GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - December 2012

Why Should Veterans Try Franchising?

Military Leaders in Transition published the views of Mary Kennedy Thompson, a former Marine Corps officer and now the Chair of the VetFran Committee of the International Franchise Association.  Thompson said the IFA considers veterans as critical partners of the government towards the economic recovery and future of the country.  She cites the military training [...]

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Tim Hortons Reports Increase In Sales

Tim Hortons Inc. announced in The Vancouver Sun an increase in its second quarter revenue.  This came from stronger system-wide sales; franchise fees, rents and royalties.  Franchise fees increased by over 18% due to more restaurant openings and equipment sales globally.  There was also increased U.S. sales and more renovations during the quarter.  Revenue rose [...]

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Paul Ryan – Good For Small Business?

Fox Business‘s Kate Rogers reports conflicting views of small business owners on the 2012 U.S. elections.  Is the choice of Paul Ryan as Romney’s vice presidential nominee good for them?  Small business owners are discouraged by the current administration’s seeming lack of understanding for their plight and needs.  The choice of Ryan is welcomed by [...]

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Smart Home Needs a Master Plan to Succeed

“There’s only one thing worse than war and that is business, and Spacely has declared business on us.” Cogswell – The Jetsons, Hanna Barbara (1962) We have a client that is a fanatic – in a good way – about recycling, reducing his firm’s impact on the environment, reducing their carbon footprint, having facilities that [...]

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How To Identify Business Opportunities

Are you a business owner looking to increase revenue? Want to learn how to identify business opportunities for your company? Whether you own a small mom and pop shop or a multi-million dollar international corporation, identifying new business opportunities is a cyclical process that needs to repeatedly happen in your business’ lifetime if you are [...]

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Getting the Most from Trade Shows … It’s All about Planning, Creativity

Ravaging Hoards – For most people, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) begins with a push, shove and hours of walking the miles and miles of concrete floor. For marketing/ communications people, it begins months before and obliterates the holidays as they finish last- minute details like announcements that are finalized the evening before the doors swing [...]

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Audio Visual Technology In Business Leads To Faster Learning

Audio visual technology (AV) has been on the market for decades, however the snowballing emergence of new digital technologies means that it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to utilise AV in order to thrive in the modern market.  AV technology helps businesses in many ways from improved communication and training, to saving costs. AV [...]

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Understanding The Small Business Loan Market

Amy Kassar of MultiFunding shares some tips to would-be loan borrowers in The New York Times.  There are various types of loans and each has particular criteria unique to its own.  These propositions dictate how much you can borrow and how you will pay the loan.  Kassar advices entrepreneurs to check the loan market to [...]

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Small Business Tax Credits You Need To Know About

Small business owners should be aware of tax credits that could reduce their tax liability.  There are many tax credits available.  Some are applicable only for certain types of businesses.  Check out which tax credit enumerated by Bonnie Lee in an article published at FoxBusiness.com that you can use to lessen your tax liability.  Credits [...]

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Tips on Using Freemium Apps for Your Business

Lauren Hockenson understands the limited budget of a startup business. She recommends maximizing free resources such as app suites through some tips published at Mashable.com. She advises, “Before you start app shopping, focus on what your goals are for the particular service you’re considering, then find the free plan to fit your needs.” She adds, [...]

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Pinkberry Partners With Macy’s

Macy’s in San Franchisco’s Union Square shopping plaza is Pinkberry’s first store in San Francisco.  Chris Burr of Macy’s told QSR the two brands “really connect with each other” and that their shoppers “are virtually the same”.  Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves agrees, “We look for companies and people who share like-minded values, and by that, [...]

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Popeyes Franchises Are Expanding In The US

Cheryl Bachelder has increased the growth statistics of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen by leaps and bounds as she focuses on a nation-wide expansion of its U.S. stores. Bachelder targets doubling the number of stores to 3,200 as it “suburbanizes” to attract more white diners. Businessweek.com reports that Popeyes, owned by AFC Enterprises, projects to grow 13% [...]

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Create Blog Engagement With Contests

Engagement on your website is important for your page ranking in Google. The more your fans engage with your blog, the better your page looks in the eyes of the search engines. One of the most generic but effective business blog tips is to find ways to generate new traffic and keep the repeat traffic [...]

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How to Avoid Employee Lawsuits? Tips for Small Businesses

“Employers being sued” is the bottom of the stories at the time. Workplace disputes are rising dramatically around the globe. There is no single region which we can ignore while studying about the employee lawsuits and legal compliance. However, there are managers that never had the bitter chance of experiencing such cases. Their employees never [...]

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