Franchise History

Written by Kevin McNally

Franchise History

The history of franchising could be traced back torepparttar beer industry where many brewers allowed certain pubs to obtain leaseholds and sell their beer. Indeed this practice is very common today, especially inrepparttar 147579 United Kingdom where companies such as Punch Taverns offer an opportunity to would be franchise owners who pay a lease onrepparttar 147580 property and work closely withrepparttar 147581 owners at a local and national level.

Inrepparttar 147582 early 1950's franchising suddenly started to increase in popularity andrepparttar 147583 principles have remainedrepparttar 147584 same throughoutrepparttar 147585 years asrepparttar 147586 parent company have executive decision over most marketing and trademark issues butrepparttar 147587 franchise owner enjoysrepparttar 147588 luxury of being able to piggy back onrepparttar 147589 success of national chains such as Pizza Hut or Blockbuster.

Modern franchise history is also linked to small work from home business such as Avon, Ann Summers and other party plan based franchises that allow many business minded peoplerepparttar 147590 opportunity to start up a low risk franchise and learn tips and techniques that may help when moving onto bigger franchise opportunities.

Huddle Up. Groupware on Three.

Written by Joe Miller

It could just be me, but my experiences with document collaboration remind me of a football game. It sounds crazy, I know, but working with a group and sending emails off to other members ofrepparttar group caries with it that familiar uneasy sensation of Thanksgiving Day football games, where I often play quarterback and just as often wonder whether members of my family will catchrepparttar 147578 pass, and if they do, what they will do withrepparttar 147579 ball. Using groupware in document collaboration is similar to having a game plan that separatesrepparttar 147580 “Turkey Bowl” family football team fromrepparttar 147581 real competitors.

Groupware on Three

Now, this doesn’t have to berepparttar 147582 team cheer. But it could be, because groupware is distinguished from other document collaboration software by three characteristics designed to workrepparttar 147583 way businesses do. Since businesses frequently experience ad hoc document collaboration, groupware designed using Digital Thread, Digital Signature, and Version History most effectively manages and controls ad hoc editing and keeps businesses informed.

As a document manager, groupware helps businesses piece togetherrepparttar 147584 puzzle of ad hoc document collaboration. However, when sifting throughrepparttar 147585 millions of indexed pages under “groupware” in any search engine, it is important to know what you are looking for. To that end, let me explain a little more ofrepparttar 147586 “Groupware on Three” concept. Another helpful resource is my article Groupware: 3 Tips for Sifting Through Collaboration Suites.

Digital Thread

Business collaboration requires a lot of document sharing through email. Often document sharing creates a lot of confusion. Emails are being sent out, drafts are being edited, drafts are being saved in multiple locations, and changes are getting sent back to you out of order. Everything is jumbled up like a dog pile of lineman atrepparttar 147587 end of a play. The temptation at this point is to be a ball hog, and to runrepparttar 147588 ball ourselves. In football, Steve Young could do it, but in business, nobody can. It just doesn’t work.

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