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8 Steps to Developing Thick Skin in Business


8 Steps to Developing Thick Skin in Business As you might have already experienced, owning one's own business can be an extremely personal experience. From the time you put in, to the ideas you craft from the ground up, to simply putting yourself on the line and trying "something different" – ...

America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds By State


Here at FranchiseOpportunities.com we connect aspiring franchisees with a wide array of franchise types across all industries. With Earthwise Pet Supply and The Dog Stop coming soon to FranchiseOpportunities.com to offer franchisees business opportunities in doggy daycare and grooming services, we&...

Franchising Behind the Scene: What's it Really Like?


Franchising Behind the Scene: What's it Really Like? If you're considering franchising, chances are you have several questions as to what will or won't take place when signing on for the job. You might wonder about logistics, day-to-day dealings, or simply what it's like to receive a contract, no ma...

Could or Should You Franchise with an International Brand?


Could or Should You Franchise with an International Brand? Going overseas – growing internationally, this is a goal that many franchising brands dream of achieving … one day. Whether in the early stages of their tenure, or if they've been in the game for decades, jumping across a nation...

Is That a Franchise? Tips on Researching New (or Not-so-New) Brands


Is That a Franchise? Tips on Researching New (or Not-so-New) Brands When considering the franchising world, there are many different categories to investigate, such as those that range in industry, type of work, types of businesses, and more. That's also what makes business ownership such a viable c...

A Business Profile - My Business Venture - Start Your Own Online Retail Business


Recently I had the opportunity to talk to Thomas Stridiron, CEO of My Business Venture to learn more about his exciting online retail business, My Business Venture. Take a look at this unique business model and how it can help reach professional goals. Today My Business Venture is a thriving brand ...

How Famous Franchise Owners are Profiting off Themselves as a Brand


How Famous Franchise Owners are Profiting off Themselves as a Brand Every brand has a face. It has a motto, an aura about it that makes it unique. Some of those mantras and/or mascots are so famous all on their own, you know them more readily than you know the actual company. That's good, if not gre...

Franchise Tips as Told by These 7 Common Mottos


Franchise Tips as Told by These 7 Common Mottos Business is a lesson that never ends. As you grow older, the more lessons you will learn. In fact, about the time one is ready to retire is when they finally say they know something – that's a common saying of business owners and franchisees alik...

How to Survive on "Slim Pickings" When Starting your Company


How to Survive on "Slim Pickings" When Starting your Company If you're like most franchisees, funds will be tight in the beginning. Not only are you starting something that isn't yet profitable, there are a huge amount of expenses coming in all at once. Think of it like moving: once things are all s...

7 Industry Tips to Bring to Your Own Franchise


7 Industry Tips to Bring to Your Own Franchise Opening up your franchise can provide the best of your worlds. Not only do you get to own and maintain your very own business where you can bring in your own expertise, you also get to work with seasoned pros. Those who have been there, done that, and k...

How to Work as a Successful Mediator When Starting Your Business


How to Work as a Successful Mediator When Starting Your Business As you advance in your career – no matter what area you might be in – you'll notice the ongoing need to diffuse situations. Emergencies happen. Scuffles take place, and as one who has been rising in the ranks, it's often yo...

Are you a Night Owl or an Early Bird?


Are you a Night Owl or an Early Bird? (And Why the Difference Won't Matter) We are all wired differently. While some of us like to rise far before the sun (and with a great attitude), others prefer to sleep in and stay up into all hours in the night. There's something about personal preference and s...

How to Choose Your Perfect Franchising Brand


How to Choose Your Perfect Franchising Brand Everything in life comes with decisions – personalities, factors, and more that all help determine what will and won't be a good fit… in any aspect of your life. For instance, if you meet with a realtor and they don't get your jokes (and you...

Why Brand Pairings Can Take Your Franchise to the Next Level


Why Brand Pairings Can Take Your Franchise to the Next Level When you have a PB&J sandwich, a good bunch of the population likes to have a glass of milk along with it. They just "go" together, right? The same can be said for cake, cookies, and graham crackers, even if you choose a non-dairy vers...

How Much Franchise Capital Do you Really Need?


How Much Franchise Capital Do you Really Need? It's one of the most popular questions among new franchisees: how much cash will it take? They wonder how much money they need in order to get started, and to get the job done right. Of course, there are many factors that might change that figure. For i...

10 Recommended Business Books to Read This Year


10 Recommended Business Books to Read This Year You never stop learning. If there's anything to take into your new business venture, it's that you always have more that you can take in. From everyday tricks to the art of a sales pitch, and beyond, there are a number of business lessons you can learn...

8 Inspirational Thoughts for Days You Need Motivation


8 Inspirational Thoughts for Days You Need Motivation Your day's been long and there is no end in sight. Everyone is coming to you for answers … or with a problem. Even something that's seemingly small has managed to turn into something difficult. Does this sound familiar? Or, if it doesn't, ...

Ongoing Lessons to Teach Yourself During Your Franchise Career


Ongoing Lessons to Teach Yourself During Your Franchise Career We never stop learning. There's an incredible amount of truth in the old saying. The one that lets us know, "You learn something new every day." The question becomes not if it happens, however, but whether or not we're open to learning s...

9 Things Successful Brands do Through the Holidays


9 Things Successful Brands do Through the Holidays It's the most wonderful time of the year, and for franchising companies of all industries that means following through with annual traditions. Fare, services, and more that customers look forward to all year long. It means an incentive for customers...

Why Business Ownership Skills Start Young


Why Business Ownership Skills Start Young; Assets You Didn't Know You Had As a kid, did you ever host a sale of any kind? Lemonade? A car wash? Maybe you made trinkets to market at the family garage sale. Perhaps you took care of the neighbor's cat for a modest pay, or offered to water plants or mow...

7 Reasons to Consider an Existing Franchise


7 Reasons to Consider an Existing Franchise In the world of franchising, there are essentially two main routes you can take toward opening up shop. First, you can choose your brand, obtain rights to a location, and open up a completely new branch. From scratch, you're starting a business from the ...

Celebs Who Franchise, and Why They Do It


Celebs Who Franchise, and Why They Do It It takes money to make money, right? That's at least one way to go about it, and celebs – who are not exactly running short on funds – have taken this mantra to heart. By investing their dollars into additional businesses, they're not only growing...

Easy (and Cheap) Upgrades You Can Make With a Potential Franchise


Easy (and Cheap) Upgrades You Can Make With a Potential Franchise When starting a new project, there's perhaps nothing better than being able to do that project efficiently. Where your time is as streamlined as possible, you're eliminating all of the middle men, and the budget is trim. So trim that ...

Health Moves That Eatery Brands are Using to Stay Trendy and Fresh


Health Moves That Eatery Brands are Using to Stay Trendy and Fresh In recent years, all types of trends have hit the mainstream market. Ranging greatly in topics (think new VR tech all the way to grunge 2.0), there have also been a surprising number of trends focused on a single area: better health,...

Tips for Learning Better Business Practices On the Go


Tips for Learning Better Business Practices On the Go Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around every once in awhile, you could miss it. Those very words were spoken by Ferris Bueller, one of pop culture's best-known slackers. Despite those lazy-driven tendencies, however, he's got a ...

No, You Shouldn't Worry About an Income as a Franchisee


No, You Shouldn't Worry About an Income as a Franchisee: Here's Why With any career change comes stress and worries that something won't work out. That, variables that are out of our control, will prove to be too much and bring your operation to a screeching halt. A reality that would leave you wit...

10 Current Topics You Should Incorporate into Social Media


10 Current Topics You Should Incorporate into Social Media Social media, along with tech in general, has become a huge part of online marketing. Efforts to advertise are growing more widespread than ever, and those who are staying ahead of the curve by utilizing an online presence are seeing ongoing...

Manage Your Management Time With New Tech


Manage Your Management Time With New Tech With today's available technologies, there are tons of ways to keep track of your time commitments – both in scheduling phases, and after your tasks have been completed. There are online calendars, apps, even entities that sync to every single electro...

8 Tech Updates That Will Make a Better Customer Experience


8 Tech Updates That Will Make a Better Customer Experience We are living in the age of tech. There's no denying that electronic upgrades of all kinds are readily available. And better yet, they're yours for the taking – and anyone else who's brave and tech-savvy enough to take them on. When d...

How to Play Well With Difficult Customers


How to Play Well With Difficult Customers We've all been in a "the customer is always right" type of situation. Whether you were the customer and something went wrong, or you were the very frustrated business owner, a power play came to light. The thing about customers, however, is that they're very...

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