Franchise Blog

How to Implement Employee Mentoring Programs

by Mary Jezioro

Jan 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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For companies seeking to place themselves among the leaders of their industry, one key component is having a highly trained and confident staff. Many companies fail to make their employees feel valued and important in the day to day business operations, which leads to lower retention rates and uninspired workers.

However, the use of an integrated mentoring program can be the ticket to higher employee satisfaction and better profits. 

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Topics: Business Growth

Create an Internal Communication Strategy for Your Business

by Mary Jezioro

Jan 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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As your business continues to grow and take on more employees, it is imperative for you to implement an adequate internal communication strategy to ensure the success of your entrepreneurial vision.  

Employees need to feel they can openly communicate with all staff members regardless of their role. And if they understand your company's goal through open communication, they will understand how their role plays a crucial part in the overall success of your business.

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Topics: Business Growth

How You Can Use Net Promoter Score To Improve Your Business in 2016

by Mary Jezioro

Jan 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a "management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm's customer relationships." It acts as a leading indicator of future growth.

It can be more reliable than customer satisfaction rate, and the higher it is; the higher a chance you have to surpass other competing businesses who could be potentially taking your customers.

With the new year and lots of new potential customers, it's beneficial to know how to utilize your net promoter score to improve your business.

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Topics: Business Growth

5 Amazingly Actionable Tips That Will Make You a Better Networker

by Mary Jezioro

Dec 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Networking is a skill that must be developed just like any other learned business technique. Building an effective and productive network depends on your ability to form mutually beneficial relationships with people in all different positions and industries. Here are five ways that you can take action to improve your networking abilities right now:

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Topics: Business Growth

11 Tips For Security Professionals On Their Next Work Vehicle

by Mary Jezioro

Dec 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Security company owners use their vehicles as a way to advertise.  More importantly security professionals utilize their vehicles on a daily basis. Your vehicle should be equipped and laid out efficiently so it does not cost you and your technicians time, money and frustration.

When you're getting ready to purchase a new work vehicle, think about the features that will benefit you most. For security professionals, your vehicle does more than drive you to and from the job.

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Topics: Business Growth

10 Key Insights From Wayne Dyer to Help You Succeed

by Mary Jezioro

Nov 10, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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The world lost one of the pioneers in self development and great educator when Dr.Wayne W. Dyer passed away in August of 2015. He was known as the “father of motivation” for his many books, PBS specials, video presentations, and TV appearances. He said he was ready to start his new adventure at any time and had no fear of death.

In his forty books like The Power of Intention and the more recent I Can See Clearly Now, he always worked to bring people to their highest potential in life, love, family, and career.

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Topics: Business Growth

3 Tips to Increase Your Monthly Recurring Revenue

by Mary Jezioro

Nov 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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If you’re an entrepreneur or franchise owner then the subject of increasing your revenue is always on your mind. New customers are great, unexpected gains are a luxury, but the golden egg that most sound-minded professionals seek is a growing monthly recurring revenue. 

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Topics: Business Growth

10 Ways to Make Back Office Management Easier with a CRM

by Mary Jezioro

Oct 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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If you have a business, then you need a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

CRM, or customer relationship management, refers to software that lets companies track every interaction with existing and potential customers. Software capabilities can change depending on the developer, but no matter what the software is usually just referred to by the acronym, CRM. 

Now matter which provider you go with, most CRMs should allow you to track customer names, emails, and phone numbers. More complex CRMs will give you the ability to track phone calls, log emails, and even keep track of customer social media feeds.

Regardless of whether you go with a basic CRM or a more complex one, there are many ways you can make back office management easier with a CRM, and here are 10 of them.

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Topics: Business Growth

Penetrating The Home Alarm Sales Business

by Mary Jezioro

Oct 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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The very real fact is that crime is always going to be around, and someone is always going to be a victim. Newsreport after newsreport has noted the recent rise in crime rates for any number of reasons.

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Topics: Business Growth

4 Tips to Help You Find Talented Employees

by Mary Jezioro

Oct 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Having a pipeline of fresh talent is absolutely essential in order for your business to thrive. Even if you think you have secured a talented workforce, employees can get promoted within the company or leave for greener pasturesYou might also need to bring in fresh talent if your company or franchise rapidly expands and starts branching out into new markets. 

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Topics: Business Growth