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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 »

Cruise Planners Recognized for Leadership, Excellence in Florida Business

July 8, 2014

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise, is recognized by the South Florida Business Journal with three awards for revenue-growth and business leadership.  CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – July 8, 2013 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative , the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise announces its brand and leaders have been…Read More »

TIPS FOR THE CP FRANCHISEE

June 30, 2014

You have your home-based travel business all set up. You have been to CPU University and have had the benefits of all the expertise that Corporate Headquarters provides. You now have your own website. Now it is time to make write about it all. Tell people and potential prospects the news. What news? You may…Read More »

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Announces Three Executive Promotions within its Management Team

June 26, 2014

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise, today announced the promotion of three of its management team to Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations, Vice President of Franchise Development and Senior Director of Training and Strategic Partnerships. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – June 26, 2014 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative,…Read More »

WOMEN THRIVING IN HOME-BASED BUSINESSES

June 3, 2014

Tools for Women Business Owners Are you looking for a company that lets you work from home, or better yet, work from anywhere? As a Cruise Planners franchise owner, you can make anywhere your office and work remote whenever and wherever you want – just so long as you have internet access. Plus, Cruise Planners…Read More »

WOMEN HOME-BASED BUSINESS OWNERS

June 3, 2014

Long gone are the days when Men were the only takers in the Franchise Industry. Over the past decade, statistics indicate that more and more women are joining in the Franchise arena with a multitude of success stories to back up the research. According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report (commissioned by American…Read More »