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Control Your Destiny

Merriam Webster defines destiny (noun) as “a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency.” When used as a verb, destining, the definition is “to designate, assign, or dedicate in advance.” Having control over your destiny is a case of miswording. The very definition of destiny clearly states your end-fate … Continued

End of the Year Business Tips

The end of the year is typically a flurry of action with holidays, family and shopping. It can be overwhelming and take up a lot of your attention. But this is not the time to slack-off when it comes to your small business. There are a lot of things you need to prepare for at … Continued

Why Consider buying a Franchise?

If you’re looking to venture out on your own and open a small business, you’re probably visualizing an independent start-up in your mind, but it is folly not to consider buying a franchise. Franchise companies come with a plethora of advantages that should not be overlooked. The International Franchise Association (IFA) explains franchising as “a … Continued

Advantages of Franchising

Becoming an entrepreneur is risky business. You are putting your money and livelihood on the line for the chance of owning your own successful business. There’s nothing more exciting than becoming your own boss, especially if your current job has you down in the dumps and desperate for a change. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone though. … Continued

How to Keep Your Phone Ringing

  The American Marketing Association (AMA) writes that marketing is “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” Good marketing is all the above, at the minimal effort level. Good marketing produces business but limits you on how … Continued

Rules to Live By

AdvantaClean’s Erik Mortensen’s Rules to Live By Erik Mortensen came to AdvantaClean after many years working in corporate wholesale food services, shipping fresh produce all over the country. For Erik, having a plan of action, taking care of the smallest details, and relaying a sense of urgency to staff, meant the difference in providing fresh, … Continued

Time Management Tips

  Everyone deals with time management problems at some point in their life. Whether you’ve suddenly found yourself procrastinating every challenging task you’re confronted with, or you’re missing important appointments due to lack of available time in your day, time management is vital for maintaining your small business and staying on track toward your company’s … Continued

Signs you’re ready to start your own business

New ventures are fraught with stress, worry and the risk of failure. When you start your own business, you are risking everything; success is thrilling, and failure is devastating. Everyone daydreams about starting their own business occasionally, but it takes more than a dream to succeed in a new venture. Success requires desire coupled with … Continued

How to Keep Motivated running your own Business

The initial thrills of opening your small business or buying a franchise can be intoxicating and highly motivational, especially if your first days are a success. But what happens when those thrills begin to wane? When the stress and monotony of your day-to-day work and personal life eat away at your motivation and confidence in … Continued