Prevent a Summer Sales Slump

By Thom Torode | June 24, 2014

Prevent a summer sales slump

Successful Franchise Leadership

By Thom Torode | June 16, 2014

What does it take to be successful in franchise leadership? Despite your best efforts, your franchise may be struggling unsuccessfully to keep pace with others in the corporation. Insufficient sales performance, employee attrition, and organizational deficiencies can, of course, seriously impact growth and drive your operation to the bottom of the franchisees’ metrics chart. Your…

The Key to Being a Great Visionary Leader

By Thom Torode | June 10, 2014

There are a variety of leadership skills out there, but visionary leaders are individuals who often receive the most success out of the endeavors. These individuals can create and maintain a vision of a business and or organization that has not yet been created. This vision provides the owner with the will to work hard…

June Business Tip: Time Management

By Thom Torode | June 3, 2014

Welcome to our June Business Tip: Time Management! A popular self-help book, focused on improving time management skills, Eat That Frog, explains the importance of getting your biggest, most important tasks done early in the day. Brian Tracy uses the analogy of eating a frog to help readers understand the logic behind prioritizing ones tasks.…

Key Habits of Resilient People

By Thom Torode | May 23, 2014

Resilient people all have one thing in common, they have the ability to bounce back from their failures and avoid getting discouraged as much as possible. Resilient people are often thought of as those lucky individuals who managed to “make it” in life. But what is it about these people who have this talent or…

Celebrating Small Business Week

By Thom Torode | May 10, 2014

Welcome to National Small Business Week May 12-16. SBW was created in 1963 in an effort to honor and show appreciation to small business owners throughout the United States. The first National Small Business Week began when John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which ushered in a tradition that still stands to this day. Every…

Sunrise Business Tips

By Thom Torode | April 30, 2014

May Sunrise Business Tip: Organizing Your Office for Better Productivity Do you sit down to work and find yourself browsing the web, or performing other unproductive tasks? Studies have shown that decreasing distractions while working can boost your productivity. If you find you are having trouble staying focused, you may wish to minimize distractions in…

Goal Check

By Thom Torode | April 29, 2014

Goals With 4 months under our belts in 2014 and spring in the air and flowers blooming it’s time for a goal check. Remember back at the beginning of the year you sat down and wrote out some concrete goals using the suggested model: SMART: S – Smart M- Measurable A – Achievable R –…

SYSTEM: Save Your Self Time Energy and Money

By Thom Torode | April 8, 2014

Save Your Self Time Energy and Money In our earlier post on SYSTEM, we discussed the importance of systematizing your business processes, and some high-level ways to go about reorganizing your internal business structure to create better efficiency in your organization. In this post, we would like to further explore the concept of systematizing your…

Creating a System for Success

By Thom Torode | April 3, 2014

  Most of us run our lives on a handful of systems. Between our cellphones, our planners and our e-mail inboxes, we have organized ourselves and our time. And if you ever doubt the importance of these systems, recall your panic the last time you lost your planner. Yet as important as these systems are,…