For the past five years, franchising has outpaced the overall economy, showing growth every single year and adding over a million jobs to the American workforce. In 2015, franchising beat experts’ positive predictions, growing by 1.7 percent. This year, it’s expected to grow by that m
We all have heard this argument time and time again. Should a new entrepreneur create a business plan? Mention this in a room filled with successful business owners and you will see mixed reactions. Some will nod their heads and then go through a laundry list of reasons why it would b
There it is. After numerous searches of available franchises, you finally found one to sink your corporate teeth into. It has everything that you always wanted; there is a great franchise system and brand recognition set up, the franchise is in an industry you can really get behind, a
Will you build a start-up from scratch, or will you invest in a franchise? By Pete Gilfillan, best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF: Control Your Own Destiny through Franchise Ownership If you are among the millions of Americans who dream of entrepreneurship, sooner or later you’ll be
“Because you’ve stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior
Don’t feel bad for independent workers because they don’t have regular jobs, with benefits, traditional work hours, and such. This broad category of workers, which includes freelancers, independent contractors, and the self-employed, is quite happy with life as it is. Read the full ar
We all know it takes hard work to become a successful entrepreneur. But do you know what are the top traits of successful entrepreneurs? There are some commonalities between successful business owners. Consider these traits that help them reach their goals. They think big. Successful
When people hear I am a franchise consultant, they often ask me how I got into this business. The truth is my road was a long one, and it began when I was a kid. I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My dad and grandfather both owned Ford dealerships, and I grew up helping out around
Most of us can name some well-known franchises off the top of our heads—McDonald’s, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts—but do you really understand what is franchising? Question: What is franchising? Franchising is a business model. While we tend to think of fast food restaurants when we th
The franchise business model is a popular one. Franchises are available in nearly any type of business you can imagine. So how do you find the best franchise opportunities? It takes research and experience. The first place to start is with yourself. You cannot begin to identif
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