Jim Judy

Jim Judy

Franchise Business Consultant
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Unemployed? Seeking New Opportunities? You should Try Franchising

The current economic boom has seen unemployment rates plummet to levels not seen in decades, but that doesn’t mean those currently unemployed should only focus on finding a new job. Unemployment is scary, but when considering a new life as an entrepreneur, it can also be exciting.

Not sure which path you want to take? You may be right for a franchise.

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Why spring is a great time to revisit franchise opportunities

Spring has arrived in many parts of the country and is coming quickly to others. It’s the annual period of renewal, making it an exceptional time to jettison the old and usher in the new. For people considering saying goodbye to life as an employee and hello to a new chapter as a small-business owner, now is a great time to consider a franchise business.

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Report: Franchise Sector Expected to Outpace Broad Economy…Again

The annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention recently concluded in Phoenix, Arizona. The city, the venue and the attendees were different than they were in years past, but the outlook for the franchising world remains the same.

It’s going to be another very good year.

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Jim Judy, Franchise Business Consultant, accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Forbes Coaches Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches

[Raleigh, NC (February 1)] — Jim Judy, one of the country’s leading experts in franchise businesses, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Jim Judy joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. Continue reading

Franchises Less Risky Than Startups

Are Franchises Less Risky Than Startups?

As a franchise consultant, I get this question regularly from candidates trying to decide if they should explore entrepreneurship through franchising or try opening an independent business. Traditionally, franchises have been considered safer bets than startups because franchise businesses offer unmatched levels of support along with proven business models of success.

 

However, do a search of success rates for franchise business vs. independent startups and you’ll get a wide range of answers, none of which can be considered conclusive. However, a recent study posted on entrepreneur.com revealing why small businesses generally fail confirms what I’ve believed all along:

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Do you have a 10 year plan?

Do you know where will you be in 10 years? Here’s a hint…

Take a good look at your life right now. Odds are, it’s going to look very different in a decade. Change will come for everyone, but preparing for change is what separates those who create the life they want and those who exist in whatever life creates for them.

Which person will you be?

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own a million dollar franchise thanks to Jim Judy

“I was your typical traveling salesman. Now I own a multi-million dollar business.”

Kevin Brauer of St. Louis, Missouri, for over two decades spent 110 nights per year on the road as a sales manager for various corporations. In 2013, he decided he’d had enough. His sons were growing up without having their father around. He was ready to be home more often, take greater control of his life and explore the possibility of small business ownership.

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Business of Beauty

Business of Beauty Makes Customers Look Good and Owners Feel Great

Beauty is booming and more than ever, the franchise industry is catching on with terrific new concepts. The Health & Wellness category annually generates $60 billion in revenue, offers many concepts in the low-cost service industry and generates lots of repeat business.

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Yes, there is an investment when working with a franchise consultant (but it’s not what you think!)

Visit enough franchise consultant websites and you’ll see plenty of language explaining that our services are free. No risk, no obligation…just pick up the phone!

 

That’s true, but that doesn’t mean that candidates don’t make an investment when working with a franchise consultant. It just means that investment isn’t a financial one.

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Be Your Own Boss

Listen to yourself! Five thoughts you’re having that indicate you’re ready to be your own boss.

How do you know you’re ready to be your own boss?

 

The message isn’t going to come from your friends. It’s not going to come from a spouse, a parent or a sibling. It’s not going to come from a co-worker, a motivational speaker, or a business consultant.

 

The only person that will know is you. You just need to listen to your own thoughts.

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