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One of the steepest growth curves in franchising history

One of the steepest growth curves in franchising history

Piping-Hot Performance: How Papa John’s founder John Schnatter negotiated one of the steepest growth curves in franchising history Recently, patrons of the Papa John1s pizza franchise in downtown Louisville got a big surprise. The man serving them their pies wasn’t just any old chef. It was John Schnatter himself, the highly visible CEO and founder of Papa John’s. Seems he’d dropped by to say hello to the store1s owner – his wife, Annette – and discovered
How to network like a champ

How to network like a champ

You’re headed for Europe on a vacation. Should you (a) get a good guidebook, (b) brush up on your romance languages, or (c) make a plan to meet people for your downline? Sure, vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but top distributors explore every avenue they can. Georganne Goldblum even got in touch with Henry Kissinger’s oƒce before her trip abroad, and she was hooked up with an ambassador. Unfortunately the ambassador wasn’t interested, but, as
New and unheard-of opportunities for the world’s citizens

New and unheard-of opportunities for the world’s citizens

Economic and political upheavals are creating previously unheard-of opportunities for the world’s citizens For the first time in the history of the modern world, a majority of people have been released from their economic shackles. No longer are daily activities regulated by harsh and restrictive rules. More important, no longer is every penny of income under the auspices of some central bureaucratic authority. In short, we are experiencing a revolution of the individual. Governments around the
The Match Game & how to play it

The Match Game & how to play it

Committing to an accounting software package is a major decision that will have a direct effect on your company’s bottom line. Here’s your chance to take a good look at the leading programs before you make the leap You need to get your hands on the information fast, because when you can obtain an accurate picture of your company’s financial position – the dollars and cents that constitute its ever-changing bottom line – you can make
Small Business Success for the New Year

Small Business Success for the New Year

Forge an Emotional Bond Embrace your customers, enrich yourself I walked into the elevator prepared for the strange silence that descends when people enter that enclosed box. But suddenly one of my fellow passengers began speaking to his colleague – loudly. “It was the first time we were exhibiting at the conference, and I really wanted to make a huge splash,” he seemed to boast. “I rented out a massive hall at the host hotel, ordered
How the ‘Law of Business’ still applies today

How the ‘Law of Business’ still applies today

Websites are part of a new era Written over 100 years ago, John Ruskin’s ‘Law of Business’ definitely applies to today with the design and development of Internet business systems such as websites and Intranets. With websites costing anything from a few hundred dollars to a few million dollars, it is easy for potential customers to get confused when trying to compare various website systems and solutions from different suppliers. These days a business website needs
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