Category : Opportunity Focus

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Real World Life Lessons from the Ice House

In the Jim Crow south in the summer of 1958, racial segregation was very much the norm in Glen Allan, Mississippi, a small cotton-based farming community of not more than 500 people just east of Lake Washington’s southern shore. Needless to say, this restricted world, so full of seemingly inevitable limitations for so many, was a place where entrepreneurship—especially among black people—was not the norm. In fact, it was the ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…YOU Have the Innate Ability to Start Your Own Successful Small Business…Yes, YOU!

Wondering if you have what it takes to own your own home-based or other small business? Looking for just the right business opportunity or other business model to fit your lifestyle, attain your financial goals and secure your own future? Worried that it takes formal training or some grand plan to get it right? What if a fancy resume and a whole lot of schooling isn’t at all what it ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Small Business Owner and Make the Most Out of Any Business Opportunity?

Think you’ve got what it takes to start and own your own successful work-from-home or other small business? Intrigued by the literally hundreds if not thousands of business opportunities and other established business models for sale, any of which might just be the one that inspires you to make the leap to becoming an entrepreneur? Or maybe you’ve got a great product or service of your own ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Business Opportunities for Capitalizing on the 21st Century’s “New Gold Rush”

Shopping for a business opportunity or other small business startup option means having to make a very calculated decision, one fraught with lots of tough questions that need answers. Among them? You’ve got to ask yourself just how well and how much the products or services you will be marketing and selling to your customers meet their wants, needs and ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Choose Yourself So You Can Live the Entrepreneurial Dream

Any book that starts out by offering you your money back or the option to have its cost donated to charity simply for proving you bought and read it within three months of its publication date is sure to get some attention. I know it got mine. And so did the first sentence of its introduction. After all, “I was going to die” is also pretty compelling. So I dove ... [ Read More ]

Innovative Highly Targeted Marketing Opportunities Prove Endless with Enfront Marketing

Having masterminded the information system that was the platform for the now hugely successful Angie’s List, veteran entrepreneur Bill Corbin is now focusing his energies on growing his newest enterprise, Enfront Marketing. Using the very latest digital technology, Enfront Marketing supports a virtually limitless range of “person-to-person” communication for use by small businesses and even micro-businesses of ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Tools for Small Business Survival in Today’s Hyper-Connected World

As a small business entrepreneur, you’re more than likely overwhelmed much of the time with all that has to be done—oftentimes with limited resources—and the fact that the world is moving at breakneck speed 24/7, thanks to the double-edged sword that is the latest and greatest technology. Sometimes it just seems like you’re taking two steps back for every one that ... [ Read More ]

FREE EBOOK OF THE MONTH…Startup Help from America’s Most Trusted Small-Business Advisors

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner who is looking for some step-by-step how-to instruction on how to get your new small business off the ground, SCORE and The Company Corporation have joined forces to provide you with the proven and practical advice you want and need. Available in both digital and print formats, their FREE guidebook, ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Your Small Business’ Likeability, Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It

Time was not too long ago that a customer’s bad experience with any business or company was relegated to a comment card or a nasty phone call, and occasionally someone would threaten to call the local media if things really got heated. Even then, there was little chance of much fallout as a result. Oh, how times have changed. In ... [ Read More ]

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

What do you get when you assemble the collective wisdom of some of today’s leading experts on the hottest and most current sales tools available today, all in one easy-to-read and, most importantly, FREE download? That’s right, you guessed it… April’s recommended eBook of the Month—32 Sales Tools for 2013. This must-read for ambitious home-based and other small business owners ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Mastering the Art of Customer Engagement through Word-of-Mouth

A new study by Constant Contact found that the primary source of new business for more than 80% of small business owners is referrals. Learning how to engage customers and encourage them to talk about you, your products and services, it seems, is critical to your small business’ success and overall growth long-term. Of course there are a number of key factors that also ... [ Read More ]

FREE EBOOK OF THE MONTH…Ten Strategies Small Businesses Can Use for Better Time Management

Time management is crucial if you want to be a successful business owner, especially if you’re buying into a small business opportunity, distributorship, franchise or licensee opportunity where you may be the only person running things, at least for the time being. It involves creating an environment that is conducive to obtaining your ... [ Read More ]

20 Free Entrepreneurship Courses for Aspiring and New Business Owners

No one can say that there is a lack of information out there for aspiring business owners. In fact, it’s kind of overwhelming…and it can also get expensive. In fact, sometimes the biggest challenge is in finding resources to help you that won’t break the bank. After all, your money has already been allocated to getting your business off the ground, we know. Thankfully, the search has been made ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…The Must-Have Marketing Primer for Any New Business Opportunity Owner

Even if you’re just rolling around the idea of buying a business opportunity or starting a small business of your own and the whole concept of marketing is something you know little to nothing about, the term “guerrilla marketing” may at the very least sound vaguely familiar. If it doesn’t, have no fear. You actually know more about what it is than you think. Let’s put ... [ Read More ]

FREE EBOOK OF THE MONTH…Entrepreneur Business Planning Guide Helps Crystallize Your Vision

Writing your business plan and need some help? Perhaps you’ve been asking yourself this question: What should a business plan include? If so, you’re one of many. How do we know? Because you’ve told us, time and again. In fact, when we asked our fans on Facebook what topics they most wanted to learn more about and to provide us with some feedback on ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Strategy Is Important, but Execution Is Everything

Anyone from the smallest business owner to the mightiest corporate boss is sure to learn something incredibly valuable from a new book by three of the global consulting and training industry’s leaders, all FranklinCovey shining stars—Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.  Titled The 4 Disciplines of Execution (aka 4DX), it’s the perfect solution for anyone in business who recognizes that while knowing what you want and ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…The Quick Tips Guide No Biz Opp or Other Small Biz Owner Can Afford to Miss

The thing about being a business opportunity, licensee opportunity or other small business, franchise or distributorship owner is this…  You know reading everything you can by the experts on entrepreneurship and how to be successful is a great investment of your time, but you never seem to have any. That’s where a book like It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform ... [ Read More ]

Handyman Connection Franchise Opportunity Tops Annual Top 500 Remodelers List

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 to specifically serve the remodeling market and is sent to more residential remodelers than any other magazine in the industry, with a ... [ Read More ]

The Growth Coach Franchise Opportunity Enjoys Further Acclaim

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 categories of the Top 50 Home-Based Franchises, The Franchise Top 500 and the Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises. Capitalizing on the continuing need for affordable business and ... [ Read More ]

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

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 of the Ten Scrolls. Turns out what was meaningful prose that conveyed a profound message in 1968, when the ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Six Strategic Choices Every “Reluctant Entrepreneur” Must Make

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 job overnight and start again. There’s just too much at stake for them to give up a steady paycheck. So they pursue ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

Becoming a small business, business opportunity or franchise owner is a big decision on many levels. However, understanding its potential impact on your loved ones is perhaps the most critical component. Meg Cadoux Hirshberg knows that as well as anyone. In fact, she’s a recognized expert on the topic of entrepreneurship and its effects on the family, and rightly so. As the wife of Stonyfield organic yogurt cofounder Gary Hirshberg, ... [ Read More ]

Bricks 4 Kidz® Celebrates 165th Franchise Opening

Owner and developer of the hugely successful and rapidly expanding Bricks 4 Kidz® home-based business franchise opportunity, Creative Learning Corporation announced this week that its 165th location has opened in Richmond, Va., marking an unexpected and welcome milestone for the company. “We are thrilled to be announcing our 165th franchise two and a half months ahead of our projected schedule,” said Brian Pappas, Creative Learning’s CEO. “(We ... [ Read More ]

BOOK OF THE MONTH…The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

We’re happy to introduce our new “Book of the Month” club! We selected this book because the success of many Business Franchise Opportunity owners lies in the fact that they are largely creatures of habit.  If you are an entrepreneur, this book could very well change the way you look at just about everything you do from life to work and beyond. Below is the forward: “A young woman walks ... [ Read More ]

Already Successful Flip Flop Shops Franchise Just Getting Started

Founded in 2004 and first launched in 2008 as a franchise opportunity, the incredibly successful Flip Flop Shops is still in its “infancy,” according to its President, Brian Curin. In a recent interview for an article on the company in The Street, Curin describes a company with worldwide and ambitious yet very attainable long-term goals in an industry that is growing rapidly. “Our ... [ Read More ]

Turning Trash into Cash in Chicago

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 and out of all the nooks and side streets, alleys or just about anywhere else you might find ... [ Read More ]

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