May 2014

I was watching TV recently when the commercial said that Disney started in a garage, that Amazon started in a garage, Mattel started in a garage and that the Wright Brothers started in their garage. OK, I am not talking about a franchise that you can start in your garage but it did occur to me that there are many franchised businesses that start small and can get really big if you work them the right way. The problem ...

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April 2014

One of my very favorite quotations is “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” (Adelaide Anne Proctor) This sentence swirls in my mind when people share their long-held dream of owning a business. Most people bandage the regret and pacify the longing by kidding themselves into believing the time wasn’t or isn’t right. The truth is there is no perfect time. The truth is there are just choices.

“There are no sacrifices, just decisions. You ...

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March 2014

I recently celebrated my eleventh year as a franchise consultant. I am so grateful for all of the people I have met, and with whom I have had the privilege to work.

I’ve had the opportunity of working with so many, and I enjoy each and every day. Looking back over the years, one thing has remained constant: when I first talk with people who are considering franchise opportunities, they want to hear stories of success, stories of working through ...

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February 2014

If you are receiving this newsletter, there is no doubt that you have been thinking about business ownership and franchising in general. It is even likely that we have had discussions about your dream of owning your own business. The fundamental question is why. Are you unhappy working for someone? Do you have entrepreneurs in your family that are living the dream? Does a friend of yours own a business and constantly asks you to go to lunch because ...

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Special Edition January 2014

2014 IS YOUR YEAR TO LAUNCH! Whether it’s a business you’ve been dreaming of for years or a new career, now is the time to make it happen. This special edition newsletter is dedicated to helping you make the change you long to make.

You receive this newsletter because of your interest in owning a business or staying abreast of the latest franchise news. For some, you may still be employed and want to make a change to another position ...

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January 2014


Happy New Year! 2013 was a grand year, and I am sad to bid it adieu. A heartfelt thanks to all of you who allowed me to be a resource as you discerned business ownership. There are many victories to celebrate, and I shine the spotlight on the Shultses of Jacksonville, FL in the Success Story feature below. Corporate refugees will relate well to them and learn how Art went from unemployed and Frances went from unfulfilled to happy ...

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