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  1. How To Create A Work Environment Defined By Positive Culture

    You hear a lot about the importance of culture in the workplace, for good reason. If you have a dysfunctional culture that prizes profits over people, for instance, you might find yourself with headlines like the long-gone Enron or the embattled Wells Fargo. The wrong culture can destroy a company, and the right one can…

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  2. How To Celebrate National Small Business Week

    It probably isn’t on your calendar, but it should be. National Small Business Week is May 5 through May 11 this year. It’s a bigger deal than you might think. This has been going on for over fifty years, ever since President Kennedy signed the first Presidential Proclamation in 1963. Naturally, as the founder of…

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  3. The History Of Franchising, And Why Today It’s Easier Than Ever

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a franchise, you might have found an ad in the paper, like the one that appeared in a 1949 New York Times issue, which I recently found while combing through some online library newspaper archives. “Do you have $10,000 to $20,000 to invest?” the headline blared…

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  4. Three Lessons For Setting Your Business Up For Future Success

    Think of running a business like driving a car. No instructor would suggest that you keep your eyes on the road behind you instead of straight ahead at the road in front of you. However, instructors do suggest you look back over your shoulder when you’re changing lanes, for instance. There could be something in your…

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  5. New Year, New You: Nine Reasons To Explore Entrepreneurship In 2019

    Not everybody wants to be their own boss. It’s a lot of responsibility, for starters. But for some people, it’s a yearning. It’s something they have to do because they have always had an entrepreneurial itch. I know, having met many of those people as the founder of an alternative career coaching franchise. I routinely…

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  6. Is It Smart To Open A Franchise With Your Children?

    Many businesses don’t start off as family businesses. They become family businesses about the time the parent is thinking of retiring. Then, instead of selling the company to a stranger, he or she sells or hands over ownership to the kids, and with a second generation at the helm, you have a family business. Franchised…

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