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August 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Business Speakers

I am an advocate of having In-ceiling speakers in all business environments. This helps distribute information quicker and more efficiently. Something most companies have problems with already. Toasters - Furnace Filter - Elevator shoes

Added by Gritz Daddy Dos on August 28, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

An SEO Seminar where you'll actually LEARN something

Being in the marketing world, with all its latest "hot marketing trends" and technological advances, I have attended my fair share of seminars. Each one purports to teach me something new about the wonderful world of marketing.

And typically, I leave each seminar thinking, 'What a complete waste of my time. There was nothing in that presentation that I haven't already figured out for myself just using common sense.'

So when I see a post for a seminar with a price tag, I… Continue

Added by Karin Oliver-Kreft on August 26, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

Franchise Direct reveals the list of Top 100 Global Franchises for 2009

Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, has released its first-annual list of the Top 100 Global Franchises (http://www.franchisedirect.com/top100globalfranchises/). Franchise Direct arrived at these rankings after examining thousands of franchises worldwide. Franchising plays a major role in the global economy, and this list highlights the franchise businesses that have best-invested in international development. Combined, they make up some of the world’s most best and… Continue

Added by Anto mathew on August 20, 2009 at 6:02am — No Comments

Do You Know an Extraordinary Woman Business Owner? Nominate Her Today for the "Keys for Success Awards"

Please consider nominating a woman business owner for the Keys to Success Awards! Nominations for Keys to Success Awards are due by

August 31, 2009. The Keys to Success Award Program showcases Ohio’s leading women-owned businesses and rewards their personal achievements, economic power, and financial/operational strength. The program has recognized and honored women-business owners since 1996 (formerly the Governor’s Excellence in Enterprise Awards).

Awards are… Continue

Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Franchise Direct study finds opportunities brewing in the coffee franchise sector

Franchise Direct (http://www.franchisedirect.com/), one of the world’s leading franchise portals, recently conducted an in-depth study of the coffee franchise sector. After thoroughly examining 29 Franchise Disclosure Documents, Franchise Direct has found that the coffee franchise sector is weathering the recession resiliently, bolstered by a product that is an integral part of American life.

Despite an early dip at the beginning of the recession, this $11 billion a year industry… Continue

Added by Anto mathew on August 6, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Automotive franchises going strong despite industry problems

These are very hard times for the American automotive industry, but an exclusive franchise study by Franchise Direct (http://www.franchisedirect.com/) has revealed that automotive franchises are doing well nonetheless. With Americans holding onto their cars for longer than ever before, their analysis of the Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD’s) of 30 automotive franchises found that more and more drivers are turning to franchises to keep their car on the road.

The endemic problems… Continue

Added by Anto mathew on August 6, 2009 at 9:36am — No Comments

Pizza Industry Latest Facts and Figures

Franchise Direct (http://www.franchisedirect.com/) has analyzed the latest facts and figures from the pizza industry. What emerges is a snapshot of a food franchising sector that is well-positioned to thrive during the current economic downturn.

This research comes from assessing FDD (UFOC) documents of a sample size of 20 pizza franchise chains, as well as published industry sources.

Generally-speaking, the restaurant industry has shown initial resilience in coping with… Continue

Added by Anto mathew on August 6, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

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