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14/07/2019

3 Biggest Challenges Every Franchisee Faces—And How to Overcome Them

When you buy a franchise, you’re not starting a business from scratch, but you still have work to do. Many new franchisees underestimate what it takes to succeed—they don’t realize there’s more to franchising than just picking a brand and opening a new location. Becoming a new franchisee is an uphill climb that requires a lot of time and effort. Think of yourself as a mountain climber. You have tools like ropes, a pickax, and a harness, but now you need to start climbing. Success is waiting at the top and you just need to get there.Sponsored by BizBuySellGet the...
14/07/2019

How to Maintain Your Brand Voice When Globalizing Your Business

The moment you’re ready to expand your business is arguably one of the most exciting—and perhaps daunting—moments in your professional life. However, it’s one thing to have the resources necessary to go global, but to actually overcome the challenges that brings and achieve the kind of global success you need abroad is another matter entirely. Whether you’re growing your presence regionally or gearing up to take your first steps on the international stage—and no matter how long you’ve been in business—one thing that remains certain is this: you need to maintain the brand voice and identity you’ve worked so hard...
13/07/2019

Using Instagram to Promote Your Business? Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes

A picture is worth a thousand words, and through photos Instagram has revolutionized the way brands interact with consumers. With a simple interface and 1 billion monthly active users, this photo-sharing app should be at the top of your list for reaching customers. If you haven’t already taken advantage of Instagram in your company’s marketing, there are certain things to avoid so that you are successful. The following is a list of common mistakes companies make with Instagram. 1. Lack of a plan Your first step should be to decide why you are using Instagram. Whether it is to create...

12/07/2019

How Small Businesses Can Support One Another to Succeed

Where do you buy products and services for your business (and yourself)? When you need to purchase insurance, buy printer paper, or get someone to help you revamp your website, do you go online and look for the cheapest price you can find? Or do you spend a little extra time to shop at small businesses that sell what you’re looking for? A couple years back, I read an article about an African-American couple who decided that for the next 12 months, they would only buy products or services from businesses that were African-American owned. It made me think about...
11/07/2019

The One Question That Will Transform Your Life

If you’ve been alive long enough, you know that there’s no end to the amount of books, studies, online courses, podcasts, conferences, videos, tips and tricks to tell you how to achieve your goals. While this information is valuable, it can get overwhelming, leaving you right where you started—stuck even. Throughout my career, helping businesses scale and grow, I’ve landed on the one question that I believe you have to know the answer to before you can move forward with anything else: What does ‘success’ mean to you? Money, fame, stability, achievement, love—all of those? Trust me when I tell...
11/07/2019

15 Proven Ways to Improve Your Business Negotiation Skills

Entrepreneurs are constantly making deals, so learning how to negotiate becomes an essential skill to master. But when you’re at the bargaining table, it sometimes can be difficult to strike the right balance and arrive at a healthy compromise with a client or partner. To learn how to become a successful negotiator, we asked a group of Young Entrepreneur Council members to weigh in on the following question: Q. What type of negotiation strategy do you prefer using? Why is it effective? 1. Be willing to walk away You have to go into a negotiation knowing that there are results...

11/07/2019

5 Ways to Make New Connections at Your Next Business Conference

Attending conferences is not only a great way to keep up with industry trends, but it is also one of the best ways to expand your professional network, meet new clients, or even find a new job. Despite knowing about amazing networking opportunities that exist at conferences, many people are frightened at the thought of talking to someone they don’t know, or worse, of being alone in a hall where everyone seems to know each other. Equipped with the right networking strategy, however, you can avoid spending an entire conference alone and missing out on opportunities to meet new people....
07/07/2019

12 Overrated Employee Perks Your Company Should Avoid Offering

In today’s highly competitive job market, employers often try to woo top talent by advertising a variety of perks of working for their company. While some of these benefits are indeed attractive to job seekers, others simply aren’t so effective when it comes to recruiting or retaining employees. To find out more, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council the following question: Q. What is one overrated work perk that companies should avoid offering?  1. Fully paid benefits Paying 100% of benefits is an overrated work perk. I always think employees should have some skin in the game. Offering...
05/07/2019

How to Take Time Off When You Run a Small Business

After a long, gray, chilly Southern California spring, the official start of summer has finally passed and I, for one, can’t wait to start enjoying sunshine, hot days, and my cool backyard pool. As the song goes, “Summertime, and the living is easy”—but for small business owners, it’s not always easy to take time off from your business in summer. Business doesn’t always slow down when the temperatures rise, and you may feel torn between having summer fun and keeping your customers happy. How can you take time off this summer? Try these tips. Steps to help you take time...

02/07/2019

Driverless Cars: A New Opportunity for Small Businesses

Driverless cars seemed like a pipe dream a few decades ago, the stuff of science fiction novels and movies. Not anymore. Autonomous vehicles (AV) are already here, and it’s only a matter of time before robots take over the wheel. It’s an inevitability that big tech companies like Alphabet, IBM, and Amazon believe in. Nvidia, Intel, and auto industry giants Ford, Tesla, Nissan, and others are jumping in. Even ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are going all-out. The AV situation is all fine and dandy, but where does that leave small businesses? Significant developments in the driverless car industry Autonomous...
02/07/2019

Precision Marketing: How to Boost Sales By Staying Relevant to Your Customers

Your customers have never had it so good, in the sense there’s never been so much choice. On the flip side, too much choice can be a bad thing if a customer feels overwhelmed and can’t decide which brand to shop with.  What all customers would prefer is a brand that knows them inside out, and tailors marketing campaigns and products specifically to them. This would encourage customer loyalty and mean customers don’t have to waste time trying to find the right brand each time they go shopping. Instead, they can return to old familiar faces.  In a nutshell, this...
30/06/2019

5 Incredibly Simple Ways to Automate Your Small Business

Being a small business owner is supposed to be freeing and rewarding. You’re supposed to be able to set your own hours, take vacations when and where you want to, and spend more time with family and friends. But oftentimes, small business owners find that the exact opposite is true. Could automation solve this disconnect? If you want to grow your small business and remain lean, you have to prioritize efficiency of both time and cost. Here’s how automation can help: 1. Eliminate repetition There’s something to be said for repetition. In fact, many companies use automation to make complex...