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  1. The History Of Franchising, And Why Today It’s Easier Than Ever

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a franchise, you might have found an ad in the paper, like the one that appeared in a 1949 New York Times issue, which I recently found while combing through some online library newspaper archives. “Do you have $10,000 to $20,000 to invest?” the headline blared…

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  2. Three Lessons For Setting Your Business Up For Future Success

    Think of running a business like driving a car. No instructor would suggest that you keep your eyes on the road behind you instead of straight ahead at the road in front of you. However, instructors do suggest you look back over your shoulder when you’re changing lanes, for instance. There could be something in your…

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  3. New Year, New You: Nine Reasons To Explore Entrepreneurship In 2019

    Not everybody wants to be their own boss. It’s a lot of responsibility, for starters. But for some people, it’s a yearning. It’s something they have to do because they have always had an entrepreneurial itch. I know, having met many of those people as the founder of an alternative career coaching franchise. I routinely…

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  4. Is It Smart To Open A Franchise With Your Children?

    Many businesses don’t start off as family businesses. They become family businesses about the time the parent is thinking of retiring. Then, instead of selling the company to a stranger, he or she sells or hands over ownership to the kids, and with a second generation at the helm, you have a family business. Franchised…

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  5. How To Successfully Define Your Franchising Goals

    Many people dream of starting their own businesses, and a lot of people follow those dreams through franchising. It’s a business model that people love, and for good reason. When you invest in a franchise, you’re investing in a proven business model. But before you invest in a franchise, you need to get to know…

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  6. Three Ways To Take Advantage Of A Virtual Expo

    If you’ve ever been to a trade show or industry conference, you may have walked away thinking that it was a decent experience. It had exactly the type of information you needed. But at the same time, it would be nice if you could accomplish the same thing without spending a fortune and having to…

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