10 Best Tire Repair Franchise Opportunities

10 Best Tire Repair Franchise Opportunities

All vehicles need quality tires. But these important parts eventually wear down and need to be repaired or replaced. So tire repair and replacement services are always in demand. In fact, the U.S. tire industry is worth about $35 billion. And U.S. drivers shell out about $3 billion each year due to tire damage from potholes.

If you’re looking for a new business opportunity that’s steady and fairly recession-proof, the tire business could be perfect for you. But you don’t have to start from scratch when building your new enterprise.

Franchises provide the opportunity to connect with a recognizable brand and utilize their proven systems and processes. There are plenty of big names in the industry to consider. In fact, some even offer various automotive repair and maintenance services.

If you’re interested in purchasing a tire repair franchise or similar auto service center, check out the list below for options.

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Mastermind Analytics from AppZen Provides Big and Small Picture on Spending

Mastermind Analytics from AppZen Provides Big and Small Picture on Spending

AppZen has announced the launch of Mastermind Analytics, its Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven audit solution. AppZen’s expense report auditing solution combines computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing to automate expense report auditing and detect intentional and accidental compliance issues and fraud.  

Mastermind Analytics provides a complete overview of individual transactions as well as paper trails to provide valuable insights without switching between systems. With it, finance teams can further decrease spending, reduce risk, and improve operational performance. 

It’s on-demand charts, dashboards, and metrics provide all the bells and whistles finance professionals need to get valuable insights. It also offers the capability to identify offenders with the most ‘Missing Receipt Affidavit’ or analyze work-from-home expenses based on employee work arrangement status.

Tools: It offers easy and speedy process automation for checking every expense against Travel and Expense policies, Value Added Tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) regulations,

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Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities in the Zoho Ecosystem

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities in the Zoho Ecosystem

One of the benefits of using an integrated ecosystem in the digital world is it solves a lot of problems and eliminates compatibility issues. The Zoho ecosystem has 45+ business applications addressing everything from CRM, accounting, billing, mail, commerce, HR, supply chain, and much more.

If you want to become more familiar with the ecosystem, Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu along with Zoho Chief Evangelist Raju Vegesna and Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, will join host Brent Leary on Facebook to highlight what it has to offer.

Zoho already has a concierge service to help guide its customers through the 45+ applications on its platform. And this allows you to navigate the ecosystem on your own and use the tools that best suit your business. However, Zoho has an extensive outreach program that provides free lessons and events such as this one to let users know how they can

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Susan Marshall of Torchlite: Demand for Certified Salesforce Freelancers Increased During Pandemic

Susan Marshall of Torchlite: Demand for Certified Salesforce Freelancers Increased During Pandemic

The economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused businesses of all sizes to layoff valuable employees.

And many of those businesses still need to get things done in order to survive the current state of affairs. Especially things related to maintaining relationships with current customers, on top of finding ways to bring on new ones.  Which is why I was really interested in talking with Susan Marshall, founder and CEO of freelance marketplace Torchlite.

Torchlite specializes in placing CRM professionals certified in Salesforce products and services.  Salesforce is also Torchlite’s biggest investor.

Interview with Susan Marshall of Torchlite

During our LinkedIn Live conversation, Susan talks about how Torchlite differs from general freelancer marketplaces, what’s driving the growth of their marketplace, how the Torchlite model works from both freelancer and hiring business sides, how SMBs are tapping into the community of “flexperts”, and why they are

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25% Can’t Remember Changing Their Online Passwords

25% Can’t Remember Changing Their Online Passwords

When 1 in 4 or 25% of respondents say they cannot remember changing their online password, there is cause for concern. The data is from a new survey and report from PC Matic looking at the struggles with password management.



PC Matic Online Passwords Survey

Businesses and individuals must take more precautions. Passwords are one of the weakest links when it comes to cyber security, according to the report.

Remembering Passwords: Close to 70% of respondents say they have more than one email address. And this, the report says, is making people remember each password mentally (55%). Others write their passwords down (26%) and use a password manager tool (19%).

Based on this data, the report says people are most likely using the same password for multiple accounts. Moreover, the passwords are probably not meeting the advanced complexity measures to ensure proper password hygiene.

What is Password Hygiene?

Password

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Nearly 1 in 4 New Business Owners Plan to Use a 100% Remote Workforce

Nearly 1 in 4 New Business Owners Plan to Use a 100% Remote Workforce

A new QuickBooks report reveals 23% of small businesses starting in the next 12 months will have a completely remote workforce. This is primarily driven by the impact of COVID-19 on the work habits of most employees and businesses.

Starting a business? What this means for you: QuickBooks says it is going to lead to a no-office culture for many small businesses as they adapt to the way employees work in the future. For prospective new business owners, the report points out they are significantly more likely to expect new employees to work remotely.

Data supporting the change: For businesses that are already established, 27% of them are allowing more employees to work from home. Furthermore, 1 in 7 or 13% say all new employees they hire will work remotely or at home.

So, both established and new businesses are moving towards remote work as a viable option to

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