Entrepreneurship

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 »

Entrepreneur’s Startups Magazine Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top Franchise for Less Than $50K

NPI made Startups Top 100 Franchises For Less Than $50,000 in its Spring 2017 issue National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is honored to be included in Entrepreneur’s Startups Top 100 For Less Than $50.000 list. NPI has been ranked 30 out Continue Reading »

Welcome To The Family

National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections wants to congratulate and welcome some new members to the family! We are so honored you chose NPI/GPI to help you become the successes we know you will be, and we look forward to growing together with you for many years to come. Welcome To The Family Trevor Continue Reading »

Firelands Association of Realtors Names NPI Franchise Owner Joe Rudolph Affiliate of the Year

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to congratulate NPI franchise owner Joe Rudolph for being named 2016’s Affiliate of the Year by the Fireland’s Association of Realtors. The award is voted on by a board of the top 10 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 »

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 »