What My Hip Replacement Taught Me About Business Ownership

Facing a surgical bone-cutter, anesthesia, and grueling physical therapy is not my idea of fun. Yet, I managed to brave through it, having just had my hip replaced. Upon reflection, I am most pleased with the results now. However, in advance of the surgery, I had experienced much fear, anxiety and pain avoidance.  Facing One’s Fears [...]

Is Work and Life Balance Possible?

Is there really a routine we can develop that will devote enough time to our work and family? The discussion involving what you can do to stay organized and learn balance has a wide range of answers and changes week to week. There is a range of factors that weigh in for each individual and balance [...]

Feeling a Little Drained?

It doesn’t matter: if you are a young entrepreneur or experienced, there are challenges that will arise that will make or break your goal of becoming successful. A major hurdle to overcome will be staying energized and avoiding burnout through your intense and sustaining workload. Truly, this is a challenge almost every professional must work [...]

Are You Being Persistent Enough?

Successful entrepreneurs and business owners have a certain key quality that gives them the edge over others. Can you define it? Could it be perseverance, problem solving, motivation, or creativity? While these all play an important role in success, persistence is a huge part of building a memorable, quality business. When in the world of [...]

Five Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Themselves

A large part of achieving success is asking the right questions and getting honest answers. These questions will have an effect during any stage in your career and it starts with you. What am I willing to sacrifice? On a daily basis, entrepreneurs make tough decisions that affect the lives of their employees and health of [...]

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 the radio for 4/5 hours a day. This is followed by your owned music at 20.3 percent, internet radio/music at 11.6 percent, satellite radio at 7.7 percent, T.V. music channels at [...]

Is It Still Possible To Be Original?

Entrepreneurs and potential small business owners are faced with a difficult challenge in modern society: is it still possible to be entirely original with our thoughts and creations? Are we all just stealing, copying and borrowing or can we still sample others works and inspire new ideas? Originality, by definition, is the ability to think [...]

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 are essentially the same, the franchise owner starts of with a few more advantages. There are many franchise concepts and some of them offer a [...]

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Make Your First Year Of Business Ownership Profitable

After working with your local FranNet consultant, you found the perfect business for your personal goals at last. Yet, while you have come a long way, there are still many obstacles to overcome ahead. It’s time to prepare for getting over the biggest hurdle of your new chapter: the first year. Hot Off The Press: Because you [...]

Top Franchises in NY Making Dreams Happen: 3 More Things You Missed at IFE 2015

The 2015 International Franchise Expo was a huge success, drawing in premium franchises and enthusiastic business prospectors from around the world for an exciting two-day event in New York's Javits Center. Everywhere you looked, you would be staring at one of the top franchises in NY. The event was a memorable one that sparked self-starter [...]