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Today’s post is intended to showcase our   franchise management app’s   incredible handheld functionality. Read on to learn about how FranchiseSoft helps businesses get built on the go–you might be surprised at what a single mobile app is capable of. Manage and Support your Employees in the Field FranchiseSoft’s Field Service Management and   Employee Management modules   put your entire active roster and daily operations in the palm of your hand. What would have taken hours of phone calls and travel time to do has been boiled down to a few clicks. Features include: Simplified Communication.   All employee and customer contact info is readily ...
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It is practically impossible to manage a complete franchise family without proper franchise operations software. Quality franchise operations software   has all the features of traditional retail management software, plus dedicated features for multi-site onboarding, communications, monitoring, training, and analytics. FranchiseSoft also offers marketing solutions, lead generation functionality, and more. And it’s all scalable: whether you’re a single unit franchisee or a big-time multi-unit franchisor, you’ll get tons of value from our solution. Not convinced? Today’s post spotlights a few of the features that you’re missing out on without franchise ...
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Today’s post highlights the value of our franchise lead management software at every stage of the sales process. Read on to learn how FranchiseSoft helps your brand stand out from the competition, bring leads into the system, and increase conversions. Making a Strong First Impression One of the most difficult parts of lead generation–grabbing the lead’s attention–also happens to be the first step in the process. Last year, 61% of marketers said that their main challenge was generating traffic and leads, according to the 2018 State of Inbound   survey . At the same time, 69% of marketers indicated that their top priority was converting contacts and leads ...
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Today’s post touches on a few ways that FranchiseSoft empowers your   franchise management services   to make it easier than ever to improve company culture. The importance of company culture first came to prominence in the 1989s, when researchers sought to explain the sustained superior financial performance of industry-leading firms like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and McDonald’s. Again and again, researchers noted that firms with sustained superior financial performance were characterized by “a strong set of core managerial values that define the ways they conduct business” (Barney, 1986, p. 656). 4 Ways to Upgrade your Company Culture with Franchisesoft ...
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Back in 2006,   Entrepreneur   magazine published an article titled “10 Signs of a Great Franchise,” in which author Jeff Elgin provided a checklist that candidates could use to identify strong franchise systems. With reference to Elgin’s list, today’s post explains how FranchiseSoft improves training, adherence, recruiting, and accountability to create a   stronger franchise system   that attracts more candidates and generates more sales! Signs of a Strong Franchise System Here’s what   Entrepreneur   magazine identified as the top   signs of a strong franchise system –and what FranchiseSoft does to ensure your brand qualifies: “Responsiveness ...
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Today’s post is all about how FranchiseSoft can optimize your franchise marketing. Read on for a brief and beginner-friendly introduction to our   franchise marketing module   functionality. Keep the Backbone of your Franchise Marketing in your Back Pocket According to the eCommerce Foundation, 88% of consumers use the internet to research products and services before they make a purchase online or in-store. And while in most cases the franchisor’s national marketing campaign will end up doing lots of the leg-work for you, having a professional website for every franchisee is still essential. Your website is the backbone of your online presence. ...
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Franchises across many verticals have made significant investments in franchise technology from point-of-sale systems to cloud computing. However, many times these investments fall short of their potential because franchisees, or even head office, do not use them. Franchisors then are on the hook for expensive annual agreements while the technology sits unused. One of the top reasons the investment is wasted? The lack of usability. What is Usability? According to   Simple Usability   A satisfied user… • Achieves their goal • Enjoys their experience • Tells others • Comes back again Basically, if the franchisee were to use the franchise technology provided ...
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We all spend a lot of time on our phones, but what has all that scrolling done to grow your franchise lately? One Statista   report   looking at the average daily usage of social media worldwide found that the typical user spent 135 minutes scrolling through their Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook feeds every day. That’s 821 hours per year, the equivalent to   20.53 full work weeks . Ouch. But maybe it’s not all bad. After all, social media can be used as a great tool for networking and   franchise development , especially LinkedIn. According to social media marketing research, more than 40% of total social media-related franchise sales come ...
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Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! In 1991, the U.S. Army was facing extreme conditions in their war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. These conditions were totally new and drastically different from the ones they encountered in the past. The terrains were difficult and the asymmetrical battlefield appeared too overpowering for conventional military operations. The U.S. military went on to coin the term “VUCA” that would go on to change the nature of warfare forever. The acronym, which was initially designed to describe the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous landscapes in which today’s soldiers must learn to adapt and operate, has ...
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What are Flashcards after all — just another learning medium or much more? Put simply, a flashcard is a piece of card that has a cue or hint on the front side, and a corresponding answer on the back side. The cue can be a question, an image, or just one word that prompts or triggers an anticipated response. Anything that can be studied in a “question and answer” format can be literally turned into flashcards — from definitions, foreign language vocabularies, scientific symbols, historical dates and traffic signs, to countries and their respective capitals or currencies. If you have, for example, a flashcard saying: “What is the capital of France?” You ...
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Do you know which is the second largest search engine after Google in 2018? You will be surprised to know. It is YouTube. Why is that? Videos connect to human psyche like no other medium on the planet. The same psyche works with movies. And with the world going digital, online videos are naturally more popular than offline. YouTube receives more than 1.5 billion logged in users per month, feeding over 1 billion hours of video to users each day (that’s right.. billion)! The paradigm has shifted — from people merely consuming content to they uploading their own content. From individuals to organizations, everyone wants to create their own video channel ...
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What is Microlearning? At the risk of stating the obvious, microlearning is a brief and targeted learning approach where learners consume instructional content in short chunks or bites. Millennials learn differently: they want to pull information on their own at the time they require, rather than being pushed from the other side. Their attention span is also falling, and the world is shifting fast from degree-based to skill-based learning pedagogy. Microlearning   is, therefore, a product of the times—it’s about closing skill and knowledge gaps with ‘micro’ information nuggets, which is specific to user requirement, easy to understand, and solves the ...
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Is Microlearning the new fad? Renowned economist Robert Prechter once argued that in the course of a major bull market there’s something called a “point of recognition” when the general public gets on board. Business aside, have we reached that point of acceptance with Microlearning? Yes and No. It’s getting difficult to tell a fad from a genuinely new development these   days,   but make no mistake — “micro-learning” has gained enough traction. It is here to stay. More so in today’s times of agile setup and instant gratification. Microlearning was the demand of the times, as social media and ultra busy lives have changed every single way we consume content, ...
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Make Onboarding process experiential: Understand, accept and integrate the multi-sidedness The Japanese say you have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends and your family. The third face, you never show to anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are. In essence, your employee onboarding process becomes truly experiential when you integrate the three Japanese faces together—both on employee side as well as employer side. For just like an individual, organizations have their three faces too; they’ve to deal with investors, clients and internal human resources differently. Business is ...
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There has been a lot of research and start-up activity on transforming classroom pedagogy in schools and universities. One key argument the innovator behind the “hole in the wall” experiment Dr.Sugata Mitra makes to justify   much-needed   change in our classrooms is that the university system which was designed in the 19th and early 20th centuries was meant to produce high-efficiency clerks – clones who could do monotonous jobs like making thousands of journal entries, clearing hundred cheques, overseeing dozens of components being assembled on the shop floor, etc. Gone are the days of jobs where employees did the same thing over and over for decades until ...
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Scientia potentia est! ‘Knowledge is Power’ is a popular adage attributed to Francis Bacon. But that man pioneered inductive learning, as against Aristotle’s deductive theory.   Ipsa   scientia   potestas   est   was, therefore an observation, not a commandment. It talked more about the end. While the means, historically, have always evolved with time. Education, the life force of civilizations since inception, was never static in its design or approach. It should never have been. Which is why different modes of learning continue to spring up till today. Knowledge transfer is the goal, whichever way it works. Before you go on to realize what’s happening ...
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First thing first: Is loyalty the single biggest challenge with frontline desk-free businesses? The phrase “I work for money .. if you want loyalty, hire a dog” was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek humour , but the best way to sense some truth out of the statement is to match its context with frontline deskless jobs . The same jobs where your employees who’re the face of your company are ironically treated as the lowest paid and the most neglected staff members. And they are everywhere — out there at front — from delivering pizza at your doorstep to repairing the fault line at your nearest sewage pipeline. Whether loyalty is a two-way street, or ...
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How can you increase franchise engagement in today’s world where information is power? One smart and simple way is by making operations more transparent to the franchisees themselves. Chris Hammond, the Regional Franchise Director at Focus Brands did just this, while making the store auditing system more effective. Moe’s Southwest Grill, affectionately known as Moe’s, offers a variety of Mexican dishes, and was dubbed by the Harris Poll Equitrend Survey as “Fast Casual Restaurant of the Year” in 2016. The name “Moe’s” originated as an acronym for “Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers” and anyone experiencing a location will witness their music-themed decor. The ...
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Today’s post explains how   our franchise management systems   gives users multi-level functionality for one low price. Read on to learn how FranchiseSoft can level-up the operations of your entire franchise family. Leveraging the Classic BOGOF Bargain Is there anything better than getting two items for the price of one? Movies tickets, draught beer, funny hats–everything is sweeter when you can “buy one, get one free” (BOGOF). And what’s better than BOGOF   franchise management systems ? IT budgets are notorious points of contention. Nobody likes overspending on software, but IT expenses keep rising higher in the   Information Age . According ...
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Fuelled by tax reform, deregulation and an upbeat economy, the franchise industry is set for another year of strong momentum in the USA. The International Franchise Association is out with its 2018 Franchise Business Outlook, showing franchise industry expansion is set to grow for the eighth year in a row. Franchise establishments are set to grow by 1.9 percent to 759,000 locations after increasing 1.6 percent in 2017, while employment will increase 3.7 percent to 8.1 million workers after growing 3.1 percent in 2017. The gross domestic product of the sector is forecast to increase by 6.1 percent to $451 billion and will contribute approximately 3 percent ...
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