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The Origins of Two American Fried Dough Classics: Funnel Cakes and Elephant Ears

Fried dough is a delicious treat we usually associate with county fairs and the like since this is where we often consume fried dough treats such as funnel cakes and elephant ears. So, it may surprise you to learn that

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Lose a Customer? Here’s How to Get Them Back!

You know just how important loyal customers and clients are to the success and longevity of your business. When you lose a customer, it’s not always easy to determine the best course of action. Deciding whether to invest time and

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Top Fun Foods at Amusement Parks

Amusement parks are a great place to set up your concession stand, as guests are hungry and in the mood to buy “fun” foods that they might not eat every day, such as popcorn and cotton candy. Read on to

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New Business Ventures: Is There Ever a “Good” Time?

Starting a new business is a rewarding and exciting time, but it can also bring with it more than a bit of anxiety. With so much talk about economic recovery and the ongoing uncertainty in the economic climate, it’s not

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Tips For Increasing Small Business Profits

As one year ends and another one starts, business owners are looking at their revenues and profits for the year and making plans for a better new year. Unfortunately, for many, the profitability of their business may not have reached

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Cotton Candy’s Flavor Revolution

Cotton candy has come a long way since its invention in 1897. Not only has its name changed from “Fairy Floss” (the name “cotton candy” didn’t catch on until the 1920s), but its production method has also changed with the

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Importance Of Creating An Ongoing Business Plan

One of the basic steps of starting a new business is the creation of a documented business plan. Not only is this needed for securing business loans and financial backing, it is an integral part of preparing a business for

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Establishing Business Goals for the New Year

Every year, when the ball drops and the calendar changes over, people begin making their New Year’s Resolutions. Many of those resolutions will be abandoned by spring, but there is some value in setting and actively working towards goals at

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