Customer Relations

Want to Be a Successful Business Owner? Don’t Make These Mistakes

While the idea of owning a business is a dream for many people, there are times when entrepreneurs fail to think things through. Funding the business, having an in-demand product or service to sell, and hiring employees are some of the common challenges that entrepreneurs face: Hiring employees too quickly can financially drain your business. Continue Reading »

What Makes a Good Entrepreneur?

Many people dream of becoming prosperous business owners; however, achieving that goal is challenging and requires hard work. Some people never take the initiative to try to make it happen — possibly due to fear and/or lack of ambition. Granted, some people seem to be born with the talent for becoming successful business owners. Others Continue Reading »

Atlanta Franchise Owner Wins NPI/GPI Franchise of the Year

National Property Inspections, Inc., is pleased to announce that NPI franchise owner Bob McDonough of Atlanta is the winner of the NPI/GPI 2015 Franchise of the Year Award. “Having started my inspection business with NPI in 2008, at the beginning of the real estate disaster, I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of my team Continue Reading »

Starting Your Own Business: Strategies for Success

Age is mostly irrelevant in becoming a determining factor for succeeding as an entrepreneur. There have been young entrepreneurs as well as older, established entrepreneurs. Some have built success on seemingly impossible ideas and others seem to possess a certain amount of luck. For the most part, a successful entrepreneur will have to fearlessly work Continue Reading »

Business Communications: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Submitted by Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI Like the old Bob Dylan song, “Times, they are a-changing,” and that’s especially true with business communication. In case there are any “old dogs” reading this, you have to embrace change or be left behind. Or worse yet — be called an “old dog.” Still, there’s nothing like a Continue Reading »

Millennials and Their Parents Create Successful Franchise Partnerships

Although the economy is slowly recovering from recession, there’s still a shortage of jobs — and fierce competition for the jobs that are available. The situation has created challenges for both Millennials entering the workforce and their parents who have been working for many years: The jobs available for Millennials graduating college are few and far Continue Reading »