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Tips on Marketing to Millennials

By: Sydney Arp, NPI Marketing Assistant Millennials. Generation Y. It’s the age group that marketers across the country are endlessly analyzing. Let’s [try to] begin with a definition. Major publications label a millennial as someone who came of age around the time of the millennium (2000). Born between 1980 and 1995, Millennials range from 22-38. Continue Reading »

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Leverage Your Gifts and Talents to Stay Motivated

By Kimberly Stevens, NPI Marketing Coach There’s a good chance that you have untapped potential and you may not even be aware of it. While most skills can be learned, most of us are given gifts that come easily and that we feel passionate about. Some gifts are innate; they come naturally. But you can Continue Reading »

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4 Quick Tips for Making the Most of Small Business Social Media

By: Stephanie Vesper, NPI Marketing Assistant As a busy small business owner, it’s easy to let social media slip off your radar. But with consumers spending up to 53% of their online time browsing social media sites, carving out a slot in your schedule for posting can mean broadening your reach in ways you never Continue Reading »

5 Tips to Improve Public Speaking As a Small Business Owner

By Kimberly Stevens, NPI Marketing Coach “I have three hints for becoming a good public speaker. You must know when to stand up, when to speak up and when to shut up.” – Charlie Brown Wouldn’t it be great if Charlie Brown’s three tips above were all we needed to become more confident public speakers? Continue Reading »

5 Reasons Military Veterans Make the Best NPI Franchise Owners

As a veteran, you automatically possess the necessary strengths to become a thriving property inspection business owner. Many veterans return to civilian life with a strong desire to be their own boss, as you often have far greater leadership experience than your peers. However, finding an industry that requires a relevant skillset to that of Continue Reading »

NPI/GPI Prepares to Celebrate 30 Years by Remembering First Franchisee

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI It will soon be 30 years since I sold the first NPI franchise. I am pleased to say that franchisee, Clyde Yost, is still with us. The first franchise is certainly the hardest one to sell. You are selling your idea, and at that point, no one other than you Continue Reading »

5 Small-business Marketing Tips From a ‘Shark’

If you watch ABC’s “Shark Tank,” then you are likely familiar with Robert Herjavec. Born in eastern Europe, Herjavec and his family immigrated to Canada when he was a boy to escape communism in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia). The son of a factory worker, Herjavec emerged from humble beginnings to build and sell several companies in the IT Continue Reading »

Why Every Business Owner Needs a Mentor

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI Several years ago, I read a white paper that said that about 70 percent of the decisions a business owner makes ultimately prove to be wrong. (That 70 percent is the number in the report; that is not a typo.) That’s a lot of zigzagging to get from Point A Continue Reading »

Self-employment Tax Mistakes

Some business owners attempt to save money by preparing their own taxes. In the end, they actually may pay more in taxes than are necessary, or they may underpay, which could result in losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. According to an article published by Tyler Martin, CPA, here’s a list of things business owners Continue Reading »

Franchisees Find a Bright Future in the Property Inspection Industry

Whether you have construction experience or sales and marketing experience, National Property Inspections, Inc., offers the opportunity for a bright future. Our turn-key franchise system gives franchisees the tools, training  and support to succeed in the property inspection industry. recently interviewed Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections (U.S) and Global Property Continue Reading »