-military men and women have been trained to be leaders.  In school, they were trained to be analytical thinkers, decision makers, team workers, and responsibility takers – the qualities that business leaders need.  CBS Money Watch encourages business owners to honor the service of veterans by hiring them citing all of their outstanding qualities. While basic training [...]

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Small US Franchises Target Other Regions

Regions outside of the United States are now targets for expansion for smaller franchisors.  These regions have been unscathed by the economic downturn, and they have appetites for American products and services. In a Wall Street Journal article, Angus Loten writes that small businesses are “turning to markets in the developing world where credit continues [...]

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Mosquito Squad Adds More Franchises

Mosquito Squad, cited by INC as one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in 2011, is expanding to more states with the signing of new franchise agreements since September.  This was announced by Chris Grandpre, Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, the franchisor of Mosquito Squad, in PR Newswire.  Mosquito Squad let Americans enjoy [...]

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Facebook … Where Friends, Enemies Gather

When the Internet was in its infancy, an editor once commented to us that if a person didn’t have an email address, he had no reason to talk with him. Today, if you don’t have a Facebook page, it’s almost as though you don’t exist. That’s true of individuals; and increasingly, it’s true of companies. [...]

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4 Tips on How You Can Combat Stress and Identify Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

There will always come a time when you start to think that there is nothing in the world that can help you deal with your stress. The bills just keep pouring in, the number of hours in a day never seems to be enough to fit all your work, and the demands of family and [...]

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Staying Real, Credible With Mom Bloggers

“For the first time in my life, I got people respecting me. Please, don’t ask me to give it up.” – Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich, Jersey Films (2000) When we talk about social media, most folks think first of Facebook. Heck, with 800 million users it’s the biggest walled garden on the planet. There are [...]

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How to Ask for Startup Money from Family and Friends

It is difficult to get a business loan to start a small business.  Family and friends are typically the initial sources of funds for most entrepreneurs.  But as an entrepreneur, how will you get financing while preserving the relationships with these people who are close to you?  Entrepreneur.com shares some tips on how to ask for [...]

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Chipotle’s Steve Ells Opens Asian Concept Restaurant

According to an article in USA Today, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen may do to Asian cuisine what Chipotle did for Mexican food.  ShopHouse opened in the nation’s capital amidst high expectations and media hype.  As at Chipotle, ShopHouse boasts the use of natural ingredients and meat that has no antibiotics or added hormones.  “ShopHouse has an [...]

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Small Businesses Seek Alternative Lenders

Small businesses are having a difficult time borrowing money for expansion from big banks, says the Los Angeles Times.  Big banks are reluctant to lend to small businesses and are more comfortable lending to large corporations. In October, small banks and other lending institutions approved 46.3% of loan applications compared to 9.3% from big banks. Despite ads [...]

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Cafe2U Vans Bring Coffee to Consumers

Lee Johns went all the way to Australia to learn how Cafe2U International conducts business and makes coffee, said an article in BendBulletin.com.  With the information he gathered, he brought home with him the rights to set up Cafe2U franchises in the United States.  Johns envisions 1,000 Cafe2U vans across the nation in five years.  [...]

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New Law Gives Tax Credit to Businesses Hiring Veterans

Great news for businesses and veterans!  President Obama signed into law a bill passed by Congress last month granting tax credits to businesses if they hire veterans.  This incentive ranges from $2,400 to as high as $9,600.  This law augments the earlier efforts of the President and First Lady who got pledges from businesses, the [...]

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Use Digital Signage to Do More with Less

At least 40 percent of my time is spent on the road attending and speaking at conferences, meeting with integrators and visiting their customer sites. It lets me see firsthand how they’re using our digital signage products and services. It also gives me an opportunity to listen to their questions; their wish lists and their [...]

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4 Ways to Resolve Conflict, the Painless Way

In the office world, miscommunication and conflict are two things that happen frequently. These are two things that are inevitable, seeing as how multiple individuals with different backgrounds, views and personalities are required to come together to work as a single cohesive unit. The small differences in personality and manners are magnified when work styles, [...]

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5 Mindsets to Have During Teamwork Training

Teams. When we think about them, we often picture sports teams, groups of men and women working together as one unit to accomplish a single goal: win. In the office setting, the same concept still applies. Whatever business you’re in or whatever employment position you hold, it’s almost always a guarantee that you are working [...]

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5 Sales Training Tips to Live By

Have you ever wondered how you can make your sales training a real success? Training and development is one thing, but have you psyched yourself up for the path that leads to success? Here are some sales tips to get you there and on top of your chosen field. 1.  Make Your Mind Up If [...]

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5 Stress Training Tips to Free Your Mind from Stress

Stress training is something that’s easier said than done. Learning how to manage your stress is a process that’s long and gradual—you don’t have to expect yourself to be good at it from the get go. What you can do however is start conditioning your mind and body in order to be better prepared for [...]

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Choosing E-learning Software: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Many people are going crazy over e-learning software. With the fast-paced lifestyles we live and the way we’re always connected to the Internet in one way or another, it’s really no wonder why. However, the truth is that far too many people, and even educational institutions for that matter, are purchasing e learning software they [...]

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Senate Passes Bill to Help Veterans Find Jobs

The Daily Times editorial praises senators for finally crossing party lines to approve a bill that will grant tax incentives to businesses that will hire veterans.  To recall, Republicans had been blocking President Obama’s American Jobs Act because of politics.  For its part, the IFA has promised to hire 80,000 veterans and military spouses by [...]

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Guy Kawasaki to Speak at IFA Convention in February

Famous author Guy Kawasaki will be the speaker during the closing keynote lunch of the 52nds Annual Convention of the International Franchise Association’s in February 14 in Orlando, Florida. The Convention will be attended by 3,000 franchise professionals.  Developments in the industry, financials, new markets, franchising practices advice and more will also be highlighted during [...]

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