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  • I’m deeply entrenched in the franchise industry. Like most industries, we have our own collection of buzzwords or jargon. There are words and phrases we use on a daily basis. But you don’t. For example, industry insiders don’t say, “Franchise Disclosure Document*”...
    January 05, 2012 - 10 comments
  • My company has a pet-friendly office environment. My little four-legged angel, Maxwell, is our Chairman of the Bone. He’s a 14-pound Shih Tzu who regularly comes to the office with me with an ample supply of toys and treats. However, one of Maxwell’s favorite things to do is chase his...
    January 03, 2012 - 9 comments
  • I’ve done a series of business planning tutorials that are available as online video tutorials on business planning here on a different part of this community.sba.gov site.  The goal is to help real people with real business planning. That’s not just for the relatively few who have...
    December 30, 2011 - 8 comments
  • Why do credit ratings play such an essential role in our everyday lives? Credit ratings are essential because they indicate how likely an individual, a business, a city, a county, a state, or even a country is able to repay a debt. Each one of these entities has a credit rating and depending on...
    December 27, 2011 - 12 comments
  • With everyone feeling festive this time of year, it’s a great time to think about how you can keep that feeling going the whole year long. Why not celebrate your customers? There are many ways to thank your customers for their business, make them feel special . . . which will make them more...
    December 20, 2011 - 4 comments
  • As a marketer it’s extremely important to me that the branding I establish and the promises I make regarding our services are fulfilled on by our staff when the clients come in the door. Marketing and operations must be in sync. When marketing brings the client to the door, operations must...
    December 13, 2011 - 2 comments
  • Think your new tablet is strictly for entertainment purposes? Think again. Small businesses are rapidly finding innovative ways to use tablet computers (iPad, Kindle Fire, Playbook, etc.) to connect with clients, market while on the go, and enhance customer experiences. With the deluge of apps...
    December 08, 2011 - 11 comments
  • While I certainly can’t make this career decision for you, I can certainly help you put both choices into perspective. Let’s see what’s what…If you’re contemplating which direction you’d like to take in your professional life, you certainly have lots of choices:...
    December 06, 2011 - 3 comments
  •   As we begin this holiday season, a lot of small business owners say they don’t feel much like celebrating.  It’s been another tough year, and there isn’t much evidence the economy is going to get any better in the near future.  As a result, many of the small...
    December 01, 2011 - 6 comments
  • I know it’s tough to build a business and keep it growing through the years, because I’ve done it. Don’t forget that good business planning can help a growing business stay focused and efficient, even as you manage the daily routine and changing markets. Here are my three favorite...
    November 29, 2011 - 12 comments

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