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Hurricane Recovery Resources for Business Opportunity Owners
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How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
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Productivity Hacks — Our Top 50
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Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
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The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
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It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
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The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
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I Want To Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
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Business Opportunity Blog

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...

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,...

New Help for Small Business Owners with Payroll and HR Problems

Some of the most costly mistakes business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners make involve issues surrounding payroll and human resources. In an effort to help them sort things out free-of-charge, SCORE, America’s leading small business mentoring organization, has announced it will...

2012 Elections Guide for Small Business Voters Available Now!

25 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
As the countdown to the national election on November 6 winds down, many home-based and other small business opportunity and franchise owners are just as confused as the rest of us when it comes to making sense of all the political rhetoric. That’s why the National Small Business Association (NSBA) released...

Business Opportunity Success Starts at Home in These Top Industries

Each year, Entrepreneur magazine’s annual top 500 report reveals the most successful franchises using the following criteria: financial strength, business stability, growth rate and size, number of years in operation, number of years offering franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage...

Cybersecurity: A Very Real, Yet Unrealized Threat to Small Business Owners

23 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Stop. Think. Connect. That’s the name of the national campaign designed to enhance public awareness about cybersecurity and its very real threat to America’s safety and its businesses in particular. Its message is definitely a necessary one... A new survey of U.S. small- and medium-sized...

Predicting Sales Success Using the "New" Metrics

22 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Business opportunity and other small franchise owners are always looking for new and enlightening information and advice when it comes to sales, and rightly so. One trend in particular they need to be aware of concerns the evolution of the data being used to manage the overall sales cycle and evaluate...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Join In 2016

19 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and other small business or franchise owners, current or prospective,

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is just around the corner! With more than 35,000 events slated to take place in 160 countries worldwide,...

Small Business Saturday 2012 Toolkit Now Available!

18 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
American Express’ Small Business Saturday is expected to draw record amounts of traffic to our nation’s small businesses on Main Street this year. Given that last year saw more than 100 million people participate, that’s saying something. Held just two days after Thanksgiving between Black Friday and...

Business Opportunities Capitalize on Growing Remodeling Industry

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, home spending on remodeling activity is on the rise and could grow by double digits by early 2013. That’s great news for prospective home-based small business owners in particular because there are literally hundreds of proven and...
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I had the pleasure of setting down with Edwin Shoffner, CEO with Mattress by Appointment for BusinessOpportunity.com's very first Podcast that will be released on our new Digital Platform very soon.  Here is the transcript from that call for...
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