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10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office


10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office No matter how much we love our job, bad days still take place. It's a proven fact. Just like vacations don't always go as planned or a night of fun can go horribly wrong, even the best events with the best intentions don't always go right....

9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand


9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand Who's the "best" company? And how do you find them? How do you determine who or what is the greatest opportunity and the ideal company to work under? Many of these titles can seem arbitrary, of course. But that's also why it's important to understand wha...

How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture


How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture Opening up your own business can be a big step in life. One that will be one of your greatest to-date. The level of accomplishment, however, does not take away from the fact that it can be vexing along the way. With great rewards come...

Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?"


Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?" The name is self-explanatory: the four-day work week. Where, obviously, one's working days lasts only four out of the seven days. (Vs. the traditional five, or even more, days of work.) If you haven't heard of it, it's a schedule that's growing overseas,...

Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise


Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise Whether or not you believe in destiny, it's true that everyone has a calling. Something they are better at than others, a topic that interests them more than anything else, and areas of your life that just seem to "fit". If you're lucky, you recogniz...

10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017


10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017 We are well into 2017, and so far it's a year that has brought on plenty of business change. Not only in a political light, but with creative ideas that are adjusting the way the world does business. Advertising has been morphing into a real-time, mobi...

How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession


How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession There's no feeling quite like being in charge. It's a freedom that allows you to make greater decisions, act on the behalf of others, and to challenge yourself into finding as much information as possible. That way you can do what's right for everyone &...

8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills


8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills Podcasts are the radio of the future, if not already radio of the now. If you haven't already jumped on the podcast bandwagon, they're audio programs that come in all shapes and sizes, and in all topics (think of them as books for your ears), you c...

10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success


10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success You wake up, you start a pot of coffee, and you start the day by jumping in the shower. Or maybe you put on some gentle music and wake up slowly by picking out clothes. Perhaps you knock out a few chores, or hit the ground by running ou...

8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around


8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around Bad days can ruin progress, in fact they can take it and turn it backwards. Aside from the frustration of not getting everything done, however, it can be flat-out stressful to be in such a bad mood. Especially when it continues throughout the day, and could ...

What Type of Boss Are You?


What Type of Boss Are You? For those who have had any type of experience in the work force, it's likely you've experienced a few types of bosses – at least. And the longer you've held jobs, the more management styles you've come across. For instance, tactics like: the micro-manager, the OCD bo...

The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franch


The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franchise In the US legal system, there's a process known as due diligence. It's used to describe the process in which someone takes to research something they are buying or selling. It's the information they find out, as well...

Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them)


Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them) Everyone is a hero to someone. There are, of course, those who are well-known and admired by the masses. But there are also heroes who impact a small audience, likely those within a niche, or even a family member who made a big impact on another's l...

Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should)


Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should) Think back to your grade school days, when mom picked out an outfit and set it out for you to wear. Early the night before school, you knew exactly what you'd be wearing the next day. You might not have had much of a choice in the matter, but it was ...

Franchises are Innovating by Going Green


Franchises are Innovating by Going Green When business is constantly competitive (and it generally is), corporate and marketers alike look for ways to get ahead. That often means getting into trends and gimmicks – whether or not they're relevant to the company. Those who can successfully bridg...

9 Times to Take the Professional High Road


9 Times to Take the Professional High Road Holding your head up even when others don't – this is a lesson we are often taught. And one that's impossibly hard to follow. When something unpleasant strikes, it's just so satisfying to get petty. To immediately give a situation what it "deserves". ...

What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses?


What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses? Whether you're watching them on TV or seeing their professional creations in real life, there are numerous positive examples of what franchisees have been able to do. There are those that have brought businesses from the ground up, those who took ...

How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising


How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising They're here and they want you to know about it. That might be true of anyone opening a new business, but it's also true that there's been a growing trend of women business owners – many of whom are making their way into the franchising worl...

Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise?


Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise? The government and your business; taxes, legal changes, and more – it's adjustments that business owners are hoping for and simultaneously dreading almost every year. Because so much can change (and so quickly), they're on the lookout to see how they...

7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business


7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business As you're on the cusp of opening your own business, there are likely many prep steps on your to-do list. You'll need to ready your location and complete legwork, of course. But what about learning new skills (some that are seemingly last-minut...

Is There a "Best" Time of Year to Open Your Franchise?


Is There a "Best" Time of Year to Open Your Franchise? It's time to open your franchise … or maybe, it's almost time. For now, you're waiting for the just-right building, for finances to fall into place, for free time to magically appear – all of these and more are common when opening a...

Can You Get More Done in Fewer Hours? A Lesson in Productivity


Can You Get More Done in Fewer Hours? A Lesson in Productivity There's been a recent craze hitting the workforce, one that promotes fewer hours … but without reducing one's workload. It's a way to work more efficiently and to get more done, without sitting behind your desk (or wherever it is ...

Industry Predictions for 2017


Industry Predictions for 2017 The franchise market is vast, and it can quickly adapt and change over time. From the products sold to the way buildings are designed, down to the actual business models themselves, it's an industry that's constantly evolving. Without constant improvement, businesses wo...

8 "Non-Essential" Franchises That Are Growing Strong


8 "Non-Essential" Franchises That Are Growing Strong When looking into starting a business of any kind, there are essentially two types of categories. Types of companies that are needed – on whatever type of basis, for instance, vehicle maintenance brands, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. (I...

5 Benefits to Franchising in a Rural Location Off the beaten path vs. mainstream


5 Benefits to Franchising in a Rural Location Off the beaten path vs. mainstream, it's a consideration that many potential franchisees completely overlook. Rather than deciding on a town for what it has to offer, they opt to start a business near where they live. With an easy commute and minimal adj...

When is the Best Time to Tell Loved Ones You're Starting a Business?


When is the Best Time to Tell Loved Ones You're Starting a Business? You're thinking about starting your own business – that's great! Maybe you've even taken a few steps toward that direction already, setting up financing or looking into a location – even better with progress in tow. But...

These 8 Charts Will Help You Compare Fast Food Calories


The start of a New Year is a natural time to start thinking about and planning for the year ahead. One of the most common things that tends to come up in those plans are resolutions involving healthier eating and living. In the spirit of resolutions, our team is turning over a new leaf towards healt...

Comfort as a Business: Franchises That are Cashing In on Being Cozy


Comfort as a Business: Franchises That are Cashing In on Being Cozy In terms of comfort, there can be all definitions of the term. There are types of being comfortable that apply only to what we wear or our surroundings: think sweatpants, in a recliner, while drinking a hot cocoa and snuggling under...

The Importance of Continuing Education as a Franchise Owner


The Importance of Continuing Education as a Franchise Owner Continuing education. Night classes. Online credits. Test hours. Learning conferences – do any of these sound familiar? If you've considered upping your professional ed game as a franchisee, chances are you've heard one or all of thes...

Do Customers Prefer a Personable or Tech-Filled Experience?


Do Customers Prefer a Personable or Tech-Filled Experience? Consider your last tech-ridden experience at a place of business. Where electronics ran the show, and you were squarely in the passenger seat, along with any employees who may or may not have been present. How did the experience make you fe...

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