http://www.bluemaumau.org/trendspagenewssummary en Why Small Businesses are Failing Less http://www.bluemaumau.org/why_small_businesses_are_failing_less <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="falling rate of business failure" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/012116_1827_WhySmallBus1.png" style="height: 330px; width: 330px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />Small business failure rates have been declining for years. &quot;The rate at which American employers go under has fallen by 30 percent since 1977,&quot; writes Professor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/why_small_businesses_are_failing_less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/why_small_businesses_are_failing_less#comments small business trends Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:27:58 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14907 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Cheap 3D Printer on the Horizon http://www.bluemaumau.org/cheap_3d_printer_horizon <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>3D printing could be the next big thing, causing a major shift in the way people interact with technology and paving the way to major business opportunities.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/cheap_3d_printer_horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/cheap_3d_printer_horizon#comments trends 3D printing Taiwan Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:35:51 +0000 BMM Staff 14863 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Coffee Prices Down Drastically http://www.bluemaumau.org/coffee_prices_down_drastically <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>The increased rain in Brazil has meant bumper coffee crops, resulting in a 28 percent slump in price over the past year. The price slide appears likely to continue.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/coffee_prices_down_drastically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/coffee_prices_down_drastically#comments trends cheap coffee Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:21:15 +0000 BMM Staff 14855 at http://www.bluemaumau.org UberRush Provides Restaurant, Business Delivery Services http://www.bluemaumau.org/uberrush_provides_restaurant_business_delivery_services <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Many restaurant and other business owners have thought about offering delivery, but decided against it for time, logistics infrastructure and cost considerations.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/uberrush_provides_restaurant_business_delivery_services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/uberrush_provides_restaurant_business_delivery_services#comments manage trends ChowNow delivery service UberRush Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:32:55 +0000 Marilee Hayes 14750 at http://www.bluemaumau.org McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Target of Online Petition http://www.bluemaumau.org/mcdonalds_chicken_mcnuggets_target_online_petition <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>It has been widely known through documentaries and videos for a number of years that American chickens are often raised in appalling, stomach-turning conditions, but as a QSR giant, McDonald&#39;s specifically is in the crosshairs of a Change.org petition titled, &quot;Stop Torturing Chickens for McNuggets.&quot; </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/mcdonalds_chicken_mcnuggets_target_online_petition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/mcdonalds_chicken_mcnuggets_target_online_petition#comments food trends animal cruelty Chicken McNuggets chickens hidden camera McDonald's petition Tyson Foods Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:47:49 +0000 BMM Staff 14674 at http://www.bluemaumau.org California Woman Suing Chipotle over Its GMO-Free Claims http://www.bluemaumau.org/california_woman_suing_chipotle_over_its_gmofree_claims <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Chipotle Mexican Grill, not a franchisor, announced back in April that it was <a href="http://chipotle.com/GMO" target="_blank">eliminating GMO from its menu items</a>.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/california_woman_suing_chipotle_over_its_gmofree_claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/california_woman_suing_chipotle_over_its_gmofree_claims#comments Legal food trends Chipotle class action lawsuit non-GMO Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:30:17 +0000 Pualani Jensen 14670 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Desktop Sites Unnecessary, Says Google's Mueller http://www.bluemaumau.org/desktop_sites_unnecessary_says_googles_mueller <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Google&#39;s John Mueller says that a mobile site is sufficient and that desktop sites are no longer necessary.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/desktop_sites_unnecessary_says_googles_mueller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/desktop_sites_unnecessary_says_googles_mueller#comments Marketing trends Cisco Google John Mueller mobile websites vs. desktop website Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:08:24 +0000 Sam Blake 14656 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics Begin Offering 3D Printing http://www.bluemaumau.org/sir_speedy_pip_and_signal_graphics_begin_offering_3dprinted_products <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Franchise Services Inc. (FSI), which includes the Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics franchise brands, announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with ZVerse Inc., a provider of 2D to 3D print automation software, design services and full color 3D printing. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sir_speedy_pip_and_signal_graphics_begin_offering_3dprinted_products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/sir_speedy_pip_and_signal_graphics_begin_offering_3dprinted_products#comments trends 3D printer 3D printing services Franchise Services LAYR PIP Signal Graphics Sir Speedy ZVerse Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:23:33 +0000 BMM Staff 14605 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Tour Zoës Kitchen Mobile App http://www.bluemaumau.org/tour_zo%C3%ABs_kitchen_mobile_app <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Tour the Zo&euml;s Kitchen mobile app through this online video. The fast-casual chain is not franchising now, but is planning on it in the future.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/tour_zo%C3%ABs_kitchen_mobile_app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/tour_zo%C3%ABs_kitchen_mobile_app#comments Marketing trends franchise mobile app restaurant Zoës Kitchen Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:36:14 +0000 BMM Staff 14552 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Restaurants Cope with Egg Shortages and Higher Prices http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurants_cope_egg_shortages_and_higher_prices <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Avian influenza is affecting restaurants negatively by leading to lower egg supplies and steeper costs.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurants_cope_egg_shortages_and_higher_prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurants_cope_egg_shortages_and_higher_prices#comments food trends avian influenza Consolidated Concepts egg shortage egg supply liquid eggs price increase restaurants Whataburger Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:01:30 +0000 BMM Staff 14551 at http://www.bluemaumau.org