Archive for June, 2011

Clean Rooms, Gas Prices And Health Care: A June 22 Franchise Roundup

Jun 22, 2011 Comments Off by

A roundup of franchise news from around the nation and world. Enjoy! Cleaning Services Popular Certain segments of the franchise field tend to show booming growth depending on what month and year you’re in. Right now, it’s commercial cleaning services, with Stratus Business Solutions being one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Incredibly, seven of [...]

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Survey Says 77 Percent Of Small Business Owners Love Their Jobs

Jun 21, 2011 Comments Off by

If you run a small business, you’ve heard the question before. Why do it? I’ve heard that question asked of some of my good friends, usually when they’re two hours late to dinner because they needed to finish something that only they could handle. It follows from a look at the bloodshot eyes, the constant [...]

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How To Drive Home Your Message To Employees Through Repetition

Jun 20, 2011 Comments Off

Tell me if this situation sounds familiar. You ask your significant other to pick something up at the store for you, something key to the dinner party you’re throwing later that night. Let’s say it’s the pot roast, because dinner party guests love pot roasts. You ask once and two days later, an hour short [...]

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A Smart Guide For Improving Your Business Sales Forecasts

Jun 15, 2011 Comments Off

There are so many valuable resources out there for small businesses. One of my jobs, I believe, is to slap on my mining hat and go dig up a few diamonds for you all every day. So it is my sincere hope that you’ll find Inc.com’s list of seven ways to improve your sales forecasting [...]

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Should Franchisees Use Consultants? A June 15 Franchise News Roundup

Jun 15, 2011 Comments Off

Our roundup of franchise news and advice from around the world. Enjoy! Prospective Franchisees Should Use Consultants When you’re kicking off a career as a franchisee, chances are you’re going to be exposed to a trial by fire. You’ve got the corporate support and a basic look and feel to your location, but how you [...]

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Entrepreneurs Struggling To Jump Start Job Growth

Jun 13, 2011 Comments Off

I should just have two sections on this blog that say “Good News” and “Bad News.” With the way the economy has been going over the last few years, that might be all I’d need. Today falls squarely in the bad news box, with good ol’ USA Today playing the role of grim messenger. The [...]

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Employers Invest More In Equipment, Less In Employees

Jun 10, 2011 Comments Off

Consider this a trend report of sorts, courtesy of the fine folks at the New York Times. Instead of a specific industry, however, we’re looking at the modern working world. Increasingly, the Times finds, companies are choosing to invest in equipment and not people. That means more automation in production and fewer workers. Why have [...]

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A Useful Franchise News Roundup For June 8

Jun 08, 2011 Comments Off

A roundup of franchise news from around the nation and world. Enjoy! Community Service Through Franchising When we think of businesses performing community service, we tend to think of the small businesses and the non-profits. Yet it’s easy to forget that there’s a significant segment of the franchise industry that champions community causes. For an [...]

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