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Should you Continue Your Education While Franchising?


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


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?


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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&...

Franchising Behind the Scene: What's it Really Like?


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

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