Intriguing Franchising Trends for the New Year

Are you attracted to the idea of opening a franchise? It makes sense—you get a recognized brand, a proven operating system and built-in sales and marketing training and support, usually for less than it would cost to launch a similar business from scratch. Franchise Times reported on some intriguing franchising trends for 2013 and heading […]

Maximize Your Morning Productivity (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs that succeed the most maximize their time efficiency. Then, if so, why is it that mornings are so difficult for some people? When it comes down to it, simple planning and a few changes can help most entrepreneurs thrive in the mornings and get more work done. Plan ahead the night before, rethink wake-up […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Veteran-Owned Businesses by the Numbers

In our Veteran’s Day post earlier this week, we mentioned the fact that the VetFran Operating Enduring Opportunity program that launched in 2011 with a goal of recruiting 80,000 veterans and their spouses to franchising has already far surpassed that goal.  More than 150,000 veterans, spouses and wounded warriors have started new careers in franchising, […]

How to Succeed from Day 1 as a New Franchisee

Long-term, sustained success takes planning. Achieving great things – no matter how farfetched they may seem – is possible, but the work and strategic efficiency it takes to accomplish it isn’t easy. That’s why it’s so critical for new franchisees to be ready to really dedicate themselves from the first day as a new franchise […]

Is Entrepreneurship Contagious?

A recent survey by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds that exposing individuals to entrepreneurs may encourage them to start their own ventures. The Kauffman study surveyed 2,000 Americans, asking them if they knew entrepreneurs – both in general and specifically “growth” entrepreneurs whose ventures add more employment and wealth to the economy – and […]

How Vets Can Finance Franchises through Crowdfunding

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it did take a heck of a lot of people to do it. For military veterans looking to franchise, there are significant franchise-fee discounts and other reduced costs to encourage them to become a franchisee. But what about raising the rest of the capital needed? In recent years, […]