Charlie Magee Articles

Regi’s Road to Business Ownership

Regi John is an engineer who’d been at Microsoft for 21 years. He reached a point where he had an inner urge to do something different. Even though Microsoft is …

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Financing Guide for the First-Time Franchisee

The Problem with Franchise Financing In my experience, it is extremely discouraging for first-time franchisees to learn the hard way that the lending sources who helped them buy their house …

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Protect Yourself From Franchise Fraud

To the trained eye, franchise fraud patterns are easily evident. However, far too many first-time entrepreneurs still fall victim to scammers. Why are there so many franchise scams? Well, in …

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The Ultimate KPI

As an entrepreneur, I do suffer, a bit, from the shiny object syndrome. That is where I dart from one client email to a phone call from a franchisor, to …

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Location, location, location!

The phenomenon of social media continues to creep into our daily lives. Whether you’re looking at a business advertisement, a television show or your favorite website, the social media widget …

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How Big Is Franchising Anyway?

The number of franchise establishments in the United States has grown to 781,794 – the highest it has ever been. Along with the steady growth, the International Franchising Association (#IFA) …

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Did You Lower The Bar For Your Business?

You’ve done it. You successfully own a franchise or new business and the first three years have passed without too much trouble. Now 10 years…15…20, each with its own unique …

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

In the franchise industry, there are countless individuals that prove day in and day out what hard work looks like for a business owner, and how rewarding it is to …

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How to Buy a Franchise

  While buying a franchise is not for everyone–such as those who need complete autonomy–it’s a mode of entrepreneurship that is compelling for many people. For one thing, the company …

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Why You Should Never Franchise Yourself

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of digital agency VaynerMedia, explains why franchising yourself instead of your business is a big risk, whether cash or exposure is the way to go for recruiting …

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How to Compete With a Big Franchise

  Small, local service companies can have it tough if they’re gunning against a well-known franchise operating in their territories. But David can still slay Goliath–it’s just a matter of …

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The Truth Behind Franchise Ownership

What does it take to own a franchise? In many ways, the responsibilities of a franchise owner align quite similarly with those of a small business owner. Even though they …

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Miss The Common Financial Potholes

When it comes to your business, you want to make the best possible choices that will end in the greatest results. No one wants a financial nightmare to sort through; …

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Work the Room

There’s no way around it: if you want to get noticed, you have to put yourself out there. This could mean a coffee meeting, attending an evening event or getting …

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Is Podcasting The New Pastime?

What are you listening to right now? Is it the radio, your iTunes, Pandora, or Podcasting? Out of over 2,000 Americans, a little over 52 percent of them listened to …

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YOU’RE YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC, RIGHT?

Confidence is one of the most important qualities you should embody in almost every aspect of life. It’s a major factor in building a lifestyle you’re proud of, yet it …

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