ADP September Employment Report

Private employment among small businesses increased by 28,000 in September, according to the ADP Small Business Report released today.  While large businesses have lost more than 170,000 jobs over the last six months, small businesses are seeing their employment sector grow. Over 200,000 small business jobs have been created in that time.  New data shows …

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For Profit Education

Martin Desmarais of IndUs Business Online authored a Special Report: Education Franchising where he states that the influx of new franchise concepts in all segments of the industry over the past several years has left many franchisors dizzy from trying to keep up with the competition. The franchise education sector has likewise seen its share …

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Senate Bill S.2920 SBA Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008

This information was submitted by Barbara Arena of CIT Small Business Lending. Senate bill S.2920 is to authorize and improve the financing and entrepreneurial development programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other programs was introduced in April and added to the congressional calendar, where is sits…  Contact your Congressional representative to get this …

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Massachusetts bid to ban trans fat statewide gets a boost

Carey Goldberg in the Boston Globe reports that all of Massachusetts may soon become a trans fat-free zone. The state’s public health commissioner responded enthusiastically yesterday to a lawmaker’s request that his agency impose a statewide ban on the artery-clogging fat in all restaurant food. Last month, California became the first state to outlaw restaurant …

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Dunkin Donuts Franchisees Raise $800,000 to fight Cancer

New England franchisees have donated over $7 Million for the Jimmy Fund Dunkin’ Donuts store owners in New England Monday raised just over $800,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund through proceeds generated from the 11th Annual Dunkin’ Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament and Auction. The event, organized by Dunkin’ Donuts Northeast Distribution …

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100 Best Places in America to Launch a Business

CNN Money published a report on the 100 best places in America to start a business. The 100 picks include these New England communities. 10. Franklin, MA 13 Manchester, NH 33 Hamden, CT 35 Cambridge, MA 38 Worcester, MA 63 Lincoln, RI 64 Fairfield, CT 88 Brunswick, ME 100 Colchester, VT.

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Stop & Shop Ends Deal with Dunkin Donuts, Making Room for Starbucks

The Boston Globe reports that Quincy grocery chain Stop & Shop will drop Dunkin’ Donuts stores from inside 130 supermarkets next year and likely replace them with rival java giant Starbucks, according to a Dunkin’ franchisee executive and a supermarket union official. Mark Dubinsky, president of the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners Association, yesterday said …

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