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Top Growing Franchises in 2015

A large number of entrepreneurs start an independent business every year. However, few survive the freshman year. Statistics prove that the new franchise owner is more successful than the independent business owner. A franchise makes it possible for the owner to work with an established name and distribute their products. Certainly, owning a franchise is the ultimate key to success. However, it is important to own a franchise that is growing and shows signs that it will continue to grow well into the future. These franchises offer the best opportunities for success. Let’s take a look at the top growing franchises in 2015.

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Business Exit Strategy

Exit strategies are not just for when you’re employed by another company. Exit strategies should be part of your overall plan when starting a business. A good exit strategy will help you have enough money to pay creditors, maintain good relationships and establish new ones and help you prepare for the unexpected. You should know the answers to what you plan to do in case of an unexpected downturn in the market, a natural disaster, a bad product launch, bad PR and/or misconduct. As you’re starting up your business, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.

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Top Business Trends for Your Business in 2015

As 2015 gains momentum, more and more business owners are interested in learning what strategies they can implement to make the year a notably profitable one. If this is your objective, you should note that the year 2015 will bring a plethora of business trends that can radically affect your company’s ability to generate revenue and expand its base of loyal customers.

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Lean Startup Strategies

Lean Startup Strategies

Running a lean startup, especially with a lean budget, is a very different animal than running a startup with a deep well of venture capital behind it. You need to prioritize different facets of the business. It calls for different strategies as you move forward and here are a few of the most important.

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Coffee Futures: Then, Now and the Future

As a lover of coffee and finance; coffee futures, present the perfect intersection for me. The history of coffee trading has roots in global trade spanning a bevy of continents. From Africa to Asia, the trade has shaped nations and the living habits of people. Prices in coffee have grown considerably from 2005 through present times.

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Growing a Franchise Business

Taking a business to the next level of success by franchising is not a process that occurs overnight. Understanding how to properly grow a franchise business with a few tips is a way to outperform competition while securing a spot in any market or industry. Becoming actively involved and engaged in franchising your business is a way to ensure you are on the right track to success with the proper moves in place.
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Reasons Startups Fail

Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail

Starting a new business is an exciting prospect, but it’s important to remember that a large number of startups fail, either due to mistakes made on the part of the entrepreneur or general issues that the proper market research could have perhaps prevented. According to both experts and business owners themselves, there are a number of things that can kill a startup. The following are four such reasons:

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Struggles Every Entrepreneur Face

Starting a business scares the daylights out of many entrepreneurs. The optimism of a bright future collides with the stack of work on your desk that never seems to end. Starting a business consumes all of your time, and you must pay attention to every detail. The stress mounts quickly in the midst of the struggles. These four struggles in particular face nearly every entrepreneur.

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Business Entity

Business Entity: Picking the Right One

Choosing the right legal structure for your company is one of the most important parts of the start-up process. This will affect the way that you pay taxes, how much you pay in taxes, your ability to raise money for your operations and how much paperwork you will be responsible for. It will also determine how much personal liability you’ll assume for the success or failure of this endeavor. When it comes to determining which entity or structure is right for your organization, it is important to note that this will depend heavily upon your current circumstances and your long-term goals. Thus, it is generally a good idea to consult with business lawyers and financial advisers before committing to a company structure.

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Venture Financing European Startups

Venture Financing Struggle for European Startups

People all over the world are interested in startups, but they struggle with venture financing, especially in Europe. Even though Europe has some venture funding, the majority of the funding still flows out of Silicon Valley and New York. This leaves startups in London and Berlin searching for answers. How can London tech companies go from raising $1.4 billion to the $4.5 billion in the coming years?

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Lean Business Model

Lean Business Model: What Is It?

One of the best ways to ensure success for your business is to implement a lean business model. The key to thriving in the competitive business world of today is to look for ways to gain an advantage over your competitors. When you implement this model, you will cut waste and improve your bottom line. This will give you an economic advantage over your competitors, allowing you to gain a competitive edge. Here is a closer look at this business model and how to gain an advantage by implementing it into your company’s operations.
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