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.
What’s it Really Like to Own a Cold Stone Creamery Franchise?
I am a former owner of a Creamery franchise. I had never owned a franchise before and I did not do the proper amount of due diligence or ask the right questions. I paid dearly for those mistakes. Please read my story here as I had a true franchise nightmare.
What It’s Really Like to Own a McDonald’s Franchise
McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, with about 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 restaurants.
So have you ever wondered what it would be like to own one? I mean…who hasn’t! Here is an interview with one franchisee with all the skinny.
How This Entrepreneur Created a Premier Women’s Lifestyle Website
Source: Entrepreneur.com I am all for empowering women out there. This is a very inspiring video and article from Entrepreneur.com about a group of women who decided to start a women’s life style blog and just did it! They started out with a bang and continue to be successful through great thought and effort. I […]
3 Ways to Fund Your New Business
In the current business climate, entrepreneurs will need to take an increasingly creative approach to funding their ventures in the months ahead. Here you’ll find 3 novel approaches to funding your new business.
10 Ways a Blog Will Build Your Online Reputation
Your company’s online reputation is a key factor in its success. More people than ever are using the internet as their sole source of information for all aspects of life, including consumer choices. If your online reputation isn’t defined, or it’s poor, you’ll have a lot of trouble attracting new business. One of the best online tools that companies can use to show themselves in a better light is a blog. Here are 10 ways a blog can help build your online reputation.
6 Strategies for Growing Your Online Business’s Online Presence
There are a number of ways that you can build your brand’s presence online, but it’s important to know what your strengths are and run with them. If you love to write and don’t have that much money, then blogging will be a more viable option for you than buying advertisements. If you’re a social media god, then running an engaging social media account might be more worthwhile than offering promotions. Take some time with the marketing strategies in this list and see if you can pick out the ones that suit you best.
4 Ways to Improve Your Small Business’s Online Presence
Even if your small business is a brick-and-mortar one, it just makes sense to build an online presence, too. However, online marketing is a lively art, and the only way to determine if a strategy is working well is to try it, test it, change it if it’s not working, and try it again. We offer here four strategies for you to try and test on your website.