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I spend a lot of time blogging about marketing a from-scratch small business, but less blogging about marketing a franchise. Which is funny, because I used to own one. So let’s look at some marketing tips, as well as lessons I’ve learned from the failure of my ice cream shop. Read More

Franchising: How To Know When You’ve Found The One

Franchising: How To Know When You’ve Found The One Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From 5 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on June 28, 2015 12:12 pm
Just like finding “the one,” you might have love at first sight or you might have to kiss a few frogs, so to speak, so you really know when it’s right. Even if you know that you want to sell sandwiches, prepare taxes or give massages – there are dozens of franchise companies specializing in each. S Read More

Buying A Franchise: Fighting About Money

Buying A Franchise: Fighting About Money Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From 6 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on June 27, 2015 9:38 am
There is no reason at all to fight about money when you're looking into franchise ownership. The topic of money, your money is important. See why. Read More
No longer do I have to spend my entire lunchtime queuing in my local branch of Natwest just to set up a direct debit. Mobile banking has taken this a step further, as most transactions can be carried out simply by pressing a few buttons on your smartphone. Read More

3 Steps to Increase Business Selling Price

3 Steps to Increase Business Selling Price Avatar Posted by Exit Promise under Finance
From 13 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on June 20, 2015 8:24 am
When a business owner begins to negotiate the sale of his or her business with buyers for the first time, he or she will inevitably face a difference between the buyer’s offer price and the desired selling price. It’s at this point when a lively debate between the parties will occur over the underl Read More
Can you grow your company using your own money rather than outside financing? Here are some key benefits and strategies to bootstrapping your business. Read More
The effective management of working capital can mean the difference between success or failure for a business – and particularly for entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs in highly competitive sectors. But how exactly does one define working capital – and how can it be managed to best advantage? Read More
There are many benefits to franchising. One is support in keeping up with the ever-changing technological landscape. Today's great franchise companies invest in great technology. For you. Read More
The Franchise Disclosure Document is one of the most important documents you should read when buying a franchise. It's also a long, boring, read. really. Boring. See why. Read More
All of us were new once...were first. How can first time franchisees avoid common mistakes? Franchisors give their advice in this article from Franchise Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …

Susan Oakes Takes the Small Business Path @m4bmarketing

After a career in big business, Susan Oakes has taken the small business path. This week's BizSugar Contributor of the … More
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