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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...

Are you a Night Owl or an Early Bird?


Are you a Night Owl or an Early Bird? (And Why the Difference Won't Matter) We are all wired differently. While some of us like to rise far before the sun (and with a great attitude), others prefer to sleep in and stay up into all hours in the night. There's something about personal preference and s...

How to Choose Your Perfect Franchising Brand


How to Choose Your Perfect Franchising Brand Everything in life comes with decisions – personalities, factors, and more that all help determine what will and won't be a good fit… in any aspect of your life. For instance, if you meet with a realtor and they don't get your jokes (and you...

Why Brand Pairings Can Take Your Franchise to the Next Level


Why Brand Pairings Can Take Your Franchise to the Next Level When you have a PB&J sandwich, a good bunch of the population likes to have a glass of milk along with it. They just "go" together, right? The same can be said for cake, cookies, and graham crackers, even if you choose a non-dairy vers...

How Much Franchise Capital Do you Really Need?


How Much Franchise Capital Do you Really Need? It's one of the most popular questions among new franchisees: how much cash will it take? They wonder how much money they need in order to get started, and to get the job done right. Of course, there are many factors that might change that figure. For i...

10 Recommended Business Books to Read This Year


10 Recommended Business Books to Read This Year You never stop learning. If there's anything to take into your new business venture, it's that you always have more that you can take in. From everyday tricks to the art of a sales pitch, and beyond, there are a number of business lessons you can learn...

8 Inspirational Thoughts for Days You Need Motivation


8 Inspirational Thoughts for Days You Need Motivation Your day's been long and there is no end in sight. Everyone is coming to you for answers … or with a problem. Even something that's seemingly small has managed to turn into something difficult. Does this sound familiar? Or, if it doesn't, ...

Ongoing Lessons to Teach Yourself During Your Franchise Career


Ongoing Lessons to Teach Yourself During Your Franchise Career We never stop learning. There's an incredible amount of truth in the old saying. The one that lets us know, "You learn something new every day." The question becomes not if it happens, however, but whether or not we're open to learning s...

9 Things Successful Brands do Through the Holidays


9 Things Successful Brands do Through the Holidays It's the most wonderful time of the year, and for franchising companies of all industries that means following through with annual traditions. Fare, services, and more that customers look forward to all year long. It means an incentive for customers...

Why Business Ownership Skills Start Young


Why Business Ownership Skills Start Young; Assets You Didn't Know You Had As a kid, did you ever host a sale of any kind? Lemonade? A car wash? Maybe you made trinkets to market at the family garage sale. Perhaps you took care of the neighbor's cat for a modest pay, or offered to water plants or mow...

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