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 […]

Live Webinar Thursday 2/23: Hottest Industries & Top Franchise Trends for 2012

The Entrepreneur Authority team attended the annual International Franchise Association Convention last week and learned a lot about what is going on right now in the franchise marketplace. We will share it all with you tomorrow – Thursday, Feb. 23 — via a free live webinar at 1:30 p.m. CT. During this one-hour complimentary webinar, […]

Major Steps Along the Way to Opening a Franchise

Entering into any new business venture is a process; here are some of the major steps along the way: 1. Self-evaluation. Matching franchise opportunities with the skills you have accumulated over your career and your own personal strengths and weaknesses is the first step in finding the right franchise for you. 2. Choose a franchise […]

Mark Cuban Shares The Key To Recognizing A Profitable Business Opportunity

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban – who made his reputation (and his billions) as a business maverick as well – is the author of a great blog where he posts his thoughts on business, sports and other life essentials.  You can find it at His new book, How to Win at the Sport of […]

5 Ways Advanced Software Optimizes Your Franchise

Franchisors provide new franchisees with all kinds of training tools and systems, but good entrepreneurs always look for a competitive advantage. That’s why it’s no good to settle – franchisees should be taking proactive approaches to their businesses, to remain at the cutting edge. And that’s where advanced software can help. While the franchising industry […]