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'Autopsy' Features Failed Startup Postmortems

A new website,, features failed startups along with the reasons for their failures in the hope that others can learn and grow wiser.

5 Ways to Handle Bad Yelp Reviews of Your Restaurant

Negative reviews affecting business? Here are five ways to handle them.

Resolving the Hassle of Menu Labeling with Technology

Meeting the new requirements of menu labeling will be time consuming and burdensome to already busy restaurant owners or managers if done manually.

3 Ways Automation Saves Restaurants Time and Effort

Restaurant owners can tap into automation to cut down on time and effort spent on repetitive tasks, increasing profitability.

The Reason Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders

Online lending to small businesses is exploding. Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University and author of several books on entrepreneurship, explains why.

2015's Top 50 Greenest Brands

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Its celebration comes with the hopes of tens of millions of people that this is the moment in history where equilibrium between sustainability and economic growth is realized. According to the experts, to do that, everyone – including brands – have to commit to a low carbon future.

McDonald’s Down Again in 1Q, Closes around 350 Restaurants

With red ink continuing to hemorrhage during its first quarter, McDonald's dealt with the expense of shutting down about 350 restaurants in three nations.

Scams Targeting Businesses Are Common As Fleas

Businesses, like everyone else, are targeted by scammers. One of the common schemes is the bogus bill. Forrest Anderson of Dayton, Ohio tells us about when he received one of those in the mail.

Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Westaff Franchisees Receive Awards

Santa Barbara, CA — April 9, 2015 Franchise owners and staff of Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Westaff received awards for excellence in management

5 Tax Deduction Reminders for Small Business Owners

All too many business owners overlook deductions to which they're entitled when working on their tax returns. Here are five.