August 2010

Dartmouth Resident Honored At Subway Franchise

Fall River Herald News: Donald Pratt of Dartmouth was named Subway multi-store 2010 franchisee of the year, North America, at the restaurant chain’s annual convention held in Chicago in July. Pratt was honored for his accomplishments in building sales and increasing profitability while also achieving excellent store evaluations. He was selected from among the chain’s […]

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New Owners Of Max & Erma’s Consider Closing Restaurants, Boosting Marketing

Columbus Business First: Before Max & Erma’s gets bigger, it’s going to get smaller. As many as 10 restaurant closings and a corporate office consolidation are among the first tasks facing Denver-based American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC, which is expected to close its $28 million purchase of the Columbus-based chain Aug. 31. American Blue Ribbon

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Whew! What A Month!

The dog days of August are almost over and so is National Inventors Month. We covered a lot of inventors and inventions this month. One of my favorites is the look back at inventors from the past who came up with ideas that we use without a second thought. Inventor Legends: Edwin Binney and Harold

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Franchisee Trends There are more ways for franchisees to ensure the right fit with a franchise system than choosing a brand and industry they are passionate about. Will the training provided suit the franchisee’s business experience? When franchisors understand the level of small business experience prospective franchisees bring to the table it dictates how franchise opportunities

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Simple Invention: The Clumsee

According to the Chicago ABC7 News website, 89-year-old Al Roth was inspired to invent the Clumsee after finding it increasingly difficult to hold onto his digital camera. The Clumsee is a handle extension for small digital cameras. The device screws into bottom of any point-and-shoot digital camera, allowing the camera user an easier grip than

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Poll Update: Online Movies

n {democracy:58} According to a story at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, delivering online video is becoming much more of a commodity business. The average price websites pay to stream video fell 40 percent to 45 percent in 2009 and is on track to decline another 25 percent this year, estimates Frost & Sullivan. The causes of the

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