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How to Compete With a Big Franchise

  Small, local service companies can have it tough if they're gunning against a well-known franchise operating in their territories. But David can still slay Goliath–it's just a matter of playing your cards right. That's according to Jerry Nettuno, cofounder and CEO of Schedulicity, a web-based application for small, service-based businesses that allows consumers to [...]

By |2015-09-30T14:00:27+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

SELECT SERVICES 24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence Over 100 professionals weighed in with their favorite tactics for making themselves smarter--easy to practice habits they work into their daily routine. Business Insider columnist Skye Gould then took those suggestions and created the infographic below.   Curated from 24 Daily Habits That Will Boost [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:56:57+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

First-Time Managers, Don’t Do Your Team’s Work for Them

Not long ago, I worked with a client who was stepping into management for the first time. Terry, a highly regarded marketing associate in a pharmaceutical firm, had just been asked to lead a marketing team. In this new role, she was responsible for directing a group of bright, but inexperienced marketing professionals (most of [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:53:42+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

A First-Time Manager’s Guide to Leading Virtual Teams

In the past, new managers often had the luxury of cutting their teeth on traditional collocated teams: groups of people, sitting down the hall from one another, who met up in conference rooms to hash out what they were trying to achieve and how to get there. Unfortunately, today’s increasingly global work environment does not [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:51:52+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all that?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader network. To their dismay, most [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:49:23+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

What to Do When Your Personal Growth Stalls

We’ve all hit a wall at some point. You may run up against a competitor you cannot beat. You might lose your job despite your best efforts. You could be doing everything you can – but still not getting that promotion. But whatever the cause, what feels like a roadblock could be your first step [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:48:26+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Make Your First Year Of Business Ownership Profitable

After working with your local #FranNet consultant, you found the perfect business for your personal goals at last. Yet, while you have come a long way, there are still many obstacles to overcome ahead. It’s time to prepare for getting over the biggest hurdle of your new chapter: the first year.   Curated from Make [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:47:04+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Truth Behind Franchise Ownership

What does it take to own a franchise? In many ways, the responsibilities of a franchise owner align quite similarly with those of a small business owner. Even though they are essentially the same, the franchise owner starts of with a few more #advantages.   Curated from The Truth Behind Franchise Ownership  

By |2015-09-30T13:46:16+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Miss The Common Financial Potholes

When it comes to your business, you want to make the best possible choices that will end in the greatest results. No one wants a financial nightmare to sort through; however, it can be tough to avoid mistakes when the workload is overwhelming. Thankfully, you’re not alone and the learning experiences of others will #help [...]

By |2015-09-30T13:45:31+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |