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a monthly post with blurbs, links, and other words-of-wisdom

regarding self-employment; career transition;

and franchise / business ownership;

as well as information for business owners

who may be interested in franchising their business.


February 2019


Franchise Opportunity Knocks

Self-employment Beckons

Start answering the call right here.

News you can use to help you find

The right franchise / business opportunity for you.




Is Living A Few Years Of Your

Life Like Most People Won’t,

So That You Can Spend The

Rest Of Your Life Like

Most People Can’t.



Every year, thousands of people dream of owning a business and are drawn to the independence, flexibility and freedom of being self-employed. The job market as we have known it continues to change, so people are retooling their vision of how they will make a living in the years to come. This is driving people of all ages and career types to pursue self-employment options, including small business ownership as the “new” career of choice. Today, creating your own job has become the new path to job security. 

 Studies show that 82% of Americans say they would like to own their own business. 

 Six in 10 young adults have considered starting a business.

 Four in 10 millennials say they want to be their own boss.

 Franchising is an ideal route to small-business ownership, because the attendant systems and brand recognition are already in place.

A franchise / business opportunity may not be right for everyone and they are certainly not all created equal, but a good business model can lower the risk factor and accelerate one’s potential for long term success. The key is finding the right match between the franchise / business opportunity model and the owner-operator.

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” Are you allowing your professional life to wander aimlessly, or stand still? Do you dislike your corporate job, but don’t know how to find your real niche in life?

 A window of opportunity won’t open itself…  


A thousand dreams die unborn every day

because the dreamer lacks the courage to take the first step.

                                                                               -Brian Tracey


"Everything Big Starts with Something Little"

Excerpt from An Enemy Called Average

       by John Mason

All successful people are faithful in the small things. There is power in taking small steps.Many people are not moving forward today simply because they were not willing to take the small step placed before them. If you have a dream to go into any particular area, you should leap at the opportunity—no matter how small—to move in the direction of your dream. For example: if you dream of being a college basketball coach and are sitting at home waiting for an invitation from Roy Williams at North Carolina University, you should know that call will never come. You need to find an opportunity to coach somewhere, anywhere. Find a young person, a young team. Jump in and coach with all of your heart, like you would if you were coaching at the highest level.Do you have a dream to be self-employed…to own you own business?  Does this dream inspire you, energize you, and stir your inner drive to do everything you can to achieve it?  Perhaps the most important question is, “How will you achieve your dream”?  The answer to this question is imperative because “it is the reason” most people never realize their dream. 

Too often franchise business owner "wannabes" simply lose their focus and drift away.  These people who really want to own a business don’t ever get to enjoy this wonderful experience because they allow the "FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) Factor"  to grow, fester and steal their dream.

They have no guidance or strategy in place, no knowledge of what is needed and must be sometimes sacrificed to have the dream come true.  Most people have no idea how to achieve their dream of becoming a business owner.  They don’t know what type of business is right for them, where or how to start the process.  So, most people simply get overwhelmed with fear, uncertainty and doubt.  And, when people are unsure as to what, how, and when, they

Don’t be afraid to take small steps. There’s something powerful about momentum…no matter how small. Many times the impossible is simply the untried.

I can remember a time in my life when I was immobilized with fear, consumed with what I was supposed to do. It seemed so huge a task; I was unable to bring myself to face it. A friend came to me and spoke two words that broke that paralysis in my life. He said, “Do something!” I’ll never forget that day…taking some small, seemingly insignificant steps. Momentum began to come into my life.

If you are at a point of paralysis in your life because of what you feel you’re supposed to do, the words today are, “Do something!” Don’t worry about the long-term goal right now; just take the steps that take you past the starting point. Soon you’ll get to a point of no return. As you climb higher, you’ll be able to see much farther.

As you begin, don’t be afraid. Eric Hoffer said, “Fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” Every great idea is impossible from where you are starting today. But little goals add up, and they add up rapidly. Most people don’t succeed because they are too afraid to even try. As incredible as it sounds, they decide in advance they’re going to fail.

Many times the final goal seems so unreachable we don’t even make an effort. But once you’ve made your decision and have started, it’s like you’re halfway there. Start—no matter what your circumstances. Take that first step! 



You desire to be self-employed…

What is preventing you from moving towards that dream? 



Discover Your Purpose in Life…Own Your Dream


Go confidently in the direction of your dream.

Live the life you have imagined.

                                              -Henry David Thoreau-



Do you have a dream to be self-employed…to own you own business?  Does this dream inspire you, energize you, and stir your inner drive to do everything you can to achieve it?  Perhaps the most important question is, “How will you achieve your dream”?  The answer to this question is imperative because “it is the reason” most people never realize their dream. 

Too often franchise business owner "wannabes" simply lose their focus and drift away.  These people who really want to own a business don’t ever get to enjoy this wonderful experience because they allow the "FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) Factor"  to grow, fester and steal their dream.

They have no guidance or strategy in place, no knowledge of what is needed and must be sometimes sacrificed to have the dream come true.  Most people have no idea how to achieve their dream of becoming a business owner.  They don’t know what type of business is right for them, where or how to start the process.  So, most people simply get overwhelmed with fear, uncertainty and doubt.  And, when people are unsure as to what, how, and when, they STOP. 

The paragraph above could have described me in 2001.  From an early age, I always wanted to be self-employed, but after spending 25 years in corporate Human Resources roles, I had no idea how to achieve my dream.  I possessed a belief that there was a business that would provide a better lifestyle for me…out there somewhere.  But, I didn’t know how to get from here (corporate employment) to there (The Dream).  I was feeling over-whelmed and fearful.  But, I didn’t stop.  Instead, I obtained the services of a franchise consultant who guided me through the process.  And, as is often said, “the rest is history…”


Become Part of the Rapidly Growing

Seniors / Mobility Impaired Healthcare Market

 Become a Mobility Consultant who can provide stair lifts, fixed and portable ramps, scooters, power wheelchairs and other mobility related products to individuals suffering with mobility limitations.

  • 10+ years in business yet this is a ground floor franchise opportunity
  • Repeat business available through our existing VA and government contracts
  • Buy direct from our Made in the USA manufacturers at fantastic dealer pricing
  • Strong potential cash flow and revenue stream
  • Your margins afford you the ability to hire a commission only sales team or you can go it alone
  • Quick to launch, easy to operate and grow
  • Home based with low overhead
  • Network with retirement communities, doctors, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, Senior Living and Home shows, senior centers, churches, the list goes on
  • Help seniors with mobility disabilities become mobile and age in place in their home
  • Our products provide a huge economical advantage compared to the cost of a nursing home or assisted living facility
  • We offer your customers financing to help you complete sales
  • We assist with your online marketing and a dedicated website to help drive leads
  • Marketing materials and ongoing sales support provided
  • 100% Financing at 0% APR available to fund franchise fee to credit qualified individuals
  • Be appreciated in an under-served market by providing in demand mobility solutions to your community.

The Baby Boomer population is aging and they want to stay at home for as long as possible.  Appliances like stairlifts, scooters, power wheelchairs and other home improvements can help people age in place, staying independent, be mobile in their community and remain living at home with no significant structural modifications to their home.

100% Financing at 0% available to purchase a Franchise

Investment: $30,000


Are you in career transition, or contemplating making a change?  Would you like a "sounding-board"?  As a former Human Resources executive and now a Franchise Coach / Consultant, I have over three (3) decades of assisting folks with career transition.  Plus, I have personally walked down that path a couple times myself.  If you would like to visit about career transition in general, entering self-employment via a franchise or business opportunity and / or UT sports, please call me at your convenience… 888-479-2491.  Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you.  I will gladly provide complimentary advice and counsel. And, remember, I'm a coach, not a sales person.

 Would this scenario be of interest and value to you… a process where you receive assistance to help you better identify your goals, financial requirements, lifestyle needs and what you would like for your work-life to look like; then provided information on self-employment options and guidance on exploring these opportunities within the confines of a supportive, educational and no-obligation environment?   

Have a job you don’t like?  Seek other employment > I call that Changing Your Curtains.  Perhaps, you prefer a bolder approach which may provide a new and invigorating work-life.  I refer to that as Changing Your View.  In 2001, I decided to Change My View.  If you are ready… Let’s Talk.  I can help you Change Your View too…


I highly recommend:

 If you are seeking top-quality financial / investment advice...

Teamwork Financial Group and Doug Moe...Texas Ex.

Doug is the CEO of Teamwork Financial Group in San Antonio.  He is an attorney and CPA.  He has provided valuable insight to me and my wife regarding investment / financial advice, including guidance on having a Will vs. Revocable Living Trust, re-balancing our investment portfolio, as well as assisting us move a portion of our IRA investments into Fixed Asset Annuities.  Over the past several months, I have had a number of very enjoyable meetings with Doug, since we have a tendency to spend time talking sports, as well as financial / investment stuff. Doug played basketball at UT in the 80s and is the son of Doug Moe, the former coach of the San Antonio Spurs. And, a great guy.


Do You Need Furniture Repaired...

If so and in the San Antonio area, CALL Pat Bonney...Texas Ex... Owner of a Guardsman Furniture Pro. franchise...The Most Trusted Name in Furniture Repair. Pat was on the UT baseball team in the early 70s.  I have used Pat's service multiple times for a variety of furniture repairs in my business and home.  Great guy and fantastic service.     210-849-9663    Email: gfpsa@sbcglobal.net


Don't Just Change Your Curtains...

Change Your View. I DidMy Story 

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Larry S. Powell

Registered Franchise Consultant

Certified Franchise Consultant

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Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality

San Antonio, TX 78248

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