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Why Self Confidence is the First Step to a Successful Business


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...

Why Location is Important for Your Franchise


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...

How Long Should You Research a Franchising Company?


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'...

When is the Best Time of Year to Open a Franchise?


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...

How to Choose the Best Franchise Industry for Your Market


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,...

8 Times You'll Consider Becoming Your Own Boss


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...

When Do you Announce You're Opening a Franchise?


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 ...

Here's Why You're Never Too Young (or Too Old!) To Start a Franchise


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 ...

Should You Open a Franchise This Winter?


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 ...

How Restaurant Chains are Becoming More Sustainable in the US


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 ...

Often-Forgotten Perks of Franchising


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...

Are You Qualified to Be a Business Owner?


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...

The Benefits You'll "Lose" When Buying a Franchise


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...

Is Franchising Feasible as a Secondary Job?


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...

Franchise Opportunities Network is Happy to Announce Our 2018 Scholarship Winner


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...

The Early Bird Gets the Worm: What Time Should You Start Work Each Morning?


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...

9 Perks to Working Through a Franchise


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...

Anatomy Of A Fortune 500 CEO


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...

How to Utilize Part-Timers in your Franchise Business


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...

Why a Franchise is Better Than a Stand-Alone Business


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...

Can You Use Polling Research for Your Future Franchise?


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 (...

Pep Talks to Give Yourself After a Bad Day


Pep Talks to Give Yourself After a Bad Day Some days, work isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Things break, people have bad attitudes, and all around, work just didn’t go like it was supposed to. It's enough to put you into a funk – especially when more than one bad thing took place; ...

7 Ways Franchising Has Changed


7 Ways Franchising Has Changed In the last 60 or so years, business has changed tremendously. Where there were once short days filled with suits and secretaries, there is now an entire array of updated company practices. Today there's big business, workers who telecommute (or who travel hours to an...

7 Quotes Explaining What it's Like to be Your Own Boss As an aspiring franchisee


7 Quotes Explaining What it's Like to be Your Own Boss As an aspiring franchisee, it's likely that one of the biggest perks waiting around the corner is the ability to be your own boss. Not only will you have creative freedom, you'll be able to explore marketing techniques, manage your team as you s...

8 Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence When the Startup Process is Rough


8 Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence When the Startup Process is Rough As a budding entrepreneur, you'll learn quickly just how much skin in the game you hold. Your business is a personal effort. It's your passion, your pride and joy – it's the job you've always wanted. And your franchise is ...

Why Having Heart Brings On Success


Why Having Heart Brings On Success   Having heart – it's a structure we know well, most notably from sports teams or underdog movie themes. In these instances, there's a character who's unlikely to win or overcome, but they have the most passion and the biggest drive, therefore, we root f...

10 Tips to Improve Your Franchise Through Physical and Mental Health


10 Tips to Improve Your Franchise Through Physical and Mental Health Just how in tune are you with your body? In terms of mental and physical health, there is much to be learned by simply listening to what your body tells you. For instance, when you're tired, what type of foods to drink, when it's t...

What's There to Know About Franchise Funding?


What's There to Know About Franchise Funding? Money. Where to get it and when – these are some of the biggest questions brought forth by franchisees. When looking at large sums of money in order to get started, it's easy to become overwhelmed by looking at these numbers and not being sure how ...

7 Perks to Co-Branding Your Current or Upcoming Franchise


7 Perks to Co-Branding Your Current or Upcoming Franchise If you've ever stepped inside a restaurant that sold two franchises' worth of food, or walked into an establishment that sold clothes and shoes from different vendors, and so on, you understand the versatility of co-branding. A scenario when ...

What’s Your Ideal Style of Franchising?


What’s Your Ideal Style of Franchising? Franchising can come in many different forms. From small kiosks at the mall, to booths, to large buildings as stand-alone businesses — these models and more all exist as franchises. Then there are styles of sales, industries, and varied business mo...

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