GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - August 2014

Finally, Security is a Priority for Agencies, Companies, Individuals

“You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it.” Harold Finch, “Person of Interest,” CBS I’m not much of a TV fan but I do like good documentaries so I got hooked on Person of Interest at [...]

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Success is All about Managing Failure

It was tough making this year’s annual company picnics – back-to-back meetings, a redeye back to make one picnic and an early morning flight to make our next location’s picnic. Attending our company picnics has always been important to me because it gives me a chance to both recognize and encourage teamwork. Perhaps most important, [...]

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Dealing with Customers, Issues in Realer than Real Time

“The only one that thinks that this is a game is you, man. This is real. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive” – Grommet, “Point Break,” 20th Century Fox, 1991 You probably won’t believe this [...]

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5 Reasons Venture Capital Is Bad For Start-Up Businesses

Getting venture capital used to be the focal point of an easy way out of investment woes, while ensuring fast business growth. For the longest time, aspiring start-up owners have been wired to believe it’s all about convincing investors of their venture’s massive potential for success through rock-solid business plans based on proven business processes [...]

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Jamba Juice Mobile Loyalty Program Gets Over 1 Million Signups

Because life’s luxuries are now very hard to come by, everyone wants to get the best value for their every purchase. It’s no secret how customers can easily switch from a product or a brand to another – and the world of choices out there makes it incredibly easy for them to do this. As [...]

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KFC Canada Puts Beer on the Menu

In Canada, chicken lovers who enjoy their favorite dish, the cooked to KFC perfection, are getting themselves a new bubbly beverage option in addition to the usual menu of sodas or juices. Beer and chicken sound like a great combination, and KFC Fresh in Toronto is treating customers to just that. Pairing rich, well-prepared and [...]

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Planet Fitness Franchise Pioneers to Open 40 More Locations by 2018

Recent business reports say there are telling signs of prospering franchising trends. Consumers are continuously more drawn toward established brands and businesses, often associating them with product or service quality and value. For this reason, the franchise sector is seeing unprecedented growth, with over 400 American franchise systems operating on a global scale and earning [...]

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Chipotle a Threat to McDonald’s – How McDonald’s Plans to Fix This

Chipotle, the fast-rising Mexican food chain, has been keeping Americans away from the iconic burgers and fries, says McDonald’s, one of the country’s leading fast food companies with over 3,000 franchise owners across the United States. As though one for the business ironies, Chipotle was once financed by McDonald’s Corporation. Following failed efforts to get [...]

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Top Franchisors Share Tips On Expanding Your Business

Many individuals who breathe and live entrepreneurship have faced, in one way or another, the enormous challenge of worrying about their lack of experience or resources. With majority of businesses reportedly failing in the first five years, many entrepreneurs are becoming too picky about the industry they intend to become part of. Without the right [...]

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Cybercurrency is Slowly Making its Way Around the Globe

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Capt. James T. Kirk, “Star Trek,” Desilu, 1966-69 Standing in the Starbucks line the other day I watched [...]

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Your First Business Loan – 7 Important Things To Know

Budding entrepreneurs need more than just inspiration, drive or hard work to make it in their very first business. Money plays a vital role! In this regard, knowledge on getting a business loan is everything, especially if you’re in on this route for the first time. Once you think you’re all set, it’s easy to [...]

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4 Ways To Rehire Employees Who Have Left Your Business

Welcoming new workers who aren’t exactly new – those have left the company and have come back – is increasingly becoming a more common phenomenon in businesses. Entrepreneurs are seeing the value of getting boomerang employees back on board, particularly those who have spent a considerable time and earned significant experience working in the company. [...]

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Boomers Set to Control 70% of Disposable Income – Who Are You Marketing To?

Baby Boomers represent 44% of the US population and by 2017 are estimated to hold 70% of US disposable income. Combine their buying power with their fast adoption of technology – one-third of Boomers say they are heavy internet users, with more than 8 million Boomers spending more than 20 hours a week online – [...]

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Social Networking is Loads of Fun … Just Watch Your Step

“That’ll teach you to lecture me. Get me another anger management therapist.” – Colonel Moon, “Die Another Day,” MGM, 2002 Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking sites, Twitter). [...]

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Franchise Stats – Franchising Expected to Skyrocket in 5 Years

Franchising across all industries is set to boom over the next five years, two separate groups of business and financial analysis firms say so. FRANdata, a franchising activity analysis team found in a recent study that in 2014, franchise unit demands are expected to go up by about 12%. IHS Global Insight concurs, adding that [...]

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Business Owners: 5 Tech Tools To Manage Your Business On Vacation

Taking time off is one of the most important ways for any business owner to recover lost energy and relax from work pressure. In fact, vacationing is recommended for hardworking entrepreneurs for a chance to take a much-needed break and recharge. Taking a short or lengthy retreat from your business – depending on your need [...]

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