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7 Things Top CEOs are Doing


7 Things Top CEOs are Doing That You Should Consider in Your Franchise When looking to expand your business – or even start it – where is the first place you looked? What ideas first came to mind? You can consider franchise materials, mentors, success stories, or even others in your con...

8 Franchise Industries That Provide an Ongoing Market


8 Franchise Industries That Provide an Ongoing Market In the world of business, a consistent need for service is what keeps you profitable. As simple as that might sound, it's a hard and brutal fact of the professional world. A demand for your product and/or services means more work, and it means mo...

Common Doubts and How to Overcome them When Opening your Business


Common Doubts and How to Overcome them When Opening your Business Before you open your business – or perhaps before you do anything new – it's normal to have doubts. That's part of human nature, allowing our fears to take root and form scenarios (no matter how ridiculous) within our head...

Real Estate Trends and How They Can Affect Your Franchising Path


Real Estate Trends and How They Can Affect Your Franchising Path. A business's location is one of its most important factors. It's one that can help bring in business and allow for functionality and for workers to perform duties as needed. Even if your franchise is based out of a home office, it's i...

Is That Legal in Your Area?


Is That Legal in Your Area? How to Find Franchising Laws Specific to Your Town Can it be done? Are you legally allowed to follow through with your new zany idea? Do seemingly mundane steps need to be cleared with the city? Or the state? Or some zoning committee that's unique to your area? Maybe &nda...

Are You Capping the Franchise Market? And Should You?


Are You Capping the Franchise Market? And Should You? When it comes to business ventures, it's always about the bottom line. Knowing how much money a business is making vs. how much it's spending, and in earlier stages, the potential for earning. Understanding how much room is there to turn a profit...

9 Advantages & Benefits Of Franchising


9 Underrated Perks to Working With a Franchise Anyone who saw The Blind Side was instantly impressed at the advantages of franchising. Within the movie, the starring family owned tons of businesses – they got free food, they had a fancy house and nice things, and they were nice people (even i...

10 Quotes to Help you Take the "Leap" into Franchising


10 Quotes to Help you Take the "Leap" into Franchising Are you ready to own your own business? If the thought has already crossed your mind, chances are you're circling the notion on some level. Then again, you might already be in beginning stages toward business ownership. In either scenario &ndash...

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...

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