A Family Bizness

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“Behind the success of every small business, there is a family” Family businesses are extraordinary.  In a time where the popular media and press push the next big thing, family businesses often don’t get discussed.  But the statistics don’t lie and they are eye popping…….78% of new job creation comes from family businesses…..over 50% of U.S. GDP is generated from …

2 Quick Keys to Start Fixing Bad Small Business Marketing

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During one of our recent management meetings, our Director of Operations was describing to our team a recent thread she was following on a Facebook forum.  The thread centered around a small business owner that was asking everyone and anyone for marketing ideas.  One responder posted many ideas and was immediately attacked by a flood of requests to be contacted …

4 Common Mistakes we See in Kid’s Businesses

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Bill Gates didn’t make many mistakes.  However, like all of us, there were some.  For instance, he got beat by a small startup with a funny name called Google.  In his quest to protect Microsoft near monopoly at the time on the operating system market, he did pay much attention to the power of the internet much less a tool …

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 …