Trends in Franchising 2017

Trends in Franchising 2017
As ActionCOACH business coaching celebrates its 20th anniversary in franchising, I would like to revisit the humble beginnings of franchising as a business model and show how franchising has adapted to the needs of both consumers and entrepreneurs alike, making it one of the most successful and prevalent business models today.

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Millennials and Franchising — How Young Adults Impact Business in our Digital Age

Millennials and Franchising — How Young Adults Impact Business in our Digital Age
Major changes in the worldwide population affect not only who consumers are today, but also the available labor market. Franchisors and franchisees alike must adapt to this changing customer and employee base to find opportunities for growth. So how do young adults, millennials […]

Things to Avoid When Managing Your Team

Things to Avoid When Managing Your Team
I’m sure everybody reading this article knows somebody who can regale you with tales of a nightmarish boss. You might even be that person. Power trips, backstabbing, favoritism – some bosses, intentionally or unintentionally, purposefully pit their workers against each other so as to prevent anybody from potentially […]

How to Keep Your Team Engaged

How to Keep Your Team Engaged
You can hire people, you can fire people, and you can tell them what to do. What you can’t do is make them like what they do. Some business leaders are content with having an unhappy team; as long as they do what they are paid to do then […]

The Three Steps of the Customer Buying Cycle

The Three Steps of the Customer Buying Cycle
A common misconception with a lot of people is that business transactions are simple affairs: customers express interest in something, they buy, and then they leave. This is a vast oversimplification of what is actually at work. Business majors and entrepreneurs have spent decades plotting out and […]

Improving Cash Flow: 6 Keys to Success

Improving Cash Flow: 6 Keys to Success
Cash flow improvement has been made a mystery over time, and has become elusive for many business owners. However, there are just 6 Keys to improving your cash flow in any business. This means you only need to focus on 6 areas of your business to make a […]

Time Management Rules of a Millionaire

Time Management Rules of a Millionaire
What if we said there was a single habit that led to success?
Yes, one.
Seriously, though. Just one.
It’s time management. It’s the ultimate skill that everyone needs — regardless of your industry or position. And the single most skill that most of us fall behind on. As entrepreneurs, we often […]

8 Tips to Inspire Your Small Business Team

8 Tips to Inspire Your Small Business Team
Often times in the workplace, employees strive not just to be heard — but to find purpose in their efforts. Small business owners, managers, and those in leadership roles are faced with the challenge of making their team feel more secure. It can be easy to lose […]

5 Networking Event Mistakes to Avoid

5 Networking Event Mistakes to Avoid
Most business professionals encounter networking events at some point in their career. Sometimes they run smoothly and other times they’re just plain awkward. Networking requires skill and is often time-consuming. Rather than giving up on it completely, though, our ActionCOACH team is here to help. Increase the value of these […]

Market Analysis: How Your Competitor is Getting Ahead

Market Analysis: How Your Competitor is Getting Ahead
Every business has its competitors. And while market analysis isn’t necessarily a new practice, today’s key players are constantly hunting for ways to fine-tune their intel. The kicker is, instead of turning to who you’re competing with, you should be focusing on who you’re competing for.
As a […]