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Discover Absentee Ownership

  More and more professionals are becoming absentee or semi-absentee business owners as a way to maintain the benefits of a job, while creating additional revenue and wealth. What is it? 1. Both job and entrepreneurship! In the past, entrepreneurs were either forced to choose between a job and starting a business. Or, their business [...]

Location, Location, Location

Let’s say that you’re well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur by this point. You have made the decision to go into franchising because you like the idea of being your own boss, contributing to your own bottom line and experiencing a limitless future. You’ve done your due diligence and selected a carefully crafted [...]

When Marketing Your Franchise, Think Outside Your Walls!

As a franchise business owner, making your marketing and advertising dollars work for you is critical.  Making sure you’re getting a bang for your buck is more important than ever.  Whether or not you consider yourself an Internet marketing master, FranNet is going to tackle a subject which will give you the tools to increase your customer [...]

You’re 50. You’re Downsized. Now What?

At FranNet, we believe franchising makes sense no matter what stage in life you find yourself. As you may have witnessed yourself, the job market no longer provides the long-term security it once offered. Previous generations grew accustomed to a certain career and the length of time they would be in that job — this is [...]

A Family Business? Every Business Should Be

  As FranNet consultants with decades of experience, we definitely have an opinion on the level of involvement family must or     should have in business decisions. And while plenty of empirical evidence can be found to delineate both advantages and disadvantages to working with family, we’re here today to focus on the key benefits [...]

FranNet Finds Perfect Bond Between Life, Business

The opportunity to showcase FranNet’s satisfied clients is something we’re always proud to do. Not only does it put a personal touch on our services, but it gives our readership the opportunity to see exactly how people come to the entrepreneurial decisions necessary to embark upon their own personal journey. Without a doubt, there are many out [...]

Using Your 401(K) or IRA to Start that Dream Business

Credit: By Rodney Brooks, USA Today, Copyright 2013.  Appeared on front page of “Money” section, 9/24/13. Many Boomers have visions of encore careers and even starting businesses when they “retire” from their current careers. And they are becoming entrepreneurs in record numbers. There is a bold group of entrepreneurs who are financing their start-ups with [...]

12 Ways To Maximize Efficiency As An Entrepreneur

Being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility — and a pretty good size to-do list. So how do we make the most out of the hours we have to get everything accomplished?   Learn to say no. We all fall into the trap of stretching ourselves too thin at times. We do [...]

How To Deal With Entrepreneurial Stress

The lifestyle of an entrepreneur certainly isn’t an easy one. There is a lot to get accomplished all of the time, you don’t always feel like you know all of the answers, and often times you catch yourself feeling pretty overwhelmed. However, you aren’t alone — and there are things you can do to help [...]

Entrepreneurship and Franchising In 2016 — The Facts

Entrepreneurship has become one of the most sought after career choices around the world. Being your own boss could not only have great lucrative benefits, but could also give you more time to do the things you love and enjoy.   Out of approximately 7 billion people worldwide, 400 million are entrepreneurs. This means, 1 in 18 [...]