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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: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Mike Beaty

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, Mike Beaty. Back in Feb. 2019, he and his wife Faith purchased a franchise, Workout Anytime in Lake Worth, for their grown sons to operate. After moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area 15 [...]

By |2021-08-02T13:40:15+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Mid-Year Review: Small Business Owners Bullish on Future

As July comes to a close, we’re reminded of being halfway through 2021. With the ebb and flow of commerce and industry reopening, coupled with lots of job-related activity, it is safe to say that much looks different than it did before. We’re confronting new attitudes on how we feel about our jobs, and what [...]

By |2021-07-26T11:39:18+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , |