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Don't panic! The best bosses stay calm in tough situations

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
It's easy to stay calm when things are going smoothly, but the best bosses remain unflappable even when everything appears to -More
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Mobile loyalty programs drive customer engagement

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
More than half of millennials say they want to use their mobile devices for loyalty programs provided by bars, restaurants an -More
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Dunkin' recruits a daredevil to tout speedy new app

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Dunkin' Donuts takes speedy service claims to new heights in a commercial for the chain's mobile ordering app.  -More
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Last Chance! Submit Franchising Gives Back award nominations by June 24

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Now is your last chance to apply for the 2016 Franchising Gives Back Awards -- and a chance to win $5,000 for your charity!  -More
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Make plans to attend IFA’s Washington, D.C. Fly-In

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Register now for the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 13-14 in Washington, D.C.  -More
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ZIPS Dry Cleaners makes moves for rapid growth

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
ZIPS Dry Cleaners has set its sights on growth in the past 12 months, signing development deals in areas such as Los Angeles  -More
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Opinion: Tax, regulatory burdens weigh on small businesses

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
A number of regulations from the federal government are placing small-business owners in a difficult position, writes Stephen -More
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Court should reject NLRB's joint-employer ruling, Microsoft says

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
A federal appeals court should strike down the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that has made more companies "joint em -More
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US shoppers sound off on creepy vs cool

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 13:40

Mobile technology is fueling retailers' ability to personalize the shopping experience, but not all efforts are greeted by shoppers with the same enthusiasm. Some initiatives are considered "cool" and others deemed "creepy," according to a new study.

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Walmart sells online operations in China

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 13:17

Walmart has formed a strategic alliance with JD.com that includes the sale of its online operations in China.

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Spotlight: Paris mayor ticked off at Amazon

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 12:18

The news that Amazon is expanding Prime Now to Paris elicited a stern warning and threat of legal action from the city's Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who worried that the service would harm local merchants and add to Paris' pollution problem.

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Report: Neiman Marcus looking for a buyer

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 12:11

Struggling luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is out looking for an investor or buyer, according to a source close to the matter.

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Costco converts to Visa

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 11:35

Costco has completed its much anticipated conversion from Costco-branded American Express credit cards to cards issued by Citi, and now accepts only Visa cards.

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Wearables shipments expected to grow 29%

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2016-06-20 10:32

Wearables are on the rise and are expected to grow 29 percent this year to nearly 102 million units, and that growth trajectory is expected to more than double in units shipped by 2020, according to IDC.

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Five Reasons Why Franchising Without a Franchise Consultant is Reckless

Franchise-Chat - Fri, 2015-03-27 22:00
Callum Floyd, Director of Franchize Consultants in New Zealand, explains five important reasons why a franchise development consultant is pivotal when franchising a business.
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