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Senate After SBA Over Small Biz Contracts

At a hearing Tuesday, senators questioned the SBA over its claim that 22.7 percent of federal contract dollars went to small businesses in 2010.


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California’s New Online Sales Tax Hits Marketers Hard

After six years of growing what started as a $200-a-month business into a profitable full-time gig, Loper said he had no choice but to shutter his site, suddenly deprived of 70 percent of the commissions he’d earned sending customers to the big retailers via click-through ads on his site.


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Hydrokinetic Power: The Future Of Electricity

Hydrokinetic turbines capture the power created by the current in waves underneath the water’s surface.


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The Fall Of Groupon?

One business owner, Joe Hargraves, who runs Tacolicious, says he’s received around 40 pitches over the last year from various deals services, including Groupon.


US Chain Applebee’s Eyes Egypt For Expansion

US-based restaurant chain Applebee’s has announced plans to grow its brand in the Middle East with the launch of 10 new restaurants in Egypt over the next decade.


Flip Flop Shops Looking To Further Expand Its Franchise Network

Having recently signed its 100th franchise agreement and 30-shop master expansion deal for Canada, Flip Flop Shops has now announced that it has hired the commercial real estate firms, Podell Real Estate Advisors, LLC and Friedman Retail Consulting, to take the company to new heights.


Popeyes’ Parent Company Moving Headquarters

AFC Enterprises Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, has entered into a lease for a new corporate headquarters in Dunwoody, Ga., when the lease on the company’s current building expires in the latter part of the year.


Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced the initial public offering of 22,250,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $19 per share.


Eagle Boys Donates $200000 To Cerebral Palsy

Pizza franchise, Eagle Boys, will be supporting cerebral palsy research and fundraising campaigns by donating more than $200,00 over the next three years to The Cerebral Palsy Alliance.


McDonalds Gives Happy Meal A Healthy Makeover

McDonalds declares a healthier Happy Meal with more fruit and less fries.