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  • In my business we publish over 250 pieces of content each month.  At that level we see the challenges writers struggle with – everything from writer’s block to poor sentence structure. But one of the biggest challenges comes after a writer completes a piece.If content...
    May 28, 2015 - 2 comments
  • One thing that bugs me about the world of entrepreneurship is how often people who ought to know better propagate these three very common and potentially dangerous myths. They come up constantly as I talk to entrepreneurs at meet-ups, business plan competitions, and in classrooms. And I see them...
    May 26, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Lots of people who are interested in becoming franchise owners think that the way they’re going to find that perfect franchise … the way they’re going to “know,” will involve some type of mystical experience. Seriously, some of the people I’ve worked with over...
    May 19, 2015 - 3 comments
  • The usual scenario has been for businesses to start in the owner’s home and grow to a point where commercial space is needed. However, this pattern doesn’t suit everyone; some owners are leaving commercial space to go home for business or personal reasons. While there are no statistics...
    May 14, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Do you know all of the expenses involved in making your product or delivering your service? If so, then you know what your Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is. In a nutshell, COGS drives profit – it tells you the expenses you have each time you make a sale.          ...
    May 12, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Developing strong sales and customer loyalty can be a difficult, time-consuming endeavor. Without an effective strategy, even a promising company can fail. The task need not be overwhelming though; practice and most importantly, passion, will help you close more deals. Here are some resources to...
    May 07, 2015 - 6 comments
  • The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is taking on a whole new meaning.  In a world of constant stimuli – with texts, emails, alerts, and other marketing messages coming at us from all directions – it’s getting harder and harder for your marketing...
    May 05, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Making Plans and Sticking To Them — Or Not!Come the start of the year, whether that's the traditional New Year's Day of January 1 or the anniversary of your business startup date, most of us want to make better plans — and stick to them. So what holds us back? Is it the plan...
    April 28, 2015 - 12 comments
  • Innovation is what keeps our businesses refreshing and growing.  By thinking up new products and/or services to offer, we can:Stay in step with evolving market demands and trendsKeep pace with or get ahead of the competitionAcquire new customersSell more to existing customers by offering them...
    April 24, 2015 - 3 comments
  • I’ve consulted with a lot of prospective franchise owners over the years. Just about every time I ask the question, “Are you ok with following rules?” the answer has been “yes.” That’s a good thing. Have you answered that question yet?Rule-Followers vs. Non-Rule...
    April 21, 2015 - 4 comments

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