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3 Business Moves to Regret

3 Business Moves to Regret

Business aren’t infallible. CEOs tend to make as many mistakes as any employee of a company. Some of these mistakes, though, can be rather costly. These errors in judgment may have cost companies millions–or even billions. Google It Years ago, Google was in trouble. They had, shockingly, arrived too late on the search engine scene, and […]

Handling Difficult Coworkers

Handling Difficult Coworkers

They are present in every workplace, from the complainer to the distracting chatterbox, from the gossiper to the bully. But you must learn how to handle difficult coworkers. Leaving an annoying or bad situation to simmer can only cause further escalation and lack of productivity. Eventually, you’ll come to work miserable every day. Here’s how to deal […]

Why You Should Create Subtitles on Videos

Why You Should Create Subtitles on Videos

Marketers and content creators are always looking for the next big thing to help send their brand’s message. And in the last few years, it has been video. Video continues to skyrocket on all social media platforms. But for many companies, it’s not yet perfect. Why? Because they don’t use subtitles! If you don’t already, […]

Get Real About How You’re Doing

Get Real About How You’re Doing

Whatever our idea of “being in charge” is, chances are we picture strength. Courage. Being totally unflappable. It means never displaying weakness in order to keep the whole team strong. Right? Actually, wrong. It’s time to be a better leader by being vulnerable. Bart Lorang, Managing Director at V1, starts every meeting by assessing how […]

Blunders That Killed These 5 Franchises

Blunders That Killed These 5 Franchises

Failure is the best teacher. For some, that lesson comes harder, and leads to the closing of a business. But these former business owners are not the only ones who can learn from their mistakes. Other franchisors can have that chance too. Here’s a list of franchises we can learn from, and why they failed. […]

Giving: Why It’s Good for Business

Giving: Why It’s Good for Business

Building a reputation as a giving business will affect you all year long. Customers are attracted to businesses that give, and starting even simple traditions will leave a lasting impression on your market. Helps Your Community If you’re looking to give this year, look to your own community. This could be with service or a […]

Tips for Happier Holiday Office Gift Giving

Tips for Happier Holiday Office Gift Giving

While many of us love getting gifts, that doesn’t always go for buying presents for coworkers. This time of year can be stressful enough. Then we have to choose something at the right price while being just thoughtful enough to make the gift matter. Here are our tips for buying the right gifts for the […]

Selecting the Right Candidates to Franchise

Selecting the Right Candidates to Franchise

Franchising can have its fair share of challenges. But its most vital part–expanding to new franchisees–doesn’t have to be impossible or difficult! You’ll just need to know what you’re looking for. Choosing the right franchisees is utterly crucial to your franchise. A franchisee is the representative of your brand in a specific store. Their professionalism and […]

Choosing a Franchise Broker: What Franchisors Should Know

Choosing a Franchise Broker: What Franchisors Should Know

A franchise broker (sometimes called a consultant) focuses on helping franchises to expand their business by matching them with potential franchisees. So it’s important to know how to pick the right consultant for your needs. For franchisors, this means finding someone whose goals match yours.  They’ll be a partner in this expansion. Go forward prepared with these tips for […]

Franchise Brokers: What Franchisees Should Know

Franchise Brokers: What Franchisees Should Know

A franchise broker (sometimes called a consultant) focuses on helping the franchisor and franchisee come together in business. Mainly, they help specific franchises to expand their business by helping potential franchisees find the right business for them. This means they work at both ends of the franchise business. So it’s important to know how to pick […]