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Is Intuit Losing Its Dominance to Cloud-Based Competitors?

Newer, more convenient, economically more attractive cloud-based competitors may be about to knock Intuit from its comfortably dominant position in accounting software, contends a CPA whose company serves more than 600 small and medium sized businesses.

Restaurateurs Speak Up on Unwanted Touching in the Workplace

A customer recently wrote about watching male bartenders touching a female bartender, who looked as if she didn't like it, but said nothing.

How to Retain Your Small Company's Top Talent

Small businesses have fewer resources than larger companies to attract and keep the best employees. Compounding the problem is the nearly six years of private sector job growth, leading to talent scarcity in some areas.

Retiring Small Business Center Director on Social Media's Importance

Larry Rossini, director of the Knoxville branch of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center for 11 years, will retire at the end of March.

Is Your Franchise System on The Right Track?

See how your brand stacks up against the Top Ten traits of high-performance brands.

Denny’s Franchisees Manage Purchasing through Their Supply Chain Oversight Committee

Distribution, trucks. photo by don sniegowskiDOVE CANYON, Calif. – Craig Barber, chairman of the Denny's Franchisee Association, an independent group that is owned and operated by Denny's franchisees to represent their interests, explains to Blue MauMau how Denny's franchisees manage the oversight of their supply chain.

How Chick-fil-A Uses Mobile Technology

Maureen Donahue, manager of franchisee selection, talks about Chick-fil-A's use of mobile technology.

An App to Make Life Easier

Todoist is an app with good reviews that is designed to make the user more efficient in managing their tasks, both business and professional.

Dairy Queen Franchisees to Use SpellBrite LED Signs

SpellBrite's click-together characters for an LED sign
Photo from video on SpellBrite's website.

CHICAGO—iLight announced today that fast food chain Dairy Queen has approved its illuminated signage system for use by the quick service restaurant chain's 4,500 U.S. franchises. Last month franchisor Ace Hardware, a cooperative owned and led by its franchisees, approved iLight signs for use in its franchised stores.

Comparison of State Tax Climates

Every business owner and, especially, about-to-be business owner needs to be aware of what the tax climate in his or her state is and how it affects their bottom line.