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BABY BOOMERS ON CRUISE CONTROL IN RETIREMENT

September 23, 2013

While attending a retirement seminar the other day, a question posed to the audience led one to think…“What does retirement mean to you?” There were the usual answers, travel, play golf, join clubs, find hobbies, volunteer, sleep in, or just try to find something to do as suggested in that highly anticipated concept of having…Read More »

TRADITIONAL VS. DIGITAL MARKETING

September 15, 2013

We have been discussing promoting your business both online and offline. Here are some additional tips for you to promote your Cruise Planners/American Express franchise offline. Collateral Materials: Print your URL and email address on all of your collateral materials, including letterhead, stationary, and envelopes, business cards, postcards, greeting cards, business checks, mailing labels, invoices,…Read More »

OLDER WORKERS TURNING TO FRANCHISES

September 1, 2013

The job market is still volatile for many; there are boomers, government workers, corporate employees, and blue-collar workers taking early retirement packages, or they are being forced out of their job of many years. It is a reality that many professionals have little control over the markets need for downsizing. Companies are cutting benefits offered,…Read More »

THE STATS ON THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

August 19, 2013

Doing your homework for the possible purchase of a Cruise Planners/American Express Franchise? Here is some pertinent research information to help you as we look at the present growth in the industry and the future predicted growth. This information was provided by a Market Watch Company with contributions from Sources: Cruise Market Watch’s proprietary Cruise…Read More »

FRANCHISE SALES SOAR IN BAD ECONOMY

August 4, 2013

Were you aware that a bad economy could drive franchise sales? It is true. There are statistics that indicate a rising unemployment rate can generate a surge in purchases of franchises and for every 0.1 percent increase in the unemployment rate, can add 150,000 prospective franchise buyers to the marketplace. These statistics opens the door…Read More »

Chris and Sheila Korte

Sheila and Chris Korte

July 29, 2013

After unexpected career changes, we wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business. The Korte’s Story – Sheila and Chris Korte met in the Army and have been together ever since. With a love for travel and an entrepreneurial spirit, Sheila found the turn-key opportunity she was looking for. Cruise Planners-American Express Travel instantly…Read More »

SO, WHAT IS A CRUISE PLANNERS WEBINAR?

July 27, 2013

We have often discussed the value of social marketing for our Cruise Planners American Express Franchise Business. Now let’s discuss the value in utilizing “Webinars”. Webinars are a valuable tool for any business. It is a seminar provided via the internet, and you can watch them almost anywhere; you can also participate in what is…Read More »

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON BUSINESS

July 14, 2013

You might often wonder if social media is really the place to advertise your business. The one nice thing about social networking is that when you advertise on any of the network sites, it can immediately identify both your markets, and your demographics. With the tools provided on so many websites, you can track your…Read More »

WHAT DOES THE 4TH OF JULY MEAN TO YOU?

July 2, 2013

Freedom. The freedom to choose. The freedom to go anywhere we want to…anytime we want too and anywhere we want too. We get to choose our marriage status, religion, politics, and financial strategies toward prosperity. We choose what kind of education we want to have. We also choose how many children we want or do…Read More »

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO DADS WHO WEAR MANY HATS!

June 17, 2013

We all want to think of our Dad’s as a man of power…a man of steel who has the strength to overcome all obstacles. He is the man who will soar to your defense, defend you from bullies, and become the sensitive Clark Kent you want in times of needing his support. Many hats are…Read More »