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Topix - Thu, 2015-10-01 23:00

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The Big Mac Is Dead - Beef Up Your Portfolio With Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs Instead

Topix - Thu, 2015-10-01 19:03

McDonald's investors have long enjoyed tremendous returns, thanks to billions and billions of burgers served across the United States and the world. But the growth that once came easy for this fast food pioneer is now officially hard to come by.

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Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 18:45
Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looked in September, especially Volkswagen.
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Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 18:45
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007.
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Autobytel buys AutoWeb

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 18:27
Autobytel acquired online search company AutoWeb, the online automotive lead provider said today, expanding its capabilities in directing consumers to dealer and automaker websites.
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Latino Entrepreneurs, Attend this Free Webinar from Biz2Credit

Small Business Trends - Thu, 2015-10-01 17:30

The face of small business is changing yet again in the U.S.

There are an estimated three million Latino-owned businesses in America today. Together they generate an estimated $500 billion in sales each year.

Small business credit expert and Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora explains:

“Latino-owned businesses are growing by leaps and bounds in record numbers and instilling vibrancy into local economies, yet they face many challenges in securing capital. During the past decade, Latino-owned companies have increased substantially and have become one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. However, it is not easy to be your own boss.”

Latino Entrepreneurs Need Guidance

Latino entrepreneurs need answers when navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of small business ownership. So, Biz2Credit, an online marketplace for small business funding, has created The Changing Face of Small Business Ownership; Latino Entrepreneurs on the Rise. The free webinar will happen Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, starting at 3 p.m. EDT.

Arora adds:

“Research has shown that it has been particularly difficult for Latino-owned and women-owned companies to secure capital to expand their firms. The goal of this webinar is to provide information and guidance to help Latino entrepreneurs get the funding they need to grow.”

The free webinar pulls together experts in small business lending and leadership to answer tough questions facing many entrepreneurs in running their businesses.

Participants will hear from a panel including Small Business Trends founder and CEO Anita Campbell, entrepreneur Rafael Cuellar, Paychex Multicultural Marketing Manager Antonio Lizano and Arora.

Topics covered will include:

  • Tips for growing your business despite obstacles,
  • Challenges in obtaining startup capital and other funding,
  • The role of micro-lenders … and more.

The webinar will include a downloadable version of the presentation for all participants. It will also feature an opportunity after the main session for participants to get some of their questions answered.

Helping Latino Entrepreneurs is Vital

Addressing the problems and concerns of Latino-owned business is critical, Biz2Credit insists. Not only are these businesses, many of them also woman owned, already a force to be reckoned with. Their number in the U.S. is expected to double in the next five years.

All of this is good news against the backdrop of a steadily declining small business base. It is an epidemic of small business closings some are calling the worst in history.

So, how do the members of this burgeoning new group of Latino entrepreneurs avoid letting their own ventures become just another casualty?

Advice for Small Business Survival

Here are some suggestions for keeping your business strong even in tough times when others are struggling:

  • Hire the best people for your company.
  • Understand the regulations affecting your business.
  • Get control of your company’s capital.
  • And understand that running a business isn’t easy.

For more advice on obtaining funds and keeping your business healthy, don’t forget to catch the free Webinar. More details are below.

Join the Webinar

Who: Anita Campbell, moderator, founder and CEO of Small Business Trends; Rafael Cuellar, speaker and entrepreneur; Rohit Arora, speaker and CEO at Biz2Credit; Antonio Lizano, speaker and Multicultural Marketing Manager at Paychex
What: The Changing Face of Small Business Ownership; Latino Entrepreneurs on the Rise
Where: Webinar Signup
When: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, starting at 3 p.m. EDT


Image: Biz2Credit

This article, "Latino Entrepreneurs, Attend this Free Webinar from Biz2Credit" was first published on Small Business Trends

Judge allows Culver’s discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 17:20
Former franchisee says company prevented restaurant opening in black neighborhood Former franchisee says company prevented restaurant opening in black neighborhood

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Performance Food Group has a modest IPO

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 17:04
Blog: Fast-growing distributor has an underwhelming debut

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Tucson's quick start, Soul help Hyundai-Kia to breakout month

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 17:00
Slowly but surely, Hyundai Motor Group is shifting resources toward trucks to catch up with rivals in the U.S. market. That paid off in September as sales of the Hyundai Tucson more than doubled with a redesigned model now in showrooms.
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Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:45
The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact.
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Report: Jared Fogle investigation hurt Subway’s reputation

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:31
Chain’s scores fall after arrest, but company has blank slate to turn it around Chain’s scores fall after arrest, but company has blank slate to turn it around

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Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:30
Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September.
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Chick-fil-A to introduce new ordering system in New York City

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:18
“Upstream ordering” expected to facilitate 100 transactions per hour “Upstream ordering” expected to facilitate 100 transactions per hour

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Costco Auto predicts GM promotion sales will top 52,000

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:05
Costco's auto sales arm is predicting that its members will purchase at least 52,000 new Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC cars and trucks under a special 90-day promotion that will run Oct. 2 through Jan. 4.
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Analyst: Panera Bread sees 2.0 expanding businesses

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 16:02
Bakery-café brand expects growth in catering, delivery and packaged goods Bakery-café brand expects growth in catering, delivery and packaged goods

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'The Chew' shows fans 'Gourmet to Go!' on ABC-TV

Topix - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:52

Michael was fixing up a great sandwich to take while on the go, rather than eat fast food. Daphne helped by making the sauce for the delicious-looking sandwich.

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Trucks lift American Honda; Civic sell down underway with redesign coming

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:45
With a fresh-looking version of its iconic Civic due in showrooms this fall, American Honda Motor Co. hustled the outgoing compact car out the door in September, helping Honda to a 13 percent sales gain across its Honda and Acura brands.
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Dunkin’ Donuts stock falls after traffic decline

Nation's Restaurant News - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:34
Company also working on mobile ordering and delivery initiatives Company also working on mobile ordering and delivery initiatives

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When Financial Transparency Helps or Hurts Your Business

Small Business Trends - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:30

Financial transparency can be a tricky issue for small businesses.

You may be tempted to keep the majority of your financial information on a need-to-know basis among only your top leadership team. But there can be benefits to sharing this type of information with your team, especially for small, early-stage businesses.

Frederic Kerrest, COO and co-founder of identity management company Okta wrote about his experience with financial transparency though various business stages for Inc. He said:

“Todd and I founded Okta in 2009, and back then we were incredibly open with our numbers. We discussed share count with prospective employees to get them invested (pun intended) and we sent emails with specifics every time a sale closed. Sharing our numbers was an easy way to bring our early hires into the inner circle and help them feel confident about our direction. Being transparent about our finances built trust among our small team; it gave employees a sense of ownership and responsibility.”

By sharing this type of information, you’re basically showing your team members how important they are to your operation. You’re showing them that you trust and count on them enough to keep them informed about important and sensitive company information.

This may motivate them to work even harder toward your company’s objectives, especially if they are officially invested in the company. And it can even improve your company’s overall reputation.

Especially if you are relying on investors to fund your business early on, you should at least be comfortable sharing this type of information. And treating your employees and others with the same respect as you would a potential investor can only help your cause.

As your company grows, this may change, especially if you are considering going public at any point. Kerrest recommends gradually shifting away from relying on sharing financial info to make your employees feel included. This can help you avoid an all-at-once shift from being completely open with your team to letting them learn your numbers at the same time as the general public.

But you still need to keep employees in the loop on other aspects of your business, especially if sharing those financials isn’t an option. Treating your employees as important members of your team rather than just replaceable workers can have an impact on many areas of your business. And especially early on, it may even have an impact on your bottom line.

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This article, "When Financial Transparency Helps or Hurts Your Business" was first published on Small Business Trends

Canada posts 3.7% gain for September

AutoNews - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:12
Canadian light vehicle sales, led by strong demand for Detroit 3 trucks, rose 3.7 percent to 174,337 units in September, according to a monthly sales report.
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