Category Archives: Small Business

What is FranchisEssentials?

My name is Paul Segreto and FranchisEssentials is a personal blog of mine focused on franchising and what’s happening in franchising today. I am a 34-year franchise & small business professional and entrepreneur. Currently, I hold the positions of president … Continue reading

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Culture Is A Work In Progress

Culture is a work in progress! It must be fluid. It must fill in the cracks and gaps, and reach it’s own level. It must be understood by all. It must be allowed to grow. But, it must be managed. The key is whether you do so reactively or proactively! Continue reading

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Entrepreneur vs. Businessperson: Is there a Difference?

So what exactly differentiates an entrepreneur from a businessperson? An entrepreneur is defined as, “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” A businessperson is defined as, “a man or woman who works in business or commerce, especially at an executive level.” Although the two seem closely related, they actually differ on a major level. In order to understand this concept, we’ll have to use the entrepreneurs on the hit TV reality show, Shark Tank as examples. Continue reading

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Franchise Candidates: A Changed Mindset

This article was originally posted on August 13, 2009 as Franchise Candidates: A Changing Mindset. Well, I guess we can revise the title slightly to reflect candidates’ current views – A Changed Mindset. Nevertheless, the article may be even more … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Developing Corporate Culture

What are your thoughts on developing corporate culture? Would you be willing to let go of top performers if their management style is detrimental to your culture? Continue reading

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