Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

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I am sure you have heard the phrase before, “being comfortable with the uncomfortable”.  I know a good amount of people that have started their own business and have read a lot of the articles out there about starting your own business.  Generally, entrepreneurs fall into two categories; planners and seat of the pants type of people. I am the …

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How to Read A Franchise Disclosure Document

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Just a quick post today……. Yesterday I found a great article from earlier in July that Chris Myers from Forbes wrote.  He takes a very practical and down to earth approach on how to review a Franchise Disclosure Document. When we talk with potential franchisees and mention the Franchise Disclosure Document, for many it is the first time they have …

Owning Your Own Business – Being Mentally Prepared

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I was driving back home on December 9, 2015, after just signing the paperwork and writing the check to purchase Monkey Bizness.  I had quit my job in October to fully pursue closing this deal.  For more than 2 months I had sat at my home office and planned and schemed all the things I would do once I was …

5 Keys to a Great Business Coach

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Everyone Needs Someone to Talk With A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of business owners about my experience of owning Monkey Bizness.  The group was a leads group so it was mostly full of consulting types that were either sole proprietors or might have 1-2 employees.  I was invited to the group by a …

Owning Your Own Business – When is the right time?

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It was December of 2015 and I was driving from my house to the bank to get funds to purchase Monkey Bizness Franchising and one of the stores.  The house I was leaving I had just purchased 18 months earlier.  After buying the house, 6 months later my wife and I had our 3rd child.  My two older kids had …

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Why We Are Big Fans of Locally Owned Businesses

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One of our goals has always been to support owners of locally owned businesses.  Whether that be owners of a Monkey Bizness or partnering with other local businesses in our community, we are firm believers that local business owners are vitally important to healthy communities. The Small Business Administration estimates there are over 28 million “small” businesses in the United …

Voyaging into a New Jungle

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We have been open for nearly a month at our new location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The community has been great and we have met lots of wonderful new Monkey Bizness customers along the way.  Businesses like Monkey Bizness are always fun to introduce to new communities.  The reaction and reception we get always makes us feel welcome and …

A New Addition to the Monkey Bizness Team

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Monkey Bizness Franchising is excited to announce a new addition to our team.  Dacia Henshaw is joining us as our new Director of Operations.  Dacia brings both personal expierience with Monkey Bizness as well as great industry experience as we continue to grow.  Learn more about Daia Isn’t it amazing how life comes full circle?  It was 8 years ago this April …

Four Important Store Level KPIs

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Many small business owners struggle to determine what metrics really give them an indication of whether their business is achieving its’ objectives.  Quite frankly, discussions around key performance indicators (KPIs) can be pretty scary for people who are not financially inclined. At Monkey Bizness, I consider KPIs the brains behind what we do.  I like to tell people, “we aren’t …

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Refining a Franchise Model

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Monkey Bizness has always been that cool uncle, that has crazy hair that you always have fun with.  Well, we still want our customers to have fun, but this crazy uncle is going to comb his hair and maybe get a new buttoned up shirt….. We are proud to announce that Monkey Bizness is taking the best of our old …