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Customer Service: Help Your Business Stand Out from the Competition!

Customer service is an interesting thing. Everybody talks about it. Many companies claim that their level of customer service is unsurpassed. What does that really mean? And what IS good customer service?Jim "Mr. Energy" Smith, Jr. talks about exemplary customer service...Read More

By Stephan Baldwin | Posted May 21, 2015

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5 Franchising Mistakes I Made (So You Can Avoid Them)

Buying a franchise is a big deal. Bigger, in many ways, than starting a business from scratch. And while there's a lot of advice out there about starting a business from scratch, fewer experts tell you how to successfully buy and run a franchise. If they did, my story might be different.Several...

Posted May 21, 2015

6 Characteristics of a Franchise with Growth Potential

Many first-time entrepreneurs invest in franchises because they entail lower risks, are more affordable, and are easier to operate than starting a brand new company. When choosing a franchise, you need to analyze the franchise growth potential to ensure that you're investing in a business that will...

By | Posted May 21, 2015

Are Low-Cost Franchises Really a Good Deal?

Low-cost franchises provide a practical option for entrepreneurs that are interested in launching a successful business venture with ease. They pose a significantly lower risk than larger franchises due to requiring a lower initial investment and fewer operational duties. Smaller franchises are...

By | Posted May 21, 2015

Top Reasons to Consider Restaurant Franchise Opportunities

When people think of franchises, chances are that restaurants may be the first thing to come to mind. The success of brands like Subway has made the restaurant franchise an attractive investment for those seeking success in the food industry.But are restaurant franchises really a good way to make...

By | Posted May 21, 2015

5 Points About Franchising for Veterans, by a Veteran

What Former Military Members and Spouses Should Know When Buying a Franchise Is a franchise right for a veteran or a military spouse? You bet! Was it right for me? Well, no, it wasn't, but not because franchise ownership is a bad idea. Rather, it was because there were things I failed to think...

By | Posted November 10, 2014

12 Reasons You Probably Should be an Entrepreneur

In a recent online article authored by Scott Dinsmore titled: Full Disclosure: 12 Reasons You Probably Shouldn't Be An Entrepreneur (The story no one tells), Mr. Dinsmore, an accomplished entrepreneur, eloquently catalogs the pitfalls often associated with building a small business.  As I...

By | Posted September 10, 2014

NLRB: McDonald' Should be Held Liable for Unfair Labor Practices of Franchisees

The National Labor Relations Board released a major decision on July 29th, one that could have far reaching ramifications throughout the franchising world. Specifically, the NLRB has decided that the corporation of McDonald's should be considered a joint employer with its franchisees, and held...

By | Posted July 31, 2014

Olympic Dreams

There certainly is a lot of buildup to the Olympics each time they roll around, but it certainly is worth it the Olympics never disappoint. There is still a purity to the games that is lost in many of the professional sports. If you're like me, you might find yourself thinking what could have...

By | Posted February 14, 2014

Adult Christmas - Don't forget yourself!

I recently saw a study that said 79% of Americans were either unhappy or apathetic about their current career.  That is simply a shocking and sad figure.  To think we spend 40+ hours a week doing something we don't really like or possibly truly dislike.  Consider the next time you go...

By | Posted December 23, 2013

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