Tips for Staying Comfortable When Opening your Business
Jan 25, 2019
Save it for a Rainy Day: Tips for Staying Comfortable When Opening your Business One of the biggest fears of new franchisees is having "enough" money to remain comfortable. New expenses or surprises are likely to pop up; this is simply the standard of starting a new business. And it can become over...Read More »
How to Gain Support in Your Business Venture
Jan 22, 2019
How to Gain Support in Your Business Venture Every successful brand needs support. It needs support in terms of business – new and repeat customers who bring in business that ultimately pay the bills. But a brand also needs emotional support – those employees (and yourself, the owner) t...Read More »
7 Ways to Bring Your Personal Passion into Your Franchise Location
Jan 18, 2019
7 Ways to Bring Your Personal Passion into Your Franchise Location When you love what you do, it shows. Your passion for your work shines through at every moment, your customers see your passion and it catches on. The same is true of employees. All who enter your business or work with/near you expe...Read More »
What are Your Franchising Goals?
Jan 15, 2019
What are Your Franchising Goals? When you think about goals, you likely think about some of your life's biggest accomplishments. Maybe your goals have involved making a big purchase, a graduation day or level of certificate – any big step in life that takes time and effort – actu...Read More »
Who Do you Know in Franchising?
Jan 11, 2019
Who Do you Know in Franchising? Who do you know? This is a very simple question, but one that can take time to answer. Stop and consider who's in your circle that works in franchising. Do you have an uncle who owns various locations? A former colleague who's an investor within a brand? What about a...Read More »
Franchise Trends for Success in 2019
Jan 08, 2019
Franchise Trends for Success in 2019 As we say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019, it's time to start looking at new business trends. What's working, what's not, and what lies ahead for business owners. Following these trends can allow you to remain successful as a franchisee. It can allow you to ma...Read More »
Can Your Family Help Open Your Franchise
Jan 04, 2019
Can Your Family Help Open Your Franchise? This is a topic of mixed reviews: whether or not your family can or should be involved within your franchise. There are those who have already or plan to work with family members as a long-term goal. Many businesses are run with brothers, parents and childr...Read More »
9 Books to Read Before Starting a Business
Dec 31, 2018
9 Books to Read Before Starting a Business Knowledge is power. That's a common saying that reminds us knowing more can help get us further in life, especially when it comes to your professional ventures. The more you know, the more you can grow. The way you obtain more knowledge, however, can be d...Read More »
What Franchising Trends are Making it Big into 2019?
Dec 28, 2018
What Franchising Trends are Making it Big into 2019? The end of the year is nearing, which means it will soon be time to revamp our business ideas for 2019. With holidays, upcoming trends, ideas that are on their way out, and more, it's time to take a year-end look at what worked best in 2018, and ...Read More »
Why Self Confidence is the First Step to a Successful Business
Dec 21, 2018
Why Self Confidence is the First Step to a Successful Business If you don't first believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you, either. Having the understanding, the feeling that you can own and run and successful franchise – that's your first step toward business ownership success. Y...Read More »
Why Location is Important for Your Franchise
Dec 14, 2018
Why Location is Important for Your Franchise Location location location – this is a common phrase and though it's simply repeating a common word, it provides so much meaning. Most are familiar with this usage because it's an important aspect of, well, anything. Whether it's your n...Read More »
How Long Should You Research a Franchising Company?
Dec 11, 2018
How Long Should You Research a Franchising Company? As a potential franchisee, you will have many questions about owning your own business. Questions, not only about the process of becoming and remaining a franchisee, but about immersing yourself within the company itself. This process is one that'...Read More »
When is the Best Time of Year to Open a Franchise?
Dec 07, 2018
When is the Best Time of Year to Open a Franchise? This is one of the most common FAQs in our arsenal; what's the best time to open? What's the best time of year? Is there a "good" season? A "bad" season? The formats in which they are asked can vary greatly, but in essence, future franchisees all w...Read More »
How to Choose the Best Franchise Industry for Your Market
Dec 04, 2018
How to Choose the Best Franchise Industry for Your Market As you're looking to become a franchisee, you'll learn that there are many brands to choose from. Many, many brands, that specialize within multiple styles and industries. Including many business styles. But with so many franchising choices,...Read More »
8 Times You'll Consider Becoming Your Own Boss
Nov 27, 2018
8 Times You'll Consider Becoming Your Own Boss Whether or not it's been an aspiration of yours for some time, there are periods in life where you consider working for yourself. You think, "Oh I could do this," and wonder what franchise is your best fit, or what type of industry would best allow you...Read More »
When Do you Announce You're Opening a Franchise?
Nov 16, 2018
When Do you Announce You're Opening a Franchise? Deciding when to announce anything in life is a delicate balance between telling people before they find out on their own … and telling them your news before too many details have been ironed out. You want to let folks know what's going on in ...Read More »
Here's Why You're Never Too Young (or Too Old!) To Start a Franchise
Nov 13, 2018
Here's Why You're Never Too Young (or Too Old!) To Start a Franchise When opening a business, there are many different scenarios that cause self-doubt. That's not to say that doubt is validated, of course, rather that starting something big and new (for instance, a business) makes you second guess ...Read More »
Should You Open a Franchise This Winter?
Nov 06, 2018
Should You Open a Franchise This Winter? This winter – what are your goals? What will you do professionally? Personally? Traditionally, colder months are taken "off" and folks rest or step back from their work to focus on other things. But why? Nothing about winter says "stop" or "let's hold ...Read More »
How Restaurant Chains are Becoming More Sustainable in the US
Oct 30, 2018
How Restaurant Chains are Becoming More Sustainable in the US There's no denying that, as a population, we're learning to be more mindful of Mother Nature. From offering more ways to recycle, to adjusting the way things are made, to using less packaging materials, businesses and citizens alike are ...Read More »
Often-Forgotten Perks of Franchising
Oct 26, 2018
Often-Forgotten Perks of Franchising Franchising as a business model brings in new business owners each month. New entrepreneurs – or entrepreneurs who are looking for new ventures research and find new success in this proven business model. It's a method that isn't new, but is often new to c...Read More »
Are You Qualified to Be a Business Owner?
Oct 22, 2018
Are You Qualified to Be a Business Owner? Before becoming a full-fledged franchisee, this is a common question that you'll hear. Not only from others, but inside your own head. You will wonder if you're good enough, smart enough, qualified enough, rich enough, and any other number of attributes you...Read More »
The Benefits You'll "Lose" When Buying a Franchise
Oct 19, 2018
When you open your own franchise business, many changes will take place. If you're coming from a more traditional job, you'll see changes in the hours you work or how others relate to your career. As a business owner, suddenly you're not an employee, you're an employer. You aren't punching someone e...Read More »
Is Franchising Feasible as a Secondary Job?
Oct 12, 2018
Is Franchising Feasible as a Secondary Job? Can you do it all? That is one of the biggest questions of potential franchisees. They want to know if they can start a new business without leaving their current job. This comes up for many reasons – fear, health or financial benefits, the security...Read More »
Franchise Opportunities Network is Happy to Announce Our 2018 Scholarship Winner
Oct 09, 2018
Franchise Opportunities Network ran a $2,000 "Scholarship Contest" from November 2017 through July 2018.https://www.franchiseopportunities.com/2018-college-scholarship-future-entrepreneur. The scholarship is for use towards college tuition, books, or other expenses associated with the winning studen...Read More »
The Early Bird Gets the Worm: What Time Should You Start Work Each Morning?
Oct 02, 2018
The Early Bird Gets the Worm: What Time Should You Start Work Each Morning? Are you an early riser? Yes? No? What's your definition of "early" anyway? Depending on your career background and personal preference, you likely have a very different idea as to what constitutes as starting before the res...Read More »
9 Perks to Working Through a Franchise
Sep 25, 2018
9 Perks to Working Through a Franchise As a business owner, there are many decisions you will need to make in order to steer your brand toward growth. From marketing directions, to initial moves like location and opening dates, it's your job to coordinate and respond toward market changes from day o...Read More »
Anatomy Of A Fortune 500 CEO
Sep 21, 2018
Anatomy Of A Fortune 500 CEO The companies which make up the Fortune 500 list are household names creating products and delivering services which are staples in our everyday lives, but what about the CEO’s who shape their direction and run these companies? Here at Franchise Opportunities we wo...Read More »
How to Utilize Part-Timers in your Franchise Business
Sep 18, 2018
How to Utilize Part-Timers in your Franchise Business Part timers and are invaluable asset as a business owner. With flexible workloads and schedules, part timers can pick up slack when you need them. They can fill in a need and ultimately help your business run efficiently. You might need them dur...Read More »
Why a Franchise is Better Than a Stand-Alone Business
Sep 13, 2018
Why a Franchise is Better Than a Stand-Alone Business Every soon-to-be business owner has considered the idea of opening up their own shop. A stand-alone location that they minted and brought to life – from scratch. Some take this as a fleeting thought and quickly move on, while others get cau...Read More »
Can You Use Polling Research for Your Future Franchise?
Sep 11, 2018
Can You Use Polling Research for Your Future Franchise? One of the best ways to become successful is to reach your customers and address what they most want. From age ranges, to locational needs, to ease of access, there's much to know about your consumer base and how they shop. On any given day (...Read More »
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