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IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit; Helpful Resources, Tax Tips Available on IRS.gov

IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit; Helpful Resources, Tax Tips Available on IRS.gov | Franchising | Scoop.it
#IRS - small businesses facing March 17 deadline - Don’t overlook 2013 Small Business #HealthCare Credit http://t.co/LBz9awKAuq
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If you aren't doing the research, you are losing.

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Business Bulldog | Give Your Business Some Bite!

Business Bulldog | Give Your Business Some Bite! | Franchising | Scoop.it

My Ode to Mountain Dew. The drink that franchising is build on.

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What is your business built on? Yeah, yeah...money first, but what keeps the employees moving?

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16 Common Franchise Terms: Explained

16 Common Franchise Terms: Explained | Franchising | Scoop.it
Before you investigate opening a franchise, you'll need to know the lingo. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important --...
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Learning the language before jumping in is one of those keys to success in franchising!

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Who Really Suffers When You Don't Share Your Ideas at Work

Who Really Suffers When You Don't Share Your Ideas at Work | Franchising | Scoop.it
Worried that someone at work might be stealing your good ideas? Relax. It doesn't happen as often as you think. A study in the current issue of the Academy of Management Journal...
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American Express to hold free small-business government contracting event ... - Phoenix Business Journal

American Express to hold free small-business government contracting event ... - Phoenix Business Journal | Franchising | Scoop.it
American Express to hold free small-business government contracting event ...
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Events like this are a great give back to the small business world.

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Business Bulldog | Give Your Business Some Bite!

Business Bulldog | Give Your Business Some Bite! | Franchising | Scoop.it

More than two decades of making small businesses and franchises work and find profits. Finding the human side of your business and building the culture from the inside out.

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 BusinessBulldog.org is popular in 42 countries and is regularly quoted in universities and businesses alike.

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NFIB: small business uncertainty at all-time high

NFIB: small business uncertainty at all-time high | Franchising | Scoop.it
Small business owners'...

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Plan for the worst and smile, smile, smile!

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Small Business Marketing Infographic

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Small Business Advertising That Works - SumTotal Marketing Blog

Small Business Advertising That Works - SumTotal Marketing Blog | Franchising | Scoop.it
Small business advertising that works. How to create small business advertising that really works.

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Joe Laing's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:59 PM

If you want to know how to create small business advertisements this is a great article to read.

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Supersize The Franchise: McDonald's New China Strategy - Worldcrunch

Supersize The Franchise: McDonald's New China Strategy - Worldcrunch | Franchising | Scoop.it

. Worldcrunch Supersize The Franchise: McDonald's New China Strategy Worldcrunch The company began seriously recruiting franchise partners in certain provinces of China in 2010, but McDonald's franchises account for less than 5% of all its outlets...

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Ah, world domination. McDonald's worst kept secret.

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Biz Buzz: Pretzel franchise coming to a Walmart near you - Richmond Times Dispatch (blog)

Biz Buzz: Pretzel franchise coming to a Walmart near you - Richmond Times Dispatch (blog) | Franchising | Scoop.it
Biz Buzz: Pretzel franchise coming to a Walmart near you
Richmond Times Dispatch (blog)
... Pretzel Factory is on its way to the Richmond area with a business model that has worked elsewhere.
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Simple franchises work the best. They are also prone to failure if they have only one revenue stream.

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Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week

Sbarro, a Food-Court Staple, May File for Bankruptcy as Early as Next Week | Franchising | Scoop.it
If 2014 is the year fast-food pizza dies, Sbarro may be the first victim. According to reports, the chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy.
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Another one bites it!

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Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores

Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores | Franchising | Scoop.it
Radio Shack announced plans to shut nearly 20% of its stores in cost-cutting move.
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This can be a boost for small businesses in local areas. Grab your share of the market now!

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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Continues Franchisee Growth for ... - Wall Street Journal

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Continues Franchisee Growth for ... - Wall Street Journal | Franchising | Scoop.it
Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Continues Franchisee Growth for ...
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New trends are a tricky investment. Get in early and you win big. Get in early and it turns into a mess and you lose big. Flip a coin!

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Small Business video from CNNMoney

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Small Business video from CNNMoney

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6 Easy Ways To Remember Someone's Name

6 Easy Ways To Remember Someone's Name | Franchising | Scoop.it

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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:09 AM

Simple ideas we can all use to better remember names

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 12, 2013 5:17 PM

Remembering someone's name when you meet them is as much a part of marketing as anything else (a first step in the know, like, trust factor)! I must say, I am terribly guilty of forgetting names and I've been embarrased a time or two because of it.

 

This article provides excellent steps on ways to remember someone's name. I think the most important ones are repeating the name, and visualization of something memorable.

 

I once heard a memory expert state that our brains remember pictures. So, associate that name with a picture (a memorable picture) and it is more easily recalled. I can tell you, this takes practice! But, it works. I know because I am practicing it!

 

I hope this helps you as well!

claire butterworth's curator insight, April 16, 2013 4:25 AM

Forgetting the name of a client, employee, business associate or supplier, can cause a business owner a substantial loss of credibility, as well as having the potential to undermine the existing relationship.

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How Happy Small Business Owners Really Are And Why [Infographic]

How Happy Small Business Owners Really Are And Why [Infographic] | Franchising | Scoop.it

Did you know, 70% of small business owners are happy and 97% feel sense of pride and accomplishment? Another aspect of a situation is 80% of small business owners say the never fully stop thinking about their business and 39% work 60 or more hours per week.

 

- 9 out of 10 small business owners are happier running their own businesses than working for someone else.
- 61% think they are happier than their peers
- 97% feel a sense of “pride or accomplishment”
- 50% have trouble separating their professional and personal life
- 39% work more than 60 hours per week


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Timeline Photos - HuffPost Small Business | Facebook

Timeline Photos - HuffPost Small Business | Facebook | Franchising | Scoop.it
FACT: Small businesses add new jobs.

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