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Franchise Opportunities Network is happy to announce our 2017 Scholarship Winner


Franchise Opportunities Network ran a $1,500 "Scholarship Contest" from November 2016 through April 30, 2017. https://www.franchiseopportunities.com/college-scholarship-contest The scholarship is for use towards college tuition, books, or other expenses associated with the winning student's schoolin...

How to Use a Past Experience in Your Favor


How to Use a Past Experience in Your Favor As our blog has stated before, past jobs can offer an incredible amount of support in business ownership. No matter what type of job(s) you've had, there is plenty that can be taken away and learned from that process. It's a fact that we believe whole-heart...

How Closely are Franchising Secrets Held? Is There a Good Reason?


How Closely are Franchising Secrets Held? Is There a Good Reason? As any good pop culture lore, there's a common understanding among franchises: that their secrets are kept under lock and key. That only one or two people know a certain recipe at any given time. That their business model is a perfect...

10 Innovative Ways Franchises are Growing Their Brand


10 Innovative Ways Franchises are Growing Their Brand All's fair in love and war, and in recent times, that saying might go on to list "business" as a place where anything goes. With the number of services growing and a market that becomes more and more competitive by the day, it's a fact that's cau...

Business Lessons We've Learned Watching Shark Tank


Business Lessons We've Learned Watching Shark Tank It's a situation where you're rooting for the underdog, until you aren't. Sometimes you're rooting for the "bad guy" or the Sharks themselves – one over another, a few against the rest, or maybe you're on absolutely no one's side. It's a scena...

How to Hire a Trustworthy Employee


How to Hire a Trustworthy Employee, From Start to Finish Are you a good judge of character? Do you know whether or not someone will turn out to be trustworthy after a single meeting? (Or after only a few conversations?) Or are you one who sees the best in people, even when you shouldn't? While in ge...

9 Motivational Guidelines When Managing Employees


9 Motivational Guidelines When Managing Employees Making the move to business owner and franchisee comes with many sub-titles. Entrepreneur. Self-motivator. Head honcho of all, he or she who is in charge of their own hours, self-employed professional, etc. But perhaps no title is an important as tha...

8 Ways to Encourage Worker Positivity


8 Ways to Encourage Worker Positivity Positivity is contagious … in the good way. If those around you are smiling and in an upbeat mood, it's likely to rub off on you. It's also a learned behavior. The more you're happy and excited in life, the easier it is to repeat that same behavior, often...

Food Trends that Made it Big


Food Trends that Made it Big There's no denying that we live in a time where trends influence our choices. Styles, practices, flavors, ingredients, and more all have quickly grown into popularity and changed the face of businesses. For whatever reason, these items become all the rage; folks absolute...

How Franchises are Cashing In on Health Trends


How Franchises are Cashing In on Health Trends It's no secret that folks are putting more emphasis on their bodies' health. If not in actual practice, in what they're told by the media. Now more than ever, commercials are focusing on selling body-smart products. Citizens are learning to eat right, w...

10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office


10 Ways to Psyche Yourself Up After a Bad Day at the Office No matter how much we love our job, bad days still take place. It's a proven fact. Just like vacations don't always go as planned or a night of fun can go horribly wrong, even the best events with the best intentions don't always go right....

9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand


9 Steps to Picking the Best Franchising Brand Who's the "best" company? And how do you find them? How do you determine who or what is the greatest opportunity and the ideal company to work under? Many of these titles can seem arbitrary, of course. But that's also why it's important to understand wha...

How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture


How to Gain Self Confidence in Your Upcoming Professional Venture Opening up your own business can be a big step in life. One that will be one of your greatest to-date. The level of accomplishment, however, does not take away from the fact that it can be vexing along the way. With great rewards come...

Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?"


Can You Make it Off the "Four-Day Work Week?" The name is self-explanatory: the four-day work week. Where, obviously, one's working days lasts only four out of the seven days. (Vs. the traditional five, or even more, days of work.) If you haven't heard of it, it's a schedule that's growing overseas,...

Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise


Why You Were Meant to Succeed Through a Franchise Whether or not you believe in destiny, it's true that everyone has a calling. Something they are better at than others, a topic that interests them more than anything else, and areas of your life that just seem to "fit". If you're lucky, you recogniz...

10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017


10 Franchising Trends that are Emerging in 2017 We are well into 2017, and so far it's a year that has brought on plenty of business change. Not only in a political light, but with creative ideas that are adjusting the way the world does business. Advertising has been morphing into a real-time, mobi...

How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession


How Being Your Own Boss is an Ideal Profession There's no feeling quite like being in charge. It's a freedom that allows you to make greater decisions, act on the behalf of others, and to challenge yourself into finding as much information as possible. That way you can do what's right for everyone &...

8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills


8 Podcasts That Will Up Your Entrepreneuring Skills Podcasts are the radio of the future, if not already radio of the now. If you haven't already jumped on the podcast bandwagon, they're audio programs that come in all shapes and sizes, and in all topics (think of them as books for your ears), you c...

10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success


10 Motivational Steps To Take Each Morning For Business Success You wake up, you start a pot of coffee, and you start the day by jumping in the shower. Or maybe you put on some gentle music and wake up slowly by picking out clothes. Perhaps you knock out a few chores, or hit the ground by running ou...

8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around


8 Steps to Turn a Terrible Workday Around Bad days can ruin progress, in fact they can take it and turn it backwards. Aside from the frustration of not getting everything done, however, it can be flat-out stressful to be in such a bad mood. Especially when it continues throughout the day, and could ...

What Type of Boss Are You?


What Type of Boss Are You? For those who have had any type of experience in the work force, it's likely you've experienced a few types of bosses – at least. And the longer you've held jobs, the more management styles you've come across. For instance, tactics like: the micro-manager, the OCD bo...

The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franch


The Merits of Doing Thorough Research Before Purchasing a New Business or Franchise In the US legal system, there's a process known as due diligence. It's used to describe the process in which someone takes to research something they are buying or selling. It's the information they find out, as well...

Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them)


Who's Your Business Hero? (And How to Become Them) Everyone is a hero to someone. There are, of course, those who are well-known and admired by the masses. But there are also heroes who impact a small audience, likely those within a niche, or even a family member who made a big impact on another's l...

Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should)


Do you Have a Work Wardrobe? (And Why You Should) Think back to your grade school days, when mom picked out an outfit and set it out for you to wear. Early the night before school, you knew exactly what you'd be wearing the next day. You might not have had much of a choice in the matter, but it was ...

Franchises are Innovating by Going Green


Franchises are Innovating by Going Green When business is constantly competitive (and it generally is), corporate and marketers alike look for ways to get ahead. That often means getting into trends and gimmicks – whether or not they're relevant to the company. Those who can successfully bridg...

9 Times to Take the Professional High Road


9 Times to Take the Professional High Road Holding your head up even when others don't – this is a lesson we are often taught. And one that's impossibly hard to follow. When something unpleasant strikes, it's just so satisfying to get petty. To immediately give a situation what it "deserves". ...

What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses?


What Can You Learn From Successful Franchise Bosses? Whether you're watching them on TV or seeing their professional creations in real life, there are numerous positive examples of what franchisees have been able to do. There are those that have brought businesses from the ground up, those who took ...

How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising


How and Why Women are Making a Splash in Franchising They're here and they want you to know about it. That might be true of anyone opening a new business, but it's also true that there's been a growing trend of women business owners – many of whom are making their way into the franchising worl...

Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise?


Will IRS Changes Affect Your New Franchise? The government and your business; taxes, legal changes, and more – it's adjustments that business owners are hoping for and simultaneously dreading almost every year. Because so much can change (and so quickly), they're on the lookout to see how they...

7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business


7 Prep Skills You Can Learn Before Opening Your Business As you're on the cusp of opening your own business, there are likely many prep steps on your to-do list. You'll need to ready your location and complete legwork, of course. But what about learning new skills (some that are seemingly last-minut...

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