How to Tell If You Have What It Takes to Be Your Own Boss

Most people dream about being their own boss – but how many take the time to really examine the attributes it takes to successfully run a new business? Here are some tips you can use to examine your likelihood of succeeding at being your own boss: Passion – you must have a passion for being […]

How to Find the Right Career Path for Your Personality

How would you like to spend the next 10, 20 or even 30 years of your career feeling like you’ve never worked a day?  That is the kind of joy most people long for, and what author Nicholas Lore, who has just updated his 1998 bestseller The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career […]

Interest in Low-Cost Franchises Remains High in 2012

While the job market is showing signs of steady growth once again, many of those who became disillusioned with life in Corporate America are turning to franchising as an alternative – and low-cost (less than $20,000 start-up cost) franchises are on the radar for lots of upcoming entrepreneurs, according to a recent article from TheStreet. […]

Is Investing in a Franchise a Good Career Move?

In a blog post on the Houston Chronicle website, career columnist Kim Thompson poses the question: Can a franchise be a career option?  Thompson notes that one of the common misconceptions that keep people from considering investing in a franchise is that franchising is only for entrepreneurs.  But, Thompson says, this is a mistake since […]

How to Tell if You Have What It Takes to Start a Business

If you are working for someone else, there has probably been a time or two you have wondered if you have what it takes to start your own business.  Not everyone is wired to be an entrepreneur, especially when it comes to taking risks to launch your own venture. There are pros and cons to […]

How to Make the Journey from Dream to Decision

Studies show that the vast majority of us would rather work for ourselves than for anyone else.  So why doesn’t everybody go out and start their own businesses?  It’s usually because of fear. Larina Kase, author of The Confident Leader, says if you are stuck in limbo and want to get to the point where […]