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Top 10 Funding Sources For Your Franchise Venture

Many people dream of owning a business at one time or another but determining what products or services to offer can be difficult. Franchise businesses are an excellent option as these business ventures are already branded so that most customers are already familiar with the franchise and the...Read More

By Stephan Baldwin | Posted March 29, 2015

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You Can't Fake It: Online Reviews Gotta be Real!

News flash - user reviews can make or break a business. Ninety seven percent of consumers search for businesses online, and 84 percent of smartphone users get busy after performing a local search, according to Marketing Exchange. So yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. As a result, good reviews on...

By | Posted September 26, 2013

You're the Boss: Here's What You Shouldn't Be Doing

As the head of a small to medium sized business, you wear a dozen hats and some, well, they just don’t fit. It may seem like a brilliant idea to control all aspects of your enterprise, but it’s simply not possible for you to handle all the tasks of running your company. You need to move...

By | Posted September 21, 2013

5 Questions Business Owners Should Be Asking About Healthcare Reform (Plus Some Answers)

Confused about healthcare reform? We thought so. Here are five questions you are probably asking, along with some answers that should help you sleep better a night. Are the healthcare reform police about to bust through my front door?No employer must offer coverage. Depending on the size of...

By | Posted September 19, 2013

Hope is Not a Strategy: Realistic Goal Setting

To succeed in business, you've got to be an optimist. But if that’s all you've got, frankly, you’re screwed; having a positive mental attitude gets you only so far. So while you may be dreaming of making it big, your dreams better be accompanied by some good old down to earth planning. While...

By | Posted September 13, 2013

In Business For Yourself but Not By Yourself: Is a Turnkey Franchise Right For You?

Having worked in the franchise world for almost twenty years, I've heard this old adage more than enough times to understand its weight.  And although franchisees buy and run their own businesses at their own risks, they have access to a strong support infrastructure every step...

By | Posted August 19, 2013

Business Email Etiquette: Why Attention to Detail Matters for a Franchise

When you've made the exciting decision to franchise your business, it won't take you long to realize that your work will be cut out for you. From interviewing to creating a strategy for selecting the perfect location, the process (though certainly a rewarding one) isn't always an easy one. And...

By | Posted July 19, 2013

Buying a Franchise: It's All About the Relationship

Buying a franchise is an interesting prospect.  When I was a young franchise consultant it seemed very simple: someone sought out an interesting concept that, hopefully, would make them a few bucks, they invested in it, and off they went.  You would think after 15 years I would...

By | Posted June 25, 2013

Franchise Marketing and Tomorrow!

I had a buddy that was affectionately nicknamed by his father "Tomorrow."  The reason was he said that whenever he asked my friend to do something, he would inevitably say he would get to it tomorrow.  It got to the point where he would say, "Son, can you go out and - oh I...

By | Posted August 16, 2012

Franchise Marketing Techniques to Increase Franchise Sales

For franchise owners it is important to continuously be growing your business. By expanding your business, you are coming into contact with more patrons and potential franchisees.  Unfortunately, in economic recessions this task can prove to be more difficult. This is the reason you should...

By | Posted February 13, 2012

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