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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 |2021-09-23T15:01:14+00:00September 23rd, 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: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Jacob Dent

Click here to hear Jake tell his own story! With the assistance of FranNet, Jacob Dent became the owner of a Fitness Machine Technician franchise operation in Oceanside, Calif. Below, in his own words, he shares his FranNet journey… Background “I did 12 years as an active-duty member of the U.S. Marines. I did some [...]

By |2021-08-18T12:26:55+00:00August 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Crystal Drumgoole

I’m Sara Waskow, FranNet’s Market President for Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma. I’d like for you to meet a former client of mine, Crystal Drumgoole. Back in the fall of 2018, she became her own boss, operating as the Owner and Certified Senior Advisor of Oasis Senior Living franchise in Fort Worth, Texas. With the assistance [...]

By |2021-08-12T13:45:48+00:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Yes Ma’am, I Do Want to Own My Own Business

Here in 2021, we aren’t surprised that girls run the world, much less their own business. Historic changes are underway in the demographics of future franchise owners, as revealed by the latest data set from Franchise Insights Magazine. During the height of the pandemic of 2020, a significant ebb was observed in women’s interest in [...]

By |2021-08-11T13:02:12+00:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

Back in 1982, the English punk rock band The Clash released an iconic song called, “Should I Stay, or Should I Go?” The fast beat and memorable refrain from this tune still gets quite a bit of airplay on the radio and remains a pop culture hit. Of course, the lyrics of the song had [...]

By |2021-08-09T16:55:25+00:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Should Stay-at-Home Parents Consider Franchise Ownership?

Don’t look now, but we’ve just entered the month of August, famous for its “Back to School” theme. Summer is officially winding down, the vacation memories are starting to fade, and a majority of people are gearing up to begin “adulting” again. But for some stay-at-home parents, an opportunity may present itself once the kids [...]

By |2021-08-03T11:41:40+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |