Not only business, but everyday life is moving at an ever increasing speed. From shopping to ordering food to closing deals to making presentations to communicating around the world, the digital age has changed the world of business forever. That means there is absolutely no room in the world of business for procrastination or complacency.…

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So you’ve started your business and you finally have no boss breathing down your neck telling you what to do; it feels liberating, exciting, and…scary. After spending many years with people above you in the chain of command, finally starting your own business can be a scary time and lots of people allow this to…

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January means most people are on some type of “fresh start” kick. Working out, eating right, reading more, learning a new language, etc…. They all share a common theme: making a person feel better in some way, shape, or form. This is also a great time to focus us on career goals. Probably something that…

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At any given point in time, most people procrastinate about something. Idling, if given in to, can easily take over your life. Getting out of the habit of procrastination, though, can be much easier said than done – but it’s definitely doable. The key is understanding why we put things off in the first place. There…

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Like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for your personal and professional life. Ambitions can easily fall to the wayside when life gets in the way, our plates become overly full, and procrastination rears its ugly head. Don’t give in to procrastination or the temptation to dream forever without ever bringing those dreams…

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Those contemplating establishing their own business shouldn’t automatically discount the opportunities that are available in the franchise universe. Sure, barebones, entrepreneurial startups sound amazing…..spending countless hours putting together business plans, gather vital information in order to target specific demographics, take crash courses to learn necessary skills that you lack, create an image for you audience,…

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I recently spent 3 days down in Florida at a franchise conference. Not just any type of convention as no investors/would be franchisee are invited… This is a special type of event for industry professionals where franchise brands and consultants “speed date”.  Specific portions of time are set to focus on the bullet points of…

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Conventional lore says that college followed by corporate careers are the sure path to a stable middle-class life, employment security, and a happy retirement. That old school tradition has been eschewed, though, in favor of entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Business owners often face strategic risks, live different lifestyles, and have differing standards of living…

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One of the most common issues clients face is deciding on which concept is right for them.  Often, I believe they are focusing on the wrong key ingredient : the product.  Of course this is important, but what is lurking in the shadows is the role the owner plays…. just how involved he or she…

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Franchise vs. Startup: Why Franchises Can Be The Better Option Starting your own small business can be exciting. It can help you pave the way for success and create the life you want for yourself. However, it can also be intimidating for those who are starting anew with little experience, or making the jump from…

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