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The Case of the Rocket Scientist

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  This client worked as an engineer in the aerospace and defense industry. His expertise was in the electronics of guidance systems. His work helped missiles to fly more accurately. Hence, he was, literally, a “Rocket Scientist”.  While [...]

By |2020-06-24T14:33:58+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

The Case As Scary as a Heart Attack

My client opened their franchise on Feb. 1, 2020 The day after the U.S. imposed travel restrictions on China, to halt the spread of the pandemic, my new franchisee held his Grand Opening. It was Feb. 1, 2020. A month later, amidst the worsening healthcare crisis, statewide shelter-in-place orders went into effect. Mass layoffs following [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:18:37+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

Exploring Your Options in Business Ownership

This could be a good starting point to learn more about how I might be able to assist you to explore your business ownership options. You can find some links and resources below and I’ve assembled a simple starting point for you. There are two key categories of franchise investors, including those seeking:  Career alternatives [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:14:00+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Look Who’s Saying “YES” to Franchising Now

Look Who's Saying "YES" to Franchising Now - April 2020 You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? These FranNet clients (many in career transition) are looking beyond the current state of uncertainty and have said "YES" to franchise ownership in April 2020: Leadership Coaching - [...]

By |2020-05-14T20:59:05+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: General|

The Complete EEC Small Business COVID-19 Response Series

The Complete EEC Small Business COVID-19 Response Series:  April 1 (Wednesday) - NE Dept of Labor’s General Counsel – Helping Employees Affected by Lay-Offs / Reduced Hours  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdOyuqj4oGCLlqohqimej_hjE-ScphA  April 3 (Friday) – Use Your Books to Speed Recovery  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Eld-qrpzovL67XRM-8FrIg55Up3wGu4g  Monday, April 6 – [...]

By |2020-03-30T16:03:38+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: General|

Resurgence of the Accidental Entrepreneur

You were invited here to learn more about how I may be able to assist you to explore career opportunities that don’t involve returning to corporate. When you read to the end, you will see that it all starts with education. But first, a bit of backstory.  When I purchased the rights to my FranNet [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:09:54+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: General|

8 FAQs from Fledgling Franchise Buyers

In the franchise world, I’m still a spring chicken. Yet I’d still be swimming in change if I had a dime for every budding entrepreneur who asked me how to buy into a Chick-Fil-A franchise. Great question! Who doesn’t love the Chick-Fil-A experience?  We’ll revisit the popular chicken chain later. First, let’s answer some other [...]

By |2020-03-16T20:09:44+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: General|

When is the Right Time to Invest in a Franchise

When Should You Invest in a Franchise?  If you’ve been thinking about franchise ownership but are holding back, you may want to rethink your decision to wait. The reality is that many franchise owners wish they would have gotten serious about it sooner.  One example is Steve Johnson, an owner of several College Nannies, Sitters [...]

2019 Franchise Buyers Review

2019 Franchise Buyers Review   Earlier this year, I wrote about the growing diversity in today’s franchise buyers. It’s fascinating and wonderful to work with such varied stages of life, needs, goals and interests all finding their “right fit” in franchising. There’s Millennials to later career Boomers. Multi-generational teams and semi-passive investor/owners continue to surge. [...]

By |2019-12-23T16:59:26+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|

Start a Business While Keeping Your Job?

Enjoying the freedom of owning your own business has become the new American Dream. That feeling you get every morning when you wake up and realize you don’t have to report to a boss, because you are the boss, is second to none.  But before you get to realize that dream, you need to go [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:29:54+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: General|