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Committed Exploration Can Lead to the Greatest Journey of Your Life

I was kayaking with my son last weekend, and as we stopped paddling for a while so we could have a sip of water and to ... Read More By August 8, 2016
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From Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur: 12 Reasons to Make the Switch Now

Are you passionate, self-reliant, determined, and adept at problem solving? Do you apply these entrepreneurial values ... Read More By July 26, 2016
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How Do Non-Competes Factor in When Valuing a Business?

As part of our business series, a recent session of ExecuNet Master Class focused on valuation and financing strategies ... Read More By July 15, 2016
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How to Value and Finance a Business Acquisition

We are in a Transition Tidal Wave resulting in millions of prospective entrepreneurs testing the waters of buying an ... Read More By July 5, 2016
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The Franchise Agreement: 7 Points to Be Crystal Clear On

One of the most important documents you will sign as a new franchisee is the franchise agreement. That document defines ... Read More By June 1, 2016

How Much Money Do You Need for Franchise Start Up Costs?

Most franchise companies require a minimum level of liquid capital. They know that businesses often fail because they ... Read More By June 1, 2016

Funding a Franchise Business: How to Leverage Available Capital

There it is. After numerous searches of available franchises, you finally found one to sink your corporate teeth ... Read More By May 31, 2016

Should You Use a Franchise Consultant? 3 Important Questions to Ask

A good franchise consultant is like a matchmaker, getting the right people together with the right concepts. It’s ... Read More By May 30, 2016

What Investors Want in a Pitch Deck

What are investors looking for in your pitch deck? They want to see a one-sentence value proposition. Keep it simple ... Read More By May 27, 2016
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Is it Time to Start Your Own Business Through Franchising?

Every year, I help hundreds of prospective business owners look at their options and consider the viability of invest... Read More By May 27, 2016

What is Franchising?

Most of us can name some well-known franchises off the top of our heads—McDonald's, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts—but do ... Read More By May 26, 2016
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Did You Know You’re Their Exit Strategy?

Now is the time. Research shows that 97% of business owners have no exit strategy. You are their best exit strateg... Read More By May 18, 2016