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Uncharted Territories: Understanding a Franchise's 'Territorial Rights'

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How Much Ongoing Support -- and What Kinds -- Should You Provide to Your Franchisees?

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My Story: Almost Losing My Life, Starting a Business, and Finding Myself Along The Way

I literally was a girl waking up from a coma trying to find her place in a big world. read more

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Phil SealyOwner at Pro Leaders Academy
Great story and it is an inspiration to others that hope and the mind are amazing things that can make all the difference in a persons life. Thank you for sharing and inspiring others with the talents you have.
Business coaching

My Story: Learning to Get Over Myself and Wake Up to The Opportunities Ahead

I never really thought of myself as a business woman. It didn't really occur to me that I was... read more

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Hi Jef, Well thank you kindly! You've made my sleep deprived day brighter :D
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very inspiring, keep pressing forward!
Growing and scaling

4 Tips To Kick Your Inbox Into Shape

Think back to those dim and distant days of the early 2000s -- a time when the email inbox was a... read more

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Enjoyed this thoroughly Tracey, especially point 4!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very solid advice. Also, please refrain from assigning "High Priority" to every single email (it negates the importance if over used). Ensure you are only "Replying All" when absolutely necessary, otherwise only "Reply" to the necessary recipient or recipients, others will appreciate you not flooding their inbox. Only add "read receipts" when sending Important Timely documents, no one wants to feel like you are hand-holding or babysitting them to ensure they've read your message.
Business coaching

7 Steps to Managing a Work-Free Weekend

What are your weekends like? Are they filled with fluffy clouds, pool splashing friends and family... read more

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Yes, I find that by 8pm most nights I am done and dusted on anything intellectual, so I tend to keep most evenings free for unplanned activities. I figure if I work my butt off during the day when I have the energy and motivation to do it, I'll eventually achieve the goals! And spouse time - oh my goodness, so very important! I think the best part about working for myself is that I can chose how much or how little to get through each day and this helps especially since my other half works for himself as well. Without the flexibility we would probably struggle a lot more!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Because of my multiple venture approach, I also try to take one week night each week (not always the same night) and work on nothing work related or even work related to my side projects. I just watch some tv or movies, enjoy a good meal, maybe play video games for a short bit or do some reading. I also use it to give my spouse some undivided attention.
Import and Export

Choosing the Right Freight Forwarder

New to import or export and looking to ship products overseas? International freight can be complex... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
This isn't a topic I knew much about (as I'm not currently in a position to need such a service), but reading the article was educational for me. Thank you.
Business coaching

Stop Making Excuses

I'm full of them...excuses, that is. I have medals for procrastination lining my virtual walls... read more

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It's Not About Service - It's About Honesty and Integrity

Oh dear. Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you will know that Volkswagen has been... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
This is a scary read! hate the thought that it's so easy to circumvent regulations... Interesting article.
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Keeping Your Business: Reinvigorate Your Passion

With the change of seasons and the recent Super Moon overhead, are you as passionate about your... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
So nice to read this - can't forget how vital passion is no matter what your business (or job) happens to be! Great tips on how to get back on track if you feel you're losing that excitement for what you do, I especially like the idea of getting engaged with the community, it's all too easy to become too focused on yourself when you're trying to get inspired.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I really enjoyed this article. There are many great points to consider for further thought and action.
Business coaching

What's the Difference Between My Goals, My Objectives, My Strategies and My Tactics?

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
You are correct that keeping the hierarchy in mind is important for clear communication. Also rightly communicated, each role or team member may handle or see things from a different perspective. The best way to keep alignment is clear and ongoing communication with your entire team. As a status check, make time to allow team members to ask questions for clarification.
Import and Export

It Pays to Shop Around in a Volatile International Freight Market

Did you know that 2015 has seen unprecedented volatility for international freight with some... read more

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Good article, getting SME's thinking beyond Australia has to good for economy
Phil KhorFounder at SavvySME
Thanks for this Ian. Would be great to have an overview of the market, who's in it and such. :)
Import and Export

Packaging for Export

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I'm not currently exporting anything, but this is interesting information. Thanks for sharing.
Growing and scaling

Is Your Team Costing You Tens of Thousand Dollars?

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Great read with some very honest truths.
Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Agree. A happy, passionate team is a productive team. Company culture is much more powerful than leadership or talent. Great leadership fosters great culture, through hiring and otherwise.
Import and Export

Business Success in the US - One nation or is it?

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Another great resource that you can slice and dice to find what you are looking for http://www.zoomprospector.com/
Ian SmithOwner at CargoHound
A good resource is www.unitedstatesconnect.com
Business coaching

5 Revenue Streams You Can Add to Your Business Today

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
@Jenny Tse - I still have a handful of chapters to write, and then the editing process will begin. I know that editing will take some time, because I plan on rewriting a few of the chapters I've already written. My project is about educating others on how to take small steps toward full entrepreneurship while working a full-time job. I think (and hope) that others will find it interesting and helpful when all said and done.
Jenny TseOwner at Licence to Bill™
@Ananda Raj Pandey - Hi Ananda, what a great question. My question is how do we measure ROI on something like a book? What is the intention - aside from spreading a message or sharing a story - is the intention to make a profit, generate awareness or curiosity, to educate?
Import and Export

Export - What is a Certificate of Origin?

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Great info, this stuff can seem a bit daunting at times!
Import and Export

Incoterms Explained

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Great info! as someone who is unfamiliar with the topic I feel like I can better understand how it works.
Franchising

5 Reasons Why Startup Franchises Can Fail, and What to Do About It

Griffiths University reported that the overall number of franchises fell between 2012 and 2014,... read more

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Farhad KhurshedFounder at Copywriting-Results
Brian Keen is the real deal on this subject. I would also add, make sure you speak to other Franchise owners as they can reveal what's really required to make your business a success.
Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Very interesting article! Helpful to get some tips and advice from someone who knows the topic well.
Franchising

Foodies Go Mainstream

Fresh New Food Choices Challenge the Establishment The international franchise food sector is... read more

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Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Just a pity that Sydney has such heavy regulations over food trucks. It's surprisingly hefty to start up a food truck, requiring a minimum upfront investment of $200,000 and the wait is currently 2 years for food truck approvals here.
Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
I know I hope to see more food trucks around! they're such a great way for people to be innovative and serve what they love to eat without prices rising through the roof. And it's super-convenient if you're pressed for time and want to grab something quickly.