GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - December 2012

Work-at-Home Moms Are Productive Moms

Yes, moms do a marvelous job whether they’re in the office or at home. In fact,  they can do a great job doing office work while working from home. It all comes down to biology: women are built to multitask. Whatever the job, there’s a mom at home able and willing to do the job. [...]

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Balance Home Based Business And Family

Having a home based business is a wonderful way to be available to a family while still earning a living. Balancing Business Balancing the business with family schedules and commitments can be quite a challenge. A productive way to balance both is to set and keep regular working hours. Making sure the family knows that [...]

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Closing Your Business? What You Need to Know

When you start a business, you should not think only about how to run it but also how to close it.  Statistics show that many businesses close shop after a year or two of operations.  The reasons could be financial, mismanagement, the economic crisis, etc.  Entrepreneur.com shares with its readers closing business tips from Deborah [...]

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Is Your Hobby a Business?

Bonnie Lee clarified at FoxBusiness.com instances when what a taxpayer spends for his or her hobby can be written off as an expense.  During this economic downturn, many small business owners turn their hobbies into businesses.  In such a case, Lee said you can “write off expenses in excess of sales and enjoy a loss [...]

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

Kelli Matthews at Bplans.com compares athletes to small business owners or entrepreneurs.  She said, “An athlete is their own product and their business is to be the best in the world.”  What then, can entrepreneurs learn from Olympic athletes?  She discusses three lessons:  set new goals, strategize, and be flexible.  Set up your goals.  Go [...]

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Popeyes Help Franchisees Grow

Mel Hope, Chief Finance Officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen told CFO Magazine how his company helps its franchisees grow their businesses.  He says, “We started analyzing their P&Ls and picking out areas where they could do better on electricity, food, and labor costs.  We’ve stripped out about $32 million to $34 million of costs over [...]

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How Government Policy affects Small Business and Franchise Lending

Jim Amos, Chairman and CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie was interviewed by FoxNews host Greta Van Susteren last month.  In the interview, Amos called small business owners and franchisees heroes.  These folks, he said, put their life and savings on the line while providing jobs in uncertain conditions marked with regulations and tax [...]

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Using Greening Campaigns For Online Marketing

There are plenty of reasons to cut down energy use, reduce waste, and otherwise ‘green’ a business. Firstly, of course, there’s the environment, and the money saved on utility bills can also be a pretty strong incentive to reduce your corporate carbon footprint. And then there is the positive effect on your reputation. That can [...]

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How to Improve Loan Origination Revenues with Champion / Challenger Testing

Credit scoring models have already become an essential part of loan origination systems. A growing number of lenders turn to Big Data technologies to set up a robust lending mechanism. John Thiel, Head of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merril Lynch, says in his Forbes interview: “Big data is the ability to spot [...]

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End of 2012: What the Panda and Penguin Algorithms Really Mean for SEO – Part 3

In the first part of this series you learned that Panda and Penguin weren’t a onetime thing – similar algorithm updates came in the past, and they’ll come again in the future. In the second part, you learned that they’re actually advantageous to anyone looking to build a real business on the web, and that [...]

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End of 2012: What the Panda and Penguin Algorithms Really Mean for SEO – Part 2

This is the second post in a three part series focusing on the positive impacts of Panda and Penguin. In the first part, you learned why these algorithm updates were really nothing new, and that experienced search engine marketers have gone through this before. In this post, you’ll learn just how much more power you [...]

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End of 2012: What the Panda and Penguin Algorithms Really Mean for SEO – Part 1

Won’t you just die if you hear one more internet marketer complain about how hard SEO has become since Panda and Penguin rolled out? Sure, these algorithm updates make it a lot harder for everyone to obtain massive amounts of back links, and a lot of once profitable sites are now relegated to collecting dust [...]

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Machines Begin Taking Social Out of Social Media

Marketing and communications (publicity) folks were so busy jockeying to show they were running, managing and controlling social media they didn’t noticed they had lost it to the machines … all of it. The machines just like in “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “I Robot” had digitized, dehumanized people just as in TV’s “Person of [...]

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10 Tips on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

We often equate entrepreneurial success with innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas.  Yes, these factors contribute a lot, but Naveen Jain in his article at Inc.com says there is a lot more you, an entrepreneur, need to be successful.  You need to believe in what you are doing.  You and your team should be passionate and be [...]

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Which Franchises are Likely to Fail?

Are you safe if you buy an established franchise brand?  Not so, says Courtney Rubin in her American Express Open Forum article.  An analysis done by BlueMauMau.com, a franchising news website, on franchises with more than 50 SBA loans, reports popular franchises that failed to pay their SBA-backed loans.  The brands in the list criticize [...]

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Jiffy Lube Franchisee Loses $47 Million in Spam Case

For spamming or sending unsolicited text messages to over 2 million consumers in 2011, Jiffy Lube’s Heartland and its marketing company TextMarks, find themselves $47 million poorer.  The Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires businesses to obtain telephone users’ consent before sending them text advertisements.  This is the contention of the class-action lawsuit filed in the [...]

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Red Robin Sues Franchisee

Amarillo Globe-News reports the development of a legal case between Colorado company, Red Robin International, and its Amarillo franchisee, Early Bird Amarillo and Bryan Cumby, a company principal.  The case stems from the alleged repeated failure of Early Bird and Cumby to pay franchise fees that resulted in numerous default notices and termination of the [...]

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6 Helpful Tips to Jump Start your Online Business

Having an online business is a great way to earn while choosing your own schedule. But, how do you get started with your online business? It is important that you know the things that it would take to start it and get less stress. Anxiety creeps in as you see the business crumble because the [...]

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People Want it All – Convenience and Privacy

“What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area.” – Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard, “The Fugitive,” Warner Bros., 1993 Our kids love the fact that they have a couple of thousand Likes and Followers. Our daughter [...]

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Effective Project Management with the Help of Document Control

The ability to multi-task is one of many skills that women entrepreneurs take full pride in for day to day business operations. A typical day includes anything and everything from planning a project strategy to dealing with customers, drafting contracts, seeking suppliers, negotiating new deals, and more often than not, keeping things organised on the [...]

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