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Job Security is a Myth

Written on September 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm, by

I meet more and more people who express frustration about being under employed. A friend’s company just implemented yet another work furlough (i.e. unpaid vacation) and this time it is for two weeks and must be taken this month! He didn’t even get to weave the time off into a Christmas or Thanksgiving break. His  Continue Reading »

What if it works? Chose Hope

Written on August 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm, by

“I want to do my own thing,” said a client of mine. “I am tired of tired of being overworked, underpaid and not really appreciated,” he said. “Let’s talk,” I replied. ” I own a business and am pretty well tied into the franchise community so I can at least offer you some perspective on  Continue Reading »

Hottest Franchises!

Written on November 22, 2010 at 9:35 am, by

At every seminar I teach on franchising and whenever a colleague or friend discovers I am in the world of franchising, their first question is always . . .. “So what’s hot?” The question behind this question is really, what is making money. People launch businesses for multiple reasons, but I can assure you 99%  Continue Reading »

Everyone Wants Subway!

Written on October 26, 2010 at 7:49 am, by

If you ask any franchise broker which franchise they are asked about the most, the odds are the answer will be Subway. The reasons may be obvious (well known brand, seem to be lots of customers in them), but most people should pause before going down this path to soon. Many people explore franchises because  Continue Reading »

Regional Development Franchises Are They For You?

Written on October 25, 2010 at 7:22 am, by

When I left my executive career to become a franchise consultant it was with the expectation that within a year or two I would know enough about the vast array of concepts that my ability to choose the best model for me would easily emerge. Within three months of starting my practice, I discovered master  Continue Reading »

The Hottest Franchises!

Written on October 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm, by

When I deliver franchise workshops or introduce myself at chamber events as a franchise consultant, it is inevitable that I’ll be the ask the question . . . so what is hot in franchising right now? When I reply my answer is typically, well it depends what your goals are. People invest in business ownership  Continue Reading »

Franchises for Investors and Executives

Written on October 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm, by

When watching the stock market go up and then go down with a feeling of having little control, we are often left to wonder about the lack of predictability about this investment tool. Many executives who have been vested in this model have step outside of the box to explore other vehicles that present more  Continue Reading »