The Anatomy of a Great Franchise Fit: 5 Quick Tips

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Odds are if you are reading this, you have at least considered whether this or another franchise is right for you.  In 2018, we spoke to just over 150 people about whether franchising was the right fit for them.  Many of them remind me of my journey 5-6 years ago in discovering what type of business I wanted to start …

What if Kids Ruled the World?

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At Monkey Bizness, we get to do a lot of fun things that other businesses might not get to do.  When your business is built around providing fun, we are inherently responsible for thinking about fun a lot of the time.  Many businesses talk about innovation and our form of the topic is how to create more fun for our …

The Benefits of Local Businesses Giving Back

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Philanthropy has always been an avenue that helps give small businesses a sense of purpose.  Not only does it help increase employee productivity and job satisfaction, but it also has been shown to have an impact on the bottom line for businesses.  Most importantly however, it is important for small business to give back to their local communities to the …

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Five Reasons Monkey Bizness is Super Charged for 2019

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One of our core values at Monkey Bizness is innovation. We have a firm belief that if you aren’t innovating, your standing still. Businesses that stand still often have troubles competing for customers that are left wanting more. This December marks my third-year anniversary of owning Monkey Bizness. Every year I have learned so much about how to make this …

Four Reasons Monkey Bizness Works with Today’s Parent

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No matter what your opinion is on Millennials, there is no disputing that they are today’s parents.  Millennials today are typically 22 to 37 years old and parenting the vast majority of kids under the age of 9.  Dena Daw from mom.com wrote an article this week on 20 Ways Millennials are Out Parenting Baby Boomers and there are some …

A Birthday, a Challenge, and a Metaphor

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When people that haven’t been to Colorado before think of a quintessential mountain town, odds are Manitou Springs will fit the bill.  While just a mere 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, the town has all that would be required.  Its full of small, quaint restaurants, has one of the coziest inns you’ve ever seen, plenty of outdoor activities, and …

Four Considerations for Small Business and a Changing Facebook

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Monkey Bizness franchisees, like most small business owners, utilize advertising on Facebook.  The reasons go far beyond the number of users on Facebook or any other broad statistic that you hear in the press.  We utilize Facebook because of the ability to target the demographics that make our customer base. Based on our research and analysis of competitors big and …

3 Ways to Finance Your Monkey Bizness (or any business)

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One of the great things about running Monkey Bizness is the chance to talk with so many aspiring entrepreneurs about what they want to accomplish in opening a business.  That may sound corny, but it’s true.  I get so much energy from listening to others talk about taking the leap and starting their own business. One major gray area with …

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Monkey Bizness and the Changing Face of Retail

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Monkey Bizness was recently featured on a new story in Sioux Falls, SD about the changing face of retail. While the death of retail has been somewhat over hyped in our opinion, there definitely has been a shift. There is no denying that there is less “traditional” retail then there was 5, 10, or 20 years ago. In 2017, 6,700 …

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How To – Projecting Financial Statements Part 1

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No matter where the conversation starts with prospective franchisees, it will always eventually veer towards finances.  The question is a little different, but the gist is the same.  Essentially, people are asking “How much money am I going to make?”.  It’s a completely fair question, but one that is pretty hard to answer.  Quite frankly, if you have a franchisor …