Facility vs. Service-based: Which Franchise Business Model is for You?

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Jan 3, 2019 3:44:58 AM

At its core, a franchise is simply a way of doing business—a method that works for providing a service or delivering goods to a consumer.

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Topics: Franchise

Any Great Franchise Opportunity Has These 5 Characteristics

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Jan 3, 2019 3:42:30 AM

American orator William Jennings Bryan once said, “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.” When you decide to move forward in entrepreneurship, you’re going to find yourself overwhelmed with choices.

There are nearly 3,000 different franchises in the US today and more than 740,000 unique franchise establishments. There is truly no segment of our economy franchising doesn’t touch. With so many options, it can seem impossible to winnow the massive pool down to just a few prospects.

Podcast Episode: Finding the Right Franchise A franchise consultant can help make this process manageable, but you can start by looking at these five main qualities that are the hallmarks of top franchising companies and promising investments when you are looking to own your own franchise.

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The Mental Shift All Franchising Candidates Must Make

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Jan 3, 2019 3:40:35 AM

I’ll let you in on a little secret—and one of the biggest mistakes people make when they first consider franchising: They don’t distinguish between what they’re interested in and what they’re good at. Sounds obvious, but making a simple mental shift from “I like” to “I’m good at” can make a world of difference.

You see, when you invest in a franchise, you don't necessarily need to know the new industry on a professional level, though it helps if it's something of interest to you. On the other hand, just because you like an activity or subject area—like crafting, for example—doesn’t necessarily mean a related franchise (like a pottery painting shop) represents the right business model for you.

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3 Questions You Must Ask a Franchise Business Consultant

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Jan 3, 2019 3:37:15 AM

A good franchise consultant is like a matchmaker, getting the right people together with the right concepts. It’s someone who works with franchisors and franchisees day in and day out who has a unique perspective on the kinds of investments and partnerships that work well—and on those that don’t.

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5 Steps to Successful Franchise Leadership

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Dec 26, 2018 12:44:35 AM
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Topics: Mindset

5 Reasons to Choose an Entrepreneurial Retirement in Central Florida

Posted by Pete Gilfillan on Dec 26, 2018 12:41:49 AM

By Pete Gilfillan, best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF: Control Your Own Destiny through Franchise Ownership.

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Topics: Mindset, Franchise, How To Build Wealth

An Second Act in Entrepreneurship

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Dec 26, 2018 12:40:21 AM

There are countless reasons for a corporate career to come to an end long before you’re ready to retire to your rocking chair:

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Topics: How To Build Wealth

When The Job Hunt Stalls . . .

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Dec 26, 2018 12:39:21 AM

Job searches can be frustrating and deflating for the unemployed or for anyone seeking new career opportunities. Your old executive salary is gone and you need to replace it.

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Topics: Franchise

Answered: Five Common Questions

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Dec 26, 2018 12:37:26 AM

Why did you write HIRE YOURSELF?

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Topics: Mindset

Four Signs You’re Stifling Your Inner Entrepreneur

Posted by HIRE YOURSELF on Dec 26, 2018 12:34:58 AM

By Pete Gilfillan

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Topics: Funding