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The Rising Trend of the Minimalist Franchise


The Rising Trend of the Minimalist Franchise Less is more – that's a common theme that brands and a growing number of businesses are taking to heart. Not only mom and pop shops who want to keep their overhead low, but franchises who are located all throughout the country. Rather than offering ...

Not Like the Others: Companies Who Worked Differently to Find Great Success


Not Like the Others: Companies Who Worked Differently to Find Great Success One of these things is not like the others – that's a common saying we hear, sometimes as a song. The next part, however, the "One of these things doesn't belong" is the part we take issue with. Whoever said being dif...

How to Transition From Your Old Job into Your Dream Job


How to Transition From Your Old Job into Your Dream Job There comes a time in every franchisee's career where they must choose between the job they have and the job they want. The job that they have is stable, it makes an income, and it might even come with some added benefits (health, dental, 401K,...

Why You Should Consider a Second Franchise Location, Even When it's "Too Soon"


Why You Should Consider a Second Franchise Location, Even When it's "Too Soon" Hearing that something is "too soon" in life is a common excuse. Folks say that it's too soon to propose, to make an offer on a house, or even to call up your business partner and tell them you want to expand. But what is...

Healthy Ways to Work Long Hours as a Business Owner


Healthy Ways to Work Long Hours as a Business Owner As a business owner, it's a title that often means working long and hard hours. When you're the person in charge, you're also the person in charge of everything. Over time and with seasoned employees, that's a workload that can and will calm down. ...

7 Ways to Perk Up a Slothy Progress Day


7 Ways to Perk Up a Slothy Progress Day We've all been there – trying to get things done on a day where nothing seems to work like it should. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's that the stars were simply misaligned that day. Whatever the cause, anti-progress is a recipe for disaster. Where you...

6 Reasons You'll Hate Being Your Own Boss... And Why You Should Still Do It


6 Reasons You'll Hate Being Your Own Boss ... And Why You Should Still Do It Owning your own business can be a love/hate relationship, for a number of different reasons. As much as you love being the one in charge, you might hate the stability. While it sounds amazing to make your own schedule, some...

Leasing Tips you Didn't Know to Look For


Leasing Tips you Didn't Know to Look For Aside from obtaining rights for a specific brand, finding a franchise's location might be a business owner's most important step. Without a place to operate, customers can't find you, and you can't complete work orders. You're simply an individual with a very...

Minneapolis is Banning Some Drive-Thrus… How the Move Affects Franchises


Minneapolis is Banning Some Drive-Thrus… How the Move Affects Franchises In the city of Minneapolis, many franchisee owners are getting a surprise: their plans for building a drive-thru are being denied. There are no code regulations, no adhering to restrictions, etc., the city is canceling s...

Relax Like the Pros: How Top Business Professionals Help Keep Themselves Calm


Relax Like the Pros: How Top Business Professionals Help Keep Themselves Calm Breathe in, breath out. It's a simple concept, and one that can have an overwhelming affect on your overall mood and attitude for the day. An oldie but a goodie. Some days, however, breathing deeply just isn't cutting the ...

Why All Entrepreneurs Have a "Make or Break" Moment


Why All Entrepreneurs Have a "Make or Break" Moment Sink or swim – it's an instinct we all hold inside us. It's a feeling you're born with, even if you can't execute it from day one. It's human nature to want to succeed. And more often than not, big success is on the other side of an almost f...

7 Times It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry With Your Business


7 Times It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry With Your Business It's an old saying we've heard for years, "It's better to be safe than sorry." Implying that, rather than taking a risk, it's important to ensure necessary informational and safety steps have been taken into account before acting. Not afte...

Franchise Opportunities Network is happy to announce our 2017 Scholarship Winner


Franchise Opportunities Network ran a $1,500 "Scholarship Contest" from November 2016 through April 30, 2017. https://www.franchiseopportunities.com/college-scholarship-contest The scholarship is for use towards college tuition, books, or other expenses associated with the winning student's schoolin...

How to Use a Past Experience in Your Favor


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...

How Closely are Franchising Secrets Held? Is There a Good Reason?


How Closely are Franchising Secrets Held? Is There a Good Reason? As any good pop culture lore, there's a common understanding among franchises: that their secrets are kept under lock and key. That only one or two people know a certain recipe at any given time. That their business model is a perfect...

10 Innovative Ways Franchises are Growing Their Brand


10 Innovative Ways Franchises are Growing Their Brand All's fair in love and war, and in recent times, that saying might go on to list "business" as a place where anything goes. With the number of services growing and a market that becomes more and more competitive by the day, it's a fact that's cau...

Business Lessons We've Learned Watching Shark Tank


Business Lessons We've Learned Watching Shark Tank It's a situation where you're rooting for the underdog, until you aren't. Sometimes you're rooting for the "bad guy" or the Sharks themselves – one over another, a few against the rest, or maybe you're on absolutely no one's side. It's a scena...

How to Hire a Trustworthy Employee


How to Hire a Trustworthy Employee, From Start to Finish Are you a good judge of character? Do you know whether or not someone will turn out to be trustworthy after a single meeting? (Or after only a few conversations?) Or are you one who sees the best in people, even when you shouldn't? While in ge...

9 Motivational Guidelines When Managing Employees


9 Motivational Guidelines When Managing Employees Making the move to business owner and franchisee comes with many sub-titles. Entrepreneur. Self-motivator. Head honcho of all, he or she who is in charge of their own hours, self-employed professional, etc. But perhaps no title is an important as tha...

8 Ways to Encourage Worker Positivity


8 Ways to Encourage Worker Positivity Positivity is contagious … in the good way. If those around you are smiling and in an upbeat mood, it's likely to rub off on you. It's also a learned behavior. The more you're happy and excited in life, the easier it is to repeat that same behavior, often...

Food Trends that Made it Big


Food Trends that Made it Big There's no denying that we live in a time where trends influence our choices. Styles, practices, flavors, ingredients, and more all have quickly grown into popularity and changed the face of businesses. For whatever reason, these items become all the rage; folks absolute...

How Franchises are Cashing In on Health Trends


How Franchises are Cashing In on Health Trends It's no secret that folks are putting more emphasis on their bodies' health. If not in actual practice, in what they're told by the media. Now more than ever, commercials are focusing on selling body-smart products. Citizens are learning to eat right, w...

10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office


10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office No matter how much we love our job, bad days still take place. It's a proven fact. Just like vacations don't always go as planned or a night of fun can go horribly wrong, even the best events with the best intentions don't always go right....

9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand


9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand Who's the "best" company? And how do you find them? How do you determine who or what is the greatest opportunity and the ideal company to work under? Many of these titles can seem arbitrary, of course. But that's also why it's important to understand wha...

How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture


How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture Opening up your own business can be a big step in life. One that will be one of your greatest to-date. The level of accomplishment, however, does not take away from the fact that it can be vexing along the way. With great rewards come...

Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?"


Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?" The name is self-explanatory: the four-day work week. Where, obviously, one's working days lasts only four out of the seven days. (Vs. the traditional five, or even more, days of work.) If you haven't heard of it, it's a schedule that's growing overseas,...

Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise


Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise Whether or not you believe in destiny, it's true that everyone has a calling. Something they are better at than others, a topic that interests them more than anything else, and areas of your life that just seem to "fit". If you're lucky, you recogniz...

10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017


10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017 We are well into 2017, and so far it's a year that has brought on plenty of business change. Not only in a political light, but with creative ideas that are adjusting the way the world does business. Advertising has been morphing into a real-time, mobi...

How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession


How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession There's no feeling quite like being in charge. It's a freedom that allows you to make greater decisions, act on the behalf of others, and to challenge yourself into finding as much information as possible. That way you can do what's right for everyone &...

8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills


8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills Podcasts are the radio of the future, if not already radio of the now. If you haven't already jumped on the podcast bandwagon, they're audio programs that come in all shapes and sizes, and in all topics (think of them as books for your ears), you c...

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