6 Signs That You Need Career Change

We all hit a career crossroad at some point in our lives. For some, we find our dream jobs early on and the rest is history. For others, it’s a ticking time bomb until you can find a different position doing just about anything to get away from your current occupation.   If you find [...]

Work-Life Balance — Is It Achievable?

For most of us, finding a balance between the daily grind of our careers and free time to enjoy ourselves seems unattainable. We travel for our jobs, spend long hours at the office and often times end up taking work home with us. Having an unbalanced equilibrium not only creates unneeded stress in our lives, [...]

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 [...]

“Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Business?”

Any potential franchisee owners have asked themselves the question, “Do I have what it takes to start a business?” It’s not a question that should be taken lightly. The pros and cons of starting a business are numerous and only careful consideration and preparation will get you started on the right path. In this week’s [...]

Guiding your business in the right direction can sometimes be difficult.

Here are some tips on guiding your business from other successful entrepreneurs Making the right decisions for your start-up during tough times is easier if you have a "North Star" to guide you, writes Chris Golec, founder and CEO of Demandbase. In his blog article on WallStreetJournal.com he stated "One of the most important things [...]

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 [...]