Acceler8Success Cafe Daily Weekend 10.31.20

The Weekend Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

So much has been written about the traits and skills one must have to be a successful entrepreneur that it’s easy to forget that sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to the greatest success. In Entrepreneur Habits, we provide you with simple yet effective habits that any fledgling founder can employ in their daily — or nightly — routine. With advice from top entrepreneurs and innovative practitioners, these creative customs can help put you on the path to progress. Read more.

Inspire Brands buys Dunkin’ in $11.3B deal

The acquisition is easily the largest deal between two restaurant companies in 2020, and grows Inspire Brands’ footprint from 11,000 to more than 31,000 restaurants, edging it closer to heavyweight rivals like 50,000-restaurant company Yum Brands. Inspire will also gain over $1 billion in revenue and about $12 billion in systemwide sales, based on Dunkin’s 2019 year-end results. Read more.

Corner Bakery Cafe sells to Boston Market owner Pandya

Affiliates of Roark Capital Group have sold the Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe brand to Pandya Restaurant Growth Brands LLC, the companies said Thursday. The fast-casual cafe brand had been held been a Roark subsidiary since 2011. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Are you ready to own your own business?

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

If you’re an entrepreneur, be an entrepreneur. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you fail with one idea, start another. You’re an entrepreneur, no matter what, whether up or down, success or failure, you’re always an entrepreneur. Remember that. Read more.

Why You Should Build a Personal Reputation Before Starting a Business

Before you start a business, you should consider building a personal reputation. You might be able to do this naturally by accomplishing noteworthy achievements in your field. But for most people, that means going out of your way to build up a personal brand on social media. Why is your personal reputation such an important factor for success in entrepreneurship, and what steps should you take to develop it? Read more.

An innovative approach to funding your small business.

Benetrends knows innovative funding – they were the first to introduce ROBS (Rollover as Business Startups) with their Rainmaker Plan®.   While there are competitors offering similar funding solutions, only Benetrends
has the breadth of funding opportunities and the experience to successfully launch the dreams of entrepreneurs – 17,000 and counting. Learn more.

Our generation is redefining entrepreneurship

As they enter the workforce, young adults of today know what they want and they don’t plan on settling. This generation values equal opportunity to grow and to reach financial freedom. Young adults want to be the ones in control of their future and for most, entrepreneurship is looking like the path to success. Read more.

How To Scale Your Business In Tough Times

To say that Covid-19 has thrown businesses for a loop would be an understatement. Yelp recently reported that, of the more than 160,000 U.S. companies that have closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 60% are now shut down for good. Read more.

“While we are in a challenging environment, you will find companies in every industry having their best year yet. Those succeeding are adapting, looking for the opportunity and using data to make fact-based decisions.”

Charles Gaudet, CEO of growth consultancy Predictable Profits

Our goal is to help current and aspiring entrepreneurs architect a plan of continuous accelerated movement toward a pinnacle of desired success, even if and when previously thought to be unattainable. This process has been developed around our proven e-IDEA (explore, identify, develop, execute & analyze) methodology. Deployed effectively, it is key to sustainability and ultimately, to success… Acceler8Success! Learn more.

Acceler8Success Cafe Daily Friday 10.30.20

We must collectively commit to rebuilding the small business sector

The pandemic has reminded Americans of the outsized role small businesses play in our economy, employing 47% of the United States workforce, generating two-thirds of new jobs, and serving as a critical path to economic self-sufficiency. Yet, it has also revealed the fragility of many of these enterprises and the profound deficiencies in how they are supported by federal policies, private practice, and local action. Read more.

Living the Luxurious Entrepreneur Life with Grant Luxury

Entrepreneurship is essential for the business itself, but it also plays a heavy role in the economy. Firstly, it creates new job opportunities because a company needs employees to run the business smoothly. Secondly, entrepreneurship causes economic growth. Entrepreneurs bring new and innovative ideas to the market, helping society become more advanced and developed. The latter is one of the reasons why Grant Luxury molds people to be entrepreneurs. Read more.

Is Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out

You have an awesome idea and you need some money to get things started. Have you considered crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a popular and increasingly approachable way to put your prospective product or business in front of millions of people, and thanks to the visibility of massive success stories, there’s a public perception that most crowdfunding campaigns end up being successful. The reality is, less than a third of all crowdfunding campaigns end up reaching their financial goals. Why? Some campaigns aren’t right for crowdfunding. Some aren’t properly planned. Some aren’t properly supported. Read more.

QSRs Benefit From Economic Growth

The U.S. economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter, reported The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 29). It increased 7.4% over the prior quarter and at a 33.1% annual rate—recovering about two-thirds of the ground it lost earlier in the coronavirus pandemic. Gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced across the economy—jumped following a record decline from earlier in the pandemic when the virus and related shutdowns disrupted business activity across the country. Read more.

Pepperoni’s growing popularity among consumers is based upon consistency in delivering high-quality NY Style pizza, exceptional customer service and excellent unit-economics. Coupled with a strong branding program, technology integration and low-investment level, Pepperoni’s is positioned to be the next disruption in the Pizza segment of Franchising. Request info.

Robots Will Replace Humans in Restaurants Sooner Rather Than Later

Your best server or bartender could soon be replaced by a mechanical counterpart, says a new study from Ball State University. But that doesn’t mean your customers will like it. In her study, “How to Build a Better Robot for Quick Service Restaurants,” recently published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Dina Marie Zemke, an associate professor of residential property management at Ball State University, found that the overwhelming majority of respondents believe there is no stopping the robotic transformation of the food service industry, including quick-service restaurants (QSRs). Read more.

How Successful Entrepreneurs Handle Rejection

Some blessings can come from rejection. Many entrepreneurs have been rejected, only to come back stronger. Did you know Steve Jobs was fired from Apple before he returned to turn it into the icon it is today? Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was turned down 12 times before getting published. Don’t even get us started on Elon Musk, who was fired from PayPal before going on to co-found Tesla, SpaceX, and more. No one likes rejection, but rejection happens even to the best of entrepreneurs. That’s why it makes sense to learn how to handle rejection well and turn it into a learning opportunity for your business. Read more.

Acceler8Success Cafe Daily Thursday 10.29.20

Every Company Needs an Entrepreneur in the C-Suite

Innovation thrives when it has power and status within an organization. To enable real innovative growth — and rapid response in the face of such crises such as Covid-19 — boards and company leaders must structure top organizational roles to give innovative efforts the resources and attention they need. In our work on business model innovation with over 100 large and medium-sized companies, we’ve found that companies looking for transformation have two good options: an entrepreneurial CEO or a powerful chief entrepreneur. Read more here.

7 Entrepreneurship Stages Will Propel You to Where You Need to Go

The road to becoming an entrepreneur is a journey, and it’s not a short trip. In my efforts to assist aspiring business owners like you, I find that too many see it as a short sprint to get over that one hurdle, like finding that innovative idea, or attracting an investor. In reality, I find that there are multiple stages to the process, each requiring a unique mindset and focused effort along the way. I was pleased to find a new book, The Entrepreneur’s Faces, by Johnathan Littman and Susanna Camp, which outlines the key stages and provides examples of real people making the transformation from one stage to the next. Read more here.

If you wouldn’t think about building a house without blueprints, why would you consider building a business without blueprints? Like plans for a home, business blueprints should include each component necessary for long-term benefit. Whether exploring franchise ownership or growing your brand via franchising, Franchise Foundry can help ensure you have the right blueprints specifically for you! Learn more here.

What Restaurant Sectors Thrived During The Pandemic?

Why did some restaurant chains sales thrive so quickly after the pandemic?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Lorn Davis, who leads corporate and product strategy at the financial data firm Facteus. The company has been reporting sales using debit card information since the start of the pandemic, and its weekly reports have provided some key insights into the direction of retail and restaurant spending. Davis discusses some of the sectors performing particularly well, such as chicken wings, and those that have a longer runway for improvement, like coffee. He talks about the factors that have influenced the sectors’ success and failure, and he discusses how consumers have changed since the start of the pandemic—and how much of that change could be permanent. Listen to podcast here.

Jersey Mike’s Subs CEO Peter Cancro to join MFHA President Gerry Fernandez to talk about the path to Black restaurant franchise ownership

Peter Cancro, CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs will be a keynote speaker at Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO on its final day, Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. EDT, in discussion on the path to Black franchise ownership, brought to you by PepsiCo Foodservice.

Cancro will be joined by Karim Webb, CEO of 4thMVMT and co-founder of PCF Restaurant Management — a franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings — and Hugh Roth, senior vice president and chief customer and business development officer for PepsiCo’s Global Foodservice Division. The panel will be moderated by Gerry Fernandez, president and founder of the Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance (MFHA). TIME SENSITIVE: Read more here.

5 Best Business Ideas for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a flurry of challenges, from finding small business funding, short-term business closures, quarantines, and mask-wearing to sharp declines in storefront traffic and more.  So there is no doubt that many entrepreneurs threw in the towel this year. Despite all of this, the data shows that 2021 will be a great time to go into business for yourself. Let’s take a look at some trends shaping new businesses next year and five of the best entrepreneurial ideas for capitalizing on them. If you’re considering starting a small business in 2021, there are some trends to consider before making your plan. Read more here.

As Small Business Saturday is just around the corner please keep in mind that franchises are also small business. Franchise owners are very much the same as Mom & Pop businesses across America having invested their life savings to achieve the American Dream of owning a business. #ShopSmall and #ShopFranchise on #SmallBusinessSaturday.