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 ..
Every time you go out to eat at a restaurant you walk in with certain expectations. You expect good, fast and friendly service, clean utensils and glasses, your order taken accurately and your food cooked properly, all at a reasonable price. We carry a particular set of expectations for each service provider we use, from ..
The word no is everywhere. There are signs informing us that we are in a NO ____ Zone. No Parking, No Stopping, No Entry, No Smoking, No Swimming, No Dumping. NO, NO, NO! Signs are placed in these zones for our protection and we, for the most part, follow them. After all, it is pretty ..
Happy 2016! With every New Year inevitably comes New Year’s resolutions — a chance for us to start the year with a clean slate. Get a fresh start, adopt better habits, or do something exciting! Out with the old, in with the new as they say. Statistic Brain Research Institute reports that 45% of Americans ..
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the people, history, culture and influence of Hispanic and Latino American citizens on the U.S. With ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, Hispanic Americans contribute to our nation and economy in many ways, from our government and military, to small business, industry, arts, ..
“It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.” -Eric Hoffer, Philosopher and Author At times we all feel stressed out at work. Some occupations are simply more demanding than others; nursing is a prime example. Nursing is one of the most respected and, at times, difficult professions. Long ..
Talk about cleaning up! Check out the August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur magazine to learn how Coverall Franchised Business Owners, Adam Schoenfeld and Sebastian Pica of Long Island’s Metro Cleaning Solution, made the dream of working for themselves a reality. If you’ve ever thought about owning your own business, perhaps these stories will inspire you to ..
Pet parents want the absolute best for their little fur babies. In 2014 the American Pet Products Association’s annual report on pet industry spending reported that Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their pets. From food to vet care to toys and grooming, it’s pretty obvious that our pets are treated as family members, ..
“If you told me twenty years ago that I’d own a business and work for myself, I’d probably laugh,” said Martel Brown, United States Army Veteran and former infantry soldier. Like many other military veterans, Brown has a story to tell, one that includes a lifelong relationship with the girl of his dreams, being deployed ..
What do you picture when you think of veterans? When we picture veterans, independent franchised business owners comes to mind. Why? Did you know that veterans employ nearly 6 million workers and account for one of 10 small businesses in the US? As a whole, veteran small business owners are 45% more likely to be ..