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Top Ten Legend of Zelda Songs Part 1

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Buy Franchise Australia

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Australia Franchise, Home Based Business Ideas, Brisbane. 652-P1

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Best Franchise To Buy

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Michael Beasley is Now “The Man” as a Minnesota Timberwolf
When Miami traded Michael Beasley for a second round pick on July 10, 2010 I couldn’t help but laugh at it. No, not because I didn’t like Beasley, but at the fact that Miami traded the player who at one point was thought to be the “savior” of an ailing franchise.

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Franchise Opportunity In Australia

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Here’s Some Tips & Ideas That Will Help You to Get MoreCustomers.

Customers, they’re a pain… who needs them!!

Unfortunately we all do. Yes, it’s sad but true.

I guess there are customers and then there are customers.

Some customers are simply fabulous and others are just plain painful. I always wince when I cast my mind back to when I owned a local franchise of a national printing franchise group.

Up until then I thought the bank tellers union were abusing some kind of substance when they’re sprouting that it’s “very stressful working with the general public”

What a toss I thought.

But… one day while standing at the counter of the printing franchise praying for the next customer to be somewhere near normal, it hit me.

“Working with the general public is extremely stressful, not to mention plian bloody annoying”

I’m digressing… slightly.

Really I’m not because every business owner I’ve ever met would dearly love to cut loose a percentage of customers who are just plain oxygen thieves.

So, how can you replace the customers that you want to lose, or those that simply disappear.

In recent times there are new strategies emerging for just about everything.

By & large the internet is responsible for this.

It has created a whole new world of communication which of course includes communicating with current & prospective customers.

Traditional methods of new customer acquisition have given away to the internet age primarily because you can reach literally millions of people quickly, at very little cost.

Coca Cola’s marketing budget.

Unless you have a marketing budget somewhere near that of Coca Cola’s, the odd billboard here and there, radio/TV ads or press ads won’t really get you many new customers.

These strategies are good for nurturing existing customers (hey we’re still here) but in general do not work well for small to medium businesses trying to attract new business.

Particularly in business-to-business situations.

On top of that, advertising is, or has become overwhelming to the point that the consumer is blind to it.

At more than 1,000 sales messages per day, we don’t see them anymore.

In Seth Godin’s book Permission Marketing, he states that the average person sees over 1,000 sales messages per day (I lent the book recently & I’m guessing the number) so we just stop seeing them.

So advertising agencies keep trying to think up new ways to get our attention which in turn creates more sale messages.

So in Seth’s eyes, the message is clear.

We need to create direct response marketing mechanisms that prompts prospective customers to call us.

He calls it permission marketing – turning strangers into acquaintances and acquaintances into customers.

It’s really directs response marketing, which works very well.

In short, direct response marketing is presenting a compelling offer to prospective customers along with a call to action supported by a gift.

I use a number of variations of direct response marketing in my business and it’s my prime source of new customers.

The variations I use are sales letters & emails.

If your going to send a large quantity of sales letters out at the one time, I would suggest using the services of a mailing house. They’ll take the pain out of it.

However, if you’re going to send letters in small lots like I do, then do it in-house.

After mailing, follow-up each and every sales letter by phone, record the response & call back date and keep doing that until you get an order or they tell you to bugger off.

Many prospects will simply be uninterested so do not call them any more.

Over a period of time, you will start to build a rapport with the remaining prospects and become quite friendly with them.

After all, that IS your goal.

In most cases, you’ll probably be talking more to the prospects than their current supplier is.

You’ll be top of their mind when they next order.

So it’s only a matter of time before the opportunity arrives.

With the emails, it’s a set and forget system and I do not actually contact them personally until they wish to speak with me.

There are many ways to acquire new customers and the strategy your currently using may be working really well for you.

However, if you need more customers you really should have a number of strategies in place. It always pays to look at every opportunity to get new customers as some will be more successful than others.

So, keep you mind open, your eyes peeled and your ears sharp. You never know when a great opportunity will present itself.

Here’s some tips on how to prepare documents for a mailing house.

And… have a look at Seth Godin’s site –

Peter Kirkham is a Qualified Printing Trade Specialist and Commercial Printing Broker with Print Acumen Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia.

With over 40 years of industry experience, Peter provides a wonderful collection of insider tips & proven methods that will save you a substantial amount of money & time on company printing. His FREE guide, Printing Secrets Exposed is freely available for everyone to download.

You can make up to $9800 in 24 hours

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The Best Franchise Opportunity – How to Determine it

Deciding to get a franchise is only the first of several major decisions a prospective franchisee will have to make. The next is determining the best franchise opportunity.

The best franchise opportunity is a totality of many factors. These factors are like parts that make up a whole. They work together to achieve a beneficial result.

Foremost of these factors is the prospect’s financial capability or ready access to financing since a large amount of money is required for the franchise fee, down payment on the lease, and other expenses. In addition to being financially ready, he should make a complete self-examination to determine his personality and preferences so that he can find the right kind of business that will match his style.

Preferably, the prospect must have conducted his own research and market study before setting up a meeting with the franchisor. This will enable him to inquire intelligently about important details relative to the company and the arrangements under the franchise. This way, he does not enter into something that he does not know much about, wherein he will have to depend mainly on the franchisor for information. This kind of information is unreliable since it has already been edited to come up with a highly convincing franchise presentation.

In asking questions, the prospect must solicit important information such as those about the track record of the company insofar as its franchises are concerned; how committed it is in providing continuous support to the franchise and ensuring its success; how effective its training and marketing programs are; and if the company has an continuing product research and development program to make the business updated and competitive. The franchisor must be able to provide this information to the prospect’s satisfaction.

If the business is large and enormously popular in the market, its franchise network is most probably successful. Accordingly, the franchise fee alone will cost the prospect a large sum of money. If he does not possess the financial capability required by large companies, the next best thing is to look for a lesser-known company that has a high market potential but a lower franchise fee. However, the risks involved here are definitely higher than with a large-company franchise.

In considering the franchise offer of a less popular franchisor, the prospect has to conduct a thorough study on the background of the company, its present management, and the market potential of its products or services in his intended business location. He must also be able to find substantiated answers to the following questions: Is the business concept innovative enough to attract customers? Will it draw enough interest in the marketplace to make loyal customers? Is the company willing to allot a reasonable budget to fund marketing programs in the area to help the franchisee realize more profits? Am I willing to risk my money on a novel concept such as this? If so, am I up to the challenge of turning the franchise into a profitable venture? If the answer to all these questions is “yes,” the other equally important factors must also be considered.

The planned business site for the franchise unit is another crucial factor if the business is to succeed. Ideally, the business must be established in a place where there is a lot of human traffic, possibly inside a shopping centre, near a school, or downtown where all the shops are situated. It must also be easily accessible to its target market. In this regard, the franchisor’s willingness to provide support in pinpointing determining the ideal location and negotiating the lease will be a good indication of his sincerity.

In addition, the prospect has to determine the availability of competent people in the area who can be considered for possible employment in his franchise. Staffing the business with quality employees who can be trained in operations and management will be an essential factor in running the business smoothly.

As the prospective chief operations officer of a franchise unit, the prospect must be assured of an effective training program that will arm him with adequate knowledge in starting the business and running it smoothly later on. A good training program for the employees should also be in place.

Furthermore, local legislations that are favorable to business will make the franchise opportunity more encouraging, assuming, that is, that the general economic condition is good for business.

The best franchise opportunity materializes when the prospective franchisee is financially ready; he has made a thorough study of his chosen company, its viability, products, and franchise network; he is assured of the commitment of the company to provide him continuous support; he has a good business site in mind; and the prevailing economic condition is conducive to starting a business.

The moment this opportunity presents itself, seize it!

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Matthew Anderson is the founder of The Franchise Shop. A directory of the UK’s leading franchise opportunities and a resource of franchising information

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New Franchises

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Ice Cream Franchising is the Hot New Franchising Trend

Even though the grocery store carries a wide variety of ice cream flavors, nothing can ever replace the experience of standing at the counter of your local ice cream franchise and being handed a fresh cone of your favorite flavor. Owning an ice cream franchise is not only a lucrative business, but also a fun way to be your own boss.

In the U.S. today, ice cream is a $20 billion-plus industry, with 90 percent market penetration. The industry is mature, meaning any gains from one competitor or segment will be scooped from another. It should come as no surprise, then, to learn that U.S. consumers spend up to one-third of their food and beverage budget on products consumed for pure enjoyment, rather than nutritional value, according to a July 2005 report

Dippin’ Dots Franchising, Inc., founded in 1988 and which began franchising in 2000, is another hot new concept, topping Franchise Times magazine’s Fast 55 list, and ranking #2 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 50 New Franchise Companies. Dippin’ Dots are tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, and flavored ice, cryogenically frozen, and are served at movie theaters, theme parks, and other entertainment venues nationwide.

Recently announcing a new s’mores flavor, Dippin’ Dots combine old favorites such as marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers, to delight fans with more frozen goodness.

Become part of the Dippin’ Dots franchise and get onboard with this great ground floor opportunity. Dippin’ Dots has a loyal fan base, and who can blame them? You, too, can participate in providing the Dippin’ Dots loyal fan base with iced goodies! Market research shows Dippin’ Dots outperformed some of the top franchised ice cream brands 2:1 among kids and young adults.

What You Need to Know:

There are multiple product offerings (ice cream, yogurt, flavored ices, ice cream cakes, iced drinks, shakes and more!)

The store investment, labor costs, transaction time and cost of goods are all lower then the national average.

Gain international exposure and brand awareness from appearances on Oprah, The Travel Channel, and The Food Network.

Dippin’ Dots is one of the hottest franchises and is growing at an aggressive pace throughout the United States.

Don’t miss out! Become the first in your area to bring Dippin’ Dots to its loyal fan base!

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Financial Challenges Facing Franchise Businesses

The current financial conditions facing franchise owners can only be described as extremely difficult.  Recent reports show that SBA loans for franchises are at a record default rates in 2008-2009.  Compared to 2007 the default rates have gone up 43% and have cost the SBA over $93 million last year.

The above statistics indicates that franchise owners are having a difficult time getting their ventures to succeed in these difficult financial times.  Everyone certainly understands the difficulty in getting a new small business to succeed and meet their financial obligations.

So, what can franchise business owners learn from the above statistics regarding recent SBA loan default rates? What are the factors that seemingly contribute toward the high default rates?  Well, a review of the statistics seems to reveal several basic factors that affect this.

First, those franchises that focused on serving the affluent customers have a more difficult time during these tough financial conditions.  As families face lower income levels, they begin to cut back on those good and services offered by franchise businesses that can be considered luxuries.  Cleaning services, laundry services and lawn services may fall into those categories.

Secondly franchises that are in an already crowded market face the prospect of stiff competition and as number of customers for that good or service fall even slightly, marginal businesses suffer immediate consequences.  As an example there are a lot of pizza restaurants both independent and franchise operators.  As families conserve cash and start to cook at home more often, they cut back on ordering pizza.  This affects all smaller and newer operators and those with lower financial capital.

Third factor that affect franchise businesses is the business model of the franchise business.  It is crucial to have a solid business model that works even in a difficult financial environment.  If the business model is marginal to begin with and depends a lot on the operator’s talent and experience, then this environment will put you to the test.  As an example opening fruit juice and cold drink stores in colder climates in winter does not make sense.

So what should a franchisor do in this environment?  It is crucial for franchisors to maintain their current base of operators and expand their base cautiously.  Nothing is more valuable to a franchisor than a demonstrable track record of success as evidenced by their customer base.  A large number of failures and defaults does not inspire confidence in a potential franchise opportunity seeker.  There are several things the franchisor can and should do.  Speak to your customer base regularly and poll them on their market situations.  Provide advise and counseling where appropriate and direct them to financial resources when needed.  When selecting new franchise owners, have a higher standard, for financial and capital requirements, so they can withstand the market forces longer.  Make sure to provide adequate training in operations so they are more successful in operating their business.

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A Hot Penny Stock that is Looking like it may be the Next Chipotle

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Did You Know? The RE/MAX Edition 3.1

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