With strategy, and a plan, I think I could keep my resolutions and accomplish a lot in 2014. This doesn’t just apply to personal resolutions—think of your business, and all of the goals you want to set for it. You can reach those goals if you have strategies and a plan for implementing them.
If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that’s right for you. Finding that perfect fit doesn’t happen in a day, but when it happens for you, you’ll feel the difference. Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons recently hosted Joel Libava, The Franchise King and [...]
An entrepreneur chose a franchise that was a bad fit for him, and lost his money. These are his takeaways from the experience, and his advice on how not to repeat his mistakes.
The Bplans SWOT analysis template is all you need to get started developing smart strategies for your business.
Join Caroline Cummings and David Rose on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 am PST, for a free webinar on how to pitch your business to investors.
Top sales people are the ones who listen to customers and partner with them in finding the right solution. In the interview process it’s important to ask questions that address these desirable characteristics.
The National Retail Federation just released its annual holiday spending forecast, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The bad news is that the consumers surveyed by the NRF expect to spend about 2 percent ($14) less this year on holiday gifts, greeting cards, decorations, flowers, and food than they did in 2012. The [...]
At this time of year, retail problems abound: unsold inventory, too few customers, unprofitable pricing, shoplifting, employee theft, bad checks, and on and on.
I like the premise of Barbara Weltman’s new book Smooth Failing: learning from failure and mistakes. One problem in the world of entrepreneurship is the way we celebrate successes and hide failures.
Web analytics and metrics can be overwhelming. The key to avoid drowning in the sea of numbers is to start with six key metrics for measuring how your website is doing.