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Are You Ready to Take Control of Your Future?

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 14:03 PM

The corporate life isn’t for everyone, especially those who dream of one day owning their own business. One of the biggest attractions of owning your own business is the ability to control your future. When you’re calling the shots and doing the necessary work, you are in control of your success.

 At FPC our franchisees have the satisfaction of owning their own business and shaping their future while also knowing they aren’t going it alone. Using our proven system and support, their futures look very bright! 

“I love that there’s unlimited earning potential with FPC. No one is going to cut your salary or split your territory because you’re making too much money. So, the more you put into this business, the more you get out of it. You control your destiny, and you build your future.”
Dave Singer
FPC - Raleigh, NC
 
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Topics: Career Change, Franchise Owner, Career Paths, Career Advice, franchise, Franchise Opportunity, be your own boss, own your business

Would You Like to be in Control of Your Life, Your Schedule and Your Success?

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

In our line of work as a top executive search and recruiting firm, we see lots of professionals ready to make a career change. We love being part of that process. But, what we enjoy perhaps even more is helping professionals achieve their dream of owning their own business.

Have You Dreamed of Putting Your Corporate Experience to Work in Your Own Business?

Leveraging the proven FPC system and support, our franchisees are positioned to achieve success while still having time to focus on the things important to them. Our franchisees are in business for themselves but never by themselves.

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Are you ready to take control of your life, your schedule, and your success? Click here to learn more.

How to Use Your Network to Build the Business You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

Part of being a successful businessperson is building a comprehensive business network. This is a compilation of all of the professionals you’ve done business with at different companies. It’s a list of specialized individuals you know you can reach out to for ideas, resources, etc. The power and importance of this list that has taken you years to compile can’t be understated.

Your business network can also be used as the springboard for launching your own business.

“When I first started my FPC franchise I tapped into my corporate network I had built over the years. That was really beneficial in building my business and for finding opportunities I wouldn’t have known about had I not reached out to these contacts. My business has grown steadily over the years, and it all started with my existing corporate network as the foundation.”

Gilly Hitchcock
FPC Franchisee – Bangor, ME
 
Are you interested in learning how you can use your network to help build a business for yourself?  Click here to learn more. 

Topics: Career Change, Career Paths, Buying a Franchise, Second Career, Career Advice, franchise

Why Join FPC

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

Do You Want to Leverage Your Skills & Experience & Own Your Own Business?

Many working in the corporate world have a dream of owning their own business. For many that dream never becomes a reality because making the leap is too scary or the thought of going it alone stops them.

Many of our FPC franchisees felt the same until they learned that owning an FPC franchise means they have freedom of ownership along with a proven process, and the support of a national network. Combine that with these additional benefits and there’s really nothing stopping you from owning your own business!

  •  Low Start Up Costs
  • Quick ROI
  • Unlimited Earning Potential
  • More Free Time
Are you interested in learning how you can go into business for yourself? Click here to learn more. 

Topics: Career Change, Executive Recruiting, Career Paths, Buying a Franchise, Second Career, franchise

Work Life Balance

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 @ 14:02 PM

 The Secret to Controlling Your Time is to be Your Own Boss

 The path to self-employment has at its core a desire to call the shots and decide how you’ll manage your time between work and play. No one knows this better than our FPC franchisees.

FPC Franchisees Know When You Own the Business, the Business Doesn’t Own You.

I have a 3-year-old, so I have to make balance a priority. I am able to get things done at work and in my personal life because the nature of this business is so flexible. Some calls are better to be made at night, so that frees up time during the day. I also make sure all of my recruiters work to find balance too.

Cathy McIssac
FPC - Arlington Heights, IL

Just like anything else in life, you get what you put into your business. And, this industry is really set up to help you find a good balance between work and play because the hours you work can be flexible. I make sure I’m always accessible, and I fit tasks into my schedule. Everything gets done, and I have time to enjoy life! 

 Mark Northrup
FPC – Grandville, MI

Technology has been a game-changer, enabling me to work from anywhere and making it much easier to fit in work and personal time. The flexible nature of this business makes it perfect for anyone looking to achieve a healthy work/life balance.

 Dave Singer
Raleigh, NC
 

Are you interested in becoming your own boss and learning how you can achieve a happy balance? Click hereto learn more.

 

Topics: Career Change, Franchise Owner, midlife career change, Career Advice, be your own boss, work life balance

A Day In The Life...

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 16:02 PM

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Topics: Career Change, Executive Recruiting, Career Paths, Successful Franchises, Second Career, franchise, Franchise Opportunity, Franchise Owners

Revenue Opportunity

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 15:02 PM

How Would You Like to Determine Your Salary?

FPC franchisees all have one thing in common: They are in control of their financial success. We recently spoke with several of our franchisees and asked them to talk to us about this.

Here’s What Our Franchisees Want To Tell You About Their Road To Financial Success

After 17 years of working in sales in corporate America, I was in need of a change. I left my job and joined FPC. I was certain of two things: I was going to work my butt off to make this work, and I knew I could count on FPC to give me the training and resources I’d need to be successful. It’s been eight years since I made this life-changing investment in myself. Now, I call the shots, and I’m the one who is in control of my salary and bonuses. I’m close to achieving my $1 million goal, and that feels pretty spectacular!

Cathy McIssac
Arlington Heights, IL 

I’ve had an entrepreneurial drive since I was a kid. The corporate culture often frustrated me. I was hesitant to give up what I perceived as the securities of a corporate job, but when I did, I realized that I could create those securities for myself by trusting in my abilities and working hard. And, at FPC you choose whom you’re going to work with, and there are no geographic boundaries, so really the sky is the limit when it comes to your earning potential.

Mike Dubeck
Troy, MI

At FPC the support and training are excellent. The system operates like a close-knit family. I built up my network by doing exchange work with other FPC franchisees who were eager to help me. Having the FPC network to tap into is a game changer. Now, our office is regularly #1 or #2 in productivity, and I have a business I am incredibly proud of.

Dave Singer
Raleigh, NC

Are you interested in learning how you can gain control of your financial success? Click hereto learn more.

Topics: Career Change

You Should Always Be Networking

Posted by Jeff Schonberg on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Similar to the concept of “ABC”. Job seekers should always be networking and keep an open mind to alternative career opportunities. 99.5% of FPC owners never thought they would own and operate an executive search firm.


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When it comes to securing a job in the current labor market, the adage of "it's all about who you know" especially rings true.

Networking is a big part of securing a job and advancing a career, which is why networking and connecting with other professionals should be happening all the time. 

At the end of July, LinkedIn released its new LinkedIn Profile on Mobile, which redesigned the way its mobile app displays users' profiles

Making the change wasn’t easy. In my conversation with the LinkedIn mobile team Tomer Cohen, head of the mobile product team, expressed that your profile “is the heart of LinkedIn and any change would require a lot of care.” Krista Canfield, mobile product PR lead, likened the process to “going to your favorite restaurant and finding out they changed the recipe to your favorite dish.”

Here are some thoughts on how to best use LinkedIn (LNKED) and its new tool to put your best professional foot forward:

Keep Your “Open” Sign On

Never have an incomplete or out-of-date profile on career networking sites. It’s like having a "closed" sign in your window, explains Canfield. 

Your profile should showcase your best professional story and what you have to offer. The only way to do this is with a complete, accurate and up-to-date profile. Make sure you regularly review you profile for accuracy, and always update it as your career evolves. Remember, your contacts are notified when you make updates, so it’s a good way to keep your professional network abreast of your  progress.  

Keep Your “Top of Mind” Relevant

In the modern mobile world, your professional identity is no longer centered solely on your job, but also around what you have to say. Social media has provided us all with an avenue for sharing real-time commentary on anything and everything going on around us. The challenge is being relevant. 

LinkedIn focuses on your professional persona, which means your commentary needs to be relevant to the people you are connected with and consistent with your knowledge, experience and professional identity. Make sure your updates are meaningful and showcase your expertise in a way that adds value to your network. Save the pop culture stuff for Facebook.      

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Keep Your Connections Warm

It’s easy to lose touch, particularly if you have a large network. LinkedIn has several tools designed to help you keep your contacts warm without a lot of effort. 

Think of the contacts that show up in your “who’s viewed me” as a signal that these individuals were thinking about you and use it as an opportunity to reach out. Also, use endorsements to keep on the radar of colleagues you have worked with in the past. Just be sure you mean it!

Benchmark Your Trajectory

I’ve always been an advocate of looking to those who have gone before you for advice. 

A new way to do this is by checking out the profiles of those who have successfully accomplished what you are seeking to do. Search for those who have put together the kind of career you are pursuing and take a look at how they got there. If their profile is complete, it can give you some real insight into the path that led them to where they are now. And, don’t be afraid to reach out.

Refresh Your Memory on the Go

Before walking into your next meeting or networking event, you may want to hop on LinkedIn Mobile for a quick refresher on the backgrounds of those in attendance. The information you can pull from a mobile profile can be tremendously helpful. Finding that you have a past employer in common or went to the same high school may just give you that leg-up in turning that connection into a meaningful relationship.     

 

Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is a CEC certified executive coach trained in organizational psychology. Dr. Woody is author of The YOU Plan: A 5-step Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy and the new on-line course The YOU Plan for Career Change on Udemy. Dr. Woody is the founder of Human Capital Integrated (HCI), a firm focused on management and leadership development. Dr. Woody also sits on the advisory board of the Florida International University Center for Leadership. Follow Dr. Woody on Twitter and Facebook.

Topics: Business Ownership, Job Search Tips, networking, LinkedIn