Tag Archives: BUSINESSES

16 Gas Station Franchise Businesses

With billions of dollars’ worth in annual sales, gas stations are big business in the United States. Gas station franchises offer the chance for individuals to jump on the gasoline retail bandwagon and run a busy and profitable business. Small Business Trends takes a look at 16 gas station franchise businesses throughout the U.S. Gas Station Franchise Businesses to Consider ... Read More »

Amazon Buying Whole Foods? What Small Businesses Can Learn

Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) just announced plans to purchase Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM). The deal, valued at about $13.7 billion, also offers a few potential lessons for small businesses. Whole Foods, which broke onto the scene offering stores full or organic food options, has struggled and faced pressure from advisors to sell or merge with another company. Amazon, a company that has broken into ... Read More »

Small Businesses Do 40 Percent of the Hiring in the Gig Economy, New Study Says

Over the course of the last decade, the so-called “gig economy” has rapidly expanded to become one of America’s most crucial labor markets. Around one in three American workers are now freelancers, and more than one third of Millennials. And according to a new study compiled by LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), it’s small business owners that are the driving force behind that exponential ... Read More »

Spotlight: CanIRank Helps Businesses Make Sense of SEO

SEO can be an overwhelming and confusing concept for a lot of businesses. Sure, you can access analytics and site data. But figuring out what to do about it can be a whole other story. That’s where CanIRank comes in. The company prides itself on providing actual solutions for businesses based on their online data. Read more about the company ... Read More »

Characteristics of Productive Businesses

If you run a small business, then you probably know how essential productivity is to success. If your business isn’t generating a profit, then it won’t last for very long. If you want to take your small business to the next level, then follow these tips on how you can increase productivity and see your business rise to new heights. ... Read More »

Canada’s banks set up fund to finance small businesses

* Ex CPPIB boss Wiseman says fund can be catalyst for growth * Fund worth C$500 mln initially, could rise to C$1 bln * Similar UK fund has proved successful * Fund will take minority stakes and invest over long-term * Pension funds could also invest -CIBC CEO (Adds comments from former CPPIB CEO Mark Wiseman) By Matt Scuffham and ... Read More »

TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants

Leaders say uncertainty over 3.2m EU citizens in UK will inflict ‘serious damage’ on economy British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. In a strongly ... Read More »

British businesses ‘lazy and fat’, pro-Brexit trade minister says

Britain as a trading nation has become “too lazy and too fat” and business leaders are more interested in playing golf on Friday afternoons than in seeking new export markets, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was recorded saying. Fox, who was a prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union and says the country must forge new trading relationships ... Read More »

TOP 10 CITIES FOR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN AMERICA

The financial website WalletHub wanted to know what places offered the best environment for women entrepreneurs . So it looked at the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country. It compared them across 10 key metrics, indicating friendliness toward female entrepreneurs, and included measures such as average revenue growth of women-owned businesses, presence of women’s business centers and industry variety ... Read More »