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Learn How to Grow Your Business from the Experts

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Did you know that only about 50% of small businesses are able to last three years or longer? Do you want to be one of the businesses that is to succeed, profit, and grow?

We know that you do! That’s why we partnered with Steve Strauss, USA Today’s small business columnist, to create a guide dedicated to helping you own a successful business. If you want to be successful you need to learn from those who have been successful in the past. They have lived and worked through the same path you’re about to go down and this ebook helps you take lessons from their successes and failures without having to go through the same struggles yourself.

It doesn’t matter what type of business you are about to start, the lessons are the same! Click on the link below and learn how you can run a business that is as successful as possible.

4 Business Functions Changing to Reflect Social Networking and Learning

Consumer social networking sites are not only transforming how people live their daily lives, they are also influencing several business-related functions. More and more of these socially-enabled tools, platforms, and best practices are fundamentally changing the way companies handle data, manage customers, and perform market research. Businesses can harness the power of socially-enabled tools that promote collaboration and eliminate departmental boundaries that might inhibit innovation. We aren’t talking about the need for small business to have and manage their own social media accounts. At this point, such initiatives should be a given. The focus is on ways social sharing is altering business processes at a core level, transforming how people “work.”

Franchise Disclosure Document for Dummies – Part 4

One key aspect of Item 12 is establishing how franchisees’ territories will be defined. This may be by zip code, population, population with certain demographics, or geographic or political markers (i.e. streets or county lines). For franchises with population-based territories, a franchisee in a busy downtown urban area may have a territory of only a few blocks, while a rural franchisee’s territory could reach for miles.

What Experience Do I Need To Open A Franchise?

A very common question with no easy answer. The kind and amount of experience you need depends on the franchise you’re looking to buy into, of course. However, here are some common themes to help guide your search.