Learn from successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives and business leaders as they share their experiences, insight and tips. Topics include marketing, management, mentoring, money and many others. Improve your business by listening to this business series from SCORE, with Dennis Zink as your host.

Franchise ownership comes with its own benefits and challenges.  In this discussion, Nick Choat, owner of a Sport Clips Haircuts franchise and a SCORE mentor, talks with Dennis Zink about how he selected this particular business and the processes of starting, marketing and running his franchise locations.  He also discusses the franchise model in general, and the relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee.

Direct download: Whats_It_Like_to_Own_a_Franchise.mp3
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Every business is a reflection of its employees, and selecting, training and promoting the right employees are a key factor in long term success.  

Host Dennis Zink and co-host Fred Dunayer are joined by talent management specialist and SCORE mentor Howard Kilman, who shares some of his key concepts and experience in the staffing of Avenade, a joint venture of Microsoft and Accenture.  As Chief Leadership Officer, he grew the company from a handful of startup staff to thousands of high value, highly skilled employees.

Topics of the discussion include the creation and maintenance of a corporate culture and the things to look for when hiring and promoting employees.

Howard is now with WriteHeights LLC, specializing in Leadership Development and Business Coaching.

Direct download: Episode_64_-_Talent_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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