I’ve been lucky to interview a great range of female business owners, franchisees and entrepreneurs over the past few years. These women are at the top of their respective games, with a positive outlook as to how they can help others achieve their business goals.
Are you using your personal LinkedIn Profile to build your personal brand and your franchise? If not, you should be.
Networking is a crucial part of owning your own business or franchise, and by now, you are probably aware that you can network in many different ways!
While networking in person is important, using email is also a great tool to network. Many connections I’ve made have been through email, leading to some great business opportunities.
This winter, I felt like my emotions were all over the place. So I got to thinking. As a business owner, maybe this could be something worth tracking to see how my mood is affected by the time of the year and the happenings in the business (and my life in general).
One of the best books I read in 2014 was Arianna Huffington’s memoir/self help publication called The Third Metric.
The Third Metric is a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, consisting of four other pillars: wellbeing, wisdom, wonder and giving.
As a franchise owner, you have to present your business and products to people all the time. Whether you’re delivering presentations to clients and business partners or you’re speaking at an industry or community event, if your public speaking skills are poor, your audience won’t remember you or your franchise for the right reasons.
Your goal in every presentation is to motivate people. Yes, your content should be motivating, but you have to be motivating, too. When it comes to public speaking, delivery matters—a lot!
The New Year is here and if you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to make it your most successful year yet. If you’re a business owner, the likelihood is that your plans are already set in motion for the year ahead.
As a franchise owner, you need to know how to close sales or you won’t be in business for long. The best marketing campaigns, the most competitive prices, and the most desirable products and services can bring people to your virtual or brick-and-mortar door, but it’s often up to you and your employees to close the sale.