Recognizing an Opportunity

The saying “timing is everything” could not be more apt than when it comes to small business management. Timing and opportunity are often what segregate successful businesses from those that flounder. A true entrepreneurial spirit is rooted in this belief. “Stay active in the industry and up-to-date with the technology.” Opportunity does not come dressed in a pretty package with …

Buying a Brand: Franchising

In the aftermath of global downsizing, many out of work or dissatisfied employees are considering franchising. But what do these folks know about running a successful business? In fact, the best candidates for franchising are proven, successful small business owners ready to expand or take on a new challenge. Firstly, there are two main kinds of franchising to consider – …

Time Saving Strategies

No need to quote studies or research here – small business owners know how many hours they put in to their business. With the business up and running there are a few helpful ways to relieve the pressure and take a well-deserved breather. The biggest challenge for many small business owners can be delegation. It is imperative to relinquish some …