Category Archive: Building Your Business

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    The Unsexy Side of SEO

    Increasing your franchise’s presence It’s a brand new year! What better way to start it off than by refreshing your local webpage Search Engine Optimization? Exciting? No. Important? Yes! If you’re lucky enough to have a franchisor that provides its franchisees with individual webpages (Ahem, Kiddie Academy) then read on. We’ll dig into three ways […]

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    Grand Opening Tips for Franchisees

    Ready to jump-start your franchise business? First things first: open with a bang. A successful grand opening generates what business owners love most: word-of-mouth and loyal customers. Here are a few expert tips for planning your Grand Opening: 1. Fit It Into Your Budget Work the grand opening into your initial budget so you cover […]

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    Owning a Preschool is a Viable Business Option

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    3 Secrets of Millionaire Franchisees

    You may be a future empire builder, or you may want to own a select number of franchise locations with healthy financial returns.  There are many paths to becoming a millionaire, and many franchise concepts that may get you there.  But the bottom line is that becoming a millionaire is not  just about the franchise […]

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    Happy Franchising! A positive outlook for 2013

    2012 was a great year for franchising. We saw an overall improvement in business ownership for the first time since the recession. And we’ll continue to see that trend going into the New Year. According to IHS Global Insight, the number of franchise establishments in the United States is forecast to increase by 1.4 percent […]

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    4 Ways you’re Hurting your Shot at becoming a Franchise Owner

    Mistakes that hurt your credit score: Lending has made its (almost full) return. Loans are becoming more available, and all in time for you to start your own franchise business. Hold on, there’s more. Before the bank gives you a stamp of approval for a small business loan, they’re going to be examining your credit […]

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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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    You Don’t Have to Hire Nerds, You Can Be One

    From email to webcams to RFID chips, nearly every business operates using some means of technology. And for good reason: technology can make your franchise more efficient and more profitable. If you’re not a “techie,” adopting new technology may sound like more trouble than it’s worth.  But don’t be left behind! Leading a technology-forward franchise […]

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    Thinking Outside the Shoebox: How Zappos, Trader Joe’s and Google Create a Stimulating Work Environment

    There’s no greater feeling than waking up excited to come to work everyday. As a business owner, it’s important to foster that enthusiasm in your employees. Maintaining a great energy at your company will affect the mood of your staff and the satisfaction of your customers. Some of people’s favorite businesses attribute success to company […]

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    Cold fries: A fresh approach to customer service.

    Cold fries, broken zippers, crying kids… Business ownership comes with some complaints no matter what the product or service. How a business deals with complaints will determine a client’s decision to stick with a company. So, what is the best way to deal with a situation where an existing client is upset with your franchise? […]

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