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New SBA-AARP Alliance Encourages Older Entrepreneurs

25 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Are you over the age of 50 and thinking about buying and/or starting a home-based or other small business, business opportunity or franchise of your very own? If so, you’re hardly alone. Thousands of older Americans are taking the entrepreneurial plunge each and every day, and they’re doing it with the...

The Most Crucial Step You Can Take Before Startup

22 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Debra Cohen is the President of Home Remedies of NY, Inc., a company with a 15-year successful track record of helping consumers to find the most reputable and appropriate contractors in their area to meet their home-repair or improvement needs. Furthermore, Debra has made it her mission to assist others...

FTC Franchise Rule Amendment Takes Effect Next Month

21 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The monetary thresholds that determine when and if the sale of a franchise business is exempt from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Franchise Rule are changing once again. Based on the ever-fluctuating Consumer Price Index and reassessed every four years as required by The Rule, the three exemptions...

Enter to Win a “Big Break” for Your Small Business Today!

20 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Are you a home-based business opportunity or other small business or franchise owner in need of some assistance when it comes to brand-building and online marketing, and you’re not sure how to go about it? If so, American Express OPEN and Facebook want to help. Today marks the launch of these two...

Turning Trash into Cash in Chicago

20 Jun 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
It is truly amazing just how many “accidental entrepreneurs” you find when you start to look for them. Take this picture below of a string of metal-laden, oftentimes old, beat-up Ford 150 pick-up trucks that have been converted to carry almost circus-like loads. These are the guys you see driving in...

Understanding Goals and Objectives in Business Planning

15 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
Goals and objectives are two terms that are oftentimes used interchangeably, which can present a problem for any prospective business opportunity or franchise owner who is trying to put together a home-based or other small business plan. This basic misunderstanding can particularly pose problems for...

Channel Your Inner Monkey!

14 Jun 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Community
Would you describe yourself as a Type-A personality?  Do you eat, breathe and work your opportunity or franchise seven days?  Are you stuck in the urban jungle and can’t get out to blow off some steam?  No vacation days for that week in Costa Rica or jaunt to the Hamptons?  Are you in need of burning...

Is Joining an Online Review Service Good for Your Small Business?

12 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
If you are a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owner, creating a company profile on an online review service like Angie’s List, Yelp or ServiceMagic won’t cost you anything. However, choosing NOT to acknowledge the fact that customer experience is now a very real part of today’s...

Every Small Business Needs a SWOT Team

11 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
A SWOT analysis is something every small business opportunity or franchise owner needs to know about and execute on a regular basis. It’s one of the easiest―and dare we say most fun―strategic planning tools you have at your disposal.

The acronym, SWOT, simply stands for Strengths, Weaknesses,...

Five Key Traits of Successful Franchisees

Okay, you’ve done your homework, and you’ve decided that owning your own franchise is the way to go. You’ve even found the one you want to buy. The company likes you, you like it and them. The financing is all worked out, and you’re ready to sign on the dotted line. But before you do, have you thought...

Home-based and Other Small Business Tips on How to Get Paid

Whether you are a work-at-home one-person shop or even the owner of a small business opportunity or franchise with only a few employees, it’s very likely that the task of collecting on past-due invoices will ultimately fall on one person…you. And while there are many perks to being your own boss, having...

New Report Shows Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities Are the Most Popular

Big-name high-dollar operations like McDonald’s and Subway may be what first comes to mind when you hear the word “franchise,” but it’s the lower-cost franchise opportunities that entrepreneurs covet the most these days, according to a new report released by independent market research firm Franchise...

Turning Trash into Cash in NYC

5 Jun 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
This unassuming photo may at first glance look like nothing and nobody, certainly nothing or nobody important, right? But that’s just it, looks can be deceiving. And what you’re looking at is plenty important.

FREE EBOOK OF THE MONTH…32 Must-Have Sales Tools for 2013

4 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
CruiseOne, the nation’s leading home-based franchise travel agent network and a division of World Travel Holdings, has just announced the launch of its Operation Vetrepreneur contest, which will reward...

New Liberty Tax Partnership Facilitates Franchisee Marketing Efforts

1 Jun 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Liberty Tax, recently named by Forbes as one of the top-ten most successful franchise chains despite the recession, announced yesterday that it will enter into a new partnership with Constant Contact, Inc. With its addition to Constant Contact’s Franchise Partner Program, Liberty Tax’s franchisees and...

Health Insurance Tax Credit Left Unused by Many Small Business Owners

31 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
This month’s report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that hundreds of thousands if not millions of small business owners did not avail themselves of the health insurance tax credit designed to help them afford health insurance for their employees in 2011. Why? According to advocacy...

Working from Home Requires a Plan

Owning your own small business and working from home comes with its share of perks, that’s for sure. But being able to wiggle out of writing a business plan is not one of them. The fact is that any business owner with a prayer of success has to have more than just a sense of how they are going to succeed...

Leading Senior Care Franchisor Launches New Consumer Website

29 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors in the U.S. and Canada and a 2012 Franchise500® Company, has just announced the launch of HomeHealthCareAssistance.org, a website aimed at providing practical information and advice for families who are searching for long-term care...

Can You Learn to Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

25 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Once again it’s an age-old question of nature versus nurture: Can entrepreneurship be taught? Do you need to wait until you have some fancy degree or other credentials before launching your startup? What part of being good at home-based, small or other business ownership is science and what part is art? These...

Nominations Are Now Open for 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards

24 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Jointly sponsored by online small-business magazine, Small Business Trends, and growing-business technology educator, Small Business Technology, and brought to you by BlackBerry®, the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards honor individuals, organizations and products that have made a positive...
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