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September 22, 2016
7 Tips for Finding Your Best Franchise Fit Once you've decided to make the trek into franchising, chances are there are several decisions you already have under your belt. For instance, the choice to run your own business, to become your own boss, and to work with a competitive brand in order to wor…
September 15, 2016
Can you Franchise While Keeping Your Current Career? Often times, franchisees decide to open their own businesses after retirement. Maybe they are phasing out of a job, or are seeing their current position come to an end. For whatever reason, they're going through a professional transition, and fran…
September 13, 2016
10 Modern Technologies That Make Franchising Easier New electronics and availabilities are constantly emerging. There's no denying that inventions and updates of how things are done have been able to streamline business as we know it today. Changes that continue to make life easier when dealing pers…
September 1, 2016
New Franchisee Opens With Dickey's Barbeque Pit Franchising had been something that soon-to-be business owner, Deyong "Roy" Wen had been thinking pursuing for some time. He'd been toying with the idea of starting his own restaurant location, he said, and had been spending time gathering information …
August 19, 2016
10 Lessons to Learn From Famous Inspirational Quotes You know the kind – the quote you read or hear and think, "Wow, that is so on the nose." Even if it's not applicable to you that second of the day, the words are memorable, and come with first-hand experience behind them. When you stop to th…
August 16, 2016
How One Company is Celebrating Franchisee Creativity and Gaining in the Process  Most often when we think of franchising, we think of a static set of rules. Companies that perform X, Y, and Z, and do so over and over again to achieve the same growing results. And sure, a few things can be chang…
July 8, 2016
7 Franchises That Picked a Crowd Favorite and Went For It. Don't mess with perfection, right? That's the exact motto of these franchises that took something classic, that the majority of the population has known and loved for years, and they turned it into a business. Their success is a great remin…
June 24, 2016
In the beginning stages of your franchise, one of the first moves you will make is obtaining funding. Without the cash to get started, you can't get off the ground. There will be no licensing, no contracts, and certainly no business. Funds are one of your very beginning steps in starting your own bu…
June 16, 2016
How to "Turn Off" the Work Day, Even When You're the Boss No matter what amount of responsibility you might hold on your shoulders, it's hard to completely block out the day when jumping from work, to your personal life, and vice versa. Inevitably, there is something that reminds you of something el…
June 10, 2016
Business Lessons You Can Learn From Outside the U.S. Borders What's in a business plan? And where do those same plans come from? It's a set of questions that, when asked of 100 people, might garner 100 different answers. From a more straightforward standpoint, however, the answers are a little more …
June 2, 2016
6 Tips When Following Your Gut in Business Following your gut or going by the books – it's an age-old question in business. And the former is one that doesn't gain much clout among professionals. For the most part, it's considered a step that should be avoided, and only used when there are sta…
May 26, 2016
8 Tips for Separating Office and Home For anyone looking into purchasing and running a home-based business, it’s likely all you can think of are perks. You’ll get to work from home! You can set your own hours! You can get in 40 hours (or more or less, depending on the nature of your need…
May 19, 2016
How to Use a Past Experience in Your Favor As our blog has stated before, past jobs can offer an incredible amount of support in business ownership. No matter what type of job(s) you've had, there is plenty that can be taken away and learned from that process. It's a fact that we believe whole-heart…
May 12, 2016
5 of the Most Memorable Franchise Owners and What We Remember Them For Just like mascots or figureheads, company owners can make a strong impression on their customers. We remember who a person is, what took place under their tenure, and more often than not, those very moves have an impact as to how…
May 5, 2016
Should You Work With Family? There's an ongoing stigma about working with family members. That, for the most part, it's frowned upon. There are even thousands of horror stories of why it shouldn't be done, what can go wrong, and why, essentially, it can threaten your business and your family relatio…
April 27, 2016
Franchise Trends That Grew in 2015 Over time, businesses must adapt in order to stay relevant, and in order to stay profitable. Technology was a huge trend and upgrade for companies in recent times, including online sales, doing away with traditional catalogs, and more. But it's not always existing …
April 20, 2016
8 Leadership Tactics That Will Help You Do Better in Business Throughout the years, the world has seen a number of great leaders. Those who did amazing things, and those who did terrible ones. What they all managed to have in common, however, is that they led those others and got them to follow thei…
April 11, 2016
Up-and-Coming Tasks to Put on Your Work List Before Opening Your First Business A to-do list is one of the best ways to keep track of what you need to do, as well as what's been completed. Besides, it's just plain satisfying to scratch off a task once it's finished – letting yourself know it's…
April 4, 2016
How Much Do You Know About the Franchise World? It takes all kinds – in business and in any aspect of life. There are those who are good at math, those who have incredible people skills. Others who know how to best work on logistics and saving company funds. It's with these combined skill sets…
March 25, 2016
What are the "Best" Chains in Your Area? And What Makes Them That Way? No matter where you live, there's a "go-to" brand for virtually every service. Cleaners, eateries, repairmen – if there's a need for it, there's someone who does it best. Some folks might have a different brand than others …
March 18, 2016
The History of Franchising and How the Game Has Changed Franchising, as we know it, dates back through centuries of professions. Before there were companies with similar outlooks, before there were brand names or products that were special to each company, there was the idea of spreading one's exper…
March 14, 2016
How Can You Incorporate Basketball Madness Into Your Franchise Narrowing Process? It's getting to be that time of year once again, where basketball pretty much takes over every possible medium. Basketball madness (we’re not using the official term because it’s a trademarked term!) is a m…
March 4, 2016
Rags to Riches: Why Hardworking Owners are the Most Successful Everyone loves a classic Annie story. Where someone less than fortunate goes through a character-building experience and ends up in a far better situation. Happy and with a warm place to sleep … usually by the end of the movie. Bu…
February 26, 2016
8 Reasons to Branch into a New Type of Franchise Everyone's heard of McDonald's. They've likely eaten there several times throughout their life. They're such a household name that people across the country, and across the world, know exactly who they are, and what type of foods they offer. They also…
February 23, 2016
At different stages in our lives, we have future goals about our careers. Little kids want to have a certain job when they grow up. High school students pick out their college of choice. Others choose a trade school or opt for a career right after graduation.  Once reaching that finish line, s…
February 19, 2016
Financial Considerations When Financing Business Money makes the world go round. It also makes business go round … and then some. Without the proper amount of funds, businesses can't be set up in the first place, let alone ran, or managed to the point of being successful. (And therefore makin…
February 12, 2016
6 Traits That Make a Great Entrepreneur So… you think you've got what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Or, maybe you're scared that you don't. Either way, it's worth looking at the career as a whole and pairing it against your own skills. It's a step that can determine if you do have the neces…
February 5, 2016
Tips for Networking with Small Business Owners in Your Area It is a great idea to talk to existing small business owners in your area about their experiences owning and running a company. They’ve ran the ropes long before you came along (even in the planning stages), and they know what it&rsqu…
February 1, 2016
Is it Time to Franchise with a 2nd Brand? You’ve done it. Congratulations. You ventured out into business ownership, you started a company, and you’ve been very successful at it. So what’s next? Hone your brand and continue to expand? Maybe start up a second (or third or fourt…
January 21, 2016
Franchising Stereotypes Debunked Chances are, when considering a franchise, you've heard a rumor or two about the entire process. Maybe it was about contracts, signing on with specific brands, advice on what you should and shouldn't do, or any other aspect of conducting business. You might have hear…
January 15, 2016
What is Your Top Professional Goal? Throughout your lifetime, you're often asked about goals – both personal and professional. Whether lofty or quite realistic, we're asked where we would like to be in five years, in ten, and so on. Then it's up to us to put smaller steps into place in order t…
January 8, 2016
Questions to Ask Yourself About Franchising When getting into any career, it's important to get a feel your surroundings. Before jumping in, you want to know what you're getting yourself into, what might arise, and virtually any type of scenario that might take place. It's simply a step for good bus…
January 4, 2016
7 Underrated Benefits to Being Your Own Boss Almost anyone who has ever worked a part-time job has wished they were their own boss. At some point or another. Each time they were asked to sweep the floor or mop up a customer accident, they wanted for someone else to handle the dirty work. Instead of …
December 23, 2015
8 Tips for Starting a Franchise in the Winter Though business may speed up as the weather cools, it's often seen as a slow time of year for starting new business. Real estate essentially comes to a standstill. New locations wait until spring to open, and any forward progress on up and coming ideas m…
December 21, 2015
Free Business Tools to Take Advantage of From Your Franchising Brand There's a reason that people that franchise. They want to branch out with businesses that work. To start up new locations of peoples' favorite things. A name (and logo) that customers recognize, along with a successful plan, then l…
December 11, 2015
8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Business Model Franchising is very much a customizable process. Though each location comes with its own brand, its own name, and its own set up (along with a few others), how day-to-day operations are ran – all are absolutely up to you. That is, afte…
December 1, 2015
7 Franchise Mascots That Are More Famous Than Their Brands Mascots are a great way to promote a business. They're a marketing tactic that keeps a brand instantly recognizable, while appealing to a larger audience all in one fluid swoop. For instance, enticing hungry kids with Ronald McDonald (who by…
November 30, 2015
Imperative Franchising Skills One of the biggest reasons people abstain from buying their own business is skill level. They say they “don't know how” to run a business. Or that they “don't know what they're doing.” A lack of confidence that is often misplaced. Because, more o…
November 20, 2015
9 Little Promoted Perks of Franchising In the world of franchising, there are several well-known perks. Very real ideals that entice many into opening up their own business. They're also the same positive factors that everyone knows about. Ones that are frequently written over, celebrated in the new…
November 16, 2015
­­Up-and-Coming Franchise Ideas Worth Looking Into. At some point in their life, virtually everyone has thought they had a million-dollar idea. An invention or unique service that the world had always been looking for – but maybe didn't know they needed. In actuality, however, very few of thos…
November 6, 2015
Ongoing Education: 5 Tips for Learning the Franchise Business. Graduation is not a final state. It might mean we're done with a certain level of education or have met specific goals, but the learning itself is always ongoing. No matter how many times we wear flat black hats and shake hands to pomp …
November 3, 2015
Tips from seasoned franchise owners. Experience is something that can only be gained with time. By the very definition of the word, it's not a trait that can be fudged or sped along. The longer you do something, the better you become at doing it. That's a statement that doesn't bring shock or value,…
October 23, 2015
Why Franchising From Home Works The idea of working from home can sound like a dream situation. Where you can roll out of bed and into the office, without so much as tying your robe. Some, however, consider it more of a nightmare, and prefer the routine of getting up (and dressed) and heading into w…
October 15, 2015
Franchisee Success Story: Meg of Dickey’s Barbeque Meg Heintzelman knows good barbeque when she sees it. Or rather, when she smells it. And as the owner of a Dickey’s Barbeque restaurant and developer for the state of Pennsylvania, it’s a fact she has yet to forget. “You can…
October 9, 2015
Survey Says: People Are More Likely to Avoid Companies Who… In an ideal business scenario, everything would as planned. A product is received or service rendered in a timely fashion … without any hiccups. Everyone is friendly, follows through as they should, and there are no last-minut…
October 2, 2015
10 Ways to Perform Market Research Online … for Free So you're thinking of starting a franchise. Great – amazing – awesome job, and an entire slew of well wishes. Branching out into one's own business is one of the best, most important decisions we ever make. It can change the tra…
September 18, 2015
When is the Best Time to Buy a Business? If we’ve learned anything from used car salesmen over the years, it’s that there’s always a “right” time to buy. A right time to buy from the seller, and an even more right time for them to profit. Really, the seller is almost …
September 11, 2015
How Franchises are Innovating by Going Green When business is constantly competitive (and it generally is), corporate and marketers alike look for ways to get ahead. That often means getting into trends and gimmicks – whether or not they're relevant to the company. Those who can successfully b…
September 4, 2015
How to Sell an Unknown Brand and Build a Market One of the biggest rules in franchising is to not oversaturate a market. If there are already 10 pizza shops in town, chances are you don’t need another pizza shop. No matter how unique its premise may be or how many thousands of toppings can be …
August 28, 2015
8 Hidden Perks to Business Ownership When sitting down to make any decision, an informed citizen looks at all sides. They point out the good, the bad, and even the ugly, and then they use those variables to make the smart decision. The one that holds the most perks, eliminates the most cons, and mak…
August 21, 2015
Money Basics: What Pros you Need to Talk to and Why Numbers are a gift – some of us are born with the ability to use them, others read them as if they were a foreign language. Math is a seemingly natural trait that, like so many other talents, was either given to you or it wasn't. But on eithe…
August 11, 2015
As a wise Jedi once said, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” With the wave of a hand, his statement was turned into truth. And much like Star Wars, franchising comes with its own set of problems – ones that are likely solved in the heat of the moment, or taug…
August 5, 2015
As a business owner, you know things can change at any moment. No matter how set in stone plans may have been, they are always subject to change. That’s not only a part of life, it’s a part of business. However, what really matters is how you react to these changes. Panicking and not kno…
July 27, 2015
Congratulations, you retired! With this milestone in place, you can bow out of your previous profession with grace. And move onto more enjoyable ways to spend the day. Such as golf or playing bridge, or whatever other stereotypical activities people have in mind for the retired. But sunning and game…
July 22, 2015
We’ve all been faced with this situation: you’re driving home, you’re busy and tired, and you still need to pick up dinner. Your favorite sandwich shop is miles across town – and you’re simply not willing to face traffic. So you pick somewhere close and convenient. In t…
July 16, 2015
Opening a franchise doesn’t always mean opening physical doors. In fact, there are plenty of successful business models that are run through virtual or home-based locations. Simply from running logistics or how a business is set up – whether Internet-based, etc. – there are so many…
May 29, 2014
Jessica Alba is an American actress and author with starring roles in both film and television. She's also a business owner. Ms. Alba's company is The Honest Company, a company that offers home, health & beauty, and fashion products that are ecologically friendly and healthful. Ms. Alba is candi…
December 16, 2013
Sports are one of America’s favorite pastimes and families are seeking activities to foster this love of sports in their children. With activities such as Flag Football, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer on the rise, the demand for well-run programs continues to grow. Recently celebrating their …
November 5, 2013
They say a fool is quickly separated from his money. Everybody’s heard about athletes, singers and actors who have lost fortunes due to poor investment choices. A growing trend among celebrities is to invest in franchises to protect their savings and to generate income. Celebrities aren’…
October 15, 2013
Health facilities that provide services for senior citizens have seen a sharp increase in success in the United States over the past decade. An aging population requires more assistance than ever before, and people who choose to seize the opportunity to provide care for the elderly can enjoy the ben…
October 10, 2013
Net worth is a financial metric used for determining financial health in both personal and business finance. Net worth is defined as the value remaining after you add up all the assets and subtract all outstanding debt (liabilities). This number is like a snap shot, it represents a specific date and…
September 9, 2012
If I get a vehicle to use in my business, can I use it for personal use? Behold the value of being a small business owner. Your business will pay for things that you use yourself in your daily life that you previously had to pay for out of personal funds. A vehicle is one of the biggest household ex…