Ask-Carol! A Home-Based Business Focused On Seniors

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(Sponsored Post) One way to stand out in business these days is to make sure your business has a memorable name. For example: Ask-Carol!  Another way to stand out in business, specifically in franchising-let's go deeper, in the senior care sector of franchising, is to offer a franchise opportunity that's unlike any other. That's what Carol and Bill Shockley last year. (2014) Keep ... Click to continue

Buying A Franchise: What To Do When You Get The Special List

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You've been eyeing the 1-800-Cut-My Damn-Dead-Tree-Down franchise opportunity for a couple of months. It's right up your alley. You love working outside. You hate working in a cubicle. This could be your chance to escape the corporate life. To finally own what you do. So, you start learning about the franchise. You start to understand what your role would be as a franchisee. It's a fit. Next ... Click to continue

Twin Peaks Revokes Waco Franchise License In Record Time

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There are approximately 75 Twin Peaks restaurant franchises up and running throughout the U.S. The one in Waco, Texas, is now the most famous one. That's because there was a shoot-out in the restaurant franchises' parking lot. A big shoot-out. From USA Today: Waco, Texas- An explosion of violence between rival gangs over the weekend left nine people dead and led to the arrests of 170 ... Click to continue

Your Local SBDC Is A Great Free Franchise Resource


A great free resource could be located a few miles from where you're sitting. Free is good. Right? Allow me to introduce you to a wonderful business resource that you may not know about. The SBDC.   What Is An SBDC? SBDC's provide free educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Small Business Development Centers (SBDC's) are hosted by several ... Click to continue

Franchise Research Tip: Spend A Day With A Franchisee

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One of the best ways to do franchise research is to spend "A day in the life" of a franchisee. So... After you find a franchisee who's willing to let you hang out and observe their franchise business in action... Get In Your Car And Go!     Which Franchisee Should You Visit? I know you've been using my franchise research techniques.   Right? You know how ... Click to continue

22 Excellent Reasons To Buy A Franchise


Should you buy a franchise? I don't know. It's not my money I'd be putting at risk. My job is to educate you on franchising. I'll show you how to choose the right franchise, how to do the research needed, and how to get to a yes or a no on the opportunities you discover. If you want to learn how to take the guesswork out of buying a franchise, I'm your guy. Franchise Tip: Choose a day and ... Click to continue

You Don’t Have To


You don't have to. (Buy a franchise) It's perfectly okay to just look around a bit. I really don't blame you. Job security is almost non-existent these days. If you're employed, and you're really good at what you do, you can lose your job in a split second. Talent only goes so far these days. If you've been downsized, and you're say...51 years old, I really don't blame you for ... Click to continue

Words Matter: Why A Franchise Coach Isn’t Really A Coach

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Words matter. They really do. Take these two words for example: "Franchise Coach" What do those two words mean to you?   A Little Experiment Let's try something. I want you to close your eyes, and think of those two words. Again, the words are "Franchise Coach." What do you see-rather, who do you ... Click to continue