Every business goes through a rough patch now and then. Some survive, and others don’t. So how do entrepreneurs thrive in difficult conditions? They save for a rainy day. One important lesson successful entrepreneurs have learned is that every business experiences ebb and flow. For ex
Investing in a franchise business successfully requires business savvy, legwork, and a whole lot of legal documents. Before you head too far down that road you will want to find a good franchise attorney. The first official document you receive as you consider becoming a franchise own
Social media has become a serious marketing tool for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and LinkedIn is the platform for savvy business professionals. Here’s a LinkedIn how to for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Businesses can benefit from a LinkedIn presence in a number of
by Pete Gilfillan The job of a franchise consultant is to match qualified candidates with proven franchise opportunities. So what do they look for in a franchise? Proven Systems. That is the backbone of a good franchise business. The business must be repeatable, and that requires soli
One of the most important documents you will sign as a new franchisee is the franchise agreement. That document defines the relationship between you—the franchisee—and the franchisor. Before you sign on the dotted line, note these 7 points to be crystal clear on: Territory—not all fra
Senior care franchises are one of the fastest growing franchise opportunities. Why are they so hot right now? Here are 7 reasons why senior care franchises are thriving: Baby Boomers. That demographic we have been hearing about for decades is aging, and they are impacting the business
Cold and flu season is in full swing, but you don’t have to take it sitting down. If you take the proper precautions, you can easily avoid getting sick and make it to spring germ-free. The cold, dry air of winter makes us more susceptible to infection. Add to that large numbers of peo
What qualities make someone a great leader? Many factors may determine one’s success in life, but the qualities of a leader who is successful stand apart. Here are some of the best qualities of a leader. Respect A great leader not only commands respect, but also demonstrates respect f
So you think you want to become a franchisee. Likely the first place you will go to gather information is the internet. But visiting large franchise sites could be a mistake. Once you provide your contact information to one of those websites you might be alarmed by the number of phone
Buying a franchise can be a rewarding venture, but make a rookie mistake and it can quickly become a nightmare. Navigating the process, understanding the terms and wading through the legal documents might seem overwhelming, but now is not the time to make hasty decisions. Here are 6 t
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