Look for the Helpers

Remember Mr. Rogers?  He said something that is most appropriate this week as we all struggle with the tragedy at Newtown: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” Helping people […]

Is Owning Your Own Business the Best Long-Term Play?

Large corporate layoffs like the one that is currently ongoing at American Airlines as part of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing have disruptive waves that reach across a broad expanse of the job market. They also have a far reach when it comes to encouraging entrepreneurship, since many people wonder if they aren’t better off […]

How to Identify a Great Franchise Opportunity

Finding a franchise opportunity that makes sense for your own goals and passions is important, but of equal importance is to find a franchisor that reflects your own values and has a real passion for the brand. Here are some things to look for when evaluating a franchisor: Franchisor has a clear direction and strategy […]

Legit Ways to Work From Home

Work-from-home scams are a dime a dozen on the Internet these days, yet people are still falling for them because their desire to earn their living while working from home is so strong.  Luckily, home-based franchises fill that void legitimately for thousands of people every year, and are currently one of the fastest growing segments […]

How to Fund a Franchise

On the top of the list for many potential franchisees is financing, and going through the process of obtaining a business loan can be daunting for many people – another reason that consulting with a franchise broker can be helpful. BoeFly, the company that pairs franchisees with lenders, recently released this infographic on the funding […]

Low-Cost Franchises Gaining in Popularity

According to a new report from Franchise Business Review, low-cost franchises – those that demand an investment of less than $100,000 — have realized significant gains in popularity during the recent economic downturn and are positioned for strong growth as the economic recovery strengthens. FBR surveyed more than 11,000 franchisees for the report and found […]