Finding the right office or retail space can be challenging. As a franchisee, the conditions for leasing may be detailed in your franchise agreement and you may have access to training, expertise or legal assistance from your franchisor. However, finding the best location and getting favorable lease terms falls to you. Here are some tips: … Continue reading “Tips for Renting a Business Location”
Amazon is planning to eliminate the worst part of grocery shopping — the cashier line — with its Amazon Go stores. The prototype convenience store is now available to Amazon employees in Seattle as the company tests its product offerings and technology applications. Designed to appeal to consumers who pick up groceries on the way … Continue reading “A New Approach to Grocery Shopping”
Hiring a new employee can be a tricky endeavor: You want to select the most qualified individual with the appropriate skills and credentials, and be sure the person you select is honest and trustworthy. A good way to do so is to conduct a background check to verify the information supplied on a candidate’s application. … Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Background Checks”
Millennials are now the largest generation living in the United States, exceeding 75 million in 2015. This generation is beginning to drive consumption and consumer spending, and their habits are very different from those of Baby Boomers and Generation X. How well do you know the buying habits of your millennial customers? Yes, they are … Continue reading “How Well Do You Know Millennials?”
Retail business owners know that location can make or break their business. The internet has changed shopping and consumers now are more focused on convenience and the overall experience. As a result, when locating their businesses, owners are looking for creative and cost-effective ways to provide convenience and unique settings, while maximizing their real estate … Continue reading “Creative Real Estate Options”
If you want to stand out from the crowd at your next industry trade show, start the process early and carry through after the show. By combining social media and traditional marketing techniques, you can make the most of your marketing budget for the event. Before the show If your business doesn’t have a Facebook, … Continue reading “Trade Show Marketing Tips”
Consumer patterns are shifting dramatically from drive-thru to home delivery, according to a recent study by the NPD Group. Food delivery has expanded beyond traditional pizza and Asian food options to include gourmet restaurant fare, burgers, healthy and local specialties, full service and fast casual options. Food delivery traffic excluding pizza delivery is up 33% … Continue reading “Food Delivery Bumps into Drive-Thru”
With millennials being the largest generation in the country, their influence may reshape the pizza industry as we know it.
Between 80 and 90 percent of registered voters believe that the nation’s roads and bridges are in poor shape, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Seasonal freight volume among motor carriers – both short and long distance – rose 28 percent in June, DAT Solutions reported in its latest North American Freight Index.