This time of year, most areas of the United States enjoy cool, crisp nights.
Seasonal changes affect lots of things, including small business. Maybe it’s something in the air.
Well, there are other things in the air. And some of these things are making some people nervous.
But, are small business owners-including franchise business owners, getting nervous, too?
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Let’s find out.
October Small Business And Franchise News
Conserva Irrigation was founded in 2010 by Russ Jundt, who became increasingly disturbed by the tremendous amount of water wasted by the typical irrigation system. He came up with an auditing system that helps improve water efficiency. And now you can become a franchise owner who helps conserve this very precious resource. Check out Conserva Irrigation.
According to Bronagh Bourke, not all businesses are suitable for franchising. Those that are successful tend to demonstrate four traits that form the solid foundations for a successful franchised network. Here they are.
An ordinance in Minneapolis defines franchise businesses as “large businesses” if the franchisor has more than 10 locations nationally. That means they’ll have to increase their hourly wages faster than non-franchise businesses. Read why this ordinance doesn’t make sense.
In case you’re curious about franchising in other areas of the world, check out the top franchise trends in South Africa. I don’t think you’ll find them to be all that different than in the U.S.
Here are several free tools designed to help your small business avoid cyber attacks, courtesy of Entrepreneur.com
According to the The National Federation of Independent Business, (NFIB) small business optimism fell 3 points in September to 103, down from 105.3 in August.. Expectations were that it would decline much less to 105. It was in the mid-90s in October and November before surging to 105.8 in December after the election. Get the details
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could easily and quickly install a wi-fi network for your business…quickly? According to PC World, there’s a new product on the market enables small business owners to do just that. Check it out