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“It is nearly impossible to build a franchise company without an application like GeoMetrx.”
—Michael Hutta, COO, ActiveRx
“GeoMetrx is a huge asset to us at Outdoor Living Brands. When looking for a solution to optimize the territories in our multi-brand organization, GeoMetrx was the clear solution. With GeoMetrx, our development and growth is streamlined and more profitable.”
—David Buchel, Franchising Recruitment Coordinator, Outdoor Living Brands, Inc.
“The flexibility of GeoMetrx has greatly increased the efficiency to update and maintain our territories. Housing the program off site with GeoMetrx allows us to keep our IT costs down. This is an excellent product and it continues to impress.”
—Mike Murphy, Mgr Analytics & Data Mgmt, Centrix Pharmaceuticals
“GeoMetrx allows us to accurately and decisively build sales ready territories with profitability in mind for both the Franchisor and the Franchisee.”
—Brian Reardon, CEO, Junk King Franchising
“Using GeoMetrx, we mapped 60 territories for 175 sales reps based on numbers of surgeries, drivetimes, and sales volumes. The improved efficiency resulted in a 47% increase in net revenue for 2012. I would highly recommend the software for anyone … Continue reading →
—Neil Hauger, National Sales Director, Medafor Inc.
“GeoMetrx has helped us sell more successful franchise territories than ever before. We have maximized profit and minimized risk with customizable trade areas for our CherryBerry locations. GeoMetrx is now an integral part of our daily operations.”
—Dallas Jones, CEO & Founder, CherryBerry Self-Service Yogurt Bars
“GeoMetrx helped us execute our recent sales expansion and build territories that enabled our reps to succeed. As DocuSign continues to grow we can count on GeoMetrx to provide the data and mapping we need.”
—Kristin Lucas, Sales Operations Manager, DocuSign
“GeoMetrx has been outstanding in its’ performance and ability to generate business for my company. It has become a revenue generator and it opens doors for our consulting business allowing us to embed ourselves in said companies. I highly recommend the program.”
—Donn Jacobssen, Principal, 360 GlobalFran
Category Archives: Web Resources
- Geo-Targeting Your Website
- Newspaper Map - World Newspapers
- Minimum Wage in 2014
- NewsMap - visualizing data on a treemap
- Median Income vs. Median Rent Heat Maps
- New Beach Front Property? If all the ice melted...
- 40 Maps that Explain the World
- Real-time Earthquake Map
- Pop vs Soda - A Soft Drink by any other name is...
- Geography Games
- FAA Airport Delay Map - It Wasn't the Weather
- Interactive Weather Map
- Earth Album
- Airfare Pricing Map
- Mobile & Desktop Maps
- Word Cloud Generators
- Mapping Your Success: Online Mapping Resources
- Franchise Times Spring/Summer 2012 SuperBook
- Making Taxes Less Taxing for Small Business Owners
- Neighborhood Walkability Score
- U.S. Custom Wall Maps
- Real-Time Global Alert Map
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The SuperBook includes a comprehensive list of franchise opportunities ranging from Automotive Services to Retail Businesses, and everything in between. Additionally, the SuperBook contains advice columns covering topics such as site selection, how to read a franchise disclosure document (FDD), and some ‘do’s-and don’ts’ every franchisee should review. Also inside, you’ll find a glossary of terms and an upcoming events calendar.Franchise Times is a leading news and information source for the franchising industry, publishing 10 issues each year. The company provides a variety of directories including financing, vendors, and legal resources (see the annual April issue). Other publications include the Restaurant Finance Monitor and Foodservice News. [post_title] => Franchise Times Spring/Summer 2012 SuperBook [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => franchise-times-springsummer-2012-superbook [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-04-30 15:42:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-04-30 20:42:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://geometrx.com/?p=3531 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3158 [post_author] => 5 [post_date] => 2012-04-04 14:52:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-04-04 19:52:01 [post_content] => Tax Tips for Small Business Owners It’s that dreaded time of year when taxes are due… again! If only we could sweep them under the carpet and pretend they didn’t exist, right? However, it’s best to simply tackle them head on and get them done. If you’re one who waits until the last minute to file, at least you’ll be glad to know the IRS filing deadline has been extended to April 17th this year. For Small Business Owners taxes can be especially challenging. There are so many rules, and exceptions to those rules, and endless interpretations. We certainly are not experts on the subject, but one thing is for sure, none of us want to pay a penny more than we have to. We’ve come across a posting from the American Institute of CPAs that provides ten words for Small Business Owners to keep in mind when thinking about taxes throughout the year.
- Expenses – keep a daily log of expenses all year long
- Deductions – be sure to apply for all you are entitled to including: entertainment, travel, meals, capital assets, home office and health insurance
- Traps – be careful not to trigger red flags such has claiming deductions that exceed your income
- Retirement – funds from income paid into a retirement plan are deductible
- Equipment – deduct up to $500K for equipment (if you spent $2M or less); repairs are also deductible
- Payroll – don’t rob Peter to pay Paul; in other words, do not use withheld payroll taxes to finance other business expenses - if you are late or short on payroll taxes the penalties can be enormous
- Insurance – there is a small business health care tax credit for which you may be eligible
- Veterans – tax credits are available for businesses that hire certain unemployed veterans
- Contributions – keep records of all goods, services, and financial donations made to charitable organizations throughout the year
- Help – meet with your CPA quarterly to keep your tax situation in check
- A center: walkable neighborhoods have a center, whether it's a main street or a public space.
- People: enough people for businesses to flourish and for public transit to run frequently.
- Mixed income, mixed use: affordable housing located near businesses.
- Parks and public space: plenty of public places to gather and play.
- Pedestrian design: buildings are close to street, parking lots are relegated to back.
- Schools and workplaces: close enough that most residents can walk from their homes.
- Complete streets: streets designed for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit.
|90-100||Walker's Paradise||Daily errands do not require car|
|70-89||Very Walkable||Most errands can be accomplished on foot|
|50-69||Somewhat Walkable||Some amenities within walking distance|
|25-49||Car-Dependent||A few amenities within walking distance|
|0-24||Car-Dependent||Almost all errands require a car|
For a full list of walkability scores by city along with an interactive map click here.Geology.com, which features a variety of online maps from all 50 states including, cities and roads, elevations, physical features, rivers and lakes, and more. The maps are provided by a variety of contributors. Here is an example of a drought map courtesy of the USGS:
We'd also like to share our affiliated website GeoPrinter.com. Here you can create your own custom tailored wall maps ranging in size from 3' x 4' to as large as 9' x 12'. You can select the level of detail as well as determine which features you would like printed including zip code or county boundaries, streets indexes, radius rings, and more. Standard maps are laminated and additional finishing options are available. Dry erase markers are a perfect companion for laminated maps.
Custom wall maps are a great resource for many businesses and organizations that need a detailed reference map of their trade areas, delivery boundaries, competitor / service provider locations, construction zones, real estate planning, etc. Prices start as low as $195. Check out the site today and if you have any questions please contact us at 1.888.848.4436.[post_title] => U.S. Custom Wall Maps [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => u-s-custom-wall-maps [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-04-10 20:24:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-04-11 01:24:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://geometrx.com/?p=2731 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2573 [post_author] => 5 [post_date] => 2012-02-22 16:26:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-02-22 21:26:52 [post_content] => “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” ~ Samuel Johnson Recently we discovered a handy on-line resource that tracks and monitors extraordinary events around the world as near to real-time as possible which is then displayed on a global alert map. The icons on the map are linked to detailed event information and status updates. The website, RSOE-EDIS, is the Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) operated by The Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signaling and Infocommunications (RSOE).
RSOE-EDIS Motto: “Prepared Citizens - Prepared Communities”The service tracks a wide variety of events including earthquakes, volcanic activity, severe weather, tsunamis, animal infections, insect infestations, forest fires, vehicle accidents (planes, ships, mass transit, and more), major power outages, bioterror/terrorism, health epidemics, flash floods, explosions, chemical accidents and even jellyfish invasions and shark attacks. If you want to know what is going on in the world at any given moment, they’ve got it all. You can select a world-wide view detailing the most significant events occurring around the globe, or narrow your focus on a particular continent/region with additional events identified. At GeoMetrx we believe that visualizing data allows for making better informed decisions. Every business has a wealth of data at its fingertips just waiting to be mapped. If you’d like to find out more about how GeoMetrx can help your business grow, give us a call today at 1.888.848.4436 [post_title] => Real-Time Global Alert Map [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => real-time-global-alert-map [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-04-10 20:24:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-04-11 01:24:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://geometrx.com/?p=2573 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) -->