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7 Tips for Managing a Seasonal Business
Seasonal businesses

7 Tips for Managing a Seasonal Business

Maneuver around any slumps and downturns with some proactive planning.
Stephen Sheinbaum
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Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season
Holidays

Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season

The star of CNBC's 'The Profit' explains why small businesses should stay away from Black Friday and advises on what to look for in a seasonal worker.
Kate Taylor
Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'
Coffee

Iced Coffee Too Cold to Hold? Dunkin' Franchisees Have Final Say on 'Double Cupping.'

Individual franchisees can decide whether to charge customers for putting a foam cup around a plastic cup of iced coffee.
Kate Taylor
6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business
Franchises

6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business

With food trucks generally losing 50 percent of their business in winter, here are six ways to make sure your food truck business stays hot when the weather gets chilly.
Kate Taylor
How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way
Growth Strategies

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to staff up for the holidays. Here are a few tips for keeping you on track and out of the IRS's headlights.
Jeff Wald
America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses
Starting a Business

America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

Some small-business owners hawk their wares to America's motorists. But it's not just gas stations and fast food.
Daniel Bukszpan
4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business
Growth Strategies

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

Sales of small businesses rose in 2012 and are expected to increase in the new year. Here's what you should do to prepare to sell.
Brian Patrick Eha
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week
Entrepreneurs

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
Brian Patrick Eha
4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics
Growth Strategies

4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.
Gwen Moran
How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round
Franchises

How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round

Don't let your business grind to a halt when your traditional selling period comes to a close.
How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business
Growth Strategies

How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
Jenna Schnuer
How the Business of Halloween Grew Up
Growth Strategies

How the Business of Halloween Grew Up

Halloween is a booming business in the U.S. that's captured the imaginations of both children and adults. But that hasn't always been the case. We spoke with the president and CEO of Rubie's Costume Co., and asked him how the holiday became so supersized.
Diana Ransom
The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites
Growth Strategies

The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites

From humble roots, Rubie's Costume Co., has grown into a global enterprise while staying family-owned -- thanks to ghosts, goblins and Lady Gaga.
Diana Ransom
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers
Marketing

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

As fewer shoppers may visit stores this holiday season, you'll have to get more of them to buy to see sales grow. Here are some tips.
Carol Tice