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10 Tips on Using Facebook to Boost Business

10 Tips on Using Facebook to Boost Business.

Want to pick up some good ideas on how to make the most popular social media platform work for your business.  Check this article out.

Franchisors Face New State Taxes

Independent Coalition of Franchise Owners Group News | LinkedIn.   Read this informative article about how Iowa is imposing state income taxes on franchisors with franchise units in the state.  Other states may follow suit.

Could a Groupon Offer Hurt your Business?

Why Groupon Sucks for Small Businesses | PCWorld Busine ss  Center.   PC World BizFeed considers the downside of Groupon for small businesses.

CRM Software, Customer Relationship Management – Zoho CRM

CRM Software, Customer Relationship Management – Zoho CRM. Several franchisees have asked about CRM software that could be used by a The UPS Store franchisee to manage customer acquisition and retention. ZOHO CRM might be the solution you’ve been looking for. It’s FREE for up to three users, and has just undergone an interface facelift that’s getting good reviews. Check it out if you have an interest. Even the paid version starts at $12 a month.

QuickBooks Pro 2011 – $80 OFF TODAY ONLY

Today only, Staples is offering QuickBooks Pro 2011 for $149.00. That’s $80 off the normal price of $229 and $29 below the price if you purchase from MBE. Offer good today ONLY, 20 Sep, in store or on line. Visit http://www.staples.com/QuickBooks/cat_CL163507#filterList=[11692] for details.

A Password Manager that’s FREE and highly rated – LastPass

This password manager is worth checking out, especially for multiple center owners (MCO). ICFO doesn’t warranty LastPass, but if you struggle with multiple vendor and web site passwords for your Centers, this may be the right tool for you.  It’s worth a trip to their web site, and they have a FREE version.  Even if you decide to use the Premium version it only costs $1 a month.


Stop remembering passwords!

Your LastPass master password is the only password you’ll ever need.

Automatically fill forms!

Set up multiple ‘profiles’ and automatically fill your personal information into web forms accurately and safely.

Stop typing in passwords!

Easily log into your websites seamlessly with a single click of your mouse button.

Your sensitive data is encrypted on your PC. Only your LastPass password can unlock your data and only YOU have access to it.

Why Mandatory Paybacks Don’t Work – Employees and Policies

Why Mandatory Cash Paybacks Don’t Work – Employees and Policies.