A Formula for Success? Find a Franchise to Fit Your Life

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A formula for success? Find a franchise to fit your life. Everyone wants it, admires it, strives for it, but what exactly defines success depends on who you ask. So when you want to start your own business, first you have to decide what you mean by success. Not only are there different kinds of success — think Wall Street Banker with a seven-figure income or principal of a highly regarded high school — there are also different levels of success, such as entry into the college of your choice, achieving a happy marriage while having work you enjoy or completing a marathon. Each can be as satisfying and validating as the next. The definition of success, like beauty, really is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes…
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Shorten the Learning Curve: Start Your Own Business with a Franchise Tips from a Top Franchisee

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Shorten the Learning Curve: Start Your Own Business with a Franchise Tips from a Top Franchisee Bob Riesenbach happily left behind corporate America to forge his own path building a business of his own, even if that has meant working as many hours as he did in corporate America. Is there a catch? Not when you love what you do and know it’s all for you! Mirroring the desires of many MBA-ers of his generation, Riesenbach always dreamed of starting his own business, and so, after 23 years of working for big corporations, he left his marketing position at a large retail chain of convenience stores and ventured out on his own without a safety net. “I was tired of bureaucracy and politics,” he said, so he started researching his…
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Franchisors Offer Incentives to Help Veterans Start Their Own Franchises

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Franchisors offer incentives to help veterans start their own franchises. Don’t know anything about starting a business but are determined to take control of your employment destiny? If you’re a military veteran, the International Franchise Association (IFA) thinks you’re particularly well-equipped for a franchise. And they’ve got a program to help you take a leap into entrepreneurship and a career in which you can use the skills you’ve acquired in the military. VetFran was founded as a special program within the IFA in 1991 to help veterans returning from the first Gulf War as a way to thank veterans for their service, according to the IFA. Then in 2011, the IFA launched Operation Enduring Opportunity, a partnership with several organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department…
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