• Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Dessert,  Snack

    8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cookies

    Cookies are today such an integral part of American culinary culture and such a common cure for the desperate sweet tooth that we barely stop to think of where they came from. We all know how much we love a good cookie, especially a gourmet chocolate chunk chip cookie interspersed with almond crumbles and with a crispy bottom, soft top, and chewy center. (Well, maybe that’s personal, but we all have our favorite cookies!) But despite our love for cookies, few of us know even the basic cookie facts — a situation we will seek to remedy just below by listing the top eight cookie facts everyone needs to know: 1. Cookies…

  • Business Idea Success

    5 Ideas of How to Ditch Your 9-to-5 Job

    Over and over again, multitudes who find themselves caught in the 9-to-5 lifestyle rut dream out loud (or to themselves) about the possibility of escaping the grind and becoming their own boss. But is this entrepreneurial urge forever destined to be a mere “pipe dream?” Thankfully, we can honestly say there is real hope of achieving your business aspirations in today’s marketplace. Here are 5 ideas on how to ditch your 9-to-5 job for a chance to be your own boss: 1. Start a Tshirt Business With a little creativity and some good old fashioned “elbow grease,” you can easily assemble the materials and machinery to start a t-shirt business…

  • Infestation
    Basement,  General Renovations

    Signs That Your Home May Be Infested By Termites

    If you’re worried that your property is vulnerable to extensive damage from termites, knowing the warning signs of an infestation can save you a lot of time and money. Subterranean termites have a lot of unique habits that make them distinct, but they can be hard to spot because much of their active life is spent underground. The subtle nature of termite habits means it’s important to hire a professional pest inspector when you’re not sure if there’s a problem. Professionals will search for several different things. Mud Tunnels Termites live and feed underground by building a network of tunnels made of mud, saliva, waste, and other materials. These tunnels…

  • Renovations
    Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    How to Market Your Remodeling Business Properly

    Marketing any sort of small business can be tough. In the world of remodeling, the fact is that you’ve probably got a dozen competitors in your area. Getting your voice heard above the din can be difficult. That doesn’t mean that you can’t market your business successfully and get the clients that you want and need to grow. It just means that you’re going to have to be smart and creative about how you market your remodeling business. Use this guide to learn more about how you can stand out in a crowded marketplace where consumers have more choices than ever. Understand Your Skills As a home remodeling franchisee, you…

  • Businessman Franchise

    4 Franchise Opportunities in the Food Industry

    For adventurous entrepreneurs as well as for current franchisees looking to expand their “franchise portfolio”, 2017 is an exciting year for investing in a food franchise. The economy has been sluggish for nearly a decade, but even in the midst of the economic downturn and the ensuing slow-growth period, franchises (and especially quick-serve food franchises) consistently outperformed the general market. Now, with the economy showing signs of new life, it could be a pivotal moment in time for those wishing to begin or expand their very own “franchisee empire.” Below, we look at four prime areas of the food franchise industry that are just “begging to be invested in” and…

  • Work Accident
    Labor Law

    4 Questions People Often Ask About Workers’ Compensation

    Workers’ compensation claims can be a tricky topic that most people know very little about. While not getting hurt on the job is a good thing for your health, it’s very hard to prevent. That’s especially true if you have a job that’s physical in nature or inherently dangerous. What you do after an injury on the job is what’s really going to impact your workers’ compensation eligibility. Keep reading to learn more about workers’ compensation and how you can make sure you get the fair treatment you deserve. How Fast Do I Have to Report an Injury? How fast you report your accident or on the job injury can…

  • Print Shop
    Entrepreneurs,  Management

    5 Things You Must Know Before Opening a Print Shop

    Almost every business could benefit from customized banners, more targeted print advertising, and promotional products. Whether you’re talking about screen printing or digital printing, print shops offer particular services and economies of scale that other businesses need but probably don’t have the time, equipment, or expertise to do themselves. Even from the perspective of someone wanting to open a print shop independently, equipment and training can be serious impediments to getting it right. Opening a print shop from scratch entails getting your financials in order and ensuring that—if you don’t have a mountain of liquidity at your disposal—you have good enough credit to secure private loans. 1. Startup Capital Requirements…