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Advice for overcoming team-leadership burnout

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
It's time for a break to reconnect with your purpose if just the thought of another team presentation is exhausting, writes M -More
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Set behavioral expectations to stop bullies

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
Employees who think their value to the business excuses abusive behavior are wrong and need to be confronted, writes David Dy -More
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Restaurants grapple with drop in teen employment

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
Forty-two percent of restaurant operators in the US reported problems with finding and training employees, according to a sur -More
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Restaurants' same-store sales growth was flat last month

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
Same-store sales growth at restaurants was flat in May, revealing that there are challenges as well as reasons for optimism i -More
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How will GDPR affect your franchise?

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25, is the most significant development i
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Revitalize your franchise development program

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
Join IFA in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 13 to learn how you can revitalize your franchise development program.
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Delta Disaster Services plans major US growth

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
Delta Disaster Services intends on growing its base in the US by adding 300 franchise licenses during the next few years.
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NLRB to assess its recusal policies

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
The National Labor Relations Board will reconsider its recusal policies after recent controversy involving the joint-employer -More
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AAHOA's Rogers: Joint-employer uncertainty is a threat to franchisees

SmartBrief - Mon, 2018-06-11 14:08
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association and other groups are pushing for congressional action on the joint-employer issue -More
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Administrative Support, Customer Service and Sales Top Most Popular Jobs at Small Businesses

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2018-06-11 13:30

Small businesses may not be adding jobs at the rate bigger companies are right now. But they are growing and adding new jobs to the economy.

What jobs are getting filled at America’s small businesses, however? To find out, leading jobs site Indeed.com  looked at the job categories with the most clicks over the last three months.

The most popular job opening — by category — at small businesses right now is Administrative Support. That’s followed by Customer Service in second and Sales as the third most popular.

Overall, the top 10 most popular jobs, according to clicks at Indeed, shows a trend in how and where small businesses may be growing.

“A recent Indeed report found that behind-the-scenes roles in retail like warehouse, marketing, and tech showed 31% growth overall, possibly reflecting an increase in ecommerce,” says Indeed SVP of HR, Paul Wolfe. “It’s exciting to see an increase in job seeker interest for retail and warehousing roles among small businesses as well.”

Jobs in the category of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair were fourth on Indeed’s popularity rankings. Management roles are fifth.

Rounding out the Top 10 job categories for small businesses are Food Service (6th), Driver (7th), Warehouse (8th), Retail (9th), and Medical Technician (10th).

Indeed considers a small business to be one with less than 150 employees.

According to the latest ADP employment reports, small businesses added 38,000 of the 178,000 new jobs to the U.S. economy for May. That report considers a small business to be one with 50 or fewer employees. Most of those added jobs were “goods producing” roles.

This article, "Administrative Support, Customer Service and Sales Top Most Popular Jobs at Small Businesses" was first published on Small Business Trends

Restaurants Lose Some Sales Momentum in May, But Marginal Improvements Continue

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2018-06-11 12:55

Restaurant sales, traffic and employment trends for May 2018.

Covergirl to open first physical store

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-06-11 12:12
Covergirl will open its first beauty store in New York City's Times Square. The flagship store is part of parent company Coty's brand relaunch and is meant to create an interactive experience for Covergirl shoppers.

New LG Q Stylus Smartphone Provides Small Businesses with a Budget Alternative to Samsung

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2018-06-11 12:00

When it comes to smartphones with a stylus, there is one standard bearer, and it is the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new LG Q Stylus is a midrange smartphone equipped with premium features doesn’t try to compete directly with the Note but still delivers the features at a more affordable price point.

The Q Stylus is going to be available in three different configurations. The regular Q Stylus, the Q Stylus+ and the Q Stylus ? will also see different price points, making the lower end model even more affordable.

A small segment of small business users rely greatly on the stylus but don’t want to dish out the nearly $1,000 price for a Samsung. For this group, the LG might just be the right midrange alternative.

As Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and head of LG Electronics’ Mobile Business Division, explains in a press release, “The LG Q Stylus adds another dimension to our series of exceptionally-priced midrange phones that deliver amazing value to consumers. This phone is another example of LG’s promise to deliver a wider selection of devices this year with premium features designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s evolving smartphone users.”

Features of the LG Q Stylus Smartphone

The Q Stylus is part of LG’s Q series midrange of smartphones. The stylus can recognize and record handwritten notes even with the display off. And beyond taking notes, it can also be used to annotate images and videos to create animated GIFs.

Here are the specs all the models share:

  • Processor – 1.5GHz Octa-Core or 1.8GHz Octa-Core
  • Screen – 6.2-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision Display (2160 x 1080 / 389ppi)
  • Battery – 3,300mAh
  • OS – Android 8.1.0 Oreo
  • Size – 160.15 x 77.75 x 8.4mm / weight 172g
  • Network – LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.0 compatible)

When it comes to the memory, storage and camera, the Q Stylus+ has the higher end specs with 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB) / rear 16MP camera with PDAF /front 8MP or 5MP with super wide angle (SWA).

The Q Stylus and Q Stylus ? both come with 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB) but they have different camera configurations. The Q Stylus has a rear 16MP camera with PDAF and a front 8MP or 5MP with SWA, while the Q Stylus ? has a rear 13MP camera with PDAF and a front 5MP with SWA.

Some of the other features the phones share include DTS:X 3D surround sound, IP68 water and dust resistance on the Q Stylus+ and Q Stylus, fingerprint scanner and more.

Price and Availability

The LG Q Stylus is going to launch on a limited basis in North America and Asia starting this month, with other regions around the world to be followed in the third quarter. The company is going to announce the price at the time of availability locally.

Photo: LG

This article, "New LG Q Stylus Smartphone Provides Small Businesses with a Budget Alternative to Samsung" was first published on Small Business Trends

Franchising Brochure

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2018-06-11 11:46
Craving something bold? You are not alone. With 70% of consumers craving spicy foods, Hot Head Burritos is positioned to satisfy this ever expanding market segment. We’ve got you covered with flavors from mild to wild! Not to mention, our homemade proprietary sauces keep customers coming back again for more flavor!

Wingstop names new marketing chief

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-06-11 11:00
Maurice Cooper hails from hotel, beverage industries

Bus analogy, Coca Cola founder and why Modi will lose the next polls: ...

Topix - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:54

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday spoke about why there were no global brands like Coca Colas or McDonalds out of India, the difference between BJP and Congress, and why the BJP would be defeated in the next elections. Here's what he said at an event organised by the Congress for Other Backward Caste leaders from the party: The Congress president used global brands to illustrate his claim that smaller businessmen couldn't scale up in the country.

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Tech support driving new interest in Best Buy

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:43
Best Buy made a big jump in driving consumer interest when it announced the start of its unlimited tech support program last month.