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To the Downsized Oil and Gas Employees of Houston, You Have Alternatives

It’s not a layoff if you view it as a career transition… The city of Houston, fourth-largest in the U.S., has always been synonymous with the oil and gas industry. Known as the “Energy Capital of the World”, it’s home to over 500 oil and gas firms and employs nearly a third of the nation's [...]

12 Ways To Maximize Efficiency As An Entrepreneur

Being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility — and a pretty good size to-do list. So how do we make the most out of the hours we have to get everything accomplished?   Learn to say no. We all fall into the trap of stretching ourselves too thin at times. We do [...]

Entrepreneurship and Franchising In 2016 — The Facts

Entrepreneurship has become one of the most sought after career choices around the world. Being your own boss could not only have great lucrative benefits, but could also give you more time to do the things you love and enjoy.   Out of approximately 7 billion people worldwide, 400 million are entrepreneurs. This means, 1 in 18 [...]

Moving from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship

When it comes to the term “moving”, most people begin to envision empty cardboard boxes, a U-Haul truck, bubble wrap and even packing tape. But these items are associated with physically moving in the civilian world. What images are invoked when one thinks about moving on in the business world? Perhaps the cardboard box is [...]

“Local Job Market Outlook: Why it May Be Good to Invest in Your Own Business”

Is it time to finally take the plunge and invest in your own business? For the past five years, the employment outlook has made steady, if not plodding, progress. While there are multiple gains quarter to quarter across the board, many times the outlook hasn’t matched predicted totals. And a lot of this news needs [...]

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 [...]