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Should You Take the Home Office Deduction?

2 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Every year at this time there are thousands of new home-based business opportunity owners who sit down to file their final income taxes and wrestle with the idea of whether or not to take the home office deduction. If you’re one of them, then you need to know the general rules for 2012 (tax year 2011) when...

SMB CEO Confidence Skyrockets

29 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
According to the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index report, small- and medium-sized (SMB) business CEOs are as confident as they’ve been in a long time that things are finally improving on the economic front, so much so that their plan to hire additional workers has reached a five-year high. Despite...

Congress Debates Small Business Tax Relief Options

28 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
It's that time of year when tax issues are top of mind, and GOP House leaders and Senate Democratic leaders are busy ingratiating themselves with small business owners by proposing various tax-cutting measures aimed at strengthening a somewhat fragile economic recovery. The proposed cuts are designed...

Krispy Kreme Announces $20M in Share Repurchase Authorization

28 Mar 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
The Board of Directors of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) has approved a share repurchase program of up to $20 million, effective immediately. This program is intended to be implemented through purchases made from time to time either in the open market or through private transactions, in accordance...

A Layman’s Guide to Understanding Limited Liability

27 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
If you are a small business owner you have options when it comes to how you organize your company from a legal standpoint. As you begin to educate yourself on the choices that are at hand, one very important point to keep in mind is the issue of liability. Liability can be a fairly complicated issue,...

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Now Accepting Nominees

27 Mar 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in In The News

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting nominees for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the most coveted one of all…the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

Small Business Week 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of this event and will be held May...

Franchise Industry Enjoys Sixth Consecutive Monthly Gain

26 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
There’s good news for anyone who is interested in buying a franchise. The Franchise Business Index (FBI) ― a relatively new index that gauges the economic health of the franchise business sector ― has increased for...

USPS Can Help You Market Your Business and Run It More Efficiently

23 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Launched earlier this week, the United States Postal Service’s newest integrated campaign is designed specifically with the targeted marketing and affordable shipping needs of home-based and other small business...

Senate Approves JOBS Bill Today

22 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The JOBS (Jump-start Our Business Start-up) Act, which is designed to facilitate the ability of small companies and startups to raise capital, was approved by a vote of 73 to 26 in the Senate today, with minimal changes. The legislation will now be sent back to the House so that both chambers can work...

NYSE Jobs-Growth Initiative Connects Entrepreneurs and Corporate America

22 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles

The NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Big Start Up℠ is a new nationwide jobs-growth initiative that will connect young companies and entrepreneurs with corporate America so that the former can benefit from the latter’s support, experience and resources.

Launched yesterday by NYSE Euronext (NYX)...

New “Empower A Hero” Program Helps Vets with Start-up

22 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Worldwide franchise holding company Merrymeeting Group, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that it will offer initial franchise fee discounts of anywhere from 10% to 33% for retired or transitioning military men and women and their spouses through its “Empower A Hero” program. Candidates can choose...

New Groupon Scheduler Helps Small Businesses

Groupon has just announced that a free beta version of its Scheduler is available to small business merchants who want to make it easier than ever for their customers to make 24/7 appointments in conjunction with their online deals. “Effectively managing appointments and staffing schedules is critical...

Recent Franchise News of Note

18 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Take a look at these most recent announcements from in and around the franchise industry... CUPS Frozen Yogurt Goes National A restaurant and hospitality industry leader since 1987, The Briad Group® announced that as of March 16, 2012, it would be franchising it’s hugely...

Working from Home with Children (and without Losing Your Mind)

Owning your own home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise can be a hugely rewarding experience. But it’s also a lot of hard work and can present its own set of challenges, especially for parents who have young children. Any parent who has tried to work from home with kids...

The World Of Empty Promises Exposed! Must read...

15 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
“In a world of empty promises, Kevin James Culp and the team at BusinessOpportunity.com has helped me regain my trust in lead generation companies. Not only...

In-Home Senior Care Named a Top-Six Franchise Industry for Growth

If you’re an entrepreneur who is interested in starting your own small business opportunity or franchise and being an eldercare services provider is something you might be interested in, the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research,

Upcoming SBA Web Chat Offers Tips and Advice for Women-Owned Small Businesses

15 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) March web chat features an open forum for women entrepreneurs to learn about how they can start and grow a home-based or other small business or franchise of their own. Held in recognition of National Women’s History Month, participants will have access...

Sixth Month of Small Business Optimism Bodes Well, We Hope

14 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), February marked the sixth consecutive month of gains with regard to small business confidence. And although business owners still have some very real concerns about the nation’s economic...

March 30 Facebook Changes Could Affect Unprepared Businesses

13 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Facebook’s pages are changing as of March 30, and any business opportunity or franchise owner who has a page and is not ready could be asking for problems. Businesses that are already active on Facebook and know what’s coming and prepare for it should...

JOBS Bill to Benefit Small Businesses Passes House, Should Pass Senate

12 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
In a long overdue demonstration of what is possible when the fighting stops and bi-partisanship prevails, the House of Representatives passed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act by an overwhelming majority of 390 to 23 late last week. Aimed at helping young and struggling small businesses...
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