Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

There are several ways to keep ice cream fresh while it sits in your freezer. You should think about where you store your ice cream, how you store it, and your freezer’s temperature in order to ensure that it will still taste great. The following tips will help you understand how to properly freeze your favorite frozen treat, even if it is leftovers from an ice cream shop.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Franchising puts small business owners squarely between hard-line corporate requirements and low-paid employees.  With a brighter financial history in mind, a husband and wife invested a half-million dollars in a sandwich chain franchise in the late 1990s. She quit her job to boost the hoped-for bottom line at a quicker rate. They began their careers as small-business restaurateurs trusting their parent corporation but wound up learning franchising, in many instances, is not the way to turn a fast profit, but instead a way to lose a lot of money.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching. On this patriotic day, we reflect on the importance of freedom in the lives of Americans. As Americans, we have the right to live as we wish, to do what makes us happy. We have the opportunity to express ourselves freely through our religion, speech, and associations. We have the ability to provide for ourselves and our families by having whatever job or owning whatever business we choose. We have a chance to band together for mutual benefit in support groups, business associations, and political groups. What do the Fourth of July and the freedoms it represents have to do with business? Many people embrace the freedoms we enjoy to open their own business. Unfortunately, many look towards franchises that offer an established brand, only to realize their freedom in business is limited.

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

One of life’s biggest thrills is opening your own business. It is also one of the scariest. Before you invest your time, efforts and money in your new business, consider all the ownership options. You can open an independent business, join a cooperative, or open a franchise.  Each option has it’s own unique benefits and it’s own requirements. Of course, with independent ownership, you make all the decisions but you start with no basic plan.  A franchise offers a recognizable brand, but there are lots of requirements.  A cooperative, however, allows you to be independent, but provides access to proven techniques and unlimited support.  Carefully consider each option before making your decision.

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