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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Kicks Off 2014 Convention Unveiling Technology Innovations, Sales Growth and Cruisitude

November 14, 2014

The first day of the company’s annual event reveals focus on mobile technology, strategic marketing campaigns and search engine optimization benefitting Cruise Planners travel advisors Cruise Planners Executive Team is “In It To Win It” at the company’s 2014 convention hosted in Atlantic City, N.J. “We know our travel advisors are selling a more complete…Read More »

OFF-SEASON FRANCHISE STRATEGIES

September 29, 2014

Seasonal businesses such as the cruise industry are often thought to be the best careers because you only have to work hard during the peak seasons. This is truly a myth and can be substantiated by the fact that any business, seasonal or otherwise, has potential to grow, make money, reinvent and renew the business…Read More »

FRANCHISING STILL GOING STRONG

September 15, 2014

The concept of Franchising is over 150 years old. The legal terms of franchising is defined by two definitions…one, a company provides the rights to sell products or services in a specific territory. Secondly, franchise refers to a two-party contract offered by a chain, and gives rights to operate as an outlet in a particular…Read More »

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN RETIREMENT

August 19, 2014

If you haven’t already “been there – done that,” you will at some time in your career face this situation.  You know – the point where the corporate world and businesses have layoffs, buyouts, and realigning the structure of a company which may eliminate your job. In this highly technical era, starting your own business…Read More »

“SMALL TALK” FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

August 7, 2014

Are you aware that “small talk” can either make or break your potential for gaining that new customer? The first few minutes into a conversation are crucial to grabbing that opportunity to make the sale. Once you have the technique down to approach anyone and turn it into a business opportunity, it will solidify your…Read More »

THE GUIDE TO QUALITY RESULTS

July 27, 2014

Did you know the word GUIDE can be applied to small business? Several global companies in many industries use this word as a model to drive sales and performance in companies. G-U-I-D-E Goal Setting • In the Cruise Industry, what are your goals to initiate new sales this week? • What tools will you use…Read More »

UNCLE SAM vs. BUSINESS OWNERS

July 14, 2014

Are you aware of the tax advantages you have when you own your own small business? The IRS qualifies any ordinary or necessary business expense as a deduction. You can also deduct the cost of personal property when it is for business purposes. You may also deduct for the following expenses: • Transportation expenses •…Read More »