Insightful Articles About Business and Investments

Take a fresh look at your future. Seek Control.

January means most people are on some type of “fresh start” kick. Working out, eating right, reading more, learning a ...

3 Words: Plan For The Next Chapter In Your Life

Like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for your personal and professional life. Ambitions can easily fall to ...

Complacency In The World Of Business Is Not Acceptable

Not only business, but everyday life is moving at an ever increasing speed. From shopping to ordering food to closing ...

Kick Procrastination To The Curb

At any given point in time, most people procrastinate about something. Idling, if given in to, can easily take over your ...

Franchise “Speed Dating”

I recently spent 3 days down in Florida at a franchise conference. Not just any type of convention as no ...

3 Types of Franchise Models

One of the most common issues clients face is deciding on which concept is right for them.  Often, I believe ...

Your “Transferable Skills”

This is perennial buzz phrase in the franchise universe. While it may feel overused, it has merit. Transferable skills are ...

Sales Executive becomes the latest Schooley Mitchell Franchisee

Brian had a successful sales and marketing career that spanned 30+ years with multiple companies. He was not ready to ...

What is Your Exit Strategy?

When it comes to starting a business, there are many hurdles to overcome; financing, marketing, creating a product/service, hiring help, ...

The Employee to Owner Shuffle

The shift from employee to business owner is both exciting and a little frightening. While many people are equipped with ...

Making Emotional Versus Informed Decisions

Most people learn to develop a reasonable grasp on their emotions. This is especially true of successful business owners, because, ...

Staying Motivated as a First-Time Business Owner

So you’ve started your business and you finally have no boss breathing down your neck telling you what to do; ...

Social Media for Franchises

Small business owners need to embrace social media. If the owner isn’t proficient, there are plenty of professionals that can ...

Why Franchisees Should Welcome Company Stores

Often, frustrations can remain private. When vocalized, word can spread. Occasionally, we are made aware of some franchisees requesting for ...

Family Opinion: Ally or Adversary?

When starting up a business, family members and close confidants may get a seat at the table and have a ...

Franchise v Startup

Franchise vs. Startup: Why Franchises Can Be The Better Option Starting your own small business can be exciting. It can ...

Take Time To Research, Non-Traditional Career Paths Can Pay Off

Conventional lore says that college followed by corporate careers are the sure path to a stable middle-class life, employment security, ...

Franchising is a Great Launch Point for First Time Business Owners

Those contemplating establishing their own business shouldn’t automatically discount the opportunities that are available in the franchise universe. Sure, barebones, ...