Is a Home-Based Franchise Right for You?

A recent survey by the Small Business Success Index found that there are currently about 6.6 million home businesses in the U.S. that generate at least half their owners’ household income and employ 13 million people.  Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of business going on at home these days. The franchise industry has […]

How to Tell if a Franchise is a Good Fit for You

Determining the proper culture fit is just as important for franchisors as it is for those seeking to invest in a franchise.   While “fit” can be hard to measure and difficult to define, it is considered one of the top reasons a business succeeds or fails.  What many potential franchisees may not realize is that […]

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 […]