Archive for August, 2018

GoForth’s 30-question location suitability checklist

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Recently, we shared the seven components of a great business location. Once you’ve narrowed down your location search, ask yourself these 30  important questions to further assess its suitability: Do the zoning requirements allow for my business type? What is the condition of the building – are any repairs or renovations required? Does the location’s […]

Ask yourself these vital questions about your industry

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

    Every small business owner is part of a wider industry, and is affected by that industry to some degree. To help you determine the health of your industry, undertake research to gain answers to the following six industry health questions: Is the industry growing? Where are the opportunities in the industry? Who are the […]

How much does it cost to open a franchise?

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Franchisors often charge a franchise fee to be paid at the start of the agreement (either in full or as a percentage) as a deposit. You may have to sign a deposit agreement. The deposit may or may not be returned to you if you decide not to go through with 
the franchise. For example, […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

We hope you’re having a restful but also productive summer so far! Take some time to relax and unwind with these blog posts and small business articles we’ve recently enjoyed. Eight Business Books That Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads at Fortune The four-day work week is good for business at Fast Company An Overview of […]