September 18, 2017 Building Business Through Events

Posted on 6:44 pm in Food Service.

Every restaurant and bar has slow times, but special events can fill gaps in business and increase revenue. Sports fans enjoy congregating to celebrate team victories, and customers and event planners are always looking for unique settings for special events, a memorable party celebration or a polished dinner meeting. Restaurant industry sales are expected to … Continue reading “Building Business Through Events”

Crowdsourcing Product Development

Posted on 6:42 pm in Franchise News.

Product developers are finding social media sites useful for conducting product research, design development and test marketing. Social media feedback helps refine and improve current products and often leads to ideas for the development of new offerings. Many consumers use social media to voice their opinions on the products and services they purchase. Beyond sharing … Continue reading “Crowdsourcing Product Development”

Telehealth Takes Off with Millennials

Posted on 6:39 pm in Healthcare.

Millennials are turning out to be the biggest proponents of telehealth services and mobile health applications. Telehealth services use technology such as computers and smartphone apps to connect physicians and healthcare providers with patients for diagnosis, referrals and treatment. At nearly 80 million strong and growing in numbers,[1] millennials are the largest generation living and … Continue reading “Telehealth Takes Off with Millennials”

IoT Drives Growth Strategies

Posted on 6:31 pm in Information Technology.

The internet of things (IoT) is melding technology into manufacturing processes and seamlessly linking businesses to consumers. This integrated network connects sensors and devices through the internet and enables spontaneous junctures for sharing data and applications, often without human intervention. Companies are taking note of the potential the IoT presents: 57% of global businesses have … Continue reading “IoT Drives Growth Strategies”

The ABCs of Today’s Workplace

Posted on 6:26 pm in Office Technology.

Trends affecting today’s workplace — such as automation, boomerang employees and contract workers — illustrate how companies are rethinking their work environments for greater connectivity, improved productivity and higher employee satisfaction. Automation For years, experts have predicted automation will dramatically change work processes, and now companies and employees are experiencing this trend firsthand. Many employees … Continue reading “The ABCs of Today’s Workplace”

Video and RFID Combine to Better Protect Retailers, Offer More Insights

Posted on 6:19 pm in Security & Surveillance.

Retailers are finding the combination of video surveillance and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology not only improves inventory protection but can provide insights into customer preferences and buying habits. RFID uses wireless radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. The tag contains a unique serial number and … Continue reading “Video and RFID Combine to Better Protect Retailers, Offer More Insights”

August 9, 2017 Organizing Your Disaster Recovery

Posted on 7:35 pm in Small Business.

Every business faces the risk that a natural or man-made disaster could disrupt normal operations and ultimately threaten the viability of the enterprise. Fires, floods, earthquakes, thefts and terrorism are all potential threats to a business. Having a disaster recovery plan to deal with such threats is critical. You may want to organize the preparation … Continue reading “Organizing Your Disaster Recovery”

Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity

Posted on 7:24 pm in Small Business.

Owning and running a business through a franchise arrangement has become a popular way to fulfill dreams of entrepreneurship. Franchise businesses include everything from restaurants to retail stores to auto service centers. When you buy a franchise, you are often able to sell goods and services that already have name recognition. The franchiser typically provides … Continue reading “Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity”