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Financial Reward, Visions, Quality of Life

July 8, 2012

An article on Franchising suggested that Franchisees do not really invest in franchise opportunities – rather they are actually investing in the future they are designing for themselves and their families. They are driven to become a franchisee due to personal agendas, retirement, semi-retirement, lack of jobs in their field or industry, trying something new,…Read More »

INVESTIGATE THE BEST FRANCHISE FOR YOURSELF FIRST

June 24, 2012

Here are a few interesting facts about finding the right franchise business for you… When looking at a franchise business, the first thing anyone wants to know is how much will it pay? The average income for franchise business owners range all over the chart. Of course, it goes without saying that it is dependent…Read More »

FRUSTRATION IN THE JOB MARKET

June 11, 2012

The economy is not getting any better just yet, and the job statistics are even worse. If you have been looking for work for over a year, to no avail, maybe now is the time to take a second look at your options. Is it time to take on a new career path? Should you…Read More »

CPU OFFERS MBA OR Ph.D. LEVEL COURSES FOR NEW FRANCHISE OWNERS

April 29, 2012

You have your business plan already outlined. You just signed all the papers. You are so excited to be starting your own franchise, still not believing what you are getting for under a $10,000 dollar investment. You are relieved that your solidified investment did not include “give me the cash” and leave you to make…Read More »

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS PERFECT FOR THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

April 22, 2012

Start a Business You Love in the Travel Industry Joining Cruise Planners is a smart business idea for women entrepreneurs looking to be empowered through business ownership while working in an industry they love. We’re women-owned with a majority of our leadership positions held by women and more than half of our franchises are owned…Read More »

DOING YOUR HOMEWORK WHEN PURCHASING A FRANCHISE

April 2, 2012

There are plenty of good franchises out there…there are some that you have to consider carefully to make sure that you are not being ripped-off of your money. Here are a few tips: 1. Do you have a business attorney/accountant lined up? He will need to not only check all the documents, but also advise…Read More »

Cruise Planners Focuses On The Power Of The Brand

April 1, 2012

Company launches new brand-focused, social media powered website for all travel advisors to boost consumer engagement CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – April 2012 – Cruise Planners/American Express, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the cruise industry, this week released a completely new engine for its travel advisors website. Developed to build consumer confidence…Read More »

THE HISTORY OF FRANCHISING

March 18, 2012

The concept of Franchising is over 150 years old. The legal terms of franchising is defined by two definitions…one, a company provides the rights to sell products or services in a specific territory. Secondly, franchise refers to a two-party contract offered by a chain, and gives rights to operate as an outlet in a particular…Read More »

KEEP AN EYE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TRACKING

March 11, 2012

For baby boomers and retirees who want to invest in a small business after they exit the corporate arena, it is necessary to address the advantages of using technology and the benefits of social media to aid in your business success. Those caught between the old way of doing business – and the new advances…Read More »