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Why U.S. Workers are Obsessing Over the ‘Great Resignation’

The chasm between employer and employee continues to widen dramatically, as more and more fed-up workers are ditching their dissatisfying jobs for the great unknown. When it comes to voluntary job departures, when did the workforce become so brave as to throw caution to the wind? Whatever is going on out there, it’s happening at [...]

By |2021-10-04T14:19:43+00:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Can I keep my day Job AND start a business?

The short answer is YES! Many people assume that having a day job eliminates them as a candidate for business ownership.  In reality, this does not have to be the case, as there are some franchise opportunities that have been proven to operate effectively with the owner in a semi-absentee role, while continuing to be [...]

By |2021-09-27T18:19:08+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

FRANdata Blog: Q3 Insights—What’s Hot, What’s Not

In this blog edition, we check in with our partners at FRANdata to seek some Q3 2021 insights about what franchise operations are experiencing an uptick in interest and which ones could use a boost. It’s all about their quarterly New Concept Report. These insights from FRANdata also track new franchise concepts by brand and [...]

By |2021-09-27T13:15:59+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

What to Expect When You Meet With Us: Part I

People often ask what to expect when they meet with us here at FranNet of DFW and Oklahoma. If you’re not familiar with our dynamic duo, Sara Waskow handles clients in Fort Worth and surrounding counties and Oklahoma.  Roxanne Rapske handles clients in Dallas, north and east Texas and Oklahoma. With either option, you’re in [...]

By |2021-09-29T12:35:49+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Want Freedom and Flexibility? Go Mobile!

It’s still true that people retain preconceived notions of what franchise ownership might look like for them. If it isn’t a fast-food chain (see the book, More Than Just French Fries), there’s an assumption of needing a brick-and-mortar storefront, stocking endless shelves with inventory, and watching every penny until the breakeven point is reached on their [...]

By |2021-09-21T21:55:46+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Great Expectations: Buying a Franchise in Canada

If the data from Robert Half Canada is correct, it appears that a third of Canadian workers in the Gen Z and Millennial category are interested in pursuing something other than their current job—especially if it means a return to the office setting. A similar survey on Job Optimism also doesn’t look too optimistic for [...]

By |2021-09-21T21:51:06+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Study: Resale Value of Franchises Tops Non-Franchise Businesses

One of the key benefits of getting into franchise ownership is the asset you own. We’ve said it before, a business you own is a business you can one day sell. Many entrepreneurs take advantage of this aspect, even planning for a sale down the road once the business has become a profitable enterprise. Now, [...]

By |2021-09-16T12:17:48+00:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , |

Job Security vs. Income Security

Click here to view a short video featuring Sara Waskow and Roxanne Rapske discussing Job Security vs. Income Security. It seems as if living under the disruption of the global pandemic has brought about many new ways of thinking. The phenomenon known as the “Great Resignation” is all too real, simply because people have begun [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:03:50+00:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

FranNet Celebrates National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week has arrived from Sep. 13-15! The U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW) for more than a half-century, celebrating the contributions of our entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small businesses are not only the heart of our community, but they are also responsible for two out of [...]

By |2021-09-09T15:34:47+00:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Having Trouble Getting Home Services?

I know I am! Not being a do-it-yourselfer, I have to hire out for the vast majority of my home repairs and renovations. Seems like a simple task, right, merely dial a number and then write a check? My recent experience has been quite the opposite. If I am able to get someone to answer [...]

By |2021-09-08T13:13:27+00:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |