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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...

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...

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