Career Transition

Take a fresh look at your future. Seek Control.

By BPD Consulting Group / June 6, 2020 /

January means most people are on some type of “fresh start” kick. Working out, eating right, reading more, learning a new language, etc…. They all share a common theme: making a person feel better in some way, shape, or form. This is also a great time to focus us on career goals. Probably something that…

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3 Words: Plan For The Next Chapter In Your Life

By BPD Consulting Group / May 16, 2020 /

Like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for your personal and professional life. Ambitions can easily fall to the wayside when life gets in the way, our plates become overly full, and procrastination rears its ugly head. Don’t give in to procrastination or the temptation to dream forever without ever bringing those dreams…

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Franchise “Speed Dating”

By BPD Consulting Group / April 16, 2020 /

I recently spent 3 days down in Florida at a franchise conference. Not just any type of convention as no investors/would be franchisee are invited… This is a special type of event for industry professionals where franchise brands and consultants “speed date”.  Specific portions of time are set to focus on the bullet points of…

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3 Types of Franchise Models

By BPD Consulting Group / March 16, 2020 /

One of the most common issues clients face is deciding on which concept is right for them.  Often, I believe they are focusing on the wrong key ingredient : the product.  Of course this is important, but what is lurking in the shadows is the role the owner plays…. just how involved he or she…

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Your “Transferable Skills”

By BPD Consulting Group / February 16, 2020 /

This is perennial buzz phrase in the franchise universe. While it may feel overused, it has merit. Transferable skills are all of the non-technical skills that you have acquired through the entirety of your career. These are the building blocks that cannot be learned on the fly if you decide to become a business owner.…

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Sales Executive becomes the latest Schooley Mitchell Franchisee

By BPD Consulting Group / January 16, 2020 /

Brian had a successful sales and marketing career that spanned 30+ years with multiple companies. He was not ready to hang it up, his latest employer was flashing strong signals that his time was coming to a close. Brian was already well versed in the challenges that an experienced executive faces when entering the job…

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What is Your Exit Strategy?

By BPD Consulting Group / December 6, 2019 /

When it comes to starting a business, there are many hurdles to overcome; financing, marketing, creating a product/service, hiring help, getting used to working with no guidance, etc. However, there’s one problem that seems to put a huge amount of people off the idea every single year; leaving an existing job. When people assess this…

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The Employee to Owner Shuffle

By BPD Consulting Group / November 6, 2019 /

The shift from employee to business owner is both exciting and a little frightening. While many people are equipped with natural talents ranging from leadership skills to shrewd negotiation capabilities, it can be difficult to transition into an ownership role and best put those assets to work for yourself. Here are a few tips for…

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