Recruiting Franchise Opportunity Blog

How to Differentiate a Franchise Business: Build your Personal Brand

Posted October 11th, 2013

One of the chief reasons that people invest in a franchise business is to benefit from an established brand. On the other hand, many aspiring small business owners are concerned that there won’t be enough opportunity to put their own stamp on a franchise unit. It’s true that many franchises have a…

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Career Change: If it’s right, the time is always right.

Posted October 2nd, 2013

Time marches on. That’s a reality. We all have our plans and dreams, our wants and needs. What we don’t have is a crystal ball. Since 2007 – the start of The Great Recession – we’ve gotten used to putting our futures on hold. At one time we felt that we could see far enough into a relatively stable…

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Can Type ‘A’ Entrepreneurs Run Successful Franchises?

Posted September 26th, 2013

The answer to the question we’re posing in this post is, “It depends.” We’re not saying this to avoid a direct answer, but because it’s true. Entrepreneurs are often thought of as Type ‘A’ personalities who have to be on the go and in control, but would that disqualify them as successful franchise…

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Post Labor-Day Career Advice: Make it Happen vs Let it Happen

Posted September 12th, 2013

Labor Day marks the start of the business season. Lazy, hazy days of summer are over. Vacations are behind us and have hopefully re-charged our batteries. If we’ve used summertime as an excuse to lay back on our career pursuits, it’s time to look reality in the face. While you were in summer mode,…

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Career Change: Building a Successful Franchise Business in Tough Times

Posted August 21st, 2013

This is part four in a five-part series about the career change that led some top executives into franchise ownership. These owners are part of our FPC executive recruiting franchise network, but their stories have broad application for others seeking a new direction. What motivated these owners to…

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Career Paths: Wisdom from 36 Years as a Franchise Owner

Posted August 8th, 2013

This is part two in a five-part series about the career paths that led some top executives into franchise ownership. These owners are part of our FPC executive recruiting franchise network, but their stories have broad application for others seeking a new direction. What motivated these owners to…

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Career Change: Wisdom from Successful Recruiting Franchise Owners

Posted July 31st, 2013

Career change rarely follows a straight path or an express route. From the time you first consider career change as a possibility, until you determine what you might like to do, zero in on a new career direction and finally make your move, it can take years. If you’re considering a career change…

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Career Change: The Personal & Financial Freedom of Business Ownership

Posted July 4th, 2013

The slides on the home page of our website highlight the personal and financial freedom that comes with business ownership. This is one of the key reasons that our franchise owners join the FPC executive recruiting network. Fourth of July seems like exactly the right moment to highlight this aspect…

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Mindset Over Matter: How to Build an Enjoyable Second Career

Posted June 26th, 2013

It's amazing how many of our FPC owners tell us, "I wish I had done this years ago." Dig a bit deeper and they'll describe having long thought about owning their own businesses, but being afraid to make the break from corporate life and the relative predictability it provided.  Also, they will talk…

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Changing careers? How to Benefit From the Job Market Re-Set

Posted June 20th, 2013

The job market we’ve seen since the start of the great recession may be improving in certain respects, but, overall, we’re dealing with a permanent re-set. This is based on a number of factors, including increasing global competition and disruptive technologies – like the mobile Internet, cloud…

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