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You're Your Own Biggest Fan: Pep Talk Tips and When You Need Them
May 24, 2018
You're Your Own Biggest Fan: Pep Talk Tips and When You Need Them There's an old saying that states we're our own biggest critics; it's a statement that's often true. But did you know you can also be your own biggest fan? Often at the same time. As opposite as those approaches might sound, standing …
Reasons to Follow Your Passion
May 24, 2018
Reasons to Follow Your Passion What is your dream in life? You have goals for your professional world, your personal life, and beyond. You might have even had these same dreams for years. Whatever they might be, they are dreams for your future. Aspects that you wish to one day hold true, but that ar…
Will Your Franchise Give Back to the Community?
May 22, 2018
Will Your Franchise Give Back to the Community? Donations and volunteerism – this is an important part of owning a business by giving back to those you serve. Yet it's also one that entrepreneurs don't consider until they're already up and running. Perhaps it's a goal to "get on their feet," o…
The Most Popular Franchises In Every State
May 21, 2018
The Most Popular New Franchises In America Here at Franchise Opportunities we live and breath franchises and with so many new franchises regularly being created, this got us thinking about which of these new franchises were the most popular throughout America. To answer this question we used Entre…
Is Your Business "a Gamble?" Here's How to Shut Down Naysayers
May 18, 2018
Is Your Business "a Gamble?" Here's How to Shut Down Naysayers No matter how "sure" of a plan you have, there will be those who come to shoot it down. You can have every single possible thing in place, whether it be personal, the world of business, etc., and there will still be those to come in and …
Will Your Franchise be a Family Business? Pros and Cons
May 11, 2018
Will Your Franchise be a Family Business? Pros and Cons The idea of working with family generally comes with mixed reviews. Whether you've done it or not, you've heard the stories about how "it's hard to work with family" and that "lines will be crossed," and so on. Then again, you might hear some p…
8 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Skills
May 8, 2018
8 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Skills As a business owner, there are many ways you can look to upgrade and improve your skills. In fact, you are likely looking to expand your skill set as often as possible. From continuing education, to making new connections, to helping your business to run mor…
Defining Success as a Business Owner
May 4, 2018
Defining Success as a Business Owner What does success mean to you? There are universal aspects that we naturally associate with success. Just as a basic term we think of – money, growth, a well-known brand or franchise location. Then there are levels of success within your brand, like becomin…
Should you Continue Your Education While Franchising?
April 27, 2018
Should you Continue Your Education While Franchising? Going back to school can sound like a daunting task – one that is full of life changes and commitments. Yet through that hard work, comes much to show for it, including degrees and certifications, even specialties within a certain field. Al…
9 Ways to Save Funds When Opening Your Franchise
April 23, 2018
9 Ways to Save Funds When Opening Your Franchise Starting a business can certainly be expensive in the short-run. From franchising rights, to obtaining a space, to hiring employees, etc., prices can add up quickly. And while you'll soon be making money, that doesn't mean writing check after check is…
How Mobile is Your Future Franchise?
April 20, 2018
How Mobile is Your Future Franchise? Convenience is the way of the future. Thanks to technology, ease of accessibility, and a culture that is all about "right now," businesses are making things happen in real-time for their customers. That means more of what the public wants, when they want it. (As …
What's Your Education Level? And Does it Matter in Franchising?
April 17, 2018
What's Your Education Level? And Does it Matter in Franchising? As a future business owner, you probably wonder how qualified you are for your upcoming tasks. Even the most experienced of workers have these doubting thoughts; it's simply human nature to wonder what you can and can't do. Being the bo…
7 Deal Breakers to Put Out of Your Mind When Starting a Business
April 13, 2018
7 Deal Breakers to Put Out of Your Mind When Starting a Business In your venture to start a business, you will likely come across all levels of advice, whether or not you asked for it. It's human nature to put yourself in others' shoes, and with that means hearing "Well I would do this" or "Make sur…
How to Love Your Brand Even Before it's Yours
April 10, 2018
How to Love Your Brand Even Before it's Yours There's a science and a psychology behind getting excited. Where endorphins are released and chemicals transfer into different sections of the brain – science. This is true for everyone. What differs, however, is what gets one excited. Someone migh…
Here's What These Longstanding Franchising Brands Have in Common
April 5, 2018
Here's What These Longstanding Franchising Brands Have in Common As you're making a recipe for success, you might not always realize what you've got. From growth rates, to repeat customers, to a mantra that draws folks in, it often takes months, even years, to realize you've "made it." This is true …
Do you Have a Second in Command? And Why You Might Need Them
March 28, 2018
Do you Have a Second in Command? And Why You Might Need Them All great leaders in life have had backup – a support system to help dole out responsibilities. The president has a VP, superheroes have a sidekick helping them lead the way, company CEOs have administrative assistants, and so on. Bo…
What to Do When You Don't Know the Answer in Franchising
March 26, 2018
What to Do When You Don't Know the Answer in Franchising As an adult, you've learned that there are plenty of times in life where you don't know what to do. Unlike what we thought from a young age, growing up doesn't automatically give you the answers to life. Whether you were asked a question you d…
Who's Your Role Model? And Why You Should Have One
March 23, 2018
Who's Your Role Model? And Why You Should Have One Who is it you look up to most in business? Is there a person, or several persons, who inspired you to be better? To open a franchise and be the best business owner you can be? Perhaps it's a combination of folks, but all-in-all, there is someone who…
Common Personality Traits Among Franchisees
March 19, 2018
Common Personality Traits Among Franchisees It has long-since been said that certain personality types strive toward specific goals. For instance, those who are good with numbers and enjoy complete resolutions might be more suited to manage books. Meanwhile, creative types are great in coming up wit…
Why You Should Franchise, No Matter Your Stage of Career
March 15, 2018
Why You Should Franchise, No Matter Your Stage of Career There's no "right" or "wrong" way to get into the world of franchising. Yes, there are ways that are more frequently followed, and other paths that rarely get used. These frequencies, however, are often mistaken for what should or shouldn't be…
Will the Overtime Law Affect Your Future Franchise?
March 12, 2018
Will the Overtime Law Affect Your Future Franchise? Recently overtime laws were changed, taking workers who worked more than 40 hours a week up to time-and-a-half pay. Only time will tell what's to come. No matter the legal status, however, it's more prominent to wonder how the changes can affect y…
How to Encourage Employees Toward Their Best Work Days Possible
March 8, 2018
How to Encourage Employees Toward Their Best Work Days Possible Being berated, talked down to, told that pretty much everything we're doing is wrong – we've all been there. It's a scenario that keeps you walking on eggshells until the workday is finally through. And whether it's because your b…
Traits of Kids Who Grow up to be Successful
March 5, 2018
Traits of Kids Who Grow up to be Successful You say stubborn, we say someone who's born to be a leader. You are frustrated with the child who does their own thing, and we see someone capable of making decisions. These traits – and so many others – are held by successful business owners.…
Why Franchising is a 24/7 Job
February 28, 2018
Why Franchising is a 24/7 Job… But Without Keeping Those Same Hours There are some titles in life you will hold that will keep you busy, no matter what the time of day it might be. One is becoming a parent – you're responsible for your child, no matter when they might need you. Middle o…
Unique City Laws to Keep in Mind When Opening a Franchise
February 26, 2018
Unique City Laws to Keep in Mind When Opening a Franchise As you'll soon find out as a business owner, every city, every town, even every neighborhood is different. From the way zones and taxes are set up, to specific laws, to rules that are first enforced by the state and then trickled down, there'…
Childhood Heroes Who Have a Great Work Ethic… And What You Can Learn From Them
February 23, 2018
Childhood Heroes Who Have a Great Work Ethic… And What You Can Learn From Them Though they might be young (or even fictional), the people on TV or in comics have long been giving viewers and readers something to strive toward. With their unrelenting confidence and ability to muster out of vi…
Tips for Approaching Social Media With Your Franchise
February 19, 2018
Tips for Approaching Social Media With Your Franchise It's hard to deny that social media is an important part of current marketing strategies. It's everywhere – companies have Facebook pages, they're on Twitter, they're pinning Pinterest ideas, sharing Instagram photos, and even making Snapch…
8 Steps to Developing Thick Skin in Business
February 16, 2018
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
February 14, 2018
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&r…
Franchising Behind the Scene: What's it Really Like?
February 12, 2018
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?
February 9, 2018
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
February 5, 2018
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
February 2, 2018
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
January 29, 2018
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
January 24, 2018
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
January 22, 2018
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
January 18, 2018
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
January 16, 2018
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?
January 12, 2018
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
January 9, 2018
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
January 4, 2018
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?
December 28, 2017
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
December 27, 2017
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
December 26, 2017
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
December 20, 2017
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
December 7, 2017
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
December 5, 2017
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
November 29, 2017
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
November 28, 2017
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
November 16, 2017
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
November 16, 2017
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
November 14, 2017
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
November 10, 2017
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
November 7, 2017
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
November 3, 2017
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
October 31, 2017
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
October 26, 2017
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…
7 Things Top CEOs are Doing
October 19, 2017
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
October 19, 2017
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
October 17, 2017
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
October 13, 2017
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?
October 10, 2017
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?
October 6, 2017
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 Underrated Perks to Working With a Franchise
October 3, 2017
9 Underrated Perks to Working With a Franchise Anyone who saw The Blind Side was instantly impressed at the idea of owning a franchise, whether it be one or multiple locations. Within the movie, the starring family owned tons of businesses – they got free food, they had a fancy house and nice …
10 Quotes to Help you Take the "Leap" into Franchising
September 29, 2017
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
September 26, 2017
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
September 22, 2017
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
September 19, 2017
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"
September 15, 2017
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
September 11, 2017
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
September 8, 2017
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
September 1, 2017
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
August 31, 2017
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
August 29, 2017
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
August 17, 2017
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
August 15, 2017
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
August 11, 2017
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
August 8, 2017
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
August 4, 2017
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?
July 31, 2017
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
July 28, 2017
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
July 21, 2017
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
July 14, 2017
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
July 11, 2017
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
July 7, 2017
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…
How Franchises are Cashing In on Health Trends
June 29, 2017
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…
Food Trends that Made it Big
June 29, 2017
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…
10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office
June 27, 2017
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
June 22, 2017
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
June 20, 2017
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?"
June 16, 2017
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
June 13, 2017
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
June 9, 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
June 6, 2017
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
June 2, 2017
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…
10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success
May 30, 2017
10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success You wake up, you start a pot of coffee, and you start the day by jumping in the shower. Or maybe you put on some gentle music and wake up slowly by picking out clothes. Perhaps you knock out a few chores, or hit the ground by running ou…
8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around
May 24, 2017
8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around Bad days can ruin progress, in fact they can take it and turn it backwards. Aside from the frustration of not getting everything done, however, it can be flat-out stressful to be in such a bad mood. Especially when it continues throughout the day, and could …
What Type of Boss Are You?
May 23, 2017
What Type of Boss Are You? For those who have had any type of experience in the work force, it's likely you've experienced a few types of bosses – at least. And the longer you've held jobs, the more management styles you've come across. For instance, tactics like: the micro-manager, the OCD bo…
The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franch
May 16, 2017
The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franchise In the US legal system, there's a process known as due diligence. It's used to describe the process in which someone takes to research something they are buying or selling. It's the information they find out, as well…
Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them)
May 12, 2017
Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them) Everyone is a hero to someone. There are, of course, those who are well-known and admired by the masses. But there are also heroes who impact a small audience, likely those within a niche, or even a family member who made a big impact on another's l…
Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should)
May 8, 2017
Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should) Think back to your grade school days, when mom picked out an outfit and set it out for you to wear. Early the night before school, you knew exactly what you'd be wearing the next day. You might not have had much of a choice in the matter, but it was …
Franchises are Innovating by Going Green
April 20, 2017
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 bridg…
What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses?
April 14, 2017
What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses? Whether you're watching them on TV or seeing their professional creations in real life, there are numerous positive examples of what franchisees have been able to do. There are those that have brought businesses from the ground up, those who took …
9 Times to Take the Professional High Road
April 14, 2017
9 Times to Take the Professional High Road Holding your head up even when others don't – this is a lesson we are often taught. And one that's impossibly hard to follow. When something unpleasant strikes, it's just so satisfying to get petty. To immediately give a situation what it "deserves". …
How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising
April 7, 2017
How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising They're here and they want you to know about it. That might be true of anyone opening a new business, but it's also true that there's been a growing trend of women business owners – many of whom are making their way into the franchising worl…
Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise?
April 4, 2017
Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise? The government and your business; taxes, legal changes, and more – it's adjustments that business owners are hoping for and simultaneously dreading almost every year. Because so much can change (and so quickly), they're on the lookout to see how they…
7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business
March 28, 2017
7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business As you're on the cusp of opening your own business, there are likely many prep steps on your to-do list. You'll need to ready your location and complete legwork, of course. But what about learning new skills (some that are seemingly last-minut…
Is There a "Best" Time of Year to Open Your Franchise?
March 20, 2017
Is There a "Best" Time of Year to Open Your Franchise? It's time to open your franchise … or maybe, it's almost time. For now, you're waiting for the just-right building, for finances to fall into place, for free time to magically appear – all of these and more are common when opening a…
Can You Get More Done in Fewer Hours? A Lesson in Productivity
March 9, 2017
Can You Get More Done in Fewer Hours? A Lesson in Productivity There's been a recent craze hitting the workforce, one that promotes fewer hours … but without reducing one's workload. It's a way to work more efficiently and to get more done, without sitting behind your desk (or wherever it is …
Industry Predictions for 2017
March 6, 2017
Industry Predictions for 2017 The franchise market is vast, and it can quickly adapt and change over time. From the products sold to the way buildings are designed, down to the actual business models themselves, it's an industry that's constantly evolving. Without constant improvement, businesses wo…
8 "Non-Essential" Franchises That Are Growing Strong
February 23, 2017
8 "Non-Essential" Franchises That Are Growing Strong When looking into starting a business of any kind, there are essentially two types of categories. Types of companies that are needed – on whatever type of basis, for instance, vehicle maintenance brands, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. (I…
5 Benefits to Franchising in a Rural Location Off the beaten path vs. mainstream
February 21, 2017
5 Benefits to Franchising in a Rural Location Off the beaten path vs. mainstream, it's a consideration that many potential franchisees completely overlook. Rather than deciding on a town for what it has to offer, they opt to start a business near where they live. With an easy commute and minimal adj…
When is the Best Time to Tell Loved Ones You're Starting a Business?
February 13, 2017
When is the Best Time to Tell Loved Ones You're Starting a Business? You're thinking about starting your own business – that's great! Maybe you've even taken a few steps toward that direction already, setting up financing or looking into a location – even better with progress in tow. But…
These 8 Charts Will Help You Compare Fast Food Calories
February 8, 2017
The start of a New Year is a natural time to start thinking about and planning for the year ahead. One of the most common things that tends to come up in those plans are resolutions involving healthier eating and living. In the spirit of resolutions, our team is turning over a new leaf towards healt…
Comfort as a Business: Franchises That are Cashing In on Being Cozy
February 7, 2017
Comfort as a Business: Franchises That are Cashing In on Being Cozy In terms of comfort, there can be all definitions of the term. There are types of being comfortable that apply only to what we wear or our surroundings: think sweatpants, in a recliner, while drinking a hot cocoa and snuggling under…
The Importance of Continuing Education as a Franchise Owner
January 31, 2017
The Importance of Continuing Education as a Franchise Owner Continuing education. Night classes. Online credits. Test hours. Learning conferences – do any of these sound familiar? If you've considered upping your professional ed game as a franchisee, chances are you've heard one or all of thes…
Do Customers Prefer a Personable or Tech-Filled Experience?
January 24, 2017
Do Customers Prefer a Personable or Tech-Filled Experience? Consider your last tech-ridden experience at a place of business. Where electronics ran the show, and you were squarely in the passenger seat, along with any employees who may or may not have been present. How did the experience make you fe…
9 Ways to Relax During Your Franchise Opening
January 20, 2017
9 Ways to Relax During Your Franchise Opening There's no denying that opening a new business can come with its own stressors. Whether it's your first time in the game, or you've been opening business locations for years, it's safe to say that with everything to be done, you will be under more pressu…
8 Common New Years Resolutions to Use in Your Upcoming Franchise 
January 17, 2017
8 Common New Years Resolutions to Use in Your Upcoming Franchise  With the start of the New Year comes plenty of resolutions and/or goals that will go into place. Including those that are unique to a personality or particular situation, as well as those that are seemingly universal. There are a…
7 Ways to Drum Up Positive Business Reviews… Before You Even Open
January 13, 2017
7 Ways to Drum Up Positive Business Reviews… Before You Even Open There's a common excuse we all use when wanting to avoid a task – we'll say the status quo is "too soon." In order to get out of a dreaded chore or to buy ourselves more time, we claim that common sense won't allow us to …
8 Old Wives' Tales That Can Help with Big Life Decisions
December 30, 2016
8 Old Wives' Tales That Can Help with Big Life Decisions Whether or not you believe in them, there's no denying that there is plenty of mental power behind the old wives' tale. Ideas and tradition that show us a new way of doing things – or rather, a very old way – in order to find bette…
8 Times Franchisees Revolutionized Industries as We Know Them
December 30, 2016
8 Times Franchisees Revolutionized Industries as We Know Them  Can you think of a time before you could get a milkshake in seconds flat? What about way back when kids had to jump on dangerous trampolines? (The kind with no net.) Or how about when it was the daily norm to turn channels from the …
7 Tips to Networking With Anyone
December 6, 2016
7 Tips to Networking With Anyone Making a connection with someone brings on a strong sense of pride. A feeling that, you not only had something in common with another human being but one of being understood. You were able to have a positive exchange. And what makes these interactions even more sati…
Tips for Boosting Employee Morale Through the Busy Season
November 28, 2016
Tips for Boosting Employee Morale Through the Busy Season The holiday season is known to be the busiest of the entire year. No matter what type of industry you're in. Folks are doing more shopping, needing more services done. And overall, they seem to get used to spending more money. Whether that's …
New Trend: 18-Hour Businesses – Is It for You?
November 11, 2016
In the United States, there's a general rule of thumb involving business hours. The bigger the city, the longer its companies are open. With a big population, the later in the evening (and earlier in the morning) you can conduct services, and the more likely you're able to get things done on the wee…
No, There's No "Wrong Time of Year" to Start Your Franchise: Here's Why
November 10, 2016
No, There's No "Wrong Time of Year" to Start Your Franchise: Here's Why With the holidays coming near, you might find that things are becoming busier than normal. That, like most years, you suddenly see your to do list growing – along with everyone else's. It's because of this that many assume…
Will You be a "Good" Boss?
November 7, 2016
Will You be a "Good" Boss?  It's perhaps every new business owner's fear: will you be a good boss? Will you be successful at managing others and getting them to work efficiently? If you've never been a boss before – or even if you have, but just not for yourself – this can be a very…
How to Use Your Experience in Your Favor
November 1, 2016
How to Use Your Experience in Your Favor Your past jobs can offer you an incredible amount of support when you're the business owner. No matter what type of job(s) you've had, you can bring what you learned into your business and you can apply that knowledge to your new business. You need to be able…
9 Old School Lessons We Still Use in Franchising Today
October 26, 2016
9 Old School Lessons We Still Use in Franchising Today Sometimes, when it's not broken, it's best not to fix it. That's a motto that saves time and energy in all types of work situations. However, rather than just being something to avoid, why not also use that motto as something to return to? When …
8 Concept Franchises That are Making it Big
October 19, 2016
8 Concept Franchises That are Making it Big There's a fine line between making it big, and doing something off the wall. That's a reality that business models have taught us throughout the years – that there is no such thing as a "sure thing," there is only a such thing as hard work and market…
7 Tips for Finding Your Best Franchise Fit
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…
Can you Franchise While Keeping Your Current Career?
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…
10 Modern Technologies That Make Franchising Easier
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…
New Franchisee Opens With Dickey's Barbeque Pit
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 …
10 Lessons to Learn From Famous Inspirational Quotes
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…
How One Company is Celebrating Franchisee Creativity and Gaining in the Process
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. Franchise businesses that perform X, Y, and Z, and do so over and over again to achieve the same growing results. And sure, a few things c…
7 Franchises That Picked a Crowd Favorite and Went For It
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…
How to "Turn Off" the Work Day, Even When You're the Boss
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…
Business Lessons You Can Learn From Outside the U.S. Borders
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 …
6 Tips When Following Your Gut in Business
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…
8 Tips for Separating Office and Home
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…
5 of the Most Memorable Franchise Owners and What We Remember Them For
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…
Should You Work With Family?
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…
Franchise Trends That Grew in 2015
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 …
8 Leadership Tactics That Will Help You Do Better in Business
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…
Up-and-Coming Tasks to Put on Your Work List Before Opening Your First Business
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…
How Much Do You Know About the Franchise World?
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…
What are the "Best" Chains in Your Area? And What Makes Them That Way?
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 …
The History of Franchising and How the Game Has Changed
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…
How Can You Incorporate Basketball Madness Into Your Franchise Narrowing Process
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…
Rags to Riches: Why Hardworking Owners are the Most Successful
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…
8 Reasons to Branch into a New Type of Franchise
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…
What constitutes as "success"?
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…
Financial Considerations When Financing Business
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…
6 Traits That Make a Great Entrepreneur
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…
Tips for Networking with Small Business Owners in Your Area
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…
Is it Time to Franchise with a 2nd Brand?
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…
Franchising Stereotypes Debunked
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…
What is Your Top Professional Goal?
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…
Questions to Ask Yourself About Franchising
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…
7 Underrated Benefits to Being Your Own Boss
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 …
8 Tips for Starting a Franchise in the Winter
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…
Free Business Tools to Take Advantage of From Your Franchising Brand
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…
8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Business Model
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…
7 Franchise Mascots That Are More Famous Than Their Brands
December 1, 2015
7 Franchise Mascots That Are More Famous Than Their Brands Mascots are a great way to promote franchise businesses. 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 McDona…
Imperative Franchising Skills
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…
9 Little Promoted Perks of Franchising
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…
8 Unique Franchise Ideas Worth Looking Into
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…
Ongoing Education: 5 Tips for Learning the Franchise Business.
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 …
Tips from seasoned franchise owners.
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,…
Why Franchising From Home Works
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…
Franchisee Success Story:  Meg of Dickey’s Barbeque
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…
Survey Says: People Are More Likely to Avoid Companies Who…
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…
10 Ways to Perform Market Research Online… for Free
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…
When is the Best Time to Buy a Business?
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 …
How Franchises are Innovating by Going Green
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…
How to Sell an Unknown Brand and Build a Market
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 …
8 Hidden Perks to Business Ownership
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…
Money Basics: What Pros you Need to Talk to and Why
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…
Is This the Franchise You're Looking For?   Let's Find Out!
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…
9 Times to be Very Flexible with Your Franchise
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…
Why Franchising is a Great Second Career
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…
7 Tips When Choosing a Franchise Location
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…
Can You and Should You Operate a Franchise Out of Your Home?
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…
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