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Business Opportunity Blog

Women Execs and Start-up Success…Is There A Connection?

15 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
According to a new report, there very well may be. Entitled “Women at the Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-up Success?” and conducted by Dow Jones VentureSource, the study found that venture-backed companies with female executives at the helm are more likely to be successful than those...

Time Management Tips for the Successful Work-at-Home Small Business Owner

15 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As the old saying goes, time waits for no man…or woman for that matter. And as a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owner who has to do it all, all of the time, nobody knows that better than you. Running your own operation, even if you do have some help, can be overwhelming,...

Elements Therapeutic Massage Takes Massage Franchise Industry by Storm

Announcing the opening of its 100th studio in Geneva, Illinois just last week, Elements Therapeutic Massage is one of the fastest growing franchises in the $20 billion massage industry today. Additionally, the company reports that, even in a down economy, average studio revenues grew 20 percent in 2011...

Holidays Offer Much in the Way of Business Opportunity…Are You Ready?

10 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
According to projections released last week by both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and its digital division Shop.org, the forecasts for holiday sales in 2012 are looking good. In fact, NRF’s anticipated increase of 4.1% to $586.1 billion in sales this year is higher than the 10-year average of...

New Small Business Magazine FREE for a Limited Time

9 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority and producer of the monthly SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey and the SB Authority Small Business Index, has just launched a new semi-annual magazine that is FREE to independent small business owners nationwide for a limited time. Full...

Working from Home Is on the Rise, Census Bureau Says

If you are a home-based small business owner, you’re in good company. In fact, at no time in history have there been more work-at-home business people than there are today. According to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.4 million people work at home now. That’s an increase of 41%...

Own a Business Opportunity, Create Your Own Lifestyle

5 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Patrick Coyne is the President of Eco Fresh Air, a company that offers a business opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking to capitalize on the growing consensus and understanding that the quality of air we breathe is paramount to good health. A turnkey, eco-friendly business opportunity featuring...

What States Offer the Best Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs?

4 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The verdict is in for 2012!  Massachusetts, North Dakota, California, New York and Minnesota are this year’s top five states in that order for entrepreneurs who are looking to start and grow a business, according to this year’s U.S. State Entrepreneurship Index from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Win $10k for Your Small Business!

3 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
During the month of October, Valpak®, the well-known leader in print and digital coupons, is searching for North America’s favorite small business, and the winner will receive $10,000! Recognizing how difficult it is for small businesses to overcome obstacles and grow, especially given today’s tough...

October Web Chats to Help Women Start or Grow a Business

2 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Business opportunities for women abound, and women-owned businesses in particular are on the rise. In fact, about 30 percent of small businesses today are owned and operated by women, compared to just 5 percent in 1970. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating, especially during the month of October,...

BOOK OF THE MONTH...Six Strategic Choices Every "Reluctant Entrepreneur" Must Make

1 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
Many home-based or other small business/licensee opportunity, franchise or distributorship shoppers and prospective business owners may not realize it, but they are “reluctant entrepreneurs.” They know what they want and where they want to go, but they are not willing or able to simply drop their day...

Cashless Is King Thanks to DipJar

Just when we think there’s nothing new under the sun, along comes DipJar, the world’s first electronic tip jar. It’s perhaps an answered prayer for millions of small business owners and their employees who, thanks to an ever-increasingly cashless society, are working harder than ever before and for a...

Launch of Google for Entrepreneurs Provides Encouragement and Support

27 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Marking its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Google announced the launch this week of Google for Entrepreneurs, a website that will serve as a hub for all of the company’s ever-increasing efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. The focus of the site will be three-fold: 1....

FedEx Announces First Ever Small Business Grant Competition

26 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Starting on October 1, 2012, U.S. small businesses with less than 100 employees will have the chance to compete for $50,000 in grant money as part of FedEx’s first-ever nationwide small business grant competition. While five winners will each receive $5,000, the contest’s top prize will be $25,000. This...

Shining a Spotlight on Young Entrepreneurs

25 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As a young person just out of school, the idea of starting a business of your own—especially when the job market is still tight—may sound appealing. And buying into an already established business model like a home-based or other business opportunity or franchise as opposed to starting from scratch may...

50+ Prospective Entrepreneurs, October 2 Is Your Day!

24 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Are you retired and/or age 50 or older and thinking about starting a business or even buying a business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or small franchise of your own? Well, you’re far from alone. In fact, if and when you take that step, you’ll be among thousands of ambitious, like-minded and...

Prepare Your Small Business to Survive Any Emergency

Small Business - Given that hurricane season is upon us, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has announced that for the ninth year in a row September is National Preparedness Month.

Food Franchising Profitability and Franchisee Satisfaction Are Up

20 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
A new report released last week by independent market research firm Franchise Business Review found that food franchise operators are experiencing increased profitability and higher satisfaction than they have in a while. In fact, average profitability among franchisees is up 5.8% year-over-year, and...

Clearing Up Confusion about Obamacare

19 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Many business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and small franchise owners, in fact the vast majority of them, have only one or a just a few employees. In fact, it is estimated that 96% of all firms in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees, while more than 78% are non-employers—businesses...

Nationwide Small Business Technology Tour Kicks Off This Week

The third annual small business technology tour may be just what you need to jumpstart your home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise’s marketing efforts heading into 2013. This year’s tour kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, with seven other cities on the agenda from now through November,...
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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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