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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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Should you consider an emerging franchise brand over an established franchise?

A regular line franchise consultants like myself throw out when discussing franchising is that “it’s not just flipping burgers.” Obviously, that’s a reference to the reigning king of the franchise, McDonald’s, because it’s most often what comes to candidates’ minds when talking about a franchise. Major brands like that have certainly played a significant role …

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