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Business Opportunities: How to Decide on a Franchise

By Marshall Reddy For the prospective small business owner, franchises are a great avenue to consider. There are many benefits to owning a franchise and thousands of people purchase franchises each year. In fact, the Franchise Times, a leading franchise news source, reported that nearly 12,000 franchise units are sold per year. In general, franchises… Read More »

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Are Franchise Opportunities Really Less Risky Than Business Startups?

By Marshall Reddy So you’ve decided to become your own boss…now what? There are two basic paths to business ownership that most people embark on. Choosing the right path is not so much a matter of risk as it is a matter of your personal best fit. Whether or not you decide to explore franchise… Read More »

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Top CEOs: Myths about Hiring “A” Players

Every great, profitable company has the same thing in common. The concept is so simple yet so elusive. Top CEOs understand  “A” players attract other “A” players, and that “B” players attract “C” players. We asked Laura Sabo, facilitator with Renaissance Executive Forums in Jacksonville, Florida, to share with us some real-world tips. Here are… Read More »

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The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention

When you started your own company, weren’t you mindful of what happens to almost every dollar, paying every vendor payment and making every deposit? Did you find that every employee had a different relationship with your money and brought their own style of management, in lieu of existing processes and controls that directed them otherwise?… Read More »

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Leading Through Organizational Culture

As a leader, your actions must be consistent with the elements of the organizational culture you are trying to create. Behavior that contradicts the stated organizational culture will breed cynicism. Behavior that is consistent with the culture will help strengthen it. What is organizational culture? Former MIT Sloan School of Management professor Edgar Schein defined… Read More »

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Business Coaching 101: How To Get The Best Loan Terms

By Laura Sabo There are several factors that you should consider before getting serious about applying for a business loan. Lending institutions are not always quick to hand out blank checks to expand your business and you, as a business owner, should be cautious in accepting any financial assistance. Applying for a business loan without… Read More »

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Investing in High Net Worth Relationships through Exceptional Travel Experiences

By Ryan Winter Corporate hospitality is the name of the game when it comes to winning over (and keeping) your top clients. Cruises and international tours are often go-to incentives passed on from businesses to their best customers, but for some customers, a three day booze cruise is well below their standard of fulfilling vacation.… Read More »

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CEO Training: 7 Keys to Deal With Problem Employees

By Laura Sabo There are few situations in life that can be as challenging for managers or small business leaders to tackle as addressing challenging employees. There is a fine line between sparking positive change and fueling a whirlwind of negative energy and ineffectiveness in your office.. Below are a few keys to remember if… Read More »

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Pursue Your Passion…Money Will Follow

If you’re going to take a chance, take a chance on yourself. If you see a problem that needs solving, solve it yourself. It is always better to be the catalyst for change, than a consumer of the byproduct. This is how Automotive Broadcasting Network became the nation’s leading automotive digital signage network, providing quality… Read More »

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Cheaper LED Lighting Means Big Returns For Companies Big And Small

If your monthly electricity bill approaches $20,000 for a single location even the smallest of savings can eventually make a large difference, particularly if you have few other opportunities to eke out additional profits. Not even a $1.2 million price tag would stop Scott-McRae Automotive Group from installing energy-efficient lighting and power conservation tools at… Read More »

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