8 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Buy a Franchise

By Bruce Hakutizwi There’s no doubt that buying into the right franchise at the right time can be a fantastic business opportunity for numerous reasons: Proven, duplicatable systems make startup and growth easy and scalable Established branding and national marketing support enhance your own marketing efforts Support from a parent company and community of fellow […]

5 Valuable Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Founder

By Denis Shmidt While technology continues to change and evolve, we are constantly reminded that human nature remains the same. The Founder, the story of the man who took McDonald’s from a single obscure location and turned it into a household name, has the same themes as a modern-day tech startup: high hopes, best intentions, […]

Is Entrepreneurship the Key to True Job Security (and Happiness)?

By Mary Friese It’s time to take a hard look at career assumptions. Who is your boss? Many people in our society are raised to believe that the best way to become financially secure is to get a job and earn “regular” income. The idea of safety, stability, and security fed by the receipt of a regular […]

Is Now the Right Time to Franchise Your Business?

Franchising a business can be an exciting prospect for many entrepreneurs. You have found success locally, and are now ready to expand well beyond your home base. But while the prospect of going nationwide is exciting, there are a number of issues to be aware of. That’s why we asked members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) […]