Find out why many corporate refugees turn to franchising and entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to employment in their second act careers. Click here for a great resource.Continue Reading → Share
It’s April in Augusta, and there is a tangible vibration people feel from all the excitement anticipating the Masters Golf Tournament. Whether you play golf or not, you have heard of this revered tournament. Sports writers agree that it is the most prestigious sporting event in the world.
After talking with my brother, Bernard Doris, yesterday about the upcoming tournament, it occurred to me that ...
The International Franchise Association Convention theme of Connect-Innovate-Evolve encompassed the hot topic of applying rapidly changing technology into franchised businesses. An area of focus I found particularly interesting was how potential buyers gather information about franchises. It’s no surprise that franchise buyers gather information from and do more research online and on their smartphones than ever before.
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Kathy Crawford Arrowsmith spent more than 25 years of her career helping others find their professional calling. A career coach for the past 15 years, Kathy specializes in coaching, assessments and career clinics that benefit thousands of people throughout the Southeast.
When those people seem like candidates for entrepreneurship, she calls Franchise Locators’ CEO Anna Wilds.
“Not a lot of folks will initially come up with franchising,” Arrowsmith said. “They want to start their own business, or work from home, or have ...Continue Reading → Share
A former chief executive of agricultural trade groups now owns a franchise of technology gurus.
A woman who spent 27 years working in financial services runs a franchise specializing in in-home senior care.
A gentleman who recently finished a 30 year career doing home appraisals is opening a franchised kickboxing studio this spring.
Fact: Experience doesn’t matter when choosing a franchise. Skills and lifestyle preferences do.
When Drayton Mayers decided to trade the career that had him traveling around the world on ...Continue Reading → Share
Now that it’s February, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. This is a great time to consider your passion when it comes to your work. Passion is a powerful force in helping you accomplish your personal, professional and financial goals and, ultimately, is the motivating factor behind your success and happiness.
My passion is helping corporate refugees and retiring athletes find the right business for them, and ...Continue Reading → Share
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to be your own boss, 2015 is it! Stop waiting and start doing.2015 promises to be a great year for the franchise industry. For the fifth year in a row, franchise businesses are expected to grow and create more jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the economy. (Read the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise ...
You, the real you…. The you that at some point in your past you parked in a corner so you could take that secure corporate job that was on the ...
At 42 years of age, Tom Finley was fed up.
He wasn’t approaching retirement, nor had he been laid off. But after decades of working in corporate America, Finley was ready to take his career in a new direction.
“I was tired of working for somebody else,” Finley said. “I was sick of the bureaucracy. When a problem came up with a client, I wanted to be able to handle it, not go through the corporate process. I was ready to go ...Continue Reading → Share