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Building and Inspiring an Organization

“In Need of Expansion Capital? Consider Other People’s Money”

The biggest barrier to expansion faced by today’s small businesses is capital. Entrepreneurs using traditional forms of capital acquisition have only two options: debt or equity. However, they would be wise to consider franchising because it allows them to expand without the risk and lack of availability of debt or the cost of equity. This article from Entrepreneurial Edge magazine looks at franchising as an alternative form of capital acquisition.

Defining and Serving a Market

“How to Create a Customer Survey”

How satisfied are your customers? Use these tips on question phrasing and layout to maximize the response rate and the value of the results when you prepare and apply a written customer survey.

Acquiring and Managing Finances

“Surviving Tough Times”

Employee and vendor loyalty has been critical to CTP's success.

Human Resources Management

“Finding Affordable Health Care for Employees”

Ten steps to reduce your health insurance costs and bolster coverage.

Legal Issues and Taxes

“Comply with Employment Laws — Painlessly”

Avoid pitfalls that can trigger costly litigation.

Operations and Technology

“Make the Workplace Work For You”

Instead of writing off physical space as a cost center, use it as a tool to boost productivity, retention and morale.