Tips For Employers & Employees – Effective Job Interviews

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Suppose you have not decided what to offer someone or are still negotiating with the candidate. In that case, it’s best to provide a range rather than an exact number. This gives candidates an idea of what they could make if hired and shows that you are flexible and willing to negotiate.

Tips For Employers & Employees – Effective Job Interviews
By Johnny Day

Introduction
As a business, you want to hire the best employees you can. You want people with the right skills who can help the company reach its goals and grow. But only some people will be a good fit for your organization. In fact, according to one study, about 25% of new hires fail within their first 18 months on the job. At that rate, hiring five employees who fail in their first 18 months at work with your company is like hiring only three people who succeed in that time!
Offer salary range, not a specific number.

Offer a salary range, not a specific number.
Suppose you have not decided what to offer someone or are still negotiating with the candidate. In that case, it’s best to provide a range rather than an exact number. This gives candidates an idea of what they could make if hired and shows that you are flexible and willing to negotiate.

Have a plan for the interview before you go in.
Before you go into an interview, you should plan what you want to ask and what kinds of questions the employer will ask you. You should also have your resume and a copy of the job description. Bring a list of references who are willing to be contacted.

When it comes time for your interview, follow these tips:

* Know what you want to ask. The employer may only tell you about some aspects of the job. Instead, they’ll give out one piece at a time during different parts of the interview process to see if candidates are interested in both the work itself and all other aspects related to working there (e.g., pay).

* Have your questions ready so that if something comes up during or after their presentation or tour—like whether there’s room for advancement—then feel free to ask these things without feeling like an outsider who doesn’t belong!
Explain the company culture to candidates.

* Recruiters, managers, and executives should explain the company culture to candidates. Because culture is a set of values, it’s essential to define them early in the process. The goal is to give candidates an understanding of how your organization approaches its work and what being part of that organization means. It may be helpful for recruiters and hiring managers to refer back to this definition when conducting interviews with prospective employees because it can provide a common understanding among team members if they all use the same language when describing their roles within the organization.

Make sure they know what their duties will be.
Clearly outlining the duties of a job is a must. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure that employees know their position and how a manager will evaluate them. If you’re hiring someone who has been doing this type of work for years, you’ll want to take them through orientation so that they know what you expect. If someone just graduated from school with little or no experience in your field, then I recommend taking some time out of their first week on the job to explain things like:
What is expected of them in terms of output and output quality? (This is usually tracked in metrics.)
How do we measure performance? (These measurements may include customer satisfaction surveys.)

Don’t be afraid to ask them to elaborate on their experience and qualifications.
Asking candidates to elaborate on their experience and qualifications is part of the interview process. Still, it’s also an excellent opportunity to learn more about someone’s personality and character. For example, if a candidate has said they have experience in social media marketing, then ask them to describe the last project they worked on from start to finish. On the other hand, if their resume lists specific projects, ask them what kind of work they’ve done in that area before.
If someone has little professional experience (e.g., a high school student looking for a summer internship), then ask them how they’ve approached learning new skills or subjects outside of school-related activities. For example: “Tell me about a time when you had to teach someone else something.”

Give them time to think about it.
Before hiring, ensure the candidate has time to consider it. Suppose they’re ready to sign on right away. In that case, it might mean that they’ve already taken a job elsewhere and are just trying to be polite by pretending otherwise. It’s also crucial that you give them plenty of time so they can ask questions. They probably have some concerns or reservations about joining your company—perhaps even some reservations about working with you—and those issues need to be addressed before anything goes any further. Finally, once someone is hired, their start date must be pretty close to the future. You want them to feel secure and comfortable enough with their decision that they don’t leave for another position before their first day at work; this would lead directly to lousy employee retention rates later down the line!

Tell them about the benefits package.
Benefits are a big part of the job. Make sure you have a good benefits package and your employees know about it. That way, they’ll feel valued by the company and be more likely to stay with you for extended periods.
What kind of benefits do you offer? Do you offer a 401K? Paid time off? Health insurance? These things all play into how willing someone will be to commit their life to your company—so make sure you’re offering them everything they need!

Ask if they have any questions for you.
If you haven’t already, ask your new employee if they have any questions.
Asking what’s on their mind will ensure you can address any concerns they may have about the position.
This is also an excellent time to make sure they are comfortable with the role and explain more about what it entails so that you can determine if this is a good fit for them.

Use these tips to conduct a more effective job interview that will help your company find and retain the best employees it can find When interviewing candidates, it’s important to be prepared with a plan. An effective interview will help your company find and retain its best employees. It’s also important to explain the company culture to candidates during this preparation process. You should also make sure they know their duties for an effective job interview that will help your company find and retain the best employees it can find.

Conclusion
This is a recap of the tips we’ve given above. If you need to decide which ones to use, mix and match them as needed.

TIPS TO MARKET YOUR RESTAURANT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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If you plan ahead and get people excited, they will come.
The holiday season is a busy one. People are going to be traveling, and they’re going to be in a rush. Your restaurant may miss out on potential sales if you don’t plan. You can cash in on the holiday season with careful planning and targeted marketing strategies.

TIPS TO MARKET YOUR RESTAURANT DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
By: Dom Hemingway

Introduction
For many of us, the holiday season is a time to reconnect with friends and family. For restaurant owners and chefs, it’s a chance to make extra money. The holiday season brings out the best in people—and it also brings out their appetite. So take advantage of this opportunity by creating ways to get people excited about your offering. Here are my top tips for doing just that:

Offer exclusive menu items.
Offer an exclusive menu item. What do you have that nobody else does? If you’re a vegan restaurant, maybe it’s a killer dish made with cashews and lentils. If you’re a steakhouse, maybe it’s the most amazing prime rib ever. Whatever it is, draw inspiration from the season and create something. Get people talking about your place as they post photos of their meals online—and then offer this special only for a short period (say, one month). This gives them the incentive to visit sooner than later and will make them feel like they just missed out on something extraordinary if they don’t act quickly enough!
Use social media to promote the special: Promote your limited-time offer on Facebook and Twitter as well as through local newspapers in print ads or even billboards along significant highways nearby—whatever works best for your budget! You can also use hashtags like “#holidaymenu” or “#christmasdinnerspecial” so that customers can easily find information about what makes these deals so great by searching for them in search engines like Google or Bing when looking up keywords related precisely to those terms.

Offer coupons:
This is another way of encouraging customers. Those customers who might not have heard about your holiday specials yet (or are still deciding whether it’s worth trying out) without having spent much money upfront, hand out paper copies at check-out counters or mail them directly home with customers who order over the phone lines.
Use loyalty programs: Not only does this incentivize repeat customers, but it also helps build brand loyalty since everyone loves feeling rewarded after returning!

Spice up your social media presence:

Social media can be a powerful tool for your restaurant. You can use social media to create buzz about your restaurant, promote new menu items and events, and give customers insight into the workings of your kitchen.
Post photos of your food and happy customers on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! It’s also a good idea to create a unique hashtag for your restaurant so that people who want more information about it can find it (for example, #greatrestaurant).
Get festive with decor and holiday-themed dishes
Decorate your restaurant with festive colors.

Offer holiday-themed dishes and desserts:
Offer a special holiday drink special during December, such as hot chocolate or eggnog milkshakes.
Get customers in the mood to be generous by offering gift card promotions, like buy one get one free, where they can buy one gift card at the total price and get another for half price! This also helps you build your customer retention rate too!
The best way to make money off any promotion is when it’s done right—get people excited about returning because they got something great out of it! That’s why we recommend having some loyalty program in place before starting any promotions so that you know exactly how much each customer has spent over time–and thus how much they’re worth (in terms of dollars) based on their average order size at each visit.”

If you plan ahead and get people excited, they will come.
The holiday season is a busy one. People are going to be traveling, and they’re going to be in a rush. Your restaurant may miss out on potential sales if you don’t plan. You can cash in on the holiday season with careful planning and targeted marketing strategies.

Planning Ahead Can Turn a Holiday Season into Profits
Planning for an event like the holidays isn’t just about organizing parties or buying new decorations for your restaurant—it’s about thinking about how these activities will affect your business and how customers will react to them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. For example: If you have decided to host an open house party at your restaurant during Thanksgiving weekend (or any other weekend), consider what type of food will be served; whether or not it’s appropriate for children; whether there should be seating available outside; what kind of beverages should be served (alcoholic drinks are subject to varying regulations); how much time people need between eating their meal and driving home safely; etcetera!

Conclusion
A successful holiday season is all about two things: planning and being creative. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, take a look at some of the things we’ve done here at www.frangrow.com We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

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He spent more than 15 years in corporate and entrepreneurial positions before completing law school.
Tom has been named a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine, a distinguished award recognizing Tom as a leader among his peers in franchising.
He is also the founding member of the Philadelphia Franchise Association and is the current President and Chairman.

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MasterMind Minutes – BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING A START UP OR EMERGING BRAND FRANCHISORS?
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BUNDLES OF TUMBLES NOW AVAILABLE AS A FRANCHISE

Since 2012, Bundles of Tumbles has grown, providing mobile dance and gymnastics to numerous preschools and after-school programs. Bundles of Tumbles is a completely mobile company, bringing classes directly to the customer’s location. Everything from the professional staff to the equipment is supplied on site for their 30-minute classes at preschools and daycare centers.

BUNDLES OF TUMBLES NOW AVAILABLE AS A FRANCHISE
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October 24, 2022, 12:45 GMT

QUOTE: In addition to making physical fitness safe, fun & a part of life from an early age, Bundles of Tumbles programs also help children play together, begin to understand teamwork & develop confidence.”— Founder- Marianne Ecanosti

Bundles of Tumbles, a New Jersey-based mobile children’s fitness concept that brings dance and gymnastics to preschools, daycare centers and after school programs, will begin franchising effective immediately it was announced today by Bundles of Tumbles founder, Marianne Ecanosti. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring fun and fitness to even more kids aged 18 months-12 years old. Says Ecanosti. “Franchising will allow entrepreneurs and moms like me to take advantage of a turnkey and successful business model, knowing they are making an impact in young lives.”

Promoting Physical Fitness From an Early Age

Bundles of Tumbles programs help children from preschool to Grade 6 develop and hone loco-motor skills, coordination and muscle development. According to founder Ecanosti, “In addition to making physical fitness safe, fun and a part of life from an early age, Bundles of Tumbles programs also help children play together, begin to understand teamwork, and develop confidence.” Each 30-minute class includes fundamentals of gymnastics and dance such as tumbling skills, hopping, skipping, jumping and basic dance techniques and steps along with imaginative creative movement that engages youngsters with props, costumes and music.

Bringing Fun and Fitness to Children Where They Are

Bundles of Tumbles has signed an agreement with industry expert, Gary Occhiogrosso, Founder of Franchise Growth Solutions LLC, to franchise their mobile fitness experience throughout New Jersey and beyond. “The Bundles of Tumbles concept is one that can work anywhere.” Says Occhiogrosso. “Fully mobile, Bundles of Tumbles saves on costly real estate investment by bringing fun and fitness directly to participating sites. Bundles of Tumbles supplies all the personnel and equipment for a turnkey experience that benefits the local community.”

A Successful and Supportive System for Franchisees

30-year veteran of franchise development and sales, Occhiogrosso plans to expand the turnkey Bundles of Tumbles business model throughout New Jersey and expand into other states in 2023. Occhiogrosso assures potential franchisees, “The Bundles of Tumbles was developed by a female business owner who was a dance arts graduate, corporate businesswoman, and mother. It’s an ideal business opportunity for momtrepreneurs, coaches and mother daughter duos like Marianne and her daughter, Alyssa.” He adds. “The franchise model is based on support and education. The Bundles of Tumbles team helps franchisees with expert advice on everything from curriculums, equipment, and marketing strategies to hiring, training, and customer service.”

About Bundle of Tumbles
Bundles of Tumbles began in 2012 when now owner Marianne Ecanosti took over the business from the previous owners. What started as a way for Marianne to use her experience as a dance teacher, became a long-term investment and career. After taking an 8-year break from dancing to enter the corporate world, Marianne realized her passion was working with children and teaching dance, so she went back to school and achieved her degree in Dance Arts

Since 2012, Bundles of Tumbles has grown, providing mobile dance and gymnastics to numerous preschools and after-school programs. Bundles of Tumbles is a completely mobile company, bringing classes directly to the customer’s location. Everything from the professional staff to the equipment is supplied on site for their 30-minute classes at preschools and daycare centers. In addition to their regularly scheduled preschool classes, they also offer a host of classes for children in preschool-6th grade, offered mainly through town recreation programs.

Because of the growing success Marianne and Alyssa have seen in their business, they want to give others the same opportunity to be both financially independent and build a fun fitness program for their own community through a Bundles of Tumbles franchise.

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What To Consider When Purchasing A Franchise

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Summary: To select the ideal franchise company to join, you should first find a company with a proven track record of success. A good franchisor will have been in business for at least two or three years and be able to demonstrate the growth potential of its products and services. The best way to do this is by looking at how many franchises they currently have in operation and are they profitable. A robust and growing network often indicates a successful brand.

10 Key Points To Consider When Purchasing A Franchise
Originally published in Forbes.

By Gary Occhiogrosso, Managing Partner Franchise Growth Solutions

If your goal is to purchase a franchise, choosing the right franchise brand to invest in is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a business owner. It’s not just about finding a company with a proven track record but also finding one that fits your personality and lifestyle. Your first step, is knowing what to look for when you’re evaluating potential franchises. Here are some key areas to consider:

Franchise Fees
Franchise fees are one-time payments made when purchasing a franchise. These fees can range from $10,000 to $100,000 and are used to pay for the rights to use the name, the procedures and any systems developed by the franchisor. It is also used to cover costs for training and opening support by the franchisor to assist the franchisee with the opening of their franchise. Franchisors usually charge their franchisees up-front fee when the franchise is granted. In addition, post Covid initial “turnkey” investments may be higher than in the past due to supply chain issues, inflation, and increased cost of equipment and leasehold improvements between brands.

Royalty Fees
Royalty fees are the amount of ongoing money (usually a percentage of gross sales) you pay to the franchisor for using their brand name and ongoing support such as marketing and developing new products or services for the franchisee. As a franchisee, you are required to pay royalties based on a portion of your sales. This percentage may be fixed or fluctuate on a sliding scale based on sales.

Term Length
Franchise term length can be a good indicator of how much the Franchisor invests in their franchisees.
On average, depending on the type of franchise, home based vs a retail location, franchise brands have terms that last ten years or less. This means there’s plenty of time for the franchisee and franchisor to work together and develop a solid relationship. Still, it also means that the franchisee may not be allowed to retain the business if something doesn’t work out. If a franchisee is underperforming, the franchisor may not renew the franchise agreement once it expires, or may seek to terminate the franchise prior to the full term. In such a case, the franchisee must exit the business. In many instances, there will be a contractual obligation that the franchisee cannot open a similar business for a period of time within a certain distance from their original location. This is called a non-compete clause.

Consider Your Lifestyle.
* Consider the lifestyle you will have while running the business.
* Look at the hours of operation. You don’t want to buy an 80 work week.
* Review flexibility of franchisor with respect to new products, relocation and other variables.
* See if the location makes sense for you. You will need to manage the location or develop a team to manage the day-to-day operation for you.
* Check out the type of work needed to run the franchisee. Make sure it fits your skill set and interests, including whether it’s something you’d enjoy doing as a full-time job.
Seeking the advice of a professional franchise consultant can be an extremely useful method when evaluating if a franchise is the right business model for you. Scott Milas, a Certified Franchise Executive (CFC) and Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) with The International Franchise Professionals Group recommends you consider these questions: “What is your “Know” and “Why?” Understanding “why” you are interested in owning your own business, and “knowing” who you are, are critical steps in choosing the right opportunity. A self evaluation and clear picture of your skill sets and eventual end game- exit strategy, will help ensure that you invest in the right opportunity. Better to “know” now then after you made the wrong decision. “Why” now?
An experienced franchise consultant can assist you in answering those questions and choosing a brand that’s a good lifestyle fit as well as one that offers opportunities to meet your business goals

Look For An Experienced Franchisor
To select the ideal franchise company to join, you should first find a company with a proven track record of success. A good franchisor will have been in business for at least two or three years and be able to demonstrate the growth potential of its products and services. The best way to do this is by looking at how many franchises they currently have in operation and are they profitable. A robust and growing network often indicates a successful brand. In addition, it demonstrates that customers value its products or services enough to pay for them again through multiple businesses.
The second thing you should look for when choosing a franchise is reputation—how well does your chosen brand stand up against its competitors? While there may be other similar businesses out there with similar business models, does you selected band have points of difference to separate itself from the competition. It’s essential that you choose one that utilizes high-quality materials, produces consistent results, and provides excellent customer service while maintaining competitive prices at all times.”

Know Your Competition
One of the steps to building a successful franchise business is to know your competition. What brands already exist in the market, and how do they compare? What is their customer base, and what can you learn from them? How do your offerings differ from theirs, and how do these differences help or hinder you as a company?
Tom Scarda a former franchisee and now a franchise coach and consultant offering advice to franchise buyers regarding evaluating the competition and what it may mean to their success as a franchisee “It’s smart to think about a product or service that is needed in your area and consider bringing that sort of business to the town. However, just because there are no batting cages in your town and you think it would do great because there are kids everywhere, you may be right. However, will it make money? Is there some reason why there is no batting cages in the area? When starting a business, you must, must do a comprehensive business plan before anything else. Learn about competition in the area. Understand the local county laws and regulations around the business you’re considering. Be real about the cost to start and run the operation. These are just a few items to consider in a business plan.”

Once you’ve got a handle on who’s out there, it will be easier for you to see where there are gaps in the market—and then fill those gaps with your unique brand identity.

Carefully Review The Franchise Disclosure Document.
Read the legal franchise disclosure document and have it reviewed by a competent franchise attorney. Harold Kestenbaum, a noted franchise attorney with Spadea Law advises: “When considering the purchase of a franchise, I highly recommend retaining the services of an experienced franchisee attorney. Never contemplate purchasing a franchise without seeking the advice of an attorney who has reviewed FDD;s before. I also recommend that you do your due diligence. By that I mean that you should review Item 20 of the FDD and call all of the existing franchisees who are in your general area.”

There are additional factors to consider when reviewing the franchisor’s FDD. According to Richard Bayer, a Partner in the law firm Einbinder & Dunn LLP: “Purchasing a franchise for many first-time business owners will often be one of the top three expensive transactions the franchisee will ever go through in his/her lifetime. Given the severity of the investment, a franchisee must commit to doing due diligence. It starts with speaking with existing franchisees as well as those who left the system. Their contact information can be found in the FDD. The goals from these calls include gaining a better understanding of the economics of the franchise – is it profitable, when is break even reached, do costs (labor or otherwise) or revenues fluctuate significantly making it difficult to predict performance. Equally important is getting a sense of the franchisor’s temperament – is the franchisor supportive, does the franchisor go above and beyond legal obligations (imposed in the franchise agreement) to deliver for its franchisees, is the franchisor forward thinking and/or technology driven. The FDD is a great source of information about a system, but it is has gaps that can be filled in quite nicely by franchisees in the system and by those who left. Purchasing a franchise without speaking to as many franchisees as possible is a lost opportunity.”

Investigate The Franchisor’s Tenure And Track Record of Success
In addition to analyzing the franchisors’ financials, it’s also vital to examine their overall track record. While a strong balance sheet is an essential indicator of a business’s health and stability, it doesn’t tell you much about how they’ve fared over time. So, for example, if you’re looking at two franchises with similar books and financials, but one of them has been around for four years while the other has been operating since say, 1899, it would make sense to choose the latter in this case—even if everything else on paper looks the same.
This information can be gleaned from third-party sources such as Dun & Bradstreet or franchise trade magazines or by visiting the website of the International Franchise Association. Always go directly through your Franchisor before getting this data yourself so that they can confirm that everything is correct and up-to-date. In addition, it is vital that you speak with or meet as many existing franchisees as possible before you make your final decision.

What Are The Brand’s Training Programs And Support?
When you buy a franchise, you’re not just buying the rights to use its brand name. You also get access to training programs, mentoring, and support from the Franchisor. These must be proven and effective; otherwise, it can be challenging for your business to grow or stay profitable.
You want to ensure that your franchisor is committed to your success as a franchisee. That means offering in-person training (the better option) and or using phone or video calls if necessary. It also means regular advice on running your business and what strategies might help you reach more customers or increase revenue.

Review The Franchisor’s Marketing Plans.
A good franchisor will have a written marketing plan in place. The marketing plan should include a social media strategy and details about how the franchisor plans to use the funds provided through your advertising fees. If you ask for this document, they should be willing to share it with you.

Choosing The Right Franchise Brand Can Significantly Impact Your Success.
We’ve talked about screening potential franchise brands above. Still, there are some other factors that you should also consider when choosing where to invest your time and resources.
Tom Scarda goes on to say “We always hear the phrase, “If you love what you do you never work a day in your life.” That is true if you’re working a job. But a franchise is not a job. It’s a business that allows you to build a lifestyle. In the end, the service or product the business provides doesn’t matter. Of course, it must make sense for the community where you will operate and the concept must be something that you understand. However, you can be a vegetarian and own a burger joint. As the owner you are acting as the CEO and CFO, you’re not flippin’ burgers…well you shouldn’t be. If you are doing the tasks that the business requires then you bought yourself a job and your business will plateau and not be scalable. Scarda adds “Don’t buy a business because it has to do with your hobby. If you do, you will no longer have a hobby and you will probably resent the hobby if you’re trying to pay your mortgage with it. Instead, invest in a business that will give you the time and money to enjoy your hobby until your heart’s content.

Conclusion
It is important to consider all these factors when looking for a franchise brand. Some of them, like the fees and term length, are more straightforward than others. But, if you want to be successful in your franchise opportunity, it’s worth taking the time to research what makes each Franchisor unique thoroughly. A good franchisor will have invested in training programs and support systems that will help you understand how their business works.

Featured Franchise – HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCE AND GYMNASTICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

A Bundles of Tumbles class in action in New Jersey

Summary: Dance and gymnastics are both excellent activities for children to participate in. Both dance and gymnastics help to increase muscular strength, flexibility, and coordination. In addition, dance involves a great deal of physical activity that improves the cardiovascular system of your child by increasing their heart rate and strengthening their muscles.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCE AND GYMNASTICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
By: Marianne Ecanosti, Founder and President – Bundles of Tumbles

Introduction

We know that children need to be active and healthy to grow up well. But how do you get your kids off the couch and moving? Dance lessons are an excellent way for young children to get physically active. A study in the journal Pediatrics found that after only one week of dance lessons, children showed increased activity levels and improved their abilities at playing with others.

Research shows that children who participate in physical activity regularly are less likely to be obese and more likely to be healthier, fit, active, and self-confident.

Research shows that children who participate in physical activity regularly are less likely to be obese and more likely to be healthier, fit, active, and self-confident. Regular physical activity also helps reduce stress, promote good mental health and improve sleep quality.
And it’s not just about your child becoming healthy — it’s also great for you! Being active together can help you strengthen your bond with your child while staying fit at the same time.

The benefits of dance and gymnastics include increased muscular strength, flexibility, and coordination.

Dance and gymnastics are both excellent activities for children to participate in. Both dance and gymnastics help to increase muscular strength, flexibility, and coordination. In addition, dance involves a great deal of physical activity that improves the cardiovascular system of your child by increasing their heart rate and strengthening their muscles. In addition to these benefits, dance can also help with self-confidence as well as social skills development because it is an activity that encourages participation from others who may be performing alongside them.
Gymnastics teaches children how to control their bodies in motion, improving balance and coordination and overall health benefits such as increased bone density and muscle tone. In addition, gymnasts tend to have lower body fat levels than non-gymnasts due to the amount of exercise they do each week, which contributes towards an overall healthier lifestyle when combined with a balanced diet.

Learning rhythmic gymnastics movements can help children develop large muscle groups and learn spatial concepts.

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines dance, tumbling, and trampoline. This activity is excellent for improving your child’s balance, coordination and flexibility. It can also help improve their spatial awareness, control, and balance. These are all essential skills needed to perform well in school and sports like soccer or basketball.

Children enrolled in dance classes improve their spatial awareness, control and balance.

Dance and gymnastics classes are the most effective ways to improve your child’s spatial awareness, balance, and control. As a parent, you may be concerned that dance or gymnastics will make your child too hyperactive. However, research shows that children enrolled in a structured program of dance or gymnastics can lead to better self-esteem and lowered anxiety levels.
In addition to improving motor skills, these classes also help kids develop their sense of rhythm and timing. Many times when kids are dancing, they are also listening to music, so this helps them think about how the music makes them feel and how it affects their body movements and other people around them who might be dancing at the same time as well!

Children enrolled in dance lessons also have increased self-confidence, social skills, and awareness of their bodies.
This is very important in a child’s development.

• Increased self-confidence and self-esteem are significant benefits of dance lessons for young children. Dancing helps them grow into their bodies, learn about the world around them, and understand how to interact with others. By participating in classes that teach proper safety techniques (such as how to fall), they also learn about their physical limitations and boundaries for fearlessness.
A child’s confidence level can significantly affect their school experiences or extracurricular activities like dance classes. For example, the more confident a child feels about themselves, the more likely they are to try new things or speak up when they have an opinion on something important (like going out for recess!).

At Bundles of Tumbles, our mobile at-school program offers various classes that help with your child’s development through movement and music. Bundles Of Tumbles is here to help you achieve your goals with your children. Our training style is one on one, where we will work closely with you to create an individualized program for each child. We know that every child learns differently and will cater to each individual’s needs.
We offer classes for children as young as three years old, which include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop dance, and gymnastics classes. Courses help children develop physically, emotionally, and socially in a fun environment while building self-esteem!

Conclusion

As you can see, dance and gymnastics classes are a great way to help your child develop physical skills and self-confidence. At Bundles of Tumbles, we offer a variety of classes that help with your child’s development through movement and music.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marianne Ecanosti is the Founder and President of Bundle of Tumbles, Franchising Group, LLC.. She has teaching dance and tumbling for more than 25 years. My areas of expertise include ballet, jazz, tap and tumbling. I have taught all age groups throughout my career from toddlers through adult, but prefer to focus on pre-school through grade 5. I truly have a passion for what I do! My company, Bundles of Tumbles, is an on-site preschool gymnastics and/or dance enrichment program. We also offer online classes. Franchise opportunities now available! Find out more at https://www.bundlesoftumbles.com/

FUNDAMENTAL RESTAURANT MARKETING

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You want to create a loyal customer base because these people will tell all their friends about your restaurant and bring them in to eat. Customers are often the best marketers for a business because they love what you do so much that they want to share it with others.

Fundamental Restaurant Marketing
By Gary Occhiogrosso – Managing Partner,Franchise Growth Solutions.

Introduction
Restaurant marketing is a topic often in business classes and career fairs. It’s a common question: “How do you market your restaurant?” The answer to this question can be pretty straightforward, but the process can be challenging. To make sure that your restaurant can attract new customers and keep them coming back, it’s essential that you have an effective plan for promoting your business.

The most successful restaurants are the best marketers.
To be one of those restaurants, you must learn about marketing. Marketing is not a one-time thing. It’s an ongoing process that must be done on a regular and scheduled basis if you want your business to succeed.
The first step in effective marketing is understanding what it’s not: it’s not advertising alone; instead, it’s everything you do to connect with your customers and get them talking about their experiences with your brand. For example, marketing could include social media posts on Facebook or Twitter (that are funny/cute/interesting enough), sharing photos of how great everything looks on Instagram (including food shots), posting videos explaining how something works on YouTube (like how a new dish gets made), offering special promotions such as “buy one entrée at regular price and get another free.
Social media is great for getting the word out about your restaurant. You can use social media to promote your restaurant and get customers to come in, or you can also use social media to get feedback from your customers.

Make sure that every employee is a marketer for your restaurant.
They may not be able to explain the nuance of the menu, but they can tell people about themselves and their experience at your establishment.If you have a host or waitperson, they can talk about how they enjoy working there because it’s such a nice place. If someone asks them if there are any vegan options on the menu or if one of your dishes can be made gluten-free, they can tell them about it without sounding like an advertisement (although most people in this situation probably won’t care).

Make your restaurant an active community member.
As you create your restaurant, it’s important to consider how you want to be perceived in the community. Do you want to be the new hot spot for a specific type of person? Or are you aiming for a more diverse crowd? Will your restaurant have an identity as a family-friendly place or something more upscale and exclusive? The answer will help determine some of the best marketing strategies for you. For example, if you’re looking to attract families with young kids, consider sponsoring local youth sports teams or offering free food at community events like Little League games and PTA meetings. On the other hand, if your target clientele is more on the younger end (say college students), sponsoring an art gallery opening might be right up your alley!
Regardless of who makes up your ideal demographic, make sure they know where they can find good food in town—and make sure those other businesses know about yours too!

Engage with your customers through social media and online reviews.
Social media can be a great way to engage with your customers and hear what they say. In addition, you can use social media as a platform for interacting with other businesses in the community.
Here are some tips for responding to what your customers are saying online:
* Respond quickly if someone has posted an unfavorable review of your restaurant on Facebook or Yelp. Be sure to thank them for their feedback and explain how you will use it to improve the experience in future visits.
* Respond quickly if someone has posted a positive review about their visit to your restaurant – especially if there’s an opportunity for follow-up questions or inquiries about the experience (i.e., “What was your favorite dish?”). Use this opportunity to connect with customers who’ve enjoyed their visit!
*Listen to your customers’ feedback online and in person.
* Respond to customers’ comments.
* Be transparent with your customers.
* Be honest, even if it’s difficult for you or the company, because honesty is the best policy for maintaining a good reputation as a business that cares about its community and its employees.

You may not always agree with every comment made by every customer. Still, it’s vital that you engage in conversations where both parties are listening respectfully instead of arguing back and forth about what is right or wrong.

Creating a loyal customer base is a great way to grow your business.
You want to create a loyal customer base because these people will tell all their friends about your restaurant and bring them in to eat. Customers are often the best marketers for a business because they love what you do so much that they want to share it with others. The more loyal customers you have, the more people will want to come to your restaurant and spend money on food and drinks there—and that’s good news for your bottom line! If you keep giving them what they want (like delicious food at affordable prices), those same loyal customers will keep coming back again and again—and bringing friends along with them.
The key here is ensuring those loyal customers feel appreciated by rewarding them with something special now and then—like free meals or exclusive coupons only available through their email address or phone number.

Conclusion
As you can see, restaurant marketing is more than just putting up a few ads and hoping for the best. It would be best if you were willing to invest in your business, ask for customer feedback, and engage with them online. The most successful restaurants are the ones that put their heart and soul into their marketing efforts.

MANAGING PART-TIME EMPLOYEE SCHEDULES

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There are several reasons why shift scheduling is a critical part of managing your workforce. For one thing, if you have part-time employees who aren’t able to work every day that you need them, it’s vital that you have some system for organizing their schedules. In addition, consistency will help make things easier for everyone involved.

Managing Part-Time Employee Schedules
By Dom Hemingway

If you’re managing a part-time employee schedule, you know how important it is to be organized and prepared. Managing a part-time employee’s schedule can be tricky because you must keep your team member’s other priorities in mind and ensure that their work hours fit into those priorities accordingly. These priorities may include school, taking care of children or an elderly parent, and another part-time job. It’s essential that your employees can balance multiple aspects of their lives while still working for your company successfully!
Here are a few tips to consider:

Know Your Labor Needs In Advance
First, consider the business’s needs and how many employees you will need to cover the shifts. Next, consider how many shifts you need to cover each week and month (not just in specific time slots). Finally, be sure that all your available times are covered.

An excellent place to start is by creating standard templates for when employees will be working each week (e.g., every Monday afternoon). In addition, these templates should include what shifts are available and any special days off that might change weekly (such as holidays). Once set up, these templates let employees know their schedule via phone or other digital notification so they can plan accordingly!

Use A Scheduling Tool
A scheduling tool can help you organize your employees’ schedules, set up shift swaps, and more. There are numerous scheduling tools used by companies like Google, Red Bull, Spotify, and LinkedIn. Using A Scheduling Tool Is Simple. First, set up templates for days off and specific shifts (like the weekend). Next,use those templates as needed by dragging them onto the calendar view. Templates allow you to see your schedule at a glance so that you don’t have any surprises when it comes time for each person’s next shift. Include Shift Swaps. Shift swaps allow employees to trade shifts with each other. Swapping a shift is a great way to balance work and personal life, prevent burnout, and get the days off you want. If you have an employee self-scheduling system, it will also help avoid turnover by allowing employees to pick their schedules.

Managing Days Off
The first step in creating an employee schedule is to set up templates for each day off. You can do this by setting up a template that applies a specific day off for each employee. If you have more than one part-timer working simultaneously, ensure their days out are consistent, so they don’t conflict. Also, when setting up their days off, consider their work schedule and personal life—not only will this make things easier for them overall, but it’ll also ensure that they can attend family events or plan fun activities outside of work! Finally, if an employee is sick or needs time off during the week, consider how long they’ve been working before approving any requests. This flexibility will help ensure they get enough time away from work while still staying productive at home without having too much downtime.

Let Employees Select Their Shifts
It may be a good idea to allow employees to select their shifts. Self scheduling gives them the freedom to choose when they want to or can work, which can help them be more productive at work and happier overall. Many part-time employees also have multiple jobs and might need a schedule that works with another. For example, let’s say you have an employee who is also a freelance writer; he might need his schedule to include Friday off, so he has time to write articles for other publications. Allowing him to switch shifts with other employees in your organization makes it possible for him (and others) who may need this flexibility to have multiple jobs simultaneously! To ensure your part-time employees are scheduling themselves most efficiently, it’s important to know your needs before you begin.

Employee self-scheduling is a great way to reduce employee turnover and keep employees accountable for their schedules.
Employees pick their shifts based on availability and job needs with self-scheduling. This method also allows you to see how many hours each employee works, which can help you track attendance and make sure they’re adhering to policies regarding overtime or sick days.

Create Weekly Schedules At Least A Week In Advance
The weekly schedule prepared in advance is the best way to track employee hours and manage payroll. It also helps you plan by clearly showing the shifts to be covered according to sales and other projects.
Employees can quickly see how much time off they have next week, making planning life events easier (and more likely).
Managers can see what projects are due around the same time or when an employee will be out sick or on vacation. They can also use this information to choose who should help cover each other’s shifts if someone suddenly needs time off unexpectedly.

A Consistent Scheduling Process Is Critical
There are several reasons why shift scheduling is a critical part of managing your workforce. For one thing, if you have part-time employees who aren’t able to work every day that you need them, it’s vital that you have some system for organizing their schedules. In addition,consistency will help make things easier for everyone involved. For example, employees can plan their personal life around this schedule. In addition, employers can ensure that they always have enough employees working during each shift.You will also be in a better position to manage labor costs by scheduling team members in advance and according to projected sales for the week.

Additionally, if your company has full-time employees with varying schedules—such as those on-call or night shifts—it’s important to keep track of how many people you schedule during any given time. For example, suppose one employee misses two days in a row due to illness. In that case, it might be necessary for another coworker with flexible hours to cover those shifts instead, so nothing falls through the cracks!

Conclusion
Finally, an organized schedule will make things easier for everyone involved in ensuring there aren’t any scheduling conflicts within teams or departments because everything has been planned out ahead of time rather than being handled on an ad hoc basis.”

When managing part-time employees, it’s essential to consider their needs in advance. After all, they’ll be working with you regularly. Hence, you want them to feel comfortable and empowered in their work environment.

LEAD GENERATION IN FRANCHISE & B2B SALES

So how can you be sure your sales leads are the best they can be? The answer is simple: follow some simple guidelines to ensure that every sales lead you generate will be of the highest quality. It would be best if you hired experienced and reliable third-party companies — that specialize in developing quality sales leads.

Lead Generation in Franchise and B2B Sales
By Gary Occhiogrosso – Recognized Franchise Expert and Managing Partner at Franchise Growth Solutions.

Introduction

Lead generation is an essential part of any business’s marketing efforts. If you are marketing a franchise or business opportunity, lead generation is probably a top priority. So how can you be sure your sales leads are the best they can be? There are many factors to consider when choosing where to advertise your franchise opportunity. You want to generate enough leads so that your sales reps have enough prospects to call on each day. The key is having enough quality prospects to follow up with once they’ve been contacted by the sales rep for an appointment or demonstration.

If you’re marketing a franchise or business opportunity, lead generation is probably a top priority. So how can you be sure your sales leads are the best they can be? The answer is simple: follow some simple guidelines to ensure that every sales lead you generate will be of the highest quality. It would be best if you hired experienced and reliable third-party companies that specialize in developing quality sales leads. These agencies generate high-quality B2B sales leads distributed to companies seeking buyers of franchises and business opportunities, as well as other B2B offers. They often maintain close relationships with key decision-makers at Fortune 500 companies, smaller businesses, and entrepreneurs looking for expansion.

First, evaluate where your leads are coming from and if they are producing results.
Evaluate where your leads are coming from. Are they from a reputable source? Are they producing results?
If you’re using a lead generation platform or software, look at the data and make sure it’s accurate. Are they the right type of leads? The right quantity? The right quality?

Common Lead Gen Sources
The top four ways to generate your sales leads most effectively are via online, print, broadcast and trade publications. Each of these channels has its own strengths and weaknesses, as well as advantages and disadvantages that can help or hinder your business.

The first step in deciding which channel is right for you is determining how much budget you have available to invest in lead generation activities. This can be done by identifying the total number of leads needed each month, then multiplying this number by an average cost per lead (CPL). For example: if you need 100 leads per month and a CPL of $100 per lead, then it will cost $10,000 each month just to generate those prospects! The next step is figuring out what kind of ROI each channel provides on investment (ROI). For example: if one type of channel gives a 10% return on investment but another gives an 80% return on investment – which would you choose?

Finally comes the question about which specific platforms within those channels are best suited for generating potential customers who have the highest probability of converting into clients?

Do your homework. Research the media channels thoroughly before investing in any lead generation campaign.

* Understand the audience you are targeting.

* Understand the purpose of advertising and how it will help your business’ bottom line.

* Understand how much you will pay for a campaign, and whether or not you can find a better deal elsewhere.

Once you have done this research, you should be able to make an informed decision about whether or not advertising is worth your time.

Monitor Results

You’ll need to determine who is responsible for monitoring the ad’s results, what kind of reporting will be provided and how often you should expect it.

For example, if your sales team is responsible for monitoring an advertisement campaign, make sure they understand that they are responsible for tracking responses and providing feedback on which ads have worked best (or worst). If you’ve entered into an agreement with a third-party provider that handles all advertising, request regular reports from them so that you can track how well your various campaigns are performing.

Lead Providers – Questions and Due Diligence

* Ask about other clients who have purchased advertising through the company. Be sure to ask for references.

* Ask about other clients who have purchased advertising through the company.

* Be sure to ask for references and testimonials, as well.

* Ask for case studies of work done with clients like yours in the past, as well as feedback from those same clients on their experiences with your prospective supplier or agency partner’s services/products/programs/etc.. (Note: case studies should be written by actual customers; testimonials may be written by either customers or employees).

* Request a list of all current clients so you can check them out on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn) and see what they are saying about the organization(s) they work with most often—and perhaps even reach out directly via social media channels such as Twitter or Instagram if you feel comfortable doing so!

The Heart of the Matter

Sales leads are at the heart of any lead generation campaign so it’s important to choose them carefully. Sales leads are people who have expressed interest in your products or services but haven’t yet made a purchase. They may be considering a purchase now, or they might wait until a later date. Sales leads can come from many places: online ads and search engine optimization (SEO) efforts are two key sources, but you’ll also find them by visiting trade shows and conferences that target your ideal customer base. Lead generation experts recommend using multiple methods in tandem when developing an effective sales strategy because each one has its own strengths and weaknesses—and no one method works best for every industry!

Conclusion
We’ve covered much ground in this post. Follow these tips, create a plan and execute. Lead Gen is a critical component of your successful sales program. For more information on accelerating your franchise sales contact Franchise Growth Solutions, and let’s start the conversation.

HOME SERVICES FRANCHISES; ARE THEY A GOOD INVESTMENT ?

Home Services Franchises; Are They A Good Investment?

Consider a home services franchise if you’re looking to start a new business that will provide you with a high income and plenty of free time. In addition, a franchise can help you enter an industry with low inventory risk and low entry costs and provide you with brand identity and support systems. This article will explore why franchises are such suitable investments and businesses.

Recession-Resistant & Lower Risk
A home services franchise offers many benefits, but two stand out above the rest: recession resistance and lower startup costs.

Less Exposure to the Ups and Downs of the Economy
A significant advantage of owning a home services franchise because your business won’t be affected by changes in the economy or external market forces. As long as people need repairs to their homes, they will call on you—which means you can count on steady work throughout the year.

Lower Cost of Entry
One of the best things about a home services franchise is its low startup costs. You don’t need much inventory to get started with just your van and some essential tools. And with less risk, you won’t have to worry about investing in expensive equipment if you don’t have all the money upfront. The only thing that makes sense for someone looking to invest in a home services franchise is the cost of marketing their business—the average cost per lead can range between $20-$500, depending on what type of service you offer and who ends up buying from your company (generally speaking).

Strong Brand Identity
Brand identity is the most crucial part of a business. It sets you apart from your competitors and gives customers a reason to choose you. The brand identity of an established franchise is typically well-defined, allowing new franchise owners to learn from the success of previous businesses while also developing their unique approach. A strong brand identity is achieved by building a reputation for quality service, providing consistent customer experiences, and offering value to customers.
Established customer base Franchise businesses typically have a strong and established customer base that they can refer you to when they cannot take on more work. This reduces the time it takes for new franchise owners to grow their businesses because they don’t have to spend time marketing their company or building up their clientele from scratch.
brand identity is what sets you apart from other companies
a brand identity gives customers a reason to choose you over another company
learning from past successes is essential when starting a new business.

Turnkey Business System
A home services franchise gets a turnkey system proven to work. You don’t have to start from scratch because the franchisor (the company that grants you the rights to operate your business) provides you with a proven business model, marketing plan, brand identity, and more.

Support Systems In Place
In addition to the marketing and sales support, technology, and financial assistance provided by the franchisor, your home services business will also have a dedicated team of employees at its disposal. In addition, you get access to HR services and accounting help (which can be especially helpful if you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of running a business).
The franchisee benefits from having an established brand name behind them—making it easier for consumers to trust their work. And since most franchisees build their business from scratch, they need help getting started. That’s where this network comes in handy: It provides everything from training programs for employees to accountants who are experts at managing finances for small businesses like yours.

Recap Home Services Franchise.
There are many reasons why a home services franchise is a good investment. These include:
* Recession Resistant – Home service companies are recession resistant because they provide essential services to homeowners, regardless of their economic situation. Services such as plumbing, electrical work, air conditioning repair, or furnace repair will always be required by homeowners in every market. Therefore, the home service industry continues to grow during recessions when other sectors decline.
* Low Inventory Risk – Home Service businesses require little inventory for running their operations with only one or two trucks per company, reducing the risk of excess inventory on hand if demand declines during an economic downturn.
* Low Entry Costs – Most franchises require less than $50,000 in startup costs, and some offer turnkey solutions with no startup fees! Because there is little overhead cost involved with starting up your own business, it makes sense for anyone who wants to earn an income but does not have millions of dollars waiting for them.

Conclusion
The home services industry is a good investment because it is growing and profitable and will continue to do so.
A home services franchise can be an excellent investment because it is a sector that continues to grow. In addition, there are many reasons homeowners are attracted to hiring professionals rather than doing the work themselves, including convenience, savings in time and money, increased property value, and better customer service for both customer and contractor. Therefore, demand will always be for a service provider offering top-quality work at competitive rates.
Home Services franchises also provide business owners with many benefits. Lower startup costs than other types of businesses; low risk due to their proven track record of success; access to training programs that can help you manage your workers more effectively; and access to marketing support from corporate head offices – all of which contribute towards increasing your chances of success!

The bottom line is that anyone looking into starting up their own business should consider all options available before deciding which one best suits their needs – including investing in an established brand such as Home Services World, with over 60 years of experience providing quality workmanship at affordable prices!