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For many of us, each New Year brings with it a mishmash of emotions and challenges, some good and some bad. It’s a time to reflect on everything that went right in the year gone by as well as an opportunity to initiate the process of making positive changes moving forward. But change is rarely ever easy...
For many small business owners, the holiday season can be overshadowed by the unpleasant reality that the latest tax season is upon us. Yes folks, it’s time once again to answer to Uncle Sam and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service, as if you didn’t know!). And while some SMB (small- to medium-sized...
Deciding whether or not to stage an exhibit at a trade show or other networking event as part of your marketing mix for 2014 is something you as a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner might be thinking about right now. If so, you’d be one of many. Contrary to speculation in recent years that...




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20 Dec 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Recently, fast-food industry and retail workers from big box stores like Wal-Mart have been staging protests and strikes all over the country arguing that today’s federal minimum wage standard is far too low and has not kept pace with inflation for far too long. As a result, they say, far too many of...

13 Dec 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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You had to have been prematurely hibernating for the winter to NOT notice the incredible paradigm shift that is occurring where holiday shopping is concerned. What was once relegated to the annual tradition of unleashed “capitalism at its finest” known as Black Friday has grown to include not only Small...

6 Dec 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Ironically, the U.S. Supreme Court chose Cyber Monday, which is swiftly becoming the busiest day of the year for many online retailers, to issue its refusal to hear the latest in a string of cases dating back decades regarding whether or not sellers must collect sales taxes when they engage in interstate...

2 Dec 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com is proud to announce the launch of its new and eponymous online digital magazine. Volume 1, Number 1 of BusinessOpportunity.com creates a whole new way for the site to reach, engage and ultimately inform sellers and buyers about a wide...

22 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com, one of the nation’s leading interactive portals for finding work-from-home and other business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and franchises, will be ramping up its active involvement as a sponsor/partner for many of the...

13 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The debate over whether or not nutrition, skin care and weight management products giant Herbalife is a legitimate company that actually enables someone to become an entrepreneur, work from home and create their own financial success or if it is a pyramid scheme is once again very much in the news. If...

11 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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In recognition of today being Veteran’s Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new initiative designed to increase the number of small business loans available to veterans. Starting January 1 and for the rest of the fiscal year, SBA will be setting the borrower upfront fee...

5 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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BusinessOpportunity.com is proud to be a sponsor/partner of the nation’s largest networking event, trade show and conference for business opportunity and other small business owners, Small...

4 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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By presidential proclamation, November 2013 is National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to “celebrate America’s innovators, support small businesses and empower entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality.” So perhaps it’s only fitting that so much is happening over the next three or four weeks with...

28 Oct 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Business opportunity and other small business owners who were hoping to get a jump on filing their taxes this year will have to wait a bit. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that, due to the recent government shutdown, there will be a one to two-week delay to the start of the 2014 tax-filing...

18 Oct 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Business opportunity, work-from-home and other small business owners, are you looking for much-needed financial, marketing and strategic advice that you can access at your leisure and while you’re on the go? Well, you’ve found it… SmallBIZ CEOs founder and small business expert David Shepherd has...

15 Oct 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Two weeks into the government shutdown with default looming and no solution in sight, America’s business opportunity and other small business owners are starting to feel the impact. According to a recent flash poll by Manta, 64% of small business owners believe the shutdown will harm the overall US economy,...

11 Sep 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Owners of work-at-home and other small business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and even small franchises will more often than not fall under one of two categories—small business or micro-business (usually five employees or less)…or both. And at times, knowing just where you stand...

30 Aug 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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If you’re among the many thousands if not millions of owners of business opportunities or other

9 Aug 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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While all the news about what is going wrong in business today and for



24 Jul 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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For well over a decade, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project has provided a yearly assessment of the “entrepreneurial activity,

15 Jul 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com’s most recent efforts to increase both the quantity and quality of the leads it provides to its advertisers are paying off markedly as of late, with month-over-month and year-over-year metric comparisons jumping by triple-digit percentages in some...

5 Jun 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com today announced it has implemented a complete overhaul of its website infrastructure with the ultimate goal of simplifying and refining its overall lead collection, verification, tracking and delivery system. These latest enhancements are designed...

31 May 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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June 17 through 21 is National Small Business Week (NSBW), an annual opportunity to focus on supporting and celebrating the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and

29 May 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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According to findings from the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued just last week, the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur here in the U.S. is at its...

27 May 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Just in time for Memorial Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced it is joining forces with more than twenty of the country’s largest banks in an effort to increase lending...

13 May 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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If you’re a consumer or small business opportunity or franchise owner, in fact anyone who uses Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as your browser, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an important message for you: You are at very

22 Apr 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The Herbalife drama playing out on Wall Street among hedge-fund titans who are debating the legitimacy...

17 Apr 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...For the first time, BusinessOpportunity.com is partnering with the Work at Home Business and Franchise (WaHB) Expo, an annual event since 2010 that offers free...

11 Apr 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
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With social networks like Facebook and Twitter reshaping...

8 Apr 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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This year’s search for today’s most successful and promising entrepreneurs who are making a difference is on! Do you know someone who epitomizes

21 Mar 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
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Happy business owners are seeing a great perk from the onset of their increased satisfaction— increased revenue. Being your own boss brings a great deal of stress when everything falls into your lap, but at...

14 Mar 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Small business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners who like to keep track of the latest news and information on their favorite websites using Google Reader will need to start looking for other options come July 1, 2013. The company announced just yesterday that it is shutting down...

13 Mar 13 Posted by: Steph Nissen
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The UPS Store is getting in the spirit of 2013’s NCAA March Madness by helping small business owners to "get in, stay in and win the game"…the game of running a successful business that is. The company announced this week that it will be hosting a Small Business Expert

12 Feb 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Featured in the spring 2013 issue of Business Opportunities Handbook opposite the table of contents, a new full-page color print ad touts BusinessOpportunity.com for what it is—the




11 Jan 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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In his annual State of American Business address yesterday morning, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the key challenges and opportunities facing not only the nation’s businesses but the country as a whole. He also highlighted the top priorities of the Chamber heading...


3 Jan 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com today announced it is launching a mobile version of its website, making it easier than ever before for business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and small franchise opportunity shoppers to access all that the site has to offer...

19 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur magazine released its January 2013 issue featuring its 34th annual Franchise 500® line-up yesterday. For the third year running, franchise opportunity giants such as Hampton Hotels, Subway, Jiffy Lube, 7-Eleven and Supercuts...

14 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Proving once more that the desire for enhanced educational and enrichment programming for kids is as much in demand abroad as it is here in the U.S., Creative Learning Corporation—owner and developer of the Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise...

12 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The first ever nationally franchised urgent care services provider, Doctors Express has announced it will be opening six new centers by the end of the year. This most recent expansion is just one more example of the fact...

10 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Buying a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise means you will be joining the ranks of millions of other entrepreneurs who, given the opportunity, would advise you in advance of the ups and downs that come with the territory. A new Gallup poll released on Friday provides...

6 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...Initial Efforts Already Show Promising Results! Heading into 2013, BusinessOpportunity.com will be leveraging the ever-increasing capability of social media to engage and interact with prospective and existing entrepreneurs at a level as yet unseen by...

30 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting nominees for its 2013 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 19...

21 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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According to Bank of America’s latest Small Business Owner Report, if you’re looking to make a business opportunity investment or a franchise business opportunity investment, 2013 may just be the year to do it. Despite recent economic challenges and uncertainties, the dream of owning a successful...

19 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...BusinessOpportunity.com today announced that Stephanie Nissen has joined its staff as the company’s Director of Marketing. In her new role, she will focus primarily on driving traffic to the site and expanding both its online and offline presence using her considerable...

15 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The Wall Street Journal announced this week that it is launching two new digital content offerings for its subscribers, one that will focus on the professional needs of entrepreneurs and the other on the interests of startups. Together, “The Accelerators” and “Startup Journal,” as they are respectively...

12 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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A new report by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and prepared by Franchise Business Review shines a light on the industry’s ongoing efforts to encourage new business ownership among our returning veterans. Its release not only marks the observance of Veterans Day today, but reminds us of...

5 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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According to the newest index released late last week by The Small Business Authority, a small-business services company with more than 100,000 accounts, 70% of the 1,300 independent business owners surveyed for the month of October anticipate that the economy will be better than it was in 2012...

31 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Slammed this week by what will surely be one of the most expensive and devastating natural disasters to ever hit the Northeast, millions of individuals, many of whom are work-at-home or other small business owners, are now beginning to assess the damage that Hurricane Sandy has wrought. For far too many...

25 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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As the countdown to the national election on November 6 winds down, many home-based and other small business opportunity and franchise owners are just as confused as the rest of us when it comes to making sense of all the political rhetoric. That’s why the National Small Business Association (NSBA) released...

19 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and other small business or franchise owners, current or prospective, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is just around the corner! With more than 35,000 events slated to take place in 127 countries worldwide, this year's GEW takes place starting...

16 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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There’s been a lot of talk as of late about small businesses, what they need and what they contribute to our nation’s overall economic well-being, but what about the smallest of the small businesses in society, the so-called “micro-businesses?” What, if anything, do we know about them? Well, first...

9 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority and producer of the monthly SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey and the SB Authority Small Business Index, has just launched a new semi-annual magazine that is FREE to independent small business owners nationwide for a limited time. Full...

4 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The verdict is in for 2012!  Massachusetts, North Dakota, California, New York and Minnesota are this year’s top five states in that order for entrepreneurs who are looking to start and grow a business, according to this year’s U.S. State Entrepreneurship Index from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

26 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Starting on October 1, 2012, U.S. small businesses with less than 100 employees will have the chance to compete for $50,000 in grant money as part of FedEx’s first-ever nationwide small business grant competition. While five winners will each receive $5,000, the contest’s top prize will be $25,000. This...

20 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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A new report released last week by independent market research firm Franchise Business Review found that food franchise operators are experiencing increased profitability and higher satisfaction than they have in a while. In fact, average profitability among franchisees is up 5.8% year-over-year, and...

17 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just announced that it will feature a free online resource tool designed to help business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners succeed by providing them with highly specific information about their industry and marketplace. It’s called SizeUp. “SizeUp...

12 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE...In the past month, BusinessOpportunity.com’s Alexa rankings have showed marked improvement. The company exhibited significant gains in the following key site metrics in particular: daily traffic rank trend, daily reach, daily pageviews, search visits and a lower bounce...

11 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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On this eleventh anniversary of one of the most inauspicious days in our Nation’s history and at a time when it seems America is more divided than ever before, it might be a welcome change to focus on the glass being half full as opposed to half empty. Good thing there are two benchmarks, the results...

31 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Once again, Inc. magazine has assembled and announced its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., the top 500 of which are featured in this month’s issue, which hit newsstands on August 21. Honorees will be recognized more formally at the Inc. 500/5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony...

29 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Mayor Bloomberg has announced that New York City has just released a whole host of FREE online tools and resources to help area small business owners grow their businesses and create jobs with the help of digital technologies and social media. While the Small Business Digital Toolkit, as it is called,...

27 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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New findings from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) report on “Small Business Problems and Priorities” released just this month reinforce yet once again the fact that the primary concern of small business owners is the rising cost of health insurance. Health care concerns have been...

24 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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If you are a small business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise owner, take heart. Your public loves you, and perhaps more importantly, they trust you. According to the Public Affairs Council’s 2012 Public Affairs Pulse Survey released just this month, Americans love small...

21 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Owner and developer of the Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise opportunity, Creative Learning Corporation announced this week that it generated near-record earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2012.

15 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The yet to be approved $7.3 billion credit card swipe fee settlement against Visa, MasterCard and some of the nation’s largest banks may actually present small business owners with less flexibility than was assumed, according to an article in this week’s New York Times. While many merchants...

9 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The number of franchise and business opportunities available in the rapidly growing food truck industry is growing exponentially each and every day. And why wouldn’t it be? The industrious and forward-thinking entrepreneurs who have blazed a trail by putting their epicurean delights on wheels have virtually...

8 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Owner and developer of the hugely successful and rapidly expanding Bricks 4 Kidz® home-based business franchise opportunity, Creative Learning Corporation announced this week that its 165th location has opened in Richmond,...

1 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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If you’re like many startup business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity or distributorship owners, you need or would like to travel for business but you haven’t got a lot in the way of resources. Now, thanks to a new online community developed specifically for individuals just like you, your...

27 Jul 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Returning service members and veterans who are interested in owning their own home-based or other small business, business opportunity, licensee opportunity, distributorship or franchise will now have assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Launched this month, Operation Boots...

26 Jul 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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National Property Inspections (NPI) announced this week that it is celebrating 25 years of success as a leading franchisor in the residential and commercial property inspection industry. Started in 1987 with a handshake over a folding table, the company’s outstanding franchising program has since grown...

18 Jul 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Some seven million merchants nationwide may receive damages in the sum total of more than $6 billion and will see “swipe” fee reductions totaling more than $1 billion over the next year should the U.S. District Court approve this week’s $7 billion-plus proposed settlement by Visa, MasterCard and the...

11 Jul 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The world’s oldest and largest organization to represent franchising worldwide, the International Franchise Association (IFA) has announced the launch of two new tools designed to provide training, financial assistance and industry support to returning service members who are interested in franchise...

25 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Are you over the age of 50 and thinking about buying and/or starting a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise of your very own? If so, you’re hardly alone. Thousands of older Americans are taking the entrepreneurial plunge each and every day, and they’re doing it with the...

21 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The monetary thresholds that determine when and if the sale of a franchise business is exempt from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Franchise Rule are changing once again. Based on the ever-fluctuating Consumer Price Index and reassessed every four years as required by The Rule, the three exemptions...

20 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Are you a home-based business opportunity or other small business or franchise owner in need of some assistance when it comes to brand-building and online marketing, and you’re not sure how to go about it? If so, American Express OPEN and Facebook want to help. Today marks the launch of these two...

14 Jun 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
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Would you describe yourself as a Type-A personality?  Do you eat, breathe and work your opportunity or franchise seven days?  Are you stuck in the urban jungle and can’t get out to blow off some steam?  No vacation days for that week in Costa Rica or jaunt to the Hamptons?  Are you in need of burning...

6 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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After a twenty-year run in Washington, D.C., the International Franchise Expo (IFE) has moved and is making its debut in the Big Apple on June 15, 2012. The three-day event will feature more than 300 franchisors, which is a record and reflects the fact that franchising is on the rise as the economy slowly...

4 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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CruiseOne, the nation’s leading home-based franchise travel agent network and a division of World Travel Holdings, has just announced the launch of its Operation Vetrepreneur contest, which will reward five deserving veterans with a FREE franchise opportunity! Interested and qualified candidates must...


31 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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This month’s report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that hundreds of thousands if not millions of small business owners did not avail themselves of the health insurance tax credit designed to help them afford health insurance for their employees in 2011. Why? According to advocacy...

29 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors in the U.S. and Canada and a 2012 Franchise500® Company, has just announced the launch of HomeHealthCareAssistance.org, a website aimed at providing practical information and advice for families who are searching for long-term care...

24 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Jointly sponsored by online small-business magazine, Small Business Trends, and growing-business technology educator, Small Business Technology, and brought to you by BlackBerry®, the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards honor individuals, organizations and products that have made a positive...

22 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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In a November 2011 blog post, BusinessOpportunity.com’s Director of Sales, Kevin James Culp, pondered why it was that more companies weren’t capitalizing on the food truck trend. Well the Great American...

18 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Forbes recently named the Top 10 Fast-Growing Franchise Chains That Powered Through the Recession. They are: 1. Subway 2. Jani-King 3. Jazzercize 4. McDonald’s 5. Southern Tsunami 6. Coverall 7. Liberty...

16 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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While registration to attend SBA’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) conference next week in Washington, D.C. is now closed, it’s not too late for small business owners to sign up online so that they can enjoy and learn from any number of networking and educational forums. In fact, with the exception...

15 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Chicago, Ill. — BusinessOpportunity.com today announced that Eric Cicero will be joining its staff as an Online Marketing Assistant. Given his three years of freelance web design experience and two years of graphic design work, Eric offers a diverse skill set that enables him to wear a number of hats...

9 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Small-business optimism gained two points in April, returning the index to its highest level since December 2007, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Acknowledging that job-creation numbers as of late have been floundering, the report also indicates that a somewhat positive trend...

8 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Each year the results of any number of surveys and indices are released claiming to provide the most accurate assessment of small business friendliness by state. The problem is that they all too often rely on proximate measures such as tax rates or regulations as opposed to direct feedback from home-based...

7 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Held each year in May by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Small Business Week kicks off with a three-day networking and educational event that focuses on the considerable accomplishments of America's small businesses and their owners. This year’s event begins on Sunday, May 20 and...

4 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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This week, national franchise and market research firm and independent surveyor Franchise Business Review released its newest report regarding overall franchisee satisfaction and profitability potential in the senior home care industry. Titled

2 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The results from Intuit’s first-of-its-kind Small Business Revenue Index are in and they are somewhat encouraging. They show that small business revenues are approaching pre-recessionary levels in many cases, especially in the professional, scientific and technology industries. Based on data from...

26 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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According to a just-released report commissioned by American Express OPEN, there are now more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Together it is estimated that they generate close to $1.3 trillion in revenue and employ as many as 7.7 million people. Exceeding the growth rates of all but...

25 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Yesterday, Apple reported that its profits nearly doubled over the last fiscal quarter―news that drove the Nasdaq above 3,000 for the first time this week and put to rest once and for all the question of whether or not lower-income countries like China...

25 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Just this month, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 2011 rankings of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their favorability toward entrepreneurship and small business with...

20 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Although the Republican-led House voted to extend new tax cuts to small businesses with less than 500 employees yesterday, many pundits are saying that the chances the measure as it is written will pass in the Senate are slim. Viewed as the GOP’s counter proposal to the Democrats’ so-called “Buffett...

13 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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During the past week, a number of franchise companies made news with these headlines: McDonald’s Franchises in Russia for the First Time Just when we thought the golden arches couldn’t be more pervasive than they are already, along comes news that

11 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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These three small business services companies are in the news this week and offer products and services that might be of interest to any home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise owner: LocalVox LocalVox is a marketing tool that helps small business...

11 Apr 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
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Today's news is unique, so listen up!  We've added a few new categories to help you, our users, find the right opportunity, quickly and easily – always free!  Come check them out today: Cleaning Services...

9 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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For the 5th year running, Entrepreneur magazine is searching for the most outstanding small business owners of the year. Nominations will be accepted until June 15, 2012. Winners will be chosen in a number of categories,...

6 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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In what is being heralded as one of the few bipartisan accomplishments by an all too divided Congress, President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday that is designed to help small businesses and make it easier for startups to get the funding they need to get off the ground. Known as the JOBS...

3 Apr 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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NEWS RELEASE... BusinessOpportunity.com today announced the opening of its new worldwide headquarters location at 720 N. Franklin Street in Chicago, Ill. The move is designed to ensure the company has ample room to not only accommodate its ever-increasing...


29 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

28 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

28 Mar 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
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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...

27 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Learn about part-time and full-time home-based and other small business opportunities and franchises at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2012. This year’s show features representatives from a whole...

26 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

22 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

22 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

21 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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One of the most trusted brands in the online payment industry, PayPal has just announced its release of PayPal Here―a new service that allows home-based and other small business, business opportunity and franchise owners to receive virtually any form of payment from just about anywhere. Using a triangular-shaped,...

18 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

15 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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“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...

15 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

14 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

12 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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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...

1 Mar 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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According to Entrepreneur.com, a number of franchising upstarts are on this year’s Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list, making them standouts in today’s challenging...

28 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Home-based and other small business opportunity or franchise owners, managers and entrepreneurs, the winners of Small...

27 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The winners in AllBusiness’ fourth annual AllStar Franchise rankings are in! The results are based on such factors as growth, financial strength and brand awareness, among others. Although food franchises top...

24 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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CiCi’s Pizza’s newly announced Patriot Program offers returning veterans a comprehensive path to business ownership that is among the industry’s...

23 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Twitter has teamed up with American Express to give its U.S.-based small business owners the opportunity to more easily build a more engaged consumer following by featuring promotions and...

22 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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President Obama’s newly proposed budget for 2013 expands and simplifies the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which is designed to help small businesses afford the cost of covering their workers. It is anticipated that these changes will result in tax savings of as much as tens of thousands of dollars...

20 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a series of FREE webinars focused on financial empowerment and building skills for successful entrepreneurship, including the basics, strategic planning and social networking. Held in recognition of what is now the sixth annual National Entrepreneurship...

17 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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A recent study conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration cites SCORE as a trusted, FREE small business resource and the organization’s reputation as the primary reason why today’s entrepreneurs...

16 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The Stevie® Awards, the world’s premier business awards organization, is offering aspiring entrepreneurs FREE registration to its inaugural, landmark three-day entrepreneurship conference in New York City from June 13-15, 2012. The conference...

15 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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February 18 through 25 is National Entrepreneurship Week 2012! Now in its sixth year, the week is hosted by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and presents all 50 states with the opportunity to highlight, acknowledge and support...

15 Feb 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
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Many are looking for free business opportunities that they can sink sweat equity into that will pay off in real cash down the road.  My friends I serve up one opportunity that if worked correctly can do just that.  As owner and manager of your own agency, you’ll work in partnership with your agency sales...

14 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Franchise Business Review named its Top 50 franchises for franchisee satisfaction in each of the three categories of Large Systems, Midsize Systems and Under 50 Units today. Once again, pet-, fitness- and senior care-related products...

9 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Asked in an independent survey to rate their franchisor on critical questions related to issues such as overall growth potential, quality, support and communication, Auntie Anne’s franchisees gave the company scores ranging from 95%...

8 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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A new national poll out February 1 finds that small business owners are most concerned about weak customer demand for their products and services, while reducing government regulations...

7 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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A report commissioned by the franchising industry’s largest trade group, the International Franchise Association (IFA), anticipates that U.S. franchise establishments will increase in 2012 by 1.9%. Additionally,...

6 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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If you’re a small business owner with a limited marketing budget, Staples is offering you the opportunity to win up to $50K worth of local cable television airtime and $500 in Staples Copy and Print or Staples Easy Tech™ services. All you have to do is submit a 15-second video about your company on

3 Feb 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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The National Small Business Association (NSBA) released its annual 2011 Year-End Economic Report on Wednesday. The report shows that small business owners are the most optimistic they have been in a quite a while...





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