Tag Archives: Franchise

Small Business Advice – Pick of the Week January 6th, 2018

This week’s top stories include small business advice covering the following four topics:

– How To Go Viral on LinkedIn (The Answer Will Surprise You)
– Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2018
– 3 Overlooked Truths New Entrepreneurs Must Be Aware of
– Writing Your Own Content vs. Hiring Someone to Do It

Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.

Small Business Advice – Pick of the Week October 7th, 2017

This week’s top stories include information covering the following four topics:

– 5 Working Methods to Monetize Content on Your Website
– 5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mentor
– 2017 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List for Under $100k Startup-cost
– Not Quite Ready To Start A Company – Consider This Simple Alternative

Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.

So Why Does a Franchise Cost So Much Anyway?

A franchise investment isn’t as high as most people think, especially when you put the investment cost into context and compare it with starting a business from scratch. There are eight factors that determine a franchise’s investment costs.

How to Find Out if You Have Enough Money to Buy a Franchise

Guest post by: Cindy Rayfield franchise consultant with FranNet.

As I work with my franchise clients, I need to know what their financial picture tells me so I can do the very best job matching my clients with the right franchise. A client’s financials are an extremely important part of this matching process.

So what financial information do I look for as a franchise expert? This article outlines questions my clients have, and how I assess their financial information.

What Is the Value of Experience as an Entrepreneur?

Not too long ago, I was asked to participate on a panel to speak about entrepreneurialism and evaluate business proposals prepared by college students enrolled in the Bachelors of Innovation program at a local college. The request got me thinking – What could I, a person with no formal academic education, offer to a college student who has attended nearly [...]

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Your Corporate Culture Defines Your Success

The culture that a company embraces can say a lot about the eventual success of a company. In a study performed by sociologists James Barron and Michael Hannan, they tracked the culture of 167 Silicon Valley startups over an extended period of time. The study identified five primary cultures embraced by most startups.

Engineering Model

This model was the most common model [...]

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Don’t Innovate, Just Execute Better

When I ask people to name a franchise, they always list restaurant concepts or other consumer-facing businesses. I often use this to pound home the message that business to consumer (B2C) franchises are only a small fraction of franchises, and the vast majority are in fact business to business (B2B) concepts. The same type of misinformation is true when I ask [...]

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