Mortar Makes it Happen

Today I’d like to talk about the three keys to business development and how you can put the right bricks in place to build a solid foundation. There are three main areas of business development: Innovation Quantification Orchestration   If done well these three areas will help you build a solid foundation for you business. Let’s talk about each one of these for just a minute. Innovation Innovation should not be confused with creativity, which is the expression of ideas. Innovation is taking these ideas and putting them into action. This is where a large amount of your focus should

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You Turn Me Right ‘Round Baby, Right ‘Round

The biggest area of turn-key businesses is franchises. There is franchise for ever industry in the world and they are fairly easy to acquire and come with practically a pop out of the box pre-assembled system. McDonald’s is a prime example. In fact, a $40 billion, 28,707 strong example. There are a few things we are going to talk about: Business Format Franchise The Franchise Prototype Franchise Prototype Standards Business Format Franchise The business format franchise came from an earlier model call the “trade name” franchise. The big change was in the rights. During the “trade name” days the franchise

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Direct Response or Bust!

Direct response marketing is a marketing that demands a direct response from your potential customers. This type of marketing is used to answer questions, present your branding, products and the reason you do what you do. Customers love this, as they are offered the opportunity to response, whether that be in the way of signing up for a newsletter, posting a comment on your site or blog, or purchasing a product from you. So, what does direct response marketing look like? Well, it comes in many forms, including: Direct mail Print ads Radio and TV ads Coupons or other incentives

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Expand the Life of Your Business

Today I’m going to talk about the life cycle of a business and how to get the most out of each cycle while also extended the lifespan of your business. The four different stages of a business life cycle are: Infancy Adolescence Growing Pains Maturity   We’ll talk a little about what each of these cycle’s means and how they can each help expand your business’ lifespan.   Infancy This is generally consider the technician’s phase, which is the owner. At this point, the relationship between the business and the owner is that of a parent and new baby. There

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Gather the Troops

Today I’d like to chat about the different types of support staff you need and what makes them so important. There are essentially three key roles that need to be filled to set your business up for success: The Technician The Manager The Entrepreneur All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. It’s all about balance. The Technician This person represents the present and all that needs to be done for the physical aspects of the business building process. They are the “doer”. This is usually the most visible person of the

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