October 2014

As a franchise consultant, I talk with a lot of people each week who are interested in entrepreneurship. People dream about having their own business, being their own boss, making money for themselves, and not working for “the Man.” What I find very interesting, and also puzzling, is that they rarely take the next step to investigate businesses, and see what is actually out there that can take them from where they are (frustrated, dissatisfied) to where they want to be (FREE, calling the shots, having work/life balance and at last making the kind of money they know they are worth). For many, it is the financial investment that is daunting. They just don’t know how they can afford their own business. So rather than taking the next step and talking with me about finding the right franchise business, they shy away, never fill out the Getting Started Questionnaire that I send them, and quietly go back to their comfortable, yet unfulfilling job or painfully slow job search.

All I have to say is . . . what a missed opportunity! As Wayne Gretzy said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

See, so many people that think they don’t have enough cash in their savings accounts to start a business may be right, YET what they don’t know is that there are several ways to finance a franchise business, and I can help them understand how!

There are ways to borrow money from your 401K (don’t worry, you pay it back and you are not penalized by the IRS); you can utilize home equity for franchise fees; you can use stocks and bonds as collateral to fund your new business through business loans; and there are even discounts and rebates for veterans that come directly from the franchisor to bring the initial cost of opening a franchise down to a number that you can easily swallow.

Even if you are not interested in a franchised business, but you do want to invest in real estate or a non-franchised business, I can refer you to finance companies that will show you how to use your retirement funds now, and build a bigger nest egg than you imagined!

If you are ready to take that next step so you can leave your ho-hum job or fruitless job search, and become what you were meant to be, i.e., a business owner, call me! Once you provide some simple information, you will be amazed at the franchises you can both afford and enjoy! Remember, “it’s never too late to be who you might have been.” (George Eliot)

Yours in franchising,
Anna Wilds
Franchise Locators
Finding the Right Business for You!
(706) 736-0579

In This Issue

Feature Concept for October
  • Appeals to those with a manufacturing, logistics, or distribution background
  • Real estate in a light industrial area offers lower overhead than most retail concepts
  • Niche business with virtually no competition in most markets
  • B2B relationship focused
  • One to three additional staff members
  • Daytime hours
  • Ideal for those looking for mid to long term wealth creation
  • Franchisees build a real business with tangible assets – they are not buying a job
  • Ideal candidate has an extroverted personality with strong people skills to deal with both white and blue collar individuals
  • Candidates with a more introverted personality can hire a salesperson to handle B2B calls
  • Mature business and experienced Franchisor providing support since 1985

Please give me a call to learn if this is the right business for you! 706.736.0579

Motivational Quotes

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Henry Ford

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale

Who wants to begin 2015 as a business owner?

Remember hearing the frustration in your friend or colleague’s voice as he or she was telling you about their disappointing job search or their stressful work environment? Help your friend out by referring him or her to me through a simple email introduction. Include both parties’ email addresses and phone numbers. Copy mine here and paste it in an email to that person – Anna Wilds, Franchise Consultant, (706) 736-0579,anna@franlocators.com. We’ll take it from there.

Expect your friend or colleague to thank you for making the introduction.