GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - August 2012

Teens Are Online … and Mobile

“Hey man, I don’t wanna rain on your parade, but we’re not gonna last seventeen *hours!* Those things are gonna come in here just like they did before. And they’re gonna come in here…” – Hudson, “Alien,” 20th Century Fox, 1986 Perhaps the Boston-area English teacher’s commencement address a few months ago was right. The [...]

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Jamba Juice Is Growing By Adding More Stores

Publicly traded since 2006, Jamba Juice intends to open new stores in the East Coast and Midwest, its spokesperson told U-T San Diego.  The company, which started offering fresh juice and smoothies, started in 1990.  It has since been known for its vitamins-, protein-, or herb-spiked healthy drinks made on site.  It has also added [...]

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Best Franchise Deals In 2012

QSR Magazine lists the 2012 best franchise deals in the fast food industry for the third year in a row.  Its criteria include sales-to-investment ratios, targeted market, sales trends and support from the parent company.  Some franchises in the list appear for a second or third time.  Among these are Subway, Popeyes, Bojangles’ and Saladworks.  [...]

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Obama to Extend Bush-era Tax Rates for Businesses

Kate Rogers reports to Fox Business that President Obama is asking Congress early this month to extend the Bush-era tax rates for businesses earning less than $250,000.  Corporations and entrepreneurs earning more are crying foul.  Ray Keating of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council calls the president’s move a “political spin in a campaign year”.  [...]

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Complainers are Destroying your Brain!

We all know someone that complains just way too much, it could be a professional colleague or an old friend. Those same people become famous for that nasty habit that everyone hates, constantly complaining about everything. However you now have a great excuse to not listen to them, the excuse is that they are making [...]

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Females -They’re In Demand, They’re Demanding

“Hey, this place is my home. And I’m not willing to risk everything I have on your personal life. It’s business, plain and simple.” – Lil, “Coyote Ugly,” Touchstone Pictures, 2000 ZDNet’s Ken Hess recently gave Apple a backhanded compliment, saying that OSX, Mountain Lion, was the world’s first transgender operating system aimed directly at [...]

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Fundraising Tips for Entrepreneurs

YoungEntrepreneur.com featured an article by Irving Fain on lessons he learned on raising funds for his start-up, CrowdTwist.  Fain says you have to develop a relationship with people you want to work with.  Begin building relationships well before you ask them to join you in your business venture.  Raise funds only when you are ready.  [...]

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SBA Refinance Program to Expire September 27

The Small Business Jobs Act will expire on September 27.  This means that you only have a few weeks to refinance your business premises at below-market, long term fixed rates.  Courtney Rubin at OpenForum.com enumerates the requirements to qualify for the program.  One of which is that you have to occupy more than half of [...]

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Equipment You’ll Need For Your EPOS System

Depending on your industry and requirements you will need certain equipment to accompany your EPOS software. In addition to a cash drawer, computer and monitor which are required by nearly all EPOS system users, there are a number of other additional pieces of equipment that can be used to make your system even more efficient. [...]

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2013 Business Opportunities – Great Business Ideas For 2013

As a forward-looking entrepreneur, think about your life style trends.  Address the future needs of your market and plan your business around them.  Many businesses would benefit from expanding their market – through untapped sectors of the society or going global.  Such situations open up opportunities in the marketing services.  Be a marketing expert who [...]

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How To Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy

How can a manager sustain his/her employees’ enthusiasm towards their work?  Noelle C. Nelson, author of Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy, has some answers that she shared with FastCompany.com.  She noted that most employees lose their eagerness and work enthusiasm after the first few months.  She advises managers to value their employees [...]

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3 Financial Tools to Track Business Finances

Catherine Clifford shares with Entrepreneur.com readers three affordable financial dashboards to keep your business finances in order.  Financial dashboards sort your company’s financial data to create accounting reports.  These are free to a few dollars per month, much cheaper than paying a pricey consultant.  inDinero organizes your bank, credit cards and financial transactions.  Its plans [...]

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Getting to Grips with SEO or CRO

Search engine optimisation and conversion rate optimisation are a necessity for any online business. It involves a lot of hard work designing and developing a website, but SEO and CRO are an additional battle. Your site might look fantastic, sell unique products and be affordable, however if no one knows you exist and your website [...]

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Entrepreneurial Education: What You Shouldn’t Miss

Although success as an entrepreneur may depend largely on energy, luck, timing, and a great idea, there are skills and knowledge that are also crucial to launching a business. Although some folks are blessed naturally with the ability to effectively sell their concept or product, as well as an intuitive grasp of forecasting and management, [...]

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Web is Rich with Info to Help Tweens, But it isn’t Kidproof

Kids Share Web is Rich with Info to Help Tweens, But it isn’t Kidproof. “Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.” – Ash, “Alien,” 20th Century Fox, 1979 All around the globe, kids are about the only things that don’t come with halfway-decent instruction manuals and detailed warning labels. The way [...]

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Has Small Business Lending Increased?

Is small business lending by big banks increasing or getting more difficult?  CrainsNewYork.com presents differing views from business experts.  Rohit Arora, Biz2Credit’s CEO, says lending has become sluggish.  He cites a survey of Biz2Credit small business customers showing a drop in lending by big banks.  Biz2Credit is a company that matches small businesses with lenders.  [...]

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7-Eleven Now Has 570 Stores in Texas

Convenience Store News announced the acquisition by 7-Eleven of 23 Quix stores in Texas. Roy Strasburger of Strasburger Enterprises confirmed the deal that was consummated in June. He said they have 10 remaining Quix stores that they plan to sell to independent dealers. On the other hand, Robbie Radant, 7-Eleven’s vice president of mergers and [...]

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Tim Hortons Opens 500th Restaurant

Husband and wife team Chris and Lisa Stopay are the proud owners of the 500th Tim Hortons franchise in St. Adele, Quebec. Tim Hortons is the largest publicly-traded restaurant chain in Canada. This quick service chain offers premium coffee and other hot and cold specialty drinks, sandwiches, baked goods, soups and its trademark donuts. It [...]

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5 Tips to Optimize Your Company’s Facebook Page

With more than 200 social networking websites, Facebook still reigns supreme. Facebook boasts 900+ million monthly active users and 488 million monthly mobile Facebook users. Facebook is even available in more than 70 languages. Needless to say, there is a ton of brand awareness that can be had on this social networking site. All companies [...]

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5 Jobs That Pay Well Without a College Degree

The common line of thinking goes that if you want to make good money as an adult, you need to get a college degree. And sure, plenty of lucrative fields of employment require a college degree, and sometimes multiple. But college isn’t for everyone. Those going straight into the workforce after high school will be [...]

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