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AUNT JEMIMA & UNCLE BEN ARE GOING AWAY–ARE THESE MASCOTS NEXT?

Corporate mascots with racist origins have been dropping like flies over the last two days, with food brands like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Mrs. Butterworth's and Cream of Wheat announcing marketing revamps following anti-racist protests over George Floyd's killing. Many of these companies have resisted calls to change their questionable branding for decades, but [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:40+00:00June 19th, 2020|Articles, News|

NEW PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS BILL – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the bill discussed in this article. On May 27, 2020, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by 417-1, which attempts to ease restrictions on small businesses as they seek loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program authorized by the CARES Act. The [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:55+00:00June 11th, 2020|Articles, News|

THANK YOU, SMALL BUSINESS

It is hard to believe that six weeks ago we were all living life as we previously knew it and making plans for the life we thought was ahead. It has been an exhausting six weeks. It has been a frustrating and angering six weeks.  It has been a scary and anxiety-inducing six weeks. It has been a life- and business-altering [...]

2020-07-29T15:15:13+00:00June 9th, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

RESPECTING A GLOBAL CRISIS DOESN’T MEAN BRANDS SHOULD FREEZE IN PLACE

Since the worldwide COVID-19 crisis ignited, we’ve seen some of the absolute best in humanity take center stage—both among individual people as well as companies. People and brands are setting aside their daily lives and pursuits and turning their collective actions toward helping those in need. For some people, that’s as simple as sheltering in [...]

2020-07-29T16:44:53+00:00June 7th, 2020|Articles, Business Strategy|

THE TOP 100 FRANCHISES FOR LESS THAN $150,000

Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2018 Franchise 500 ranking. Buying a franchise doesn't have to break the bank. Below you'll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they [...]

2020-07-29T16:46:21+00:00May 4th, 2018|Articles, News|

Is It Time To Raise Your Prices?

Are you braver than Amazon? Amazon made news in April when the e-commerce giant announced plans to raise the price of its annual Prime membership to $119, up from $99. A $20 annual increase works out to less than $2 a month, which certainly isn’t much, especially when you consider that it […]

2020-07-29T15:16:47+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Articles, Business Strategy|

CAN YOU ANSWER THESE 10 BASIC MONEY QUESTIONS?

April was Financial Literacy Month—which means 30 days dedicated to more financial literacy than most of us ever got growing up. Only 17 states require that students take a personal finance course to graduate from high school, a number that’s barely budged in years. If you didn’t happen to grow up in Missouri, Virginia, Utah [...]

2020-07-29T15:16:54+00:00May 1st, 2018|Articles, Financial Advice|

4 HABITS THAT HELPED ME SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY & STILL BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even [...]

2020-08-03T18:44:15+00:00March 8th, 2018|Articles, People & Stories, Uncategorized|