Category : Choosing A Business Opportunity

Why Business Opportunities Are a Great Fit for Entrepreneurial Women

October is National Women in Business Month, so what better time to talk about the incredible strides that women are making in becoming business opportunity and other small business owners.  It’s also a great time to talk a little bit about why business opportunities are a specifically good fit for women who want to start and grow a business so that they can become their own boss and have ... [ Read More ]

Revolutionizing the Cleaning, Removal and Remediation Industry One Business Opportunity at a Time

As is true of so many successful and industry-changing businesses, it all started with the desire to build a better mousetrap, according to Edmond Travis, Maximus Airtech’s Business Development Director. After more than a decade in the fire, water, smoke and mold cleanup, removal, remediation and restoration industry, “Kelly (Komorowski that is, the Founder and President of Sukerz, Inc. and Maximus Airtech) could visualize better and more ... [ Read More ]

Why Now Is Just As Good a Time as Any to Buy a Business Opportunity

Making the decision to buy a business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity, distributorship or other small business is a big one, especially when there is even the slightest scent of economic uncertainty in the air. But did you know that more businesses are started during periods of recession than times of prosperity? It’s true. Ask Disney, Apple and Microsoft…they’re just ... [ Read More ]

Getting Ahead in an Uncertain Economic Climate

As the marketplace gyrates under the pressure of severe change, it forces most everyone to re-evaluate or at the very least discover if they have what it takes to compete—the competitive edge, if you will. Looked on favorably, economic uncertainty provides legitimate cause for many of us to rethink our capabilities, as well as our overall place in the business world. Oftentimes, this process requires careful self-assessment and considerable personal ... [ Read More ]

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 potentially quite profitable business opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and franchises that capitalize on this growing trend. Anticipating the remodeling industry is moving ... [ Read More ]

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 compared to last year. The only massage franchise in the United States founded by a Licensed Massage Technician, ... [ Read More ]

Today’s Top Websites for Prospective “Green” Entrepreneurs

Any prospective small business owner who is shopping for a business opportunity or franchise needs to be looking at current industry as well as societal trends. It’s no secret that those trends drive demand, and one of the hottest ones right now―one that is getting hotter with each passing year―revolves around products and services that address issues and concerns related to energy conservation, sustainability and cleaning up the environment. In ... [ Read More ]

Business Opportunities Address Prospective Entrepreneurs’ Greatest Concerns

In a Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® Survey conducted just this summer on Forbes.com, 36% of the more than 5,000 individuals surveyed who have a sincere interest in becoming entrepreneurs named “money” as their “biggest obstacle to starting (their) own company.” Following at a close second? “Knowing where to begin” at 34.7%. But these two barriers to entry weren’t the only issues of concern expressed by respondents who say they are thus ... [ Read More ]

Numerous Business Opportunities Align with Inc.com’s Best Startup Industries for 2012

When it comes to shopping for work-from-home or other business opportunities or franchises, there are lots to choose from.  So aspiring entrepreneurs would do well to start by looking first at the industries that most experts agree will offer the greatest prospects in the foreseeable future. This year, Inc.com features its top eleven picks for starting a business in 2012 in an engaging online slideshow, and here they are: • E-commerce―The amount of ... [ Read More ]

Five Reasons to Choose Cruises, Inc. as Your Travel Agent Business Opportunity

For anyone considering starting a business in the travel industry, the reasons for selecting a particular Travel Agent Business Opportunity fall into five categories. They are: technology, training, support, the company’s reputation in the industry and the financial stability of the parent company. First, a travel agent business opportunity in today’s world must provide you with cutting-edge technology. Cruises, Inc. doesn’t farm this vital ingredient out to others. ... [ Read More ]

Peeling the Travel Industry Host Agency Onion

We’ve all heard about the onion and how when you peel off a layer it reveals a new layer and how, as you peel, it gets stinky and makes you cry. Choosing between travel industry host agencies is similar to that onion. You really need to peel the layers and get to the stinky core―you may even shed a few tears―on your way to choosing your host partner. You ... [ Read More ]

Business Opportunities Abound in Today’s “New” Luxury Marketplace

“The Great Recession has changed the way Americans shop,” according to IBISWorld, Inc., the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research. Unanticipated changes in income actually have had what may very well be an irrevocable impact―at least for the foreseeable future―on how consumers define luxury. “Americans have opted for more subdued, conscientious and functional versions of luxury,” according to firm’s June 2012 Special Report, which dubs this ... [ Read More ]

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 Business Review. Franchises that offer a relatively low barrier to entry―$100,000 or less―are in higher demand for the reason that they are a less ... [ Read More ]

Inc. Names Best Business Opportunities by Industry for 2012

Citing the fact that the economy is growing again and that gross domestic product is up 2.3% compared to just 1.7% last year, among other factors, the experts at Inc. assert that “some pretty favorable business conditions” prevail right now that make business ownership an attractive option for many. And although there are a number of sectors of the economy that are growing, some industries are particularly well-positioned for ... [ Read More ]

Pet-Oriented Businesses Continue to Thrive

Pet lovers who are in the market for a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise that feeds their passion can also look forward to making a profit, according to two recently released market reports―“Dog Population and Dog Owner Trends” and “Cat Population and Cat Owner Trends” by Packaged Facts. They cite three key factors that have made the pet products and services sector virtually recession-proof during the ... [ Read More ]

In-Home Senior Care Named a Top-Six Franchise Industry for Growth

If you’re an entrepreneur who is interested in starting your own small business opportunity or franchise and being an eldercare services provider is something you might be interested in, the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld, says you’d be making a smart business move. Recently named one of IBIS’ six hottest industries for the foreseeable future, in-home senior care services ... [ Read More ]

Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Business Opportunity

If you’re someone who has decided that you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you don’t want to start from scratch, buying into a home-based or other business opportunity, franchise, distributorship or licensee opportunity is a great option. However, finding the one that is right for you can be a challenge. There are just so many to choose from. So how do you hone in on ... [ Read More ]

Today’s Hottest Business Opportunity and Franchise Trends

As America and the world make strides to recover from the worst economic downturn in history since the earlier part of the last century, many things are uncertain.  However, one thing remains clear.  There are some important trends that are having and will have a tremendous impact now and in the future when it comes to job growth, as well as best bets when buying a business opportunity or ... [ Read More ]

Entrepreneurship: Another Option for Beating the “Mancession”

A recent poll of 250 unemployed, middle-aged men commissioned by Newsweek and featured in the April 25 issue’s article entitled “Dead Suit Walking,” found that 84% of them had been unemployed for six months or more and 60% think it’s unlikely they will ever get to their previous level of work again.  Despite the fact that 82% of them expressed concern about their predicament, the poll also ... [ Read More ]

What You Should Know About Disclosure Statements

Buying a business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity or distributorship is a big decision, one you shouldn’t take lightly.  Thankfully there are some serious regulations in place at the federal level as well as within many states that are designed to protect you from making a bad decision or being taken in by a fraudulent enterprise, starting with the critically important disclosure statement. The disclosure statement is a document that any ... [ Read More ]

Avoid Work-at-Home Scams with These Quick Tips

Work-at-home scams are becoming more commonplace than ever thanks to the downturn in the economy.  That’s not to say that there aren’t a whole host of legitimate and potentially very rewarding home-based or other small business opportunities and franchises out there for you to choose from.  There most certainly are.  However, as a smart and informed consumer, it’s incumbent upon you to take the initiative and educate yourself on what ... [ Read More ]

How to Make Money Even While You Sleep

Today, I serve up a Sweepstakes Gaming Software business opportunity that can make you money 24/7 with very little investment of both your money and time.  And it’s fun too!  What more could you want from your next business? The Donation Zone, LLC:  Investment $1,000 to $5,000 As you all know by now, I love business opportunities that you can run from home, but that don’t run your life.  Businesses that ... [ Read More ]

Calling All Rurally-Based Entrepreneurs! HughesNet’s Business Opportunity Is the One You’ve Been Waiting For…

There are millions of homes as well as businesses and other establishments in the more outlying areas of the United States that are either still suffering with dial-up Internet service or don’t have any at all.  In fact, the U.S. is ranked just 16th in overall broadband penetration worldwide.  Unfortunately, the assurance by government at all levels that help is on the way seems to have less merit with ... [ Read More ]

Stonehenge Telecom Business Opportunity Makes International Communications Affordable Like Never Before!

Stonehenge Telecom makes converged voice and other communications services available to its customers like never before!  Stonehenge customers make unlimited calls from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world for one low, fixed monthly fee.  Now you can start your very own fast-paced and lucrative business offering Stonehenge’s full range of products and services to a practically limitless customer base.  And that’s no exaggeration, as telecommunications companies are the leading provider ... [ Read More ]

Interactive Digital Media Business Opportunity Not Just for Techies

Now you can start your own business working in the exciting, cutting-edge and fast-growing interactive digital display industry, and you don’t even have to have a technical background.  Lusens Inc. is a technology company that designs, integrates, customizes and supports multi-touch, gesture recognition and motion-interactive surfaces and solutions for all kinds of businesses and organizations.  Everything from tables, kiosks and digital signs to walls, floors and windows can be made into extraordinary, ... [ Read More ]

Organic Gardening Franchise Opportunity Captures National Media Attention

The environmental, health and financial benefits of organic gardening have really been in the spotlight lately, as groOrganic’s franchise opportunity continues to capture national media attention on shows such as Access Hollywood, Tori and Dean and the Biggest Loser, among others.  The current interest in this groundbreaking approach to making environmentally friendly cultivation and produce available in any and every community shows no sign of abating.  In fact, the demand for “green” gardening ... [ Read More ]

Dating Franchise Opportunity Merges Best of the East with Best of the West

The singles market is a multi-million dollar growth industry, and introduction agencies have become an entirely acceptable way for people to meet today.  Additionally, there is growing demand among men in the West for women who are less tied to Western culture and ideals and who are committed to being and staying with them.  International introductions between Western men and Eastern European women in particular have become more commonplace ... [ Read More ]

Disability Advocacy: Not Just a Business Opportunity, But a Career You Will Love

As the baby boomers approach their golden years, it’s estimated that by 2020 as many as one in four Americans will need some type of assistance applying for disability benefits.  Individuals applying for benefits can do so in one of three ways: They can do it themselves, which is seldom successful; They can get an attorney, which is incredibly expensive; or They can use a non-attorney representative, otherwise known as a disability ... [ Read More ]

Legitimate Network Marketing Is Serious Business

If you’re shopping for your own home-based, internet-based or other small business, there’s a good bet that you’ll come across a whole range of what would be considered network-marketing opportunities in the process.  How could you not?  After all, network marketing (also referred to as multi-level marketing, or MLM) companies are estimated to generate well over $100 billion per year worldwide and counting.  Given the ever-increasing success of companies of ... [ Read More ]

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