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Famous Characters Who Found Their Dream in Business Ownership


They're just like us! Normal, everyday folks aren't the only ones who dream about owning a franchise business as their dream job, but it's a recurring movie theme, and one we enjoy viewing over and over again. In these films, we get an insider look at what it's like to own your own business, succeed...

Yes, Franchising Can be a Side Gig: Here's How


There are many franchise owners who find their life goal in business ownership. It's their 9 to 5 (and then some), and it's considered to be their full time gig. Then there are those who want to own a business, but don't necessarily want to be married to the business. There are two kinds of franchis...

The Biggest Business Lessons We Learned From the Pandemic


As businesses of all sizes and industry continue to weather the storm that is the pandemic, certain things are becoming clear. Yes, there are many areas in which businesses are still learning. But there are also key lessons that have been observed in light of COVID-19. Through every rough situation ...

Is the Market Right for Another Franchise?


The business world in current times is… confusing. Laws are changing swiftly, and it falls upon the shoulders of the franchise owner to ensure their brand is following steady guidelines. Everything from checking customer body temperatures, to monitoring (and posting) how many people can remai...

Smart Pandemic Practices to Hold Onto with Your Franchise


The coronavirus has taken over the world in recent months, and with its tenure has come many unintended, or unknown, consequents. Disaster relief has sent funds to business owners and franchisees in all industries, and with those changes comes new rules and laws on spending. Entire industries have o...

6 Tips for Recruiting Reliable Part-Time Work


The time has come! You're opening your franchise location, and you need to staff it. In order to keep the location in prime working order, you need various hands on deck who can help toward a common goal. Greeters, folks to answer to phone, to provide various services, to run the cash register, and ...

Starting Your Next Business Venture During a Pandemic


Are you considering opening up a franchise? Whether it's your first or you've already got skin in the game, it can feel like a strange time to be moving forward with a business venture. Strange, no doubt. But that doesn't mean it's not also a good time to move forward with your franchise. Masks wi...

Navigating the New Normal With Your Franchise Business


The pandemic took the business world we once knew, and it twisted it into something else altogether. Now, still in the midst of big changes, we learn how to take on the next set of variables. How to adjust your franchise business within a world that no longer makes sense to us. With this, we are lea...

Will Emergency Tax and Funding Laws Affect Your Business?


In the time of COVID, the IRS is rolling out new protocol by the day … sometimes with multiple announcements in one day. As a business owner, it's hard to stay ahead of the curve. (The curve is more of a waving line with erratic turns.) Therefore, your franchise takes the heat – how do ...

Has COVID Completely Changed the Franchise Game in 2020?


Has COVID Completely Changed the Franchise Game in 2020? It's the burning question that we all want to know the answer to – has the coronavirus permanently changed the way franchises run? The problem, of course, is that we won't or don't know this answer until well into the future. Until thin...

6 Best Practices for Your Franchise in 2020


As we head into the summer and sit well past the halfway point of 2020, it's time to look at franchise trends for the year. And more importantly, how these trends might change or emerge in remaining calendar months. In order to prepare your franchise location – whether it's already up and runn...

Tips for Keeping Social Distancing Consistent in Your Franchise


As the world works its way to navigate COVID-19, as franchisees, we have a duty to protect our business and all who enter. That includes employees, patrons, as well as those who shop online or pickup their items rather than stepping foot inside. We truly are living in unprecedented times, and in man...

How to Navigate Current Events in Your Franchise Location


Today's status quo is keeping us busier than ever. With headlines that change by the minute, it's likely that we've never seen so much political movement in our lifetime. Paired with ongoing medical changes and state guidelines that limit movement, gathering options, and more, and there's much to ke...

5 Steps to Readying Your Future Business in Your Downtime


Make your free time productive and allow your franchise to thrive. While it's important to take time off and have breaks, utilizing designated down time toward business growth can help your franchise succeed … and succeed faster. This is a great method for several reasons. One being that in d...

How to Encourage Staff Members In Unsettled Times


Ready team? Let's go! Whether or not you knew you were signing up to be a franchisee AND a cheerleader, it's a role you took on all the same. And it's your time to shine. We are living in a strange world right now, and an additional part of your job to keep workers happy, healthy, and encouraged &h...

8 Ways COVID-19 Will Forever Change Franchise Standards


There's no denying the fact that things have changed. These last few months, the world has taken us in a direction from which we will never untravel. We can't return to how we were before. From social protocol, business practices, to the consideration of what is/was normal, everything has changed. ...

Top 50 Franchises on FranchiseOpportunities.com - April 2020


Challenging times can be moments of opportunity. And we are bringing those opportunities to you! Franchises are still taking on new owners and there are tons of industries that are essential to daily life. Based on our franchise data from April 2020, we have compiled a list of the top 50 franchise...

How to Thrive using COVID-19 Work Tactics


Depending on the state that your franchise is located within, your rules and regulations can vary greatly. You might already be back open and running, albeit with certain safety and health regulations in play. Or your state might have you closed for weeks, if not months to come, with a long-term rol...

Moving Forward as a Franchisee: Now What?


Businesses are starting to open back up based on governors and owners' discretion. Customers are starting to shop, albeit from a distance. And for the first time in months, we're starting to see some resemblance of normal. Of course, that also comes with multiple caveats: wearing PPE and remembering...

Lowered Interest Rates: What it Means When Buying Your Franchise


Are you considering buying a franchise? Was becoming a business owner on your list of things to do before the pandemic hit and left you wondering what to do next? If you're an aspiring franchisee whose plans were put on hold, rest assured that you aren't alone. Not because there isn't a need for ne...

The Best Franchise Responses to the Pandemic


The coronavirus is here in full effect, and for brands in all industries, for franchise owners in all mediums or types of business models, it means navigating new territory. Part of that means taking on the status quo as it changes. Markets are hit with new information by the day, and how they react...

Industries That Have Increased Business in the Pandemic: Franchise Successes


In a time of global change – when everyone's normal has been flipped, turned, adjusted, and made unrecognizable – it can be hard to know what to grasp onto. As a business owner, you want (and need) to protect your brand. But how does that look from behind the scenes? How do you know what...

Tips for Prepping Your Franchise for Social Distancing


We are truly living in unprecedented times, and that means learning as we go. Not only in social settings, but with your franchising business. Dealing with a pandemic is certainly not something a new franchise owner prepares themselves to deal with, however, taking thoughtful time and consideration ...

Open Your Franchise in the Status Quo, Mold Services in Your Favor


Right now is one of the best times in history to start a business. Yes, really. We're not just blowing smoke, either. Sure it's easy to look at widespread panic and think, "No way, now is not the time." After all, there is a global pandemic taking place on a scale that has not been seen for over 100...

A Time of Economic Crisis and IDing Your Dream Job


In recent weeks, the global markets have hit unprecedented obstacles. With a pandemic, by way of COVID-19, taking its toll on even the largest and strongest countries, businesses everywhere are feeling the heat… as are consumers. The government is talking about stimulus plan to help citizens,...

Start Getting Yourself in the Business Mindset, Long Before You Open


Just because you have yet to open your franchise location, doesn't mean you can't be readying yourself in the right mindset. By getting business ready sooner rather than later, you can better set your future brand up for success, and prep your personal mindset for business success. There's a lot to ...

Why Franchising is the Job of Your Dreams


Congratulations! You just found the job of your dreams … even if you don't realize it yet! Franchising is one of the most versatile, effective, and satisfying business models available. With so many brands to choose from, and so many options in which you can invest your dollars, there are man...

Franchise Trends of 2020: What's Coming Your Way?


Researchers have been out scanning the trends and the results are in! That's to say that numbers have been studies, predications analyzed, and the masses polled. While we can never tell the future or know what is exactly in store for franchises in the months ahead, this is our closest, most educated...

What Franchise Should You Buy?


Have you ever dreamed of opening your own franchised business but can’t figure out ‘What franchise should I buy?’ Here at Franchise Opportunities we understand how much of a struggle that decision can be, and we want to help! Our team has created a fun interactive quiz that explore...

How to Grow Your Franchise Business by Next Month


Setting goals for your franchise business and its growth can lead to huge leaps as a business owner. Expansions don't happen on their own, and planning for the income you want to see is the fastest, most effective way to see it happen quickly. Think about it, with a plan you have steps marked out, y...

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