Three Chains to Celebrate Free Cone Day

Three Chains to Celebrate Free Cone Day

Dairy Queen will be celebrating its own Free Cone Day on the first day of spring, Wednesday, March 20, when it will be giving away free small soft serve cones, followed up from March 21-31 with $.50 cones to those who use its mobile app.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day will be on Tuesday, April 9, and Häagen-Dazs will be serving mini cones gratis from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. —Adam Campbell-Schmitt, Food & Wine

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Thu, 03/14/2019 – 18:56

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Chick-fil-A to Open in Hawaii, Canada

Chick-fil-A to Open in Hawaii, Canada

Last week Thursday Chick-fil-A held an informational meeting for pre-registered prospects interested and qualified to become the franchisee of its first restaurant in Hawaii. The eatery will be on the island of Oahu, likely in the islands’ largest city of Honolulu.

The chain also plans to open its first international restaurant, in Toronto, later this year.

The company had posted on its website that those wishing to be considered have a minimum of five years of work experience that included supervision of five or more people, along with $10,000 of non-borrowed funds for the franchise fee.

“We are excited to meet with candidates in the Oahu area and to share more about what makes the Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity so unique,” said John Bryant, senior principal team leader of franchisee recruitment, in a statement. “We encourage local residents who are strong leaders, have proven track records in business, and are passionate about positively impacting their community to join us for this event.”

Chick-fil-A first announced plans to open a location in Hawaii last July. The company has not yet shared details about where the restaurant will be located, but it has stated that it will employ about 80 team members. —Christina O’Connor, Pacific Business News

 

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Mon, 04/22/2019 – 18:29

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Small Business Owners: Don’t Work for Free

Small Business Owners: Don’t Work for Free

Many business owners find themselves in the trap of working for little or nothing, lured on perhaps by negotiators from other companies who say if they like the products or services they receive they’ll be willing to pay in the future or that publicity for the small business will get out through their relationship.

A small business owner may also be in a no-profit situation because he tells himself that the experience from a particular job or relationship will prove valuable.

But small business owners who’ve tried it say that working for free, at a too-low price, or taking on projects your enterprise was not designed for is no way to run a business.

Some owners get lessons in good business practices from the anxiety-driven mistakes they make early on. Kenny Klein, co-owner of the public relations firm JAKK Media, recalls clients who kept asking him for more work but didn’t pay anything extra. Part of the problem was their written agreement — it didn’t provide for rate increases if more work was requested.

“Since I was afraid of losing their business, I complied more often than not,” says Klein, whose company is based in New York. “This resulted in a tough relationship where their expectations continued to increase and I was very poorly compensated for my time.”

After being caught in this bind several times, Klein started requiring clients to sign specific agreements about how much work would be done, and how he’d be paid if more was needed. —Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press via app.

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Fri, 04/26/2019 – 18:53

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Class Action Lawsuit Against VASA Fitness Paramount Acceptance

On February 8, 2017, a massive consumer class action lawsuit was initiated against VASA Fitness and Paramount Acceptance involving many millions of dollars and numerous causes of action. The action seeking class action certification will be filed in the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Utah after service of process has been completed. A link to a copy of the Class Action Complaint is below (with very minor redaction of contact information).

Update: Between 9:50 and 11 am today, Friday, February 10, 2017, both VASA Fitness and Paramount Acceptance were served with the 10 Day Summons and Complaint.

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