Franchise Contest Announcement!
That’s correct. You heard it right. #OWOF
I’m looking for a woman.
One woman who’s ready to make a commitment.
A commitment to Become a Franchise Owner!
To help celebrate the launch of my franchise book…
I’m going to help one lucky lady learn how to choose, research, and buy a franchise business!
One Woman. One Franchise. #OWOF
My industry could use a few more women franchisees.
I know first hand, just how well women do as franchise owners. I’ve worked with dozens of them before, and I hope to work with dozens more as their franchise ownership advisor.
So, I want to get the ball rolling, and start things off by helping one woman become a franchise owner. And, it’s not just me that will be helping the winner from start to finish.
Look who’s sponsoring #OWOF
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Franchise Direct is one of the world’s leading franchise opportunity websites. We have an incredible amount to offer female entrepreneurs, in particular. On top of America’s best franchise opportunities, you’ll discover franchises specifically geared to women as well as the best home-based businesses for the working mom. There is no glass ceiling in franchising: with the right amount of drive and dedication, you can thrive. Let Franchise Direct show you the way to true career freedom.
Here’s what I’m offering one lucky lady;
- A free copy of my new book on franchise ownership
- Free personalized franchise ownership advisory services to help you choose and research some franchises. (Via Skype-or phone)
- Unlimited email support during and after the potential franchise business purchase
- Free publicity
And, much, much, more…keep reading…
This is Not for The Meek
If you’re a woman who’s been thinking about becoming the owner of a franchise business, read on. This is cool.
There’s one thing that you need to know before you learn more about my Royal offer; we’re going to do it in public. (Guys…get your mind out of the gutter right now. Jason Falls-I’m talking to you!)
What I mean by, “In public” is this; everything that we do together is going to be reported on…blogged about…constantly. Everyone who’s following me on Twitter, all of my fans on Facebook, the small business influencers who submit really useful information over at bizSugar.com, hundreds of people over at LinkedIn, plus hundreds more who follow me and expect nothing but top-notch franchise business content on several other social media networking sites.
And my 1,000+ almost-weekly VIP Newsletter Subscribers.
National Media Outlets May Even Cover This Franchise Contest For Women.
How it Works
If you’re serious about changing the way your life’s been going, and you feel that becoming your own boss is the thing that you must do, I’m going to work with you at no charge.
(My services start at $295 for a one hour consultation.) I’ll be spending several hours with you during this promotion. ($1500+ value)
I’m going to teach you exactly how to become the owner of a franchise business.
You’re going to learn;
- How to ascertain what types of franchises you should take a serious look at
- How to determine your real financial capability
- Where to find these franchise gems
- How to gather all of the essential information you’ll need
- How to do absolutely amazing franchise research
- Where to get help for your franchise business plan
- How to get a decent franchise loan
- How to find a franchise attorney that will protect you
- How to make a fact-based yes or no decision
These are typically things that my clients get when they pay for my franchise ownership advisory services. But not you…
In addition, you’ll receive the following products and services at various times in the franchise discovery and purchase process…..
CorpNet offers women free resources, tools and business consulting to help you find the right way to incorporate a business by forming an LLC, S-Corporation, C-Corporation or other corporate structure, while handling all the necessary business filings. Nellie Alkup, The CEO of Corpnet, will help the winner of this franchise contest set up her new franchise as an LLC or a corporation at no charge. (State fees not included)
Ignite Venture Partners is a leader in building value in businesses of all sizes, stages, and across industries. They have a unique mix of entrepreneurial passion, venture acumen, best practices consulting, and refined analytics. Laura Petrolino, Chief Communications Officer, will write and distribute a powerful press release for the winner of this franchise contest when she opens for business!
LivePlan, from Palo Alto Software, provides tons of built-in guidance, including video instructions from renowned business planning expert Tim Berry. You might not be familiar with his name, but Tim literally wrote the book on business planning (The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan), and it’s included with your LivePlan subscription. Tim has agreed to give away a full 6-month subscription to LivePlan for the winner of this women’s franchise contest. Having a strong business plan is a real plus these days…especially in the eyes of small business loan officers. You’ll be using this software before you apply for any bank loans etc.
Rush Nigut is an experienced and trusted Iowa attorney advising businesses in a wide-range of industries including technology and communication companies, franchise operations, along with banking and financial institutions, contractors and manufacturers. Rush will be providing a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Contract review at no charge to the franchise contest winner.
Matt Mansfield is a recognized expert in online business and the President of Matt About Business where he helps entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies figure out what their business SHOULD be doing online. Matt About Business is pleased to donate 1 hour of “What Your Business SHOULD Be Doing Online” consulting to help the winner fill-in any online marketing and managing strategy gaps once she gets up and running with her new franchise.
Nicole Fende is President and Chief Numbers Whisperer of Small Business Finance Forum. As a credentialed actuary with experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Investment Banker, and successful entrepreneur, Fende helps her clients reach their profit goals and learn how to effectively and enjoyably run the financial side of their business. Nicole is giving away her new book, “How to be a Finance Rock Star” to the winner of this contest. Nicole’s book provides the resources and knowledge every entrepreneur needs to get their finances in order–all packaged in an entertaining and easy to understand format.
Whoever is chosen as the winner will definitely have a nice head-start in her new business!
Please read The Contest Rules.
1. You need to have a minimum net worth of $350,000 (More if you’re looking at higher-cost franchises) You’ll also have to be able to invest a minimum of $40k-$50k of your own money into a franchise, if you find one that makes sense for you to buy. (Plus, you’ll most likely need to get a small business loan.)
2. You’ll have to be ready to buy a franchise within 100 days or so of our 1st phone consult (If you find one that fits, and that can be validated by you in a positive way.)
3. You’ll have to sign a waver allowing me to use your name, location, and picture etc.
4. That’s about it
This is a great opportunity for one lucky lady to work with someone who specializes in franchise selection and research, at no cost–and receive a bunch of free tools and services to help her through every step of the way!
The contest starts now, and goes until April 6th. I’ll be the one choosing the winner.
Entering #OWOF is easy; just tell me in 200 words or less why you want to become the owner of a franchise–the form is located below. (Just make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications)
I think that more women need to become franchise owners. I’m focused on finding a great lady who wants to be her own boss.
Men; if you know a woman who’s been talking about becoming her own boss, please make sure that she knows about this Royal offer.
Ladies; if franchise ownership isn’t for you, that’s fine. Do you know a lady who’s been talking about becoming a franchise owner? Please share this announcement with her.
I’m looking for One Lucky Lady.
I can’t wait to do this.
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One More Thing!
My friend, Carol Roth, has graciously offered to give away a couple of her books. If you’d like one, just submit a comment underneath this post, and we’ll choose 2 winners at random!
(Carol’s book is a New York Times Bestseller)
How to Use a Franchise Opportunity Website
The 10 Commandments of Franchise Research
What You Need To Know About Franchise Consultants/Brokers