What does culture mean to you? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or social group. In business, culture generally means the purpose behind the policies and procedures that are in place. As Simon Sinek famously says, it starts with why. But why does company culture matter in business?
Most people like to be counted on. Everyone likes to count on others, especially the reliability of products and businesses. When we order a pizza from a national chain, or go to the store to buy Oreos, we have an expectation of what we will see when we open the box. We know how it will look, and taste. This is why we made the purchase. We chose that pizza chain and that brand of cookies not just because we like it, but because we trust that it will be the same product every time.
Researching franchises can be overwhelming. Members of the Canadian Franchise Association include 390 franchise systems in over 60 industry sectors. It's a process to find the right fit for your lifestyle, goals, and budget. Narrowing your options down to a traditional brick and mortar system or a home based business is a first step in your decision process. With that in mind, here are the top 5 benefits of a home based franchise.
When I started Concierge Home Services back in 2001 I made mistakes. It is a right of passage for any new business starting off from scratch. One of the many benefits of joining a franchise system is that you fly over those pitfalls and land on the solid ground of experience. As a franchisee, you have a system to follow, but you are in control of your business, and mistakes can still be made. Here are the top 3 mistakes in a franchised business that you can avoid.
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely business. It is unprofessional to share frustrations with your staff, or your clients. You certainly can't share them with your competitors. This is where your creating your circle comes in.
I don’t mean your circle of family and friends. The people who have loved you long before you were in business are your special inner circle, which keeps you grounded and sane.
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