How to Vet a Franchise
When I was in my late twenty’s, I had a horrible experience buying into a popular franchise concept. I am a lover of all things business and have been self-employed most of my adult life. After my sour franchise experience, I have investigated hundreds of franchises trying to find just the right thing. At this point I consider myself a franchise investigation pro. Here are the questions you need to know to ask in order to properly vet a franchise.
6 Tips to Get the Most Value from Your Quality Website
Any entrepreneur trying to grow their business knows the value of a quality website that can act as a perpetually accessible brochure, helping you to draw in customers around the globe while you sleep. When potential clients or customers are seeking information online, your website plays an integral part in the decisions they make. The value of a well organized website includes customer acquisition, credibility and being found via search engines. Therefore, it’s in your best interests to set up a website as soon as possible if you don’t already have one. Here are 6 tips for getting the most value out of your website.
3 Tips for Building a Lasting Family Business
You have probably read or heard about traditional old-money families that have built a lasting family business. They have kept their family’s wealth, fortune, and influence alive despite the passage of time. Yet, for every old-money family there are thousands of nouveau riche in which the wealth did not survive beyond the second generation. However, building a lasting business legacy, though hard, is not impossible. The piece provides insight into 3 tips that can help you build the legacy of a lasting family business.
The Importance of Having Employee Time-Tracking Software
The right employee time-tracking software can help you increase the productivity and profitability of your business. Plus, it’s an excellent way to cut unnecessary expenses. Here are just a few of the benefits of having time-tracking software for your small business.
The Brands Behind the $13 Billion International Zipper Wars
If your business operates anywhere in or near the area of fashion, you might already know about the international zipper wars. For the rest of us, this story about who will keep our pants zipped hits home on a personal level. The top brands in this industry are now fighting to get the largest share of this market. Some brands have already been in the business for close to a century. However, newer companies are determined to expand their share of the global market.
How to Successfully Launch a Property Management Company
Running a property management company is much harder than it appears from the outside looking in. After all, you are managing people’s homes, condos, or apartments, as well as overseeing all the maintenance and repairs. However, running a property management company can be extremely lucrative. This article will give you some tips for getting ahead in this highly competitive industry. Let’s take a look at how to successfully launch a property management company.
Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Starting a New Business
If you have recently launched your own business, congratulate yourself. Regardless of whether your venture succeeds or fails, you have achieved far more than the countless souls who dream of starting a new business but lack the courage to do so. You will undoubtedly experience obstacles, frustrations, disappointments and failures that no one could have possibly warned you about. However, the following top ten mistakes are ones that you should be able to avoid.
Forex: How Do Foreign Currency Exchanges Affect Your Small Business?
Small businesses need to adopt a strategic approach to international payments because forex rates are inherently susceptible to a vast array of variables. Whether you are importing by purchasing raw materials from abroad or exporting your goods and services to foreign countries, foreign exchange rates are important to your small business.