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The Big Idea Asks for Help

The producers at The Big Idea called asking if I’d make myself available to help out one of their viewers in need. His name was Tony, and here was his situation: He’s a dad of four kids, got let go from one job accepted a new one and that company went bankrupt right before his [...]

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Franchise Organizations Secret Shop Employees

It’s travel season … last week Washington, DC for Franchise Appreciation Day and this week Franchise Update’s annual Franchise Development Conference at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL. The conference agenda is helping owners of franchise organizations (in a peer to peer environment) understand the present franchise sales environment and gain valuable insight for improving [...]

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Using Transactional Emails to Magnetize Customers

You have crafted your email campaigns, sent them out to your subscribers, and have received a decent amount of responses. Now what? From a business standpoint, you want to influence repeat purchases and ensure that customers are satisfied with your product or service. Improving your transactional emails will get you one step closer to higher [...]

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I Appeared on ABC News Now – Promoting Home-Based Business

I appeared on ABC News Now, ABC’s online initiative, in an interview with Tory Johnson. She was great and it was yet another opportunity to offer advice for smart home-based business practices as well as to encourage people to enter the 2008 StartupNation Home-Based 100. Click on the screenshot directly below to view the video. [...]

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Everyone Assume Financial Crash Position

Ever watch Airplane? Or did I just reveal my status as dinosaur. (If I didn’t, my kids will be the first to tell you how ancient I am sooner or later anyway.) But I digress… as usual. In the movie, when the passengers were asked to assume “crash position,” they immediately started to scream, wave [...]

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Do you rely on press releases too much?

  It’s early in the morning, and I am answering another e-mail from a brand new entrepreneur. He “needs” a press release written ASAP.  I respond to discover more information. Basically, he’s another new business owner offering a significant discount for his new product. Now, this may have involved a lot of time and work [...]

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