Franchise: Buy New or Used?

BIZBUYSELL.COM | Curtis Kroeker Feb 21, 201   Becoming a franchisee can be a great path to entrepreneurship. You can leverage the benefits of an established brand and a proven operating plan and the franchisor may serve as a source of capital--something that is especially helpful in today's tight financing market. However, what's the best way to become [...]

The 4 Ways to Become Your Own Boss – Which One Fits You?

by Alan Hall of Forbes.com Do you have what it takes to start and grow a company?  I’m asked every day by aspiring business founders, “Should I take the leap of faith and pursue my dreams? Are you ready to become your own boss? Here are your four top alternatives. In response to this question, [...]

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

by Jeff Haden from Inc.com They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile. When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But [...]

16 Common Franchise Terms: Explained

BY TRACY STAPP | November 9, 2012 on Entrepreneur.com Before you investigate opening a franchise, you'll need to know the lingo. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important -- industry terms. Franchisee: An individual who purchases the right to operate a business under the franchisor's name and system. Franchisor: The parent company that [...]

Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs

BY TERI EVANS on 1/1/13 from Entrepreneur.com Any entrepreneur who has earned blockbuster success has likely faced rejection more times than you can count. They've mastered the ability to take a punch -- then get right back up and keep going. So how do they bounce back so quickly? For some, listening to powerful music can inspire [...]