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Profit Is a Better Indication of Success than Sales

Same-store sales are up. System-wide sales are at historic highs. Bah humbug!

SCORE Tip: Maximize the Value of Your Small Business Accountant

An experienced accountant can delivery much more value than just keeping owners on top of their taxes, as important as that is. He or she can generate reports that will help owners stay on top of their business' financial situation and better assess its prospects.

Trying Not to Lose Is Not the Same as Trying to Win

When changing times and new challenges negatively impact business, business owners and leaders may naturally put the emphasis on not losing ground. But just as important, if not more important, is keeping at the front of mind winning.

UPS and Sealed Air Team Up to Provide More Efficient, Cheaper Shipping for Businesses

UPS (NYSE:UPS) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) today announced a strategic partnership to help retailers, e-tailers, and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging waste, and reduce annual shipping costs. 

Counteroffering the Landlord's Lease Renewal Proposal

You have received your landlord’s lease-renewal proposal … what is your next step? Your job isn’t to simply accept those terms. The proposal is just the beginning.

Five Paths to Hospitality Your Guests Will Appreciate

Micah Solomon is a keynote speaker and the author of The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets, a book which has 20 reviews on Amazon since its publication late last month. All of the reviews are five stars, with a number of the raves from hospitality professionals of many years standing.

Leasing Commercial Space? 10 Questions for Franchise Tenants to Ask About the Landlord and the Property

As a franchise tenant, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord.

Auto Dealership's Comptroller Embezzled $2 Million

Whether their job title is bookkeeper, comptroller or accountant, all too many find that the combination of their access and control over a company’s money plus the common circumstance of a trusting owner who doesn’t know what’s happening to his or her own company’s finances is too much temptation to resist.

Piada's Program to Attract and Keep Top Talent

Piada Italian Street Food, a small but quickly growing non-franchised fast casual chain, has put in place a three-pronged program that is designed to recruit and retain top talent in positions such as restaurant managers and chefs.

How to Avoid Hiring the Toxic Employee

In light of the damage a toxic employee can inflict on a company, it makes sense that the best option is to avoid hiring toxic employees in the first place.  While this is more difficult than it sounds, there are some proactive measures that employers can take in the hiring process.