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No Sales! The Leads Suck! After ten years in the industry I have heard this more than once. In fact, I hear this so often that a series of educational blog posts are needed to educate sellers on how to close more deals - period.

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IRS Resources and a Warning for Business Opportunity and Other Small Business Owners

27 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As 2012 draws to a close, many business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity, franchise and other small business owners are focused on getting their fiscal house in order to prepare for the impending tax season. To assist them this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not only highlighting...

Startup Calculator Helps You Assess Your Total Business Opportunity Investment

26 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Now your total business opportunity or franchise business opportunity startup investment doesn’t have to be an unexpected and unwelcome surprise thanks to an easy-to-use startup calculator provided by the Wall Street Journal. Designed to take much of the guesswork out of the startup process,...

How a Football Game Launched the Busiest Shopping Weekend of the Year

23 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Today marks the beginning of the busiest shopping weekend of the year, starting with Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday and culminating with Cyber Monday. For many small business owners, it's the most important sales and marketing opportunity they have all year. As for consumers, love...

Advice from the Twelve Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time

22 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Asked by Fortune magazine to name the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of this generation, contributing writer John A. Byrne had his work cut out for him, that’s for sure. After all, there are thousands of candidates to choose from, right? But choose them he does, and he does it well. “Admittedly,”...

NEW Report Sheds Light on 2013 Business Opportunity Investment Prospects

21 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
According to Bank of America’s latest Small Business Owner Report, if you’re looking to make a business opportunity investment or a franchise business opportunity investment, 2013 may just be the year to do it. Despite recent economic challenges and uncertainties, the dream of owning a successful...

FTC’s Latest Business Opportunity Crackdown Targets Scammers

20 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Late last week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its federal and state partners announced a significant development in the agency’s ongoing “Operation Lost Opportunity” crackdown on illegitimate business opportunities that over promise and under deliver to millions of consumers. A number of...

Business Opportunity and Other Small Business Entrepreneurs...Today Is Your Day!

Business opportunity, franchise, distributorship, licensee opportunity, home-based and other small business owners, this day is for and about you. Why? It’s because today is National Entrepreneurs’ Day, and November is National Entrepreneurship Month.

WSJ Announces Specialized Digital Content for Entrepreneurs and Startups

15 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The Wall Street Journal announced this week that it is launching two new digital content offerings for its subscribers, one that will focus on the professional needs of entrepreneurs and the other on the interests of startups. Together, “The Accelerators” and “Startup Journal,” as they are respectively...

Mobile Tech Offers New Opportunities for Business Events Planning and Management

14 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
More than 80 percent of small businesses and non-profits expect to increase their use of mobile technology to plan and manage their events in the coming year, according to a new survey from EventSpot™ from Constant Contact, Inc. However, 90 percent of them also said they would like to learn more about...

New Skype Platform Caters to Needs of Small Business Owners

13 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
Just when we thought Skype was giving the phone companies enough of a run for their money, now Microsoft’s relatively recent acquisition has added something new. It’s a platform designed especially for business opportunity and other small business and franchise owners that connects them free-of-charge...

Franchising Industry Continues to Make Returning Vets a Priority

12 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
A new report by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and prepared by Franchise Business Review shines a light on the industry’s ongoing efforts to encourage new business ownership among our returning veterans. Its release not only marks the observance of Veterans Day today, but reminds us of...

Sandy’s Cautionary Tale Resonates with Many Home-Based and Other Small Business Owners

9 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As the news about Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in the Northeast continues to unfold, a cautionary tale is emerging, one that should hit home with business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners in particular. The reason? Most of them could just as easily be in the same predicament. It’s...

Handyman Connection Franchise Opportunity Tops Annual Top 500 Remodelers List

8 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
The first home improvement and repairs firm to offer franchises starting some two decades ago, Handyman Connection has been named #14 overall and ranked #1 in the Handyman category on this year’s Qualified Remodeler magazine’s Top 500 Remodelers list. The publication is the first of its kind...

Success Means Knowing the Secret to Work-at-Home Motivation

If you are a home-based business opportunity, franchise or other small business owner, then you know how hard it can be to stay motivated day in and day out, especially if you’re a one-person shop with no one else around to keep you on track. You know how easy it is to get distracted or feel rudderless...

Today's Young Entrepreneurs Turn Idealism into Action

6 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Community
Having just witnessed the impact of the “Great Recession,” today’s young people, and college students in particular, understand that the old model for finding and sustaining gainful employment doesn’t hold up anymore. They know that their future success will be largely of their own making and recognize...

Post-Election Business Opportunity Anticipated by Many

5 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
According to the newest index released late last week by The Small Business Authority, a small-business services company with more than 100,000 accounts, 70% of the 1,300 independent business owners surveyed for the month of October anticipate that the economy will be better than it was in 2012...

The Growth Coach Franchise Opportunity Enjoys Further Acclaim

2 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
The Growth Coach Franchise System formally announced this week its inclusion in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual list of Top Global Franchises for 2012, making it a top-200 global opportunity for prospective franchise owners. Additionally, the company has enjoyed recent mentions in the publication’s...

BOOK OF THE MONTH...The Greatest Salesman in the World Still Resonates

1 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
For business opportunity and other small business owners, here is a must-read... One of the most beloved and widely read inspirational classics of all time, The Greatest Salesman in the World tells the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who achieves a life of abundance by adhering to The Legend...

Hurricane Recovery Resources for Business Opportunity Owners

31 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Slammed this week by what will surely be one of the most expensive and devastating natural disasters to ever hit the Northeast, millions of individuals, many of whom are work-at-home or other small business owners, are now beginning to assess the damage that Hurricane Sandy has wrought. For far too many...

Two Men and a Truck Founder Encourages Prospective Franchisors to Learn from His Mistakes

28 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
In a recent article on Entrepreneur.com, a founder of the hugely successful moving franchise, Two Men and a Truck®, opened up about the critical missteps he, his brother and mother made when they were first starting out. “We were not prepared at all for franchising,” Brig Sorber, the franchise’s CEO,...
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