Yearly Archives: 2012

  • From the Blog:

    No Excuses Series: Part One

    You want to own your own business and take control of your future. So why haven’t you? Our guess is that you’ve come up with a list of reasons not to take the plunge. Well we’re here to help. Excuse #1: Owning my own business will take up all of my time. Let’s be honest: […]

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    Going Above and Beyond in Your Franchise Business

    Outstanding Customer Service Stories & What to Learn From Them At Kiddie Academy, we appreciate story-worthy customer service everywhere we find it.  Our first post of this series introduced the Michelin-quality customer service of Morton’s Steakhouse, but now Zappos.com, the online shoe and apparel shop, is giving them a run for their money. This near-mythic […]

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    2012 Annual Kiddie Academy Franchisee Conference

    We’re gearing up to head out to sunny Orlando! Why? Because the 2012 Annual Kiddie Academy Conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort May 3-5.  This event is one of our most important events of the year, because it gives franchisees a chance to: Attend events and educational sessions that will help […]

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    Is 2012 the right year to start your own business?

    2012 is here, and it’s time to get started on making those resolutions a reality.  Our favorite resolution?  Opening your own business in 2012.  It’s time to make your own schedule and control your own financial security. And 2012 is a great year to make that dream a reality.  The economy is on the mend […]

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    Kiddie Academy Franchise Raises Hope in Windham, NH

    Q&A with Karin Zalzal, Director of Kiddie Academy of Windham Kiddie Academy is committed to helping the communities that we become part of.  When Karin Zalzal, the director of Kiddie Academy of Windham, heard about the struggle of a local girl, she immediately took action to help out.  The girl is named Bella Tucker, and […]

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    Staying Current with Franchise Trends

    Lucky us – we’re heading to Orlando not once, but twice in 2012, and not just for the sunny beaches!  The Annual Conference for Kiddie Academy franchisees is in May. But first we’re off to the IFA’s Annual Convention next week. What is the IFA? The IFA is the International Franchise Association, an organization created […]

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    Building Your Business, Literally

    Finding and building a location for a franchise business can be fun and exciting.  It should be.  This week our guest bloggers Kathy and Pam, Kiddie Academy Franchisees in Upper Freehold, NJ, weigh in on how they got the space they wanted. Where To Build: Keep your potential client base in mind.  Remember, it needs […]

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    3 Moments of Inspiration at the IFA

    The 2012 International Franchising Association convention has come and gone.  We were there; and let us tell you, it was one of the most interesting and productive conventions we’ve attended!  We got new ideas and, more importantly, new sources of inspiration from the learning sessions, seminars and keynote speakers.  (If you missed our introductory post […]

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    Avoiding Mistakes When Opening a Business

    By Kathy and Pam, Kiddie Academy Franchisees, Upper Freehold, NJ Our favorite guest bloggers are back and ready to dazzle you with their exclusive insider information and advice. Hire Right Away We hired early. In fact, we hired before we opened. We interviewed at the local pizza parlor and ice cream shop, identified our people, […]

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    The Value of Opening a Franchise when Seeking Financing

    Given that small businesses are the lifeblood of America, it’s no wonder that The Wall Street Journal recently dedicated a front-page article to the topic of how the depressed housing market is creating a financing crisis for entrepreneurs. Using home-equity to finance business growth is something of an American tradition. As the article notes, “American […]

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