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Leading Commercial Cleaning Firm, Image One, Names Bob Caramusa as the...

PR Web - Tue, 2015-10-06 03:30

Leading commercial cleaning franchise recognizes best performing franchisee with a Franchisee of the Year Award.

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Frenchy’s Chicken Generously Gives Back to UNCF

PR Web - Tue, 2015-10-06 03:30

Frenchy’s Chicken, the Creole kitchen, presented the earnings of the “Campus Special” fundraiser to the United Negro College Fund.

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Yum Could Take Chinese Food to Go

Topix - Tue, 2015-10-06 02:32

A rebound in Chinese sales growth may coincide with a recovery in Yum's share price and renewed interest in spinning the unit off. The Year of the Goat, which lasts another five months, is supposed to be a prosperous one according to Chinese astrology.

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Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

AutoNews - Tue, 2015-10-06 01:01
Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a factory in China and plans to build cars in Brazil and Slovakia. Another big change is Jaguar's addition of its first SUV.
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Chevrolet commits crimes against millennials

AutoNews - Tue, 2015-10-06 01:01
The show stealer is the return of Chevrolet's 'focus groups.'
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Weight loss to go! How to lose weight at the drive thru

Topix - Mon, 2015-10-05 22:28

Fast food is right up there with fat, sugar, and soft drinks as leading causes of obesity in the US today. Well, why wouldn't it be? Fast food is famous for serving fat, sugar and soft drinks in massive quantities.

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Noodles & Company removes artificial ingredients from core menu

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2015-10-05 21:00
New brand platform highlights focus on “real food” New brand platform highlights focus on “real food”

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BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco

AutoNews - Mon, 2015-10-05 18:58
DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S. city in which it operates, the company said Monday.
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16 Biggest Fast Food Chains in the US

Topix - Mon, 2015-10-05 18:14

If you're a fast food lover, you might be interested in discovering the 16 biggest fast food chains in the US . Fast food has become an important part of America, not just as food but as a representation of its overall culture.

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Travel Club Startup Began with a Facebook Invite

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2015-10-05 17:30

Evita Turquoise Robinson loves to travel. She has ever since her college years when she took her first trip to Paris. And it was that love for travel that led her to invite 100 of her Facebook friends to start a traveling group four years ago.

Now, that travel group is known as the Nomadness Travel Tribe. And it has grown to include more than 10,000 members in cities around the world.

What makes the group different from other travel clubs is its inclusiveness. Instead of targeting only those who can afford lavish trips full of top notch amenities, Nomadness Travel Tribe is open to anyone with at least one passport stamp. The group focuses on affordable trips around the world and those who travel as more of a lifestyle than a hobby.

Robinson, who is an artist and filmmaker by trade, didn’t necessarily mean for Nomadness Travel Tribe to become a business. As the group grew, she added features like a Web series, shop, an upcoming travel conference, and of course, many different social platforms for group members to follow along with trips.

In fact, it’s that social media presence that has allowed the business to grow and thrive. Since its start on Facebook to its use of newer platforms like Instagram and Periscope, that ability to interact with people instantaneously around the world has been crucial. Robinson told Entrepreneur:

“There are so many social media outlets: Twitter, Periscope, Instagram. Instagram and Periscope — the live-streaming app — allow anyone to follow along on our trips. If the Internet was a geographic location, Facebook would be the capital. It is where everyone is. If you can start someplace where everyone is and then push out from that point, you have the opportunity to do something special.”

The lesson for other entrepreneurs, whether you’re building a business based around travel or something completely unrelated, is the power that social media has to bring likeminded people together. Plenty of businesses have been started completely by accident just because some people came together online and found a niche interest or market that was underserved.

So no matter how small the niche might seem to you, there are probably people out there, somewhere, who share your interest or passion. And you might just be able to build a business around it.

Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe

This article, "Travel Club Startup Began with a Facebook Invite" was first published on Small Business Trends

Wendy's CEO Brolick to Retire Next Year

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2015-10-05 17:17
Todd Penegor succeeds Emil Brolick as president and CEO.Exclusive Brief: 0

The Wendy's company announced that president and CEO Emil Brolick plans to retire from management duties with the company in May 2016. He is expected to be succeeded in the president and CEO role by current executive vice president, CFO, and International Todd Penegor. The transition of these duties is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2016. Brolick is expected to continue to serve on the company's board of directors upon his retirement to ensure continuity of leadership and strategic focus for the company. The company is currently conducting an external search for a new CFO.

Chains: Wendy's

VW offers $2,000 loyalty bonus to avert defections

AutoNews - Mon, 2015-10-05 17:15
Volkswagen is offering a $2,000 incentive to prevent U.S. owners from abandoning the brand following its violation of diesel emissions tests.
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South Carolina dealers grapple with floods; BMW still producing

AutoNews - Mon, 2015-10-05 17:11
South Carolina auto dealers and BMW's U.S. plant are digging out and adjusting after more than 2 feet of rain have fallen over the last three days in some parts of the state, leading to catastrophic flooding.
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Sonic Supports Teachers with 'Limeades for Learning'

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2015-10-05 17:05
Image Caption: Image Credit: Sonic brings back 'Limeades for Learning' to support teachers.Exclusive Brief: 0

Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced the return of Limeades for Learning. In partnership with, the national award-winning, voter-driven cause marketing campaign funds essential funds learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth.

Chains: Sonic

Mamoun's Falafel Snags Bobby's Burger Palace Vet

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2015-10-05 16:57
Image Caption: Image Credit: Mamoun's Falafel hires Christopher Ferrone as director of operations.Exclusive Brief: 0

Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant, already with six locations in operation between New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut has hired director of operations, Christopher M. Ferrone, to manage the organization and expansion efforts of the brand as they launch an explosive franchise program. Ferrone’s previous experience as the area director for Bobby’s Burger Palace, celebrity Chef Bobby Flay’s restaurant chain, included day-to-day operations and high-level training responsibilities within his area’s locations.

Chains: Mamoun's Falafel

Average fuel economy of new cars dips 3rd time in 4 months

AutoNews - Mon, 2015-10-05 16:53
The average fuel economy of new U.S. light vehicles declined for the third time in four months in September, a University of Michigan report found.
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Arby's Expands Smokehouse Offerings

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2015-10-05 16:51
Arby's introduces three new smokehouse sandwiches.Exclusive Brief: 0

Arby’s has enhanced its popular Smokehouse platform once again. The brand that last year set a Guinness World Record with a 13-hour commercial to prove its brisket is actually smoked for 13 hours, has added the Spicy Jalapeño Brisket Sandwich and the Brisket Bacon Flatbread to its menu in restaurants nationwide.

Chains: Arby's

US Foods sues Performance Food Group over alleged confidentiality breach

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2015-10-05 16:15
Lawsuit claims top US Foods sales representatives took confidential information to competitor Lawsuit claims top US Foods sales representatives took confidential information to competitor

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Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter is Now a Public Benefit Corporation

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2015-10-05 15:30

It’s not unusual for businesses to proclaim their commitment to the greater good, although only a few actually live up to their promises. That’s why Kickstarter’s decision to reincorporate as a public benefit corporation has pleasantly surprised many.

The crowdfunding company has joined the ranks of organizations like Patagonia and This American Life to take this big step.

In a post on the Kickstarter blog, the company announced it is officially changing its name to Kickstarter PBC.

The post reads:

“Until recently, the idea of a for-profit company pursuing social good at the expense of shareholder value had no clear protection under U.S. corporate law, and certainly no mandate. Companies that believe there are more important goals than maximizing shareholder value have been at odds with the expectation that for-profit companies must exist ultimately for profit above all.

“More and more voices are rejecting business as usual, and the pursuit of profit above all.”

Pursuing Public Benefit

By turning into a public benefit corporation, Kickstarter is now required to demonstrate its contribution to public good, and reflect the commitment in its corporate charter.

To this end, the company has spelled out a detailed list of values and commitments it promises to live by in its corporate charter. It has declared it will annually donate five percent of its post-tax profits to arts education, and to organizations fighting inequality.

Other notable commitments include not using loopholes or other esoteric but legal tax management strategies to reduce its tax burden, caring for the health of its ecosystem and integrity of systems and never selling user data to third parties.

Impact on Crowdfunded Projects

In an interview with CNET, Co-Founder and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler says “the core business of building community around creative projects continue to grow.”

Responding to a question on how some specific projects will be affected by this change, he says:

“There are two categories of projects on Kickstarter at a high level. One would be more consumer-minded projects. That’s predominantly people creating hardware and making games. The other category is arts and culture projects. That’s probably 80 percent to 90 percent of projects on the site. Those are the projects that have the highest success rate on Kickstarter … and those are projects that tend to have strong community around them.”

Notably in the charter, Kickstarter clearly states that its “mission is to help bring creative projects to life”. The company explains that it will create tools and resources to help people bring their creative projects to life.

While this major transition is creating a lot of buzz for Kickstarter, it’s not the first time the company has made important changes. Last year, it revised its rules to make it even easier to crowdfund a project.

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This article, "Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter is Now a Public Benefit Corporation" was first published on Small Business Trends

Ground Chicken Burger Patties - This Dish Puts a Unique Spin on the...

Topix - Mon, 2015-10-05 15:18

McDonald's is currently testing out a ground chicken burger as an alternative to its other chicken-based dishes. Most fast food restaurants offer chicken breast filet sandwiches, which are either battered or breaded.

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