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Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Michael Castillo

I’m Roxanne Rapske, FranNet Consultant for Dallas, Texas, and I’d like for you to meet a former client of mine, Michael Castillo. I met Michael at one of my workshops back when I was working for FranNet in California. A banking and finance veteran, Michael came to realize that he needed an opportunity that would [...]

By |2021-07-21T20:14:59+00:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Jeffrey and Michelle Thompson

I’m Teri Villanueva, FranNet’s territory consultant for San Antonio and Austin. I’d like for you to meet a recent client of mine, Jeffrey and Michelle Thompson, who own the Red Wing Stone Oak franchise in San Antonio, Texas. Early this month, the couple were the subject of a news interview with KSAT-TV, the local ABC [...]

By |2021-07-21T19:51:26+00:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Jared Rothberger

With the assistance of Mark Cory, Market President and Franchise Consultant for FranNet of Michigan, Jared Rothberger made a lifelong dream come true—a business operation of his own. Jared had always wanted to take the entrepreneurial path in life and the story of his journey to get there was certainly an interesting one. Below, in [...]

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Bill & Cristina Hodde

I’m Teri Villanueva, FranNet’s territory consultant for San Antonio and Austin. I’d like for you to meet a recent client of mine, Bill and Cristina Hodde. After connecting on LinkedIn, I was able to help the couple transition from their previous careers to an entrepreneurial future as the new owners of Texas Best Signs, part [...]

By |2021-07-20T11:51:19+00:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Franchising or Independent Business Ownership? Depends on Your Personality

Though we’ve touched on this point many times before, there are essentially three ways to become your own boss. You can start from scratch, go the franchising route, or buy an existing business—which can offer either an independent or franchising backdrop. We get asked all the time, “Which is the best option for me to [...]

By |2021-07-13T12:55:14+00:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blog, General|Tags: , , , |

Will You Be Part of the Great Resignation?

A new poll from Prudential, entitled the “Pulse of the American Worker Survey”, and a recent report from Microsoft, “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work—Are We Ready?” both paint a bleak picture for the management of North American companies. To put it bluntly, your workforce isn’t interested in coming back to their old jobs. [...]

By |2021-07-06T19:16:08+00:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blog, Blogs|Tags: , , , |

Why Veterans Make Great Business Owners

Calling all ‘Vetrepreneurs’! In continuing our mission to offer new and innovative franchise opportunities to a wider audience, FranNet is pleased to announce the creation of our new landing page, dedicated solely to U.S. military veterans and their families. Many people are unaware that the training and skills learned in our military service branches give [...]

By |2021-07-19T21:17:45+00:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Breaking Free in a Post-Covid World

A new poll of Canadian workers from Robert Half has revealed an astonishing statistic—nearly half (47 per cent) reported that they’re rethinking their career choices and paths in a post-covid world. And while this number may come as a shock, the multiple factors of working during the pandemic offer plenty of clues to the dissatisfaction [...]

By |2021-06-29T20:20:14+00:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

How Franchise Ownership Can Diversify a Business Portfolio

Not every franchise owner is defined as an entrepreneurial individual embarking on a second--or even third act of their career. In fact, many savvy investors look to franchise ownership as a means to diversify their business ownership portfolio. There are many advantages to using franchising to expand business ownership profiles, the least of which is [...]

By |2021-06-29T20:16:51+00:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Should You Consider a Franchise Resale?

Many times before in this blog series, we’ve talked about the three main entrepreneurial paths to business ownership. You can start a business from scratch, buy an existing business, or buy a franchise. At FranNet, it’s our core belief that option number three is by far your best bet for success for business ownership. The [...]

By |2021-06-17T01:18:10+00:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |