Have you ever thought about owning your own franchise? Hundreds of thousands of business owners around the United States own franchises, and for good reason. Depending on the franchise, the owner can stand to pocket a significant amount of money on a monthly and yearly basis. Keep reading for a few reasons why you should take the next step and invest in a quality franchise soon.
Financing – It’s pretty simple – lenders are more inclined to loan you money to finance a franchise because the franchise is already established, and has a proven track record of making money for those who invest in one. Your lender will be more likely to shell out cash because they see franchisees as lower risks when it comes to defaulting on payments. Read more
Most people understand the importance of networking for their business – the increased contacts and opportunities for development, the ability to make friendships amongst peers and look for problem solving solutions through group discourse and, of course, to forge valuable workplace connections which can help with staffing needs. However, this can be difficult to achieve when one is working from home. The usual networking opportunities – such as dinners, benefits or events – can be relatively inaccessible for someone working alone, without the influence of big business backing.
For those coming from a self-employment background, there are other ways to network than the standard channels. The internet opens up new methods of communication. Message boards and online forums are effective ways of sharing information. Responding to other people’s posts helps to establish sources of information and make your brand appear credible and knowledgeable, and people will begin to associate your brand name with the help they received on the internet. There are forums specifically tailored to a wide range of fields and industries on which serious professionals often advertise their services. Developing relationships on the internet can be a valuable way of forging networks and connections. Read more
Don Nay has purchased more than 3,300 residential properties during the past 30 years and has never borrowed money from a bank to purchase a home. Now he wants to teach other people in Southern California how to buy homes the same way he did.
“Banks are financial institutions, not people,” explains Nay. “They have a cookie-cutter approach to making and servicing home loans in Southern California that is without concern for the person responsible for repaying that loan. I figured it was time to share what I’ve learned about the home buying process so that it might just help a few folks to buy a home or avoid foreclosure. It might help wake the banks up, too.”
I live in San Bernardino County and this county has been hit the hardest with foreclosures. Real estate has also been tough in Riverside County. There was an increase in foreclosures by 34% in the first part of 2013. I meet a lot of agents who say now is the time to get back into the market. I know people HAVE to be educated. The market is different. Even if you have experience, it’s best to learn what is working now and why. Don recommends a Purchase Money Mortgage and he can teach you how to use it. Read more