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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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.

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 …

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