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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 […]

What makes a strong value proposition?

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

A value proposition is a statement we use in business to summarize why a consumer (or business if your customers are other businesses) should buy your product or service. It’s an easy-to-understand statement that explains how a product solves a pain point, communicates the specifics of its added benefit and states the reason why it’s […]

How can microfinance help entrepeneurs?

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Microfinance, sometimes called microcredit, means giving credit, savings, and general banking services to the millions of people who are unable to qualify for these services from a regular banking institution. Generally, this means a person lacking a certain amount of collateral – assets or money used to “secure” regular financing. Banking the “unbankable” is made […]

4 ways to make meetings more interesting

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Whether your team holds meetings daily, weekly, or hardly at all, you might have wondered how you can make them more interesting. While it’s important to remain professional and stick to the task at hand, finding ways to make meetings more appealing can help your team feel more alert, creative, and engaged. Here are four […]

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