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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...

Are You Missing These Important Business Savvy Skills?


Are You Missing These Important Business Savvy Skills? When setting out to start or expand your franchise, there are several obvious skills you have in mind. For instance, business smarts, the ability to look at and understand numbers, marketing efforts, and so on. You might even look at your connec...

What's Your Industry Passion? And How to Find it


What's Your Industry Passion? And How to Find it Do you have a work passion? What's your industry of choice? And if you don't have one (or don't know it yet) how do you find what area you should pursue? It's no secret that working within a field you enjoy has added benefits; not only will you be hap...

Why NOW is the Time to Make Your Franchise a Reality


Why NOW is the Time to Make Your Franchise a Reality What are you waiting for? No, really, what's holding you back? When owning your own business is something you've always wanted to do, and being your own boss is a long-term dream, why aren't you putting that plan into action? Really, your answer ...

Who's Your Franchising Hero?


Who's Your Franchising Hero? We have many heroes in life, whether or not we name them as such. Role models, those we look up to, inspirations – whatever you want to call them, they are people you met or figuratively followed who helped you get where you want to be, even if they didn't know th...

Should you Franchise with a Partner?


Should you Franchise with a Partner? Opening a business is unique in a few fronts. One being how many ways are to go about it, none of which are wrong. In fact, you can open your business in any number of ways while still receiving a large amount of success. Because folks operate with such different...

The Perks of Working with a Franchise Mentor


The Perks of Working with a Franchise Mentor In franchising, there are an unlimited number of resources you can use in order to gain information. From reading, to Googling specific questions, to studying outside cases, there’s so much data available. So long as you know where to look, you can ...

8 Quirky Things These Famous Brands are Known For


8 Quirky Things These Famous Brands are Known For When you're an established brand, you're able to create a reputation for yourself. One where folks know what you do and just how well you do it. It's a status that most brands work for years to achieve, but once they find it, it's their "thing," and ...

Valuable Resources for Your Business Research Process


Valuable Resources for Your Business Research Process As you're looking to start your business, there are many ways to go about the researching process. From talking to other entrepreneurs, to researching your franchising brand, to looking toward outside materials, there's an overwhelming amount of ...

Little-Known Traits That Make Your Franchise a Success


Little-Known Traits That Make Your Franchise a Success As you're starting your franchise location, you might be wondering what it is you don't know. What is that secret sauce of success that others seem to have, and how can you get some? Or more realistically, you might wonder if there's a secret sa...

9 Lessons to Take From Businesses of the Past


9 Lessons to Take From Businesses of the Past Owning a business today is undoubtedly different than it was years ago. Aside from obvious changes like technology, online sales/bookings, or capabilities of the brand itself, there are changes in culture. People want, need, and expect different things t...

Why the Franchising Sector is Slated to be the Fastest Growing Industry in 2018


Why the Franchising Sector is Slated to be the Fastest Growing Industry in 2018 (and Ways This is Already Ringing True) The results are out! And it's great news for the franchise industry – as a whole, it's slated to grow faster than any other portion of the economy for 2018. (Yes, you read th...

Should You Market Differently Based on Time of Year?


Should You Market Differently Based on Time of Year? Consider that it's full-blown summer. Heat is among us, the humidity is a constant factor, and ACs are blasting everywhere. Quick – what do you want and need? Are you hungry? What type of foods do you eat when you're ultra hot? Chances are ...

Franchise Industries Entering Their Busy Season for Summer


Franchise Industries Entering Their Busy Season for Summer As we gear up for summer trips and outdoor activities that are made possible with warm weather, it's time to look at what those same changes might mean for your professional life. Depending on your job (or future franchise) it could mean tha...

Reasons to Follow Your Passion


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...

You're Your Own Biggest Fan: Pep Talk Tips and When You Need Them


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 ...

Will Your Franchise Give Back to the Community?


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


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


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


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


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


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...

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