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Are you good to grow?

Are site expansion targets an illusion? It’s hard to say precisely how many multi-unit retailers fall behind on their 10, 20, 50, or 100-unit growth targets each year, but it’s probably fair to say that it’s quite a lot. All savvy business owners set a high bar for themselves and yet no matter how diligently they run the numbers, development always seems to lag 25-50% behind of what’s expected. Why is this?

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The evolution of site selection

The 21st century is upon us, and it’s here sooner the you imagined: Real estate site selection just took a huge leap into the future, and you might have missed it: Artificial intelligence is taking over the industry. Up until now, the commercial real estate industry hasn’t adopted new technology as well as others have. Even stodgy insurance companies now use big-data modeling to calculate “insurance credit scores” on hundreds of millions of customers. And even the notoriously backward-looking legal industry has hired IBM’s Watson, a deep thinking supercomputer, on as a paralegal. But commercial real estate?…

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The 7 brick and mortar advantages

Has ecommerce gobbled up brick and mortar? To answer that, let’s start with a brief history. EBay exploded onto the scene in a big way in the nineties and shattered some very long-held beliefs: Would people trust online commerce? You bet they would...

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Time to ’86’ that dog unit?

Check out our newest resource for restaurateurs: Which site is taking a bite out of your revenues? Remember that special entree that you decided to stop serving last summer? The one that made all of the cooks groan and which all the servers decried because they had to use a tray to carry it out?…

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6 critical questions to consider when selecting a new site

You have unlimited possibilities and information to consider and you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache (let’s not even talk about the money) if you start out with the right tools and asking the right questions! Here are some of our favorites, drawn from decades of experience…