No matter where you look, chances are there is a franchised business somewhere nearby, and there's a reason why. Franchises don't just work with anybody. They have built a successful model designed to work each and every time.
The fact is... (Read More)
For decades, the top reasons businesses fail have been fairly constant. Research tells us that businesses often fail due to a lack of capital, too much debt, poor leadership or when they expand too fast. Yet in today's high-tech and connected world... (Read More)
What is the temperature in your office? In workplaces nationwide, there is an ongoing debate over where to set the thermostat. Research shows that office temperature can affect mood, productivity and even how well employees get along. Simply put, if... (Read More)
What is your legacy? It's a question most of us are often too busy to ponder, but it's an important one. What are you leaving behind when you retire?
Franchises offer an incredible opportunity to build a legacy and leave something behind for your... (Read More)
How well do your passwords protect your private information? Probably not as well as you think. In one recent test by a security firm, more than half of 625,000 passwords were easily breached by using common guessing techniques. The most common... (Read More)
Who's the greatest storyteller you've ever met? Maybe it was your grandfather telling you stories from long ago or maybe you've been at a party and watched a natural storyteller in his or her element control the mood of the room.
Either way, good... (Read More)
So you're thinking about buying a franchise? What have you done so far to help you make your decision? Even though franchising has been one of the most successful business models over the years, it is still a big decision to make as running a... (Read More)
You've always dreamed of being your own boss. You are willing to put in the time and effort necessary to succeed. You know the importance of getting your business "out there." And you are working hard to do so. We know that, and it's why we wanted... (Read More)
What if your company were hit with a data breach, struck by a flood or other natural disaster or affected by another crisis? Have you made sure your business has the people, processes and technologies in place to recover from an unexpected... (Read More)
We all know that happier workers are more productive. But did you know that for most people, money can't buy workplace happiness? Research shows that making employees happy is more than just paying them a good — or great — salary.
According... (Read More)