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WHAT IS DUE DILIGENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS?

November 27, 2011

The definition of due diligence: appropriate carefulness: the degree of care that a prudent person would exercise, which is a legally relevant standard for establishing liability standard of proper disclosure: the disclosure to potential buyers of all relevant information that applies to a security issue Homework is imperative before the purchases of a franchise or…Read More »

WHAT TYPE OF SURVEY DOES YOUR BUSINESS USE?

November 6, 2011

Any form of marketing tool that tells you how well you are doing in your business is a good thing. Even the “F” comments can be as beneficial to you as the “A+” comments because it will require you to provide some positive action that can only be beneficial to your business. The Cruise lines…Read More »

CRUISE PLANNERS/AMERICAN EXPRESS ALLEVIATES BUSINESS FEARS!

October 30, 2011

Are you a risk taker? When is the last time you pushed your boundaries to find out what you are capable of doing? How much of what you can really do is often limited and shows itself as denial, fear, going beyond your comfort zone, or just having the courage to try something new? The…Read More »

MOVIE QUOTES AND BUSINESS QUAN

October 9, 2011

You made the decision. You are tired of waiting for that “corporate offer” to come in and the state of the economy is trying to get you down. You are sick of all the corporate downsizing, age discrimination, salary reductions, and the gall of businesses claiming, “It’s NOT personal. It’s business” and you decide to…Read More »

CRUISE PLANNERS HONORED WITH SEVEN TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARDS

October 5, 2011

Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, once again raises the bar within the travel agent business by winning a total of seven coveted Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. The awards honor the best in the travel industry and are bestowed upon travel organizations that represent the highest standards of excellence in hospitality.

PERSPECTIVES ON FRANCHISING & SOCIAL MEDIA

September 25, 2011

Social Media has certainly contributed to the success of small-business owners, especially those working with Franchises. An inexpensive way to advertise, the information highway lends itself to help anyone succeed in business. As we all learn the ever-changing, growing and changing of the “Facebook” platform, we also find it helps us, not only in our…Read More »

Big Opportunities In The Cruise Line Industry

September 11, 2011

For anyone interested in water, boating, cruising, sailing, owning a business, being a travel agent, or just plain traveling to see the world, the Cruise Line Business is thriving in all aspects of the industry. There are very few opportunities in the franchise industry you can own your own franchise for under $10,000 as Cruise…Read More »

AGENT OR OWNER – YOU DECIDE

September 4, 2011

We can all agree that the information road map of the internet is the greatest, most productive and world-wide user friendly resource that exists today. However, believe it or not, there are things the Internet CANNOT help you with when it comes to the Travel Industry. You can search the internet for the BEST deals…Read More »

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO IT OR SWIM?

August 22, 2011

BURGER & FRIES? OR CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD? In prior years, people had dependable pay, job security, and long-range Pension Plans savings to enjoy when they had a job. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Today, the only place you can feel confident that you have security is through investing in your own business. First,…Read More »

CRUISING THROUGH THE DEBT AND THE U.S. ECONOMY

August 7, 2011

Did you ever wonder what really drives the economy? A little-known fact is that small businesses drive the economy, not the assumed “wars” that many think are the factor behind the economy’s growth. The nation’s work-force of small businesses, which have fewer than 500 employees, provides most of the nation’s jobs. Inc. Magazine, reported that…Read More »