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Entrepreneurship

Your reviews are more important than your ads.

Have you ever done a smartphone search that doesn’t quite close the deal? You know, you’re shopping for a donut or a diamond, but when you see that …

Franchise Players: This Franchisee Caught the Business Bug in High School

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. This week, we’re profiling young entrepreneurs: franchisees under 30. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Franchise development – where do you focus?

Franchisors face a lot of uncertainty today. Competition has grown even more fierce since 2008. Technology has changed how we market to our …

How They Did It: Bring Your Franchise Brand to Life

The health supplements industry is a fiercely competitive arena, and that’s how Nutrition Zone CEO Joe Eckstrom likes it. With 20 years of retail …

Where are the leaks in your franchise sales funnel?

Some people say the image of the sales funnel is no longer useful. They might be visualizing it in a collapsed and over-generalized way, basically …

Rita's Italian Ice expands to California - Philadelphia Business Journal

By Peter Van Allen <br>– Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal<p>Feb 4, 2014, 10:18am EST<b><br>Updated</b> Feb 4, 2014, 10:33am EST<p>Rita’s Italian Ice is California …

Franchise Development in 2014: Show Candidates You "Get" Online

Online reviews, smartphones, and social media are not passing fads. Can they be useful to your franchise recruiting and development efforts? Or are …

Saudi Arabia

Twist on crowd funding: Crowd franchising lets investors buy part of franchise

Ever walked into a small business and liked it so much that you thought, "I could make a bundle if I owned one of these!''<p>A Chicago-based yogurt shop …

Yahoo Turns To Yelp To Beef Up Local Search

According to a report appearing today in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Yahoo will be incorporating local content and listings from Yelp into its …

10 Pro Online Reputation Management Tips For Local Businesses

Online marketing experts have spent a lot of time providing advice on managing online ratings and reviews for local businesses -- but reputation can …

User account

Infographic: Millions of Teens Have Abandoned Facebook since 2011

The debate about whether or not young people are losing interest in Facebook has been going on for a while now. Some say it's a problem that the …

Franchise businesses expect to outpace others - Albuquerque Business First

By Gary Gerew <br>– Assistant Editor, Albuquerque Business First<p>Jan 14, 2014, 6:46am MST<p>A new study shows that franchise businesses are expected create …

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Last year, investment management and capital markets firm Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded stock in McDonald's from a buy to a neutral rating. This type of move is a daily occurrence on Wall Street, but for the fast-food …

Stock Markets

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

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105 Awesome Online Marketing Infographics

Infographics are a great way of translating complex subject matter into a visual format that’s easy to understand. Here are 105 awesome Online …

What to Expect from Local Search in 2014

Shares 55<p>Local SEO probably has the highest ROI of all the internet marketing programs that currently exist. This is true for both, agencies and …

The road ahead: franchise development in 2014

From the entire team at Process Peak, Happy 2014!<p>It is a privilege for us to be part of your network, learning from you as we go, and sharing our …

Is your franchise website taking all the credit?

How and where do your candidates initiate the discovery process about your franchise opportunity?<p>Our data shows that for any given brand, candidates …

STAR Struck: Top Performers in Franchise Recruitment Recognized

Franchise Update mystery shoppers posing as qualified prospects identified a stellar group of franchise companies for best practices in lead …

The 6 Business Cases for Real-Time Marketing

Charity Water's Paull Young was riding a New York Citi Bike earlier this month when he wiped out in the rain. He was unhurt, he tweeted, but his …

Customer Service

Multi-unit franchising in demand [poll results]

<b>Potential franchisees are keen to find a network that offers them the opportunity to expand their single unit business with additional units.</b><p>That's …

Massage Envy enters rarefied air with 1,200th franchise - Phoenix Business Journal

By Tim Gallen <br>– Digital Editor, Phoenix Business Journal<p>Dec 2, 2013, 2:15pm MST<p>Scottsdale-based Massage Envy awarded its 1,200th franchise this week, …

Customer service as marketing: four key traits for your team

When you think of someone in customer service, you probably picture the usual stock image of the person in a cubicle with a headset on, sitting in a …

Stock Markets

Google Gives Business Owners A Single Place Online To See All Their Customers’ Reviews

Google now makes it easier for business owners to see who is reviewing them across the web. Verified business owners who are already using the recently updated Places for Business user interface can now go to their profiles, where they’ll find a new “Reviews” section. There, they will find all of …

Interview: ‘Post recession, it’s all about expansion’

By Jo Francis, Monday 25 November 2013<p>With more than 30 years in the printing industry under her belt, Fastsigns chief executive Catherine Monson is …