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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...

7 Reasons to Consider an Existing Franchise


7 Reasons to Consider an Existing Franchise In the world of franchising, there are essentially two main routes you can take toward opening up shop. First, you can choose your brand, obtain rights to a location, and open up a completely new branch. From scratch, you're starting a business from the ...

Celebs Who Franchise, and Why They Do It


Celebs Who Franchise, and Why They Do It It takes money to make money, right? That's at least one way to go about it, and celebs – who are not exactly running short on funds – have taken this mantra to heart. By investing their dollars into additional businesses, they're not only growing...

Easy (and Cheap) Upgrades You Can Make With a Potential Franchise


Easy (and Cheap) Upgrades You Can Make With a Potential Franchise When starting a new project, there's perhaps nothing better than being able to do that project efficiently. Where your time is as streamlined as possible, you're eliminating all of the middle men, and the budget is trim. So trim that ...

Health Moves That Eatery Brands are Using to Stay Trendy and Fresh


Health Moves That Eatery Brands are Using to Stay Trendy and Fresh In recent years, all types of trends have hit the mainstream market. Ranging greatly in topics (think new VR tech all the way to grunge 2.0), there have also been a surprising number of trends focused on a single area: better health,...

Tips for Learning Better Business Practices On the Go


Tips for Learning Better Business Practices On the Go Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around every once in awhile, you could miss it. Those very words were spoken by Ferris Bueller, one of pop culture's best-known slackers. Despite those lazy-driven tendencies, however, he's got a ...

No, You Shouldn't Worry About an Income as a Franchisee


No, You Shouldn't Worry About an Income as a Franchisee: Here's Why With any career change comes stress and worries that something won't work out. That, variables that are out of our control, will prove to be too much and bring your operation to a screeching halt. A reality that would leave you wit...

10 Current Topics You Should Incorporate into Social Media


10 Current Topics You Should Incorporate into Social Media Social media, along with tech in general, has become a huge part of online marketing. Efforts to advertise are growing more widespread than ever, and those who are staying ahead of the curve by utilizing an online presence are seeing ongoing...

Manage Your Management Time With New Tech


Manage Your Management Time With New Tech With today's available technologies, there are tons of ways to keep track of your time commitments – both in scheduling phases, and after your tasks have been completed. There are online calendars, apps, even entities that sync to every single electro...

8 Tech Updates That Will Make a Better Customer Experience


8 Tech Updates That Will Make a Better Customer Experience We are living in the age of tech. There's no denying that electronic upgrades of all kinds are readily available. And better yet, they're yours for the taking – and anyone else who's brave and tech-savvy enough to take them on. When d...

How to Play Well With Difficult Customers


How to Play Well With Difficult Customers We've all been in a "the customer is always right" type of situation. Whether you were the customer and something went wrong, or you were the very frustrated business owner, a power play came to light. The thing about customers, however, is that they're very...

7 Things Top CEOs are Doing


7 Things Top CEOs are Doing That You Should Consider in Your Franchise When looking to expand your business – or even start it – where is the first place you looked? What ideas first came to mind? You can consider franchise materials, mentors, success stories, or even others in your con...

8 Franchise Industries That Provide an Ongoing Market


8 Franchise Industries That Provide an Ongoing Market In the world of business, a consistent need for service is what keeps you profitable. As simple as that might sound, it's a hard and brutal fact of the professional world. A demand for your product and/or services means more work, and it means mo...

Common Doubts and How to Overcome them When Opening your Business


Common Doubts and How to Overcome them When Opening your Business Before you open your business – or perhaps before you do anything new – it's normal to have doubts. That's part of human nature, allowing our fears to take root and form scenarios (no matter how ridiculous) within our head...

Real Estate Trends and How They Can Affect Your Franchising Path


Real Estate Trends and How They Can Affect Your Franchising Path. A business's location is one of its most important factors. It's one that can help bring in business and allow for functionality and for workers to perform duties as needed. Even if your franchise is based out of a home office, it's i...

Is That Legal in Your Area?


Is That Legal in Your Area? How to Find Franchising Laws Specific to Your Town Can it be done? Are you legally allowed to follow through with your new zany idea? Do seemingly mundane steps need to be cleared with the city? Or the state? Or some zoning committee that's unique to your area? Maybe &nda...

Are You Capping the Franchise Market? And Should You?


Are You Capping the Franchise Market? And Should You? When it comes to business ventures, it's always about the bottom line. Knowing how much money a business is making vs. how much it's spending, and in earlier stages, the potential for earning. Understanding how much room is there to turn a profit...

9 Advantages & Benefits Of Franchising


9 Underrated Perks to Working With a Franchise Anyone who saw The Blind Side was instantly impressed at the advantages of franchising. Within the movie, the starring family owned tons of businesses – they got free food, they had a fancy house and nice things, and they were nice people (even i...

10 Quotes to Help you Take the "Leap" into Franchising


10 Quotes to Help you Take the "Leap" into Franchising Are you ready to own your own business? If the thought has already crossed your mind, chances are you're circling the notion on some level. Then again, you might already be in beginning stages toward business ownership. In either scenario &ndash...

The Rising Trend of the Minimalist Franchise


The Rising Trend of the Minimalist Franchise Less is more – that's a common theme that brands and a growing number of businesses are taking to heart. Not only mom and pop shops who want to keep their overhead low, but franchises who are located all throughout the country. Rather than offering ...

Not Like the Others: Companies Who Worked Differently to Find Great Success


Not Like the Others: Companies Who Worked Differently to Find Great Success One of these things is not like the others – that's a common saying we hear, sometimes as a song. The next part, however, the "One of these things doesn't belong" is the part we take issue with. Whoever said being dif...

How to Transition From Your Old Job into Your Dream Job


How to Transition From Your Old Job into Your Dream Job There comes a time in every franchisee's career where they must choose between the job they have and the job they want. The job that they have is stable, it makes an income, and it might even come with some added benefits (health, dental, 401K,...

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