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6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business
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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.
December 4, 2013 in Franchises
How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

How to Scale Up Your Holiday Workforce the Right Way

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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.
November 6, 2013 in Business Management
America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

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Some small-business owners hawk their wares to America's motorists. But it's not just gas stations and fast food.
July 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

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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.
December 11, 2012 in Selling Your Biz
Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

Acting on Ideas and Other Tips This Week

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How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
December 7, 2012 in Productivity
4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

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If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.
November 28, 2012 in Business Management
How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round

How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round

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Don't let your business grind to a halt when your traditional selling period comes to a close.
November 9, 2012 in Franchises
How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

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Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
November 28, 2011 in Management & Operations
Video: How the Business of Halloween Grew UpPlay Video

How the Business of Halloween Grew Up (Video)

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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.
October 31, 2011 in Growth Strategies
The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites

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

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From humble roots, Rubie's Costume Co., has grown into a global enterprise while staying family-owned -- thanks to ghosts, goblins and Lady Gaga.
October 31, 2011 in Family Business
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

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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.
October 26, 2011 in Make the Sale
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

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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.
October 26, 2011 in Make the Sale
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

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There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may seem a bit zany.
September 23, 2011 in Growth Strategies

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