Tax season may be the right time to launch a business. According to the IRS, 83% of Americans are expected to receive a refund. Instead of frivolous purchases or extravagant vacations, the extra cash on-hand may be what aspiring entrepreneurs need to help them clear the financial hurdle of starting their own businesses. For more than ..
Great food, coupons, and loyalty cards are all excellent ways to generate repeat customers in the restaurant industry. However, a culinary school-trained chef and punch-card won’t help bring customers back if your restaurant is dirty and smelly. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll asked 2,034 U.S. adults to identify what issues would keep them ..
Prepare to clean-up in two ways this holiday season! The National Retail Federation (NRF) projects 2016 retail sales to increase 3.6 percent in November and December to $655.8 billion, excluding auto, gas and restaurant sales. Great news since more people shopping and spending could mean an increase in foot traffic through your store. While good ..
Congratulations to Jeremiah Bates, 2015 Coverall Franchised Business Owner of the Year, for being recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) at the 2016 Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. Like many new franchisees, Jeremiah Bates, owner of Emerald Cleaning Service, LLC started his business without any commercial cleaning experience. Eager to take ..
Back to School signifies a time of year that parents look forward to and dread at the same time. Shopping lists may include all the usual supplies such as pencils, pens and notebooks, but can also mean stocking up on cough medicine, chicken soup, and tissues. It’s dubbed the “Back-to-School Plague” for a reason. Germs ..
How ironic that the very place you go to keep your body fit and healthy could actually make you sick. Fitness facilities are mega-hot spots for germs, from the front door to the locker room and all places in between. And with a staggering 58 million people annually using health clubs, there are plenty of ..
Show of hands…how many of you spend your workday seated in and surrounded by fabric-walled cubicles? How many of you drink beverages or eat lunch in your 3-walled office? Ok, now how many of you have your cubicle walls vacuumed or deep cleaned on a regular basis? Hey! Where did all the hands go? Fabric-covered ..
Wow – this Pokémon craze seems to be spreading faster than germs through an office building! Since Pokémon GO is all the rage right now, it got me thinking about the similarities between this national craze and germs. So, I give to you: Pokémon GO or Germs? They are all around you, but you can’t ..
Pollen, dust, mold and dander. To some people these are simply nuisances that have to be dealt with. To the 19.1 million adults in the U.S who have been diagnosed with hay fever, these elements represent the “Air Irritant Alliance,” out to wreak havoc on your respiratory system, eyes, and nose. Typical allergy symptoms can ..
Hide and Seek was a fun game to play when you were a kid — the excitement of closing your eyes and counting to ten while your friends scrambled in all directions to hide. Then, opening your eyes and knowing your friends were someplace near, but you couldn’t see them. So, what does that have ..