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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 […]

Buying a Franchise: Is the Risk Worth It?

Buying a Franchise: Is the Risk Worth It?

For those who want to become part of a franchise, there is one common question: Is entering a franchise worth it? The short answer: yes, if you and the franchisor do your parts. You will have a lot of business advantages when you decide to franchise. However, there is heavy financial risk, as with any […]

Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying is aggressive behavior that repeats itself or has a high likelihood of doing so. It also always has a power imbalance, which may be physical and/or social. Mostly, we think of this happening to our children and teenagers, rather than as adults. However, it can be just as serious in adulthood as in childhood, and often […]

Perks vs. Benefits: Improving Your Company Culture

Perks vs. Benefits: Improving Your Company Culture

Especially in attracting Millennials, many employers believe they need to fluff up their workplace with perks. These might include having an air hockey table, a no-walls workspace, or beanbags instead of chairs. While these are fine and fun to have, the real fault comes in calling them benefits. The Downside of Perks Perks like energy […]

What Makes a Successful Company Culture?

What Makes a Successful Company Culture?

When conducting a 2017 study on successful company cultures, Entrepreneur and Culture IQ rated companies on these 10 categories: communication, support, collaboration, agility, wellness, mission and value alignment, work environment, performance focus, and responsibility. These values strengthen your employees and how they see the company. You may notice that they focus on more than the company’s profitability […]