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You want your customers to talk about you. Positive word of mouth advertising can enable your most loyal customers to not only talk about you but also to keep doing business with you. So give them something to talk about.
  • By John Tschohl
  • 5,351    0
Hopefully, you've heard that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has changed... again.
  • By Giles Witherspoon-Boyd
  • 7,538    0
Organizations have leaders and managers. But there is a stark difference between the two and each has different skills sets. Can you recognize leaders from managers?
  • By John Tschohl
  • 4,767    0
Veteran entrepreneur shares tips for balancing business and personal life while working from home. She's a serial entrepreneur who offers advice for maintaining professionalism in business without sacrificing or feeling guilty about your family.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,780    0
For the past 30 years, the U.S. has experienced the longest bull market on record for fixed-income securities. As interest rates declined, investors in bonds benefited.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 5,018    0
The best financial advisors are also great team players. Top financial advisors and attorneys should work together to create a successful collaborative effort for their clients.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,101    0
Ten years ago, when FRANdata began tracking the concentration of units controlled by multi-unit franchisees, it totaled 45 percent. Today, multi-unit operators control 55 percent of all franchise units.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 4,390    0
Energy company offers five fundamental and highly effective tips for leading a small business to success.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,046    0
As an entrepreneur, you're often the face of your company, and your ability to capture attention, to fascinate others--clients, employees, strategic partners, influencers--can make or break a business.
  • By Sally Hogshead
  • 4,159    27
As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative - safer - investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fixed-income mutual funds.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,687    0
Local businesses are stronger together than alone. Your competitive advantage is derived from the local and industry knowledge you possess along with the market power (resources that enable you to attract and retain customers) built.
  • By Eric Groves
  • 3,675    0
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Customer expectations today are dramatically higher, thanks to the likes of Amazon, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Ritz-Carlton, and Chick-fil-A, to name just a few of today's customer experience leaders.
  • By Jack Mackey
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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced widespread changes to the healthcare landscape. It has increased the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance for the general population, regardless of age, gender, or pre-existing medical conditions.
  • By Benjamin Geyerhahn
  • 5,383    0
Accomplishing goals is the most essential function of running a company, according to 46 percent of entrepreneurs polled by The Alternative Board (TAB).
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,548    34
Recently one of my partners and I were facilitating a meeting between a father and his daughter to work through some mismatched expectations between them in the family business.
  • By Jeff Faulkner
  • 3,960    0
Franchising is fighting back. Organized labor and activist groups have been hammering away at the franchise business way of life.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,386    0
Corporations are holding record levels of cash, interest rates are low and the housing market is rebounding.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,545    1
If you happen to be an active majority partner in a business, you may sometimes find yourself struggling for alignment with your minority partner or partners, especially if the minority partners are also involved in the business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 3,889    0
Phishing may be old news, but it still works. Ongoing education about phishing scams is essential for anyone who uses your system. It doesn't matter if you have the most secure security system in the world.
  • By David Ellis
  • 4,528    0
It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Facing off with a screaming, unreasonable, irrational customer represents the ultimate test of any employee's service skills.
  • By John Tschohl
  • 5,560    0
The benefits of having employees who are better trained, more engaged, and who stay longer are clear. You might even call it the Holy Grail of HR.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,540    3
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It's mid-2014 and nearly every American is required by the government to have health insurance coverage as outlined under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 5,604    0
If you think negotiating is about winning or losing, you have already lost and should keep reading. Negotiating is about striking the best possible deal between parties without short-changing any party involved in the transaction.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,552    0
The continuing evolution of media consumption has made it increasingly challenging for an advertiser to both capture and hold an audience's attention.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,520    0
It seems nothing changes faster than the big social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. No sooner do marketers figure out how to best promote a product or business than they change the rules!
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,373    0
There's a lot of competition out there. As the economy continues to show signs of improvement, new franchises are entering the marketplace while existing brands open new stores or add new service providers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,845    0
Retail traffic is an important indicator of shopper behavior and a bellwether for retail sales results. If more people are visiting stores, there are more opportunities for retailers to convert shoppers into sales.
  • By Mark Ryski
  • 4,352    0
Fast on the heels of its recent legal challenge to a new minimum wage law passed in Seattle, the International Franchise Association (IFA) has now set its sights on the city of Chicago.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,773    0
Franchisees in Seattle have been saddled with a new $15 dollar per hour minimum wage ordinance passed by the city's mayor, Ed Murray.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,315    22
More and more Millennials are leveraging their social media platforms and the Internet for nearly everything.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,863    0
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