Unemployment Insurance Integrity

In 2009, with unemployment rates nearly double historical norms, UI benefit payments increased significantly and reached an annual high of nearly $80 billion. The effects of this recent recession continue to impact unemployment reserves.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Equifax Workforce Solutions




Unemployment Tax Case Study

A prominent national restaurant chain needed to consolidate 3 legal entities into 1 and required help in managing compliance, tax rate, financial risks, and related unemployment tax costs.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Equifax Workforce Solutions




The Official Guide: Choosing your Point of Sale

Owning a business is not easy. Business owners rely on efficient tools to help run every aspect of their business, from finances to operations. These business tools can start from simple paper and pen to cash registers to tablet-based Point of Sale (POS) systems.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: Revel Systems


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The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

Independent pizzerias leverage local ingredients, marketing to compete with big chains

For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.

Sysco/US Foods merger: The small independent restaurant just got smaller

The best thing small restaurants can do is band together with a GPO, providing more transparency and security in pricing.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

Could your restaurant survive a 15% decrease in business?

The question we field more than any other when talking to small merchants is, “Who is making me become PCI compliant?” The answer is too complicated to simply point at one entity and say, “It’s this guy, right here.” In...

Pizza Executive Summit: These photos say it all

Take a photo tour of some of Chicago's most popular pizza restaurants.

Commentary: Food trucks lead the way in culinary innovation

Independent food truck operators don't have to deal with corporate bureaucracy, but still get a full entrepreneurial experience.

Innovation in the name of charity

What do the Love Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Cafe 180 all have in common? They provide affordable food to those who can’t regularly pay full price for a meal. A week ago, the Oprah Winfrey show came on the overhead...

Food trucks: Taking your brand to the streets

By Tom Smith These days, some of the food that’s moving fastest is … the food that’s moving fastest. Brick and mortar operations are finding an increasingly important opportunity in food that drives to its customer — rather than the...

What You Can Do About Food Industry Consolidation

Buy unique products to attract new customers.

LaGuardia lands local artisan pizzerias

While many express-concept pizza chains have taken to airports across the nation, a sort of opposing trend is materializing at New York's LaGuardia international airport. Delta Air Lines has announced it will introduce 13 new food and beverage concepts throughout...

IRS Increasing Audits of Small Businesses – Are You Ready?

Over the past several years, the IRS examination of small businesses, which it defines as those with assets less than $10 million, has significantly increased. In fact, a recent report by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (“TRAC”) shows that...

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Independent Operation tips and concepts on Pizza Marketplace.

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