Franchise Trends That Are Good for Entrepreneurs

During this FranNet blog installment, we’re excited to talk about franchise trends that are good for entrepreneurs. Trending topics are always a good staple for blog entries, as it keeps our readership on the leading edge of franchise industry news. We’re happy to report that of the franchise trends we’ll be talking about today, the [...]

Franchise: Buy New or Used?

BIZBUYSELL.COM | Curtis Kroeker Feb 21, 201   Becoming a franchisee can be a great path to entrepreneurship. You can leverage the benefits of an established brand and a proven operating plan and the franchisor may serve as a source of capital--something that is especially helpful in today's tight financing market. However, what's the best way to become [...]

The 4 Ways to Become Your Own Boss – Which One Fits You?

by Alan Hall of Forbes.com Do you have what it takes to start and grow a company?  I’m asked every day by aspiring business founders, “Should I take the leap of faith and pursue my dreams? Are you ready to become your own boss? Here are your four top alternatives. In response to this question, [...]

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

by Jeff Haden from Inc.com They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile. When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But [...]

16 Common Franchise Terms: Explained

BY TRACY STAPP | November 9, 2012 on Entrepreneur.com Before you investigate opening a franchise, you'll need to know the lingo. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important -- industry terms. Franchisee: An individual who purchases the right to operate a business under the franchisor's name and system. Franchisor: The parent company that [...]

Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs

BY TERI EVANS on 1/1/13 from Entrepreneur.com Any entrepreneur who has earned blockbuster success has likely faced rejection more times than you can count. They've mastered the ability to take a punch -- then get right back up and keep going. So how do they bounce back so quickly? For some, listening to powerful music can inspire [...]

6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People

Written by: Jeff Haden Dec 26, 2012 on Inc.com When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But you want to make a good impression. You want people to [...]

The Best Days to Post to Facebook, Based on Industry (Infographic)

BY MICHAEL SEBASTIAN| FROM PR DAILY| January 8, 2013   Switching gears is common for people who work in social media. Among the greatest challenges is determining exactly when to post a given piece of content so it attracts the most “likes,” comments, and retweets. A recent infographic from LinchpinSEO could help crack that code by showing the best [...]

Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

Posted by: RICHARD BRANSON | August 13, 2012 on Entrepreneur.com; picture taken by Mark Royce   When I started networking on behalf of Virgin Music –- meeting with agents, persuading musicians to sign with us, finding distributors -– it often involved swapping phone numbers scrawled on napkins. It was the '70s, after all! These days it’s much easier to connect [...]

When to start your own business

It’s the age-old question when it comes to starting your own business; and here’s the funny part - it’s actually the first one: when is the right time to start your own business? That my friends, is the $64,000.00 question. Taking the leap to become self-employed is just that, a leap. It’s a leap out [...]