March, 2012

How to Find the Right Franchiser for Your Restaurant: Some Guidelines

If you have a restaurant business, and have plans to spread it to new heights and horizon, then it is important to know the ways and methods about how you can expand and explore the possibilities of franchise restaurant properly. As an entrepreneur, it is not possible for all to come up with enough fund to start new branches of a brand regularly. Hence mostly it is seen that entrepreneurs provide with franchise restaurant opportunities to individuals willing to take up the brand name and start its branch in other parts of the world.

Why Buy Horsepower Inc.

In this blog we would like to explain why you should buy Horsepower Inc. products when performance counts.  First and foremost, everything is manufactured in house, on state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment from United States material and United States labor.

Get Your SMB Back On Track with These Spring Cleaning Tips

Whether you’re working at the kitchen table in your home, or you’re logging your work hours in a cubicle, staying organized can be a big challenge. The aesthetics of a messy, cluttered desk aren’t ideal for any office environment, but the real issue is the unnecessary time and energy you can spend looking for important documents or office tools – and how that wasted time can affect your productivity.

The Concept of Retail Marketing

In the growing market, retail marketing has become one of the major emerging trends in the entire economical cycle. It is the retail market only which provides the consumer a basic platform to encounter with goods and a shop keeper for the first time. Retail market consists of a fixed location like boutique, store, departmental store etc, here in these location consumers meets the shop keeper and purchase goods in return of certain value. Maintaining a certain profit margin, these shop keepers sell goods to their consumers. The basic motive of these shopkeepers is to satisfy the consumers and fulfill their needs and demands.

Is It Time to Sell the Business?

They oftentimes say that you have to strike while the fire is hot.

With that being the case, when is the right time for a small business owner to put their company up for sale? Should they sell when the economy is good in hopes of getting a better price for the product they offer or is a struggling economy a better time to sell in hopes of less competition for their product?

Establishing Your Nail Salon Business

Women love to treat themselves to a manicure or pedicure at least once a week that is why there is really a market for a nail salon nowadays. If you have a license as a certified nail technician or an entrepreneur looking for a very in-demand business to set up, then a nail salon business would be a perfect choice. A well-groomed and maintained set of nails is always part of a woman's checklist, and similar to their habit of going to a hair salon regularly, you will see that many women are also keen on going to nail spa.

Sales Secrets from Baja California: Buyer's value points

To unearth the age-old secrets of sales and marketing, I journeyed 2,600 miles to Cabo San Lucas on the extreme southern tip of Baja California Sur.

Actually, it was just a vacation.

But during what was a carefree trip spent mostly on the beach and in margarita bars, I inadvertently received a Mexican marketing lesson and crystal-clear insight into what it really takes to be successful in selling services and promoting products.

Always a Good Time to Start a New Business - Tips for Today's Start-ups

There’s never a bad time to start a good new business.

That’s right.  Never.

Imagine, for example, that the entire city where you were planning to put your business burned right to the ground.  Disaster of biblical scale, to be certain, but does that make it a bad time to start a business?  Amadeo Giannini didn’t think so.  In fact, it made him.  He put a plank over two barrels and started lending money when all the big banks in San Francisco were licking their wounds and digging out of the fire that destroyed the city in 1906.  By the time normalcy returned, Giannini was a success, and the business he built in those few months grew and grew.

3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Marketing Fails

When I was a kid, I had a recurring nightmare.

It went like this:

My sixth grade teacher named Mrs. Schemel was walking around the room, handing everyone their graded paper. And when she got to my desk, she put my paper down. And it contained a big FAT "F". Yep, I was deathly afraid of getting an F! And as crazy as this sounds, I stayed up many nights hitting the books "a little extra" just so I'd pass with flying colors.

Pro's and Con's for Small and Large Businesses to Have Their Own Apps

We had the opportunity to talk to Saju Thomas about the evolution of small businesses & mobile apps.

Saju Thomas is the Product Manager at He is responsible for the product development roadmap, evolving it based on user feedback, competitive landscape and market opportunities. He is also responsible for developing content and business partnerships to drive the Picksie value proposition.