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Celebrating Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27)

On Saturday, Nov. 27, America celebrates Small Business Saturday—Main Street’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is a holiday that FranNet is proud to support, as franchise businesses in this country deserve to have a day where consumers can patronize stores owned and operated by the small business owners who make up the [...]

By |2021-11-23T12:36:45+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Alan & Regina Miano

With the assistance of Sara Waskow, Market President and Franchise Consultant for FranNet of Dallas-Fort Worth & Oklahoma, Alan and Regina Miano have made their entrepreneurial dreams come true—owning a business operation of their own. The husband-wife co-owners are ready to share their franchise ownership journey as the new owners of PetBar in McKinney, Texas. [...]

By |2021-10-19T13:17:31+00:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

News: U.S. Small Business & Job Growth Report

FranNet is pleased to share some recent news on the state of small business growth and jobs in the U.S. Released earlier this month by payroll software company Paychex and IHS Markit, a global analytics provider, it reveals that national job growth continues to strengthen in the small business sector—a welcome sign for the franchising [...]

By |2021-10-14T12:27:42+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

How to Network Like a Pro

Networking to gain a solid customer base is indisputably an essential strategy for franchise and small business owners, yet many entrepreneurs still simply don’t know where to start. In an effort to work together, it’s time you learned how to network like a pro. Because the key to a prosperous business is not only who [...]

By |2021-10-14T12:19:23+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , |

Small Business Administration Updates EIDL Funding

In September, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) updated the guidelines for the pandemic-induced Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Existing small business owners—especially franchise owners—who are still facing daunting challenges and losses are now eligible to apply for up to $2 million in EIDL loans. And the SBA is ready to start processing these loan applications right [...]

By |2021-10-11T13:42:52+00:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

What to Expect When You Meet With Us: Part II

Welcome to Part II of our double blog edition, “What to Expect When You Meet With Us”. Last week, in Part I, we covered the initial steps of our FranNet consultation process, largely dedicated to having you fill out your own personal Entrepreneurial Readiness Profile. This blog edition covers what happens when we review and [...]

By |2021-10-04T14:23:43+00:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Why U.S. Workers are Obsessing Over the ‘Great Resignation’

The chasm between employer and employee continues to widen dramatically, as more and more fed-up workers are ditching their dissatisfying jobs for the great unknown. When it comes to voluntary job departures, when did the workforce become so brave as to throw caution to the wind? Whatever is going on out there, it’s happening at [...]

By |2021-10-04T14:19:43+00:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

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 |2021-09-29T12:35:49+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |