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Success Tips for Entrepreneurs - Focus on What Makes You Thrive!

Be relentless and unapologetic with what makes you thrive! Too often we stray from our motivations and become influenced by the outside world. This can cloud our desires and pull us in different directions. If we lose the connection to what makes us thrive, we find ourselves bouncing from one person's opinion to another's until we start second-guessing ourselves and losing sight of our mission.

As business owners and entrepreneurs, we can also be easily distracted by a seemingly ...

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Stop Multitasking and Get More Done!

Research has shown time and time again that multitasking doesn't work. Our brains cannot hold two ideas concurrently. Instead, our brains shift from focusing on one thought to focusing on another thought. It can happen in rapid succession, so we think it's happening concurrently but it's not.

The Downside of Multitasking - It takes more time to finish tasks if you switch between them - versus if you perform them one at a time - because you're not focused or fully engaged. ...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Working with a certified franchise consultant (CFC) offers, at no cost to you, a true franchise professional to help guide you through the process of franchise ownership. Who couldn't use an extra set of eyes, an extra set of ideas, an extra set of experiences, and someone who's been properly trained in the field of franchise matchmaking?

Franchise consultants are certified in helping people begin the exciting journey of franchise ownership! With so many options, it's nice to know ...

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Senior Care: A Constant, Growing Need

Studies conducted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), suggest that roughly 80 percent of aging adults have at least one chronic disease. According to the NCOA, "Chronic diseases can affect a person's ability to perform important activities, restricting their engagement in life and their enjoyment of family and friends." With this, there is an ever-increasing need for services that can assist aging adults. Not only has in-home care become an option for seniors, other adults who require ...

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Find YOUR Franchise Fit

It's time to stop procrastinating, get your business plans into shape, and find your best fit in franchising! If you have been thinking about a business for a while, but you're just not sure about the best way to get started, you are not alone. The good news is that franchising is where people turn when they don't want to go into business by themselves. When you invest in a franchise, the franchisor will be your "coach" and there to cheer you on. Franchisors will also guide you to accomplish ...

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Show Me the Money

Yes, if you're going to become an entrepreneur, it will require money. So where will you get the money to start your new venture?

Certified Franchise Consultants, or CFC's, can help take their clients through the process of funding their very own franchise. There are many options available that most people are simply not aware of, and that's where the help of a CFC comes in. Not only do CFC's help with funding partners, but they can also introduce others to so many different franchise ...

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The Advantages of Home-Based Franchise Ownership

Running a business out of your own home is a goal shared by millions of Americans. Itís convenient, saves time and money, allows for inexpensive child-care options, and enables you to operate your business with much lower overhead because you donít need to lease office or retail space. There are currently 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, including 52% of small businesses, many of which are franchises. Industries such as home improvement and landscaping, cleaning and ...

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What's the Best Franchise to Own?

With so many brand options available, what's the best franchise to own? That's a very common question because everyone wants to pick a successful brand to own that will be profitable and enjoyable. That means different things to different people. Franchises are like ice cream, there is more than just one flavor, so everyone can choose their favorite one.

The perfect franchise for one person may not be the right fit for another. Many factors come into play when owning a franchise: ...

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Taking the First Step Towards Franchising

Patrick Laforet, a well-known Canadian franchise expert, and author, recently quoted an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

Working with a certified franchise consultant (CFC) gives one the confidence they often need to take the first step to business ownership. CFCs are certified in teaching and coaching their candidates through the sometimes-lengthy...

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Setting and Achieving Your Goals

John Norcross, a researcher who has been studying goals for many years, defines a goal as "a mental representation of the desired outcome to which a person is committed." A good example of a goal would be to "own a franchise within six months."

Research shows that setting a specific goal makes us more likely to achieve the things we want. The best news is that setting and striving for a goal, even if you don't make it, will make you happier because you will - by the very nature of ...

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Working With A Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC)

According to the Wall Street Journal, it's true that business ownership has never been this high, and in turn, certified franchise consultants are in high demand as well.

Working with a certified franchise consultant (CFC) offers you the ability to gain a much superior understanding of working through the process of making decisions on franchise ownership. Given there are literally thousands of options for franchise ownership, working with a CFC only makes sense. CFC's introduce ...

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Investing in a Franchise

Investing in a franchise is an attractive option for those who want to run a business on their own, but who also want the backing and support of a more experienced entity - the franchisor. When you invest in the right franchise to own and operate, you gain the benefits of a well-recognized brand, an already established business model, a successful system to follow, and possibly more favorable funding options.

As a franchise owner, you also receive support in many essential areas that ...

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