Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 5.6.19

The New Meaning Of Entrepreneurship

In a society that feels moribund, where the current government is sinking deeper into the morass on such huge societal problems as retirement, health care and climate, a lot of the real change has been coming from entrepreneurship. Is there any wonder, then, that agents of social change are borrowing concepts from entrepreneurship and even the word itself to describe themselves?

Entrepreneurship used to mean this: “The activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.”

The idea of entrepreneurship had already been evolving, as some people divorced entrepreneurship from profit. There were social entrepreneurs, who were building enterprises with double bottom lines. Now, we’re watching the concept of entrepreneurship transform, again. Read more.

The Psychological Price Of Entrepreneurship

What Visiting a Maximum Security Prison Taught Me About Entrepreneurship and Life

How Entrepreneurs Can Just Say No

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Biggest Ever! Record-Setting Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Keeps the Customers Satisfied

Create Your Own Wealth, a Collection of 2-Minute Topics on Franchising

Franchising In The Cannabis Industry Begins To Light Up

Tips to Franchise a Restaurant

Franchising is a strategy in which it uses other people’s money to grow and expand without giving up control or equity in the original business. In franchising, the franchisee pays to the franchisor a franchise fee plus a percentage of the top line revenue which is commonly referred to as a royalty. Additionally, the franchisee provides the people power behind the daily operations as well and it allows for the brand to expand at a more expeditious rate.

Franchising a restaurant is a big step for any owner at any stage. It takes time, patience, and hard work. It is important to remember that franchising is a business and, much like any business, it generally does not happen overnight. Read more.

Are You Ready to Franchise Your Business or Put Your Recently Franchised Brand on the Right Track?

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Acceler8Success Cafe Thursday 5.2.19

Four Ways the Restaurant Industry Is Changing

Millennial spending on restaurants is driving rapid change in the food-and-beverage industry. A new survey from CBRE reports four emerging trends that will significantly impact the real estate for foo-and-beverage operators, both in retail and industrial. The survey predicts that neighborhoods on the edge of the urban core will become food and beverage hotspots; the growth of single-person households will drive more spending on restaurants; spending on restaurants and groceries will outpace soft goods in the next five years; and, finally, millennial spending on food and beverage will exceed all other generations in the next 10 years. Read more.

3 Key Ingredients for a Successful Restaurant

Is it Really Possible to Reduce Employee Turnover in a Restaurant?

Catering grew 50% faster than entire restaurant industry in 2018

How The Restaurant Industry Is Moving Toward Cashless Payments For Employees

How Automation Helps Reduce Back-of-House Labor Costs

Don’t Lose Easy Money: The Quick Way to Make Sure You’re Mobile Friendly and Maximize Restaurant Sales

Follow this quick and simple guide to check if you’re mobile friendly and make sure easy revenue isn’t slipping through your fingers. Are you sure that your website is mobile friendly to meet the demands of the majority of your customers? It might surprise you how often restaurant websites don’t cut the mustard for mobile users. Bottom line, if you’re not mobile friendly, you’re losing money.

Restaurant marketing experts say “Many of our restaurant owning customers are often shocked to find out that thousands of potential customers turned away from their website because they couldn’t easily read it on mobile. If you want to make sure you’re maximizing restaurant revenue opportunities, this should absolutely be the first thing you take care of.” Read more.

Coffee Growth Driven by Afternoon Pick-me-ups

Webinar to Reveal How Restructuring Franchise Operations Can Lead to Growth

How Master Developers Champion Franchise Brands

The 2018 QSR Drive-Thru Study

It seems that all anyone in the restaurant industry can talk about these days is off-premises dining. From mobile-powered delivery to kiosk-driven takeout and all of the other increasingly accessible food occasions outside the four walls, off-premises is revolutionizing how guests interact with food businesses—and how those businesses design their customer experiences.

But off-premises is old hat for quick serves. After all, it’s technically been a key strategy for the industry for generations in the form of the drive thru. Most major quick serves report about 70 percent of their sales going out the drive-thru window, and that expertise gives them a leg up when it comes to staffing, packaging, expediency, and all of the other systems necessary for running a robust off-premises dining program. Read more.

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

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How Franchising Helps Women Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

As seen in the recent post, ‘Women in Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?’, the number of female business owners is growing in terms of sheer numbers and the rate of ownership growth. Many of those business owners are women, attracted to the name recognition, support and networking that franchising offers. Read more.

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Acceler8Success Cafe Weekend Edition 4.27.19

Millennials Tried to Kill the American Mall, But Gen Z Might Save It

Gen Z keeps confounding Corporate America. They’ve shunned beer, they want companies to take political stands and they trust Kardashians to make their makeup choices. But perhaps the biggest surprise about this new cohort of teenagers is the most unexpected of all: They love the shopping mall. Around 95 percent of them visited a physical shopping center in a three-month period in 2018, as opposed to just 75 percent of millennials and 58 percent of Gen X, according to an International Council of Shopping Centers study. And they genuinely like it; three-quarters of them said going to a brick-and-mortar store was a better experience than online, ICSC found.

Nimble retailers are making their stores more Instagram-worthy in a bid to appeal to this connected crowd. About a third of Gen Z consumers say shopping should also be entertaining, according to data from Cassandra, a cultural insights and strategy agency. With these Gen Z shoppers in mind, old-guard department store Macy’s Inc. earlier this month rolled out in 36 of its locations “Story,” a colorful themed shop-in-shop. In its behemoth Herald Square store, the 7,500-square-foot space is brightly painted with primary colors, a pillar completely made of Crayola crayons, a pingpong table and a rainbow tunnel. Read more.

Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 4.22.19

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Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 4.26.19

Benefiting From the Relationship Between Franchise Consultant and Franchisor

This week on Franchising & You, newly appointed president of the International Franchise Professionals Group, Red Boswell is our guest. Based upon his insight from his experience working with third-party sellers, Red shares his perspective on how candidates can greatly benefit by understanding the value of the Franchisor / Franchise Consultant relationship. Red also provides input on the growing home-based sector of franchising and how the Franchise Consultant helps close the gap often filled by the candidate’s lack of personal experience with the brand.

Franchising & You airs every Saturday at 9:30 AM EDT / 8:30 AM CDT with each segment available on-demand. Listen here.

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