46 results for tag: Career Alternatives


Why and How to Buy a Franchise: An Exciting Alternative to a Corporate Career

Are you in career transition? Unsatisfied with your corporate job? Tired of letting other people control your life? Dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur? Frustrated with investment options for your available capital that don’t provide you with a solid ...
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How to Buy an Existing Business: An Exciting Alternative to Corporate America

Over the next 10 years, 8 million business owners will be exiting their businesses.  This “Transition Tidal Wave” presents the best opportunity in decades for individuals trying to exit Corporate America and become entrepreneurs. But here’s the ...
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Franchise Ownership Case Studies

Corporate escapee, author of  Hire Yourself, and nationally recognized franchise consultant Pete Gilfillan shares three case studies of executives who entered the franchise world, either to escape Corporate America or to build an independent stream of ...
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7 Ways to Fund Your Small Business

One of the biggest challenges of launching a new business is finding the cash to get things started. Fortunately, there are options besides winning the lottery or receiving a large inheritance, including small business loans, credit cards, bootstrapping with ...
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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 every day in your career—even though you’re still working for someone else? If this sounds like you, then how much longer are you going ...
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Trading Corporate Life for Entrepreneurship

Learn how to go from working a corporate job for a paycheck to working for yourself as an entrepreneur – from someone who made The Switch. You've had enough of answering to a boss who doesn't appreciate you, the extraneous company meetings that go ...
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Trading Corporate Life for Entrepreneurship

Learn how to go from working a corporate job for a paycheck to working for yourself as an entrepreneur – from someone who made The Switch. You've had enough of answering to a boss who doesn't appreciate you, of the extraneous company meetings that go ...
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The Ideal Entrepreneurial Mindset

Ever wonder if you are suited to captain your own ship? Becoming an entrepreneur? Running your own business and leaving corporate life behind has plenty of appeal... is it for you? That's a tough question to answer, and let's face it, it is probably a ...
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The Main Place People Turn to When Looking to Sell a Business

BizBuySell is basically the only source for listing a business, but they only have about 10% of the market of businesses that would be willing to sell. Problem for the business seller is they lose confidentiality. Problem for the buyer is that the business ...
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Talking Business Loans

There are different ways to finance buying a business. Unless you have the money liquid and ready to go, you're looking at a loan. There are different types, but it can be confusing. The SBA loan can be complicated, but it can also be a vital source of ...
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How Do You Know it’s Time to be an Entrepreneur?

Is it right for me? Is this the right time? How do I even find out? These are common questions people ask themselves when contemplating a move from the corporate world. In this excerpt from a special Career Talk session of ExecuNet Master Class, Pete ...
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Pros & Cons of Independent Consulting

Many executives consider independent consulting. It's a natural destination for more senior executives who would like to use all the skills they've developed and essentially "hire themselves." What should be understood about going this route? In a special ...
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