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  1. Due to family medical situation, we are unable to travel this week... October 19. UT vs Kansas… West side upper deck. Section 104 Row 42 Two (2) Game Tickets Attached Stadium Seats Longhorn Foundation Parking (Yellow Lots…Ground, not Garage) Face Value (exclusive of Longhorn Foundation Contribution): $195 Would like: $150
  2. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. October 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. Why Do I Pay A Royalty Fee? The first point to make about Royalties is that good Franchise systems should look at them not as a payment but rather as a remittance. It is the Franchisor’s share of the income derived from customers or clients. The Franchisee collects that fee along with all other revenues from the customer. It’s an important concept because it emphasizes that the customer ultimately pays for everything, including the Franchisor’s royalty, the Franchisee’s overhead, all costs of sales, employee’s salaries, and the Franchisee’s profit. Therefore it’s all about the customer – as it should be. The Franchisee should want the Franchisor to earn a significant amount of royalties because that’s really the oil that makes the engine run. Each Franchisee collects and remits a small portion of that oil to the Franchisor. All elements of the system can continue to improve as long as the royalty stream is strong. The Franchisor’s royalty will be based on the fact that they have provided a system and strategy that has ultimately served the customer. The Franchisee delivers that system to that customer. The royalty represents the Franchisor’s share based on the various parts of the Franchise system, which has four elements. The four elements of a Franchise are: a) Brand b) Operating System c) Support System d) Franchisee Brand – the name associated with the services delivered in a memorable and satisfying experience to the customer Operating System – institutionalizes the excellent service delivered in a memorable experience so it can be done over and over again from Franchise to Franchise in a consistent manner Support System – helps the Franchisee get better and better at delivering the service in a memorable experience – helps a Franchisee improve their performance Franchisee – the individual motivations or reasons for being in a good system, as well as the talents and experience delivered to the business. The Operating and Support systems will generally provide access to advice at the level of professional consultants in the fields of marketing, management, advertising, execution of the delivery of the product or service, customer support, etc. The cost of these types of consultants on the open market will often far exceed the value of the royalty fees that are remitted by the Franchisee that participates in a system that delivers these items from a position of experience. In fact, it’s the exact experience the Franchisee requires as opposed to open market advice. Now here’s the test. If each of the four elements of a Franchise system is evaluated in terms of the percentage of contribution to the overall success of the business, then the royalty can be assessed in a proper light. Many people will say that each of the four elements contributes equally – or 25%, to the overall success. That means that the Brand, Operating System, and Support System provide 75% of the success formula. Therefore, as long as the royalty is less than 75%, it’s a good decision to participate in the system. That’s a little silly, but it emphasizes the point. Most royalties range from 2% to 10% depending on the type of system, so as long as the Franchisor’s systems contribute 10% or more to the success of the business, it makes sense to participate, and remit the collection of royalties to the system. ******************************************************************************************** Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset We’ve all heard that there are two types of people in this world, but the statement is usually followed by a punchline. According to former Harvard psychology professor Carol Dweck and a book she wrote on the subject, people really do fall into two groups: those with a fixed mindset and those with a growth mindset. Mindset is powerful. It can be limiting or expanding, which can impact a person’s entire perception of their pursuits and determine what they accomplish. This is particularly interesting when exploring these concepts in the context of business ownership. If you own your own business or aspire to, here’s what you need to know about fixed mindset vs. growth mindset. If a person has a fixed mindset, they believe the qualities that make up their personality and abilities are fixed, or they can’t be altered or changed. A person with a growth mindset believes that they can evolve over time. Many aspiring or current entrepreneurs are choosing to become franchisees because of the support and growth mindset of the franchisor. Source: Neighborly brand, blog June 20, 2019. ******************************************************************************************** ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- ******************************************************************************************** Personal Property Liquidation Services…Estate Sales Our teams provide personal property liquidation services for people who are downsizing or have passed away. We sell everything from cars and fine jewelry right down to the pots and pans. Estate sales often manifest when people find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. They may be downsizing, dealing with the death of a loved one or moving to assisted living. We provide an organized and professional way to sell your personal estate. Our estate sale specialists help you through every step of the estate sale process to ease the stress and workload of downsizing. We provide industry leading training and support and have developed software to support all aspect of the business. Last year we were named the Inc5000 539th fastest growing company in the US and the 6th fastest growing franchise. Owner’s Daily Activities: Interviewing for potential sales, staging, pricing and conducting the sales. Communicating with clients, staff. advertising the sale. Closing out the sale and paying clients, managing software product. Home-based. Investment: $83,900 Indoor Environment …Health / Wellness Improvement A proven successful business model that works directly with Habitat for Humanity and solves problems which directly relate to health issues, improved indoor environmental conditions and is in absolute alignment with today's cultural awareness of health and wellness. We offer multiple revenue streams with high margins that includes Mold Remediation using proprietary plant based EPA registered product, odor remediation, Probiotic air quality maintenance systems, Duct Cleaning, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Air Quality Testing and a hospital grade disinfectant that destroys e coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria's. Many of these services are combined to increase revenue. Our customers come from many verticals such as Real Estate Agents, Home Inspectors, Homeowners, Property Managers, Medical Professionals and Environmentalists. Since December 2018 we were named the 105th Fastest Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine (190 units and counting), received Franchise Business Review's Top Franchise Satisfaction award, and were named a Game Changer by Franchise Dictionary. We are a low investment, multi-unit friendly (many owners start with 2 units) that is led by an experienced Franchisor leadership team. Home-based. Investment: $50,475 - $132,000. Virtual Reality Arcade North America's first virtual reality arcade and is currently the largest virtual reality arcade chain in the world. This is an international brand with partnerships that span every required component of the franchise infrastructure to ensure a business model that breeds longevity and creates a runway for growth. Actively looking for locations in a variety of markets and has one of the most refined and sophisticated expansion infrastructures in the VR industry. Since inception, has introduced over 250,000 people to VR technology. These individuals range from 3 years old to 93 years old, in a safe, fun and exciting environment. An outing is generally a group activity, meaning that word of mouth is our biggest driver of traffic and provides an opportunity to leverage existing customers to bring new customers in and leads to organic growth over time. The business itself is one with low overhead, 2 people can manage 16 bays with our proprietary management software. Your location is the destination - no need for street presence or expensive retail. Your customers can choose from a myriad of games - all licenses are pre-negotiated. What we offer is an experience - experiences add excitement, joy, and wonder to life. We are not a retailer trying to scrap with other retailers who sell the exact same product. We are the largest network of VR arcades. We are first movers, pioneers. What we sell is unique and the caliber of the experience you get is special. Above all we care about customer service, we take care of our customers and make sure their experience is a great one. We make VR easy, fun, and accessible to all. This is the value we bring to the customer. And the reason for our rapid and sustainable growth. Investment: $200,000 If you are interested in discussing and learning more about these unique opportunities, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. My role is not to sell you anything other than my ability to help you make an informed decision as to what is best for you and your family to achieve your goals and objectives. My objective is to help you identify and refine your goals and needs, present to you options that align with those goals, and then to help you make a sound decision that is best for you, your family and your lifestyle. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself. ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  3. Welcome TFloss32.... I sent you a welcome yesterday, but I don't think my emails reach you.... For those who are curious like UTfish...I know TFloss32 real name. I have promised to keep his identity a secret. But, if someone offered me lots and lots of money.... Seriously, he is a great guy and wonderful addition to the site. Thanks Aaron.
  4. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. September 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. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible - then they seem improbable - and then - when we summon the will - they soon become inevitable. ~Christopher Reeve Are You Franchise Material? As a franchise coach / consultant, one of the questions I get asked often is “do I have what it takes to be a franchise owner?” There is no easy or quick answer to that – until we get to know each other a little better. Of course, I’d like to think that every person could succeed at franchising, given the right match. But, in truth, there are a few things that generally make someone better “franchise material” than others. What makes someone good “franchising material?” Ability to Follow a System Franchisors are looking for team players, for people who recognize they have purchased a system, and are willing and wanting to follow it. Emotional Maturity How do you handle problems? When problems occur in your life, are you able to pick yourself up, and move forward, or lose valuable time feeling sorry for yourself? Are you a natural leader or follower? Positive Attitude – And Ability to Leverage It Individuals with a “positive attitude” get out and about letting everyone know they are in business and ready to do business. It isn’t about being able to “sell” – it’s about ensuring that positive relationships can be made. Knowing When to Be Humble A very wise leader once said “you can be right all of the time” or you can be liked”. Business requires a bit of both – so look inside yourself and decide if this is something you think you can do. Belief in Calculated Risk If you are all about taking huge leaps, and big risks—because what you LOVE is the big potential payout, then what you really seek is being a real entrepreneur, and franchising may not be the right choice for you. Franchising begins with a more proven business model – and expands from there – so your risk is more likely to vary from “moderate” to “low”. Source: Franchise Resource Corp. ******************************************************************************************** What Do Franchisors Look For In A Prospect? Most people would answer financial qualifications. While having the necessary amount of liquid capital and net worth is a consideration, financial qualifications are secondary. Yes, the prospect must be financially qualified, but money alone is not the main qualifying factor. Having sufficient financial resources just indicates that the prospect has the “price of admission”. Franchisors look for prospects who are bright, enthusiastic, have entrepreneurial spirit, are willing to work hard / smart; and someone who has a good attitude towards teamwork and is willing to work within a collaborative working environment. Franchises are collaborative working environments and are in the people business. So, franchises get awarded to people based on their human characteristics. Often a Franchise Representative will ask a candidate, “What are you looking to achieve by owning your own business?” The purpose of the question is not to see if the candidate can articulate a “right answer”, but instead, to find out if the candidate is prepared and can intelligently explain why they want to be self-employed and what they are looking to accomplish through business ownership. Also, a Franchisor is looking for candidates who are decisive and can make a reasonable decision without having 100% of the information / facts. You might be wondering why this is important. Well, when you own a business, the majority of your time is spent making decisions, and most decisions will have to be made after receiving / reviewing about 60%- 75% of the information. Franchisors understand buying a franchise is a big step in a candidate’s life and he / she will want to be deliberate. But, a serious candidate always stays on task and works through the process in a reasonable amount of time. Candidates need to be willing to move through the due diligence / validation steps carefully, but without dragging their feet. Again, Franchisors are seeking candidates who can and will follow a system, and be able to make sound decisions within a reasonable time-frame. ******************************************************************************************** ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- ******************************************************************************************** Boutique Fitness Franchise Taps Into Universal Popularity of Running This franchise concept is reinventing the definition of a runner with their dynamic indoor running studios across the country! Recognized by serious athletes for decades as one of easiest, most engaging, and most effective ways to achieve your mental & physical goals, running is one of the main pillars of fitness and works in every market in the country. The most unique premium indoor running studio with classes designed for any level of walker, jogger or runner. Our coaches lead you through strategic interval cardio & strength training classes where you choose the speed and intensity. Classes are sound tracked with electrifying, body-moving music while clients wear custom heart rate monitors to track undeniable results and maximize their potential in each workout. A combination of expert Certified Run Coaches, state-of-the-art Woodway treadmills, and a supportive & empowering environment set this concept apart and above. Caters to a broad age range, unisex market. Our brand aims to create a space that is inclusive, empowering, and transformative for clients of all ages and fitness levels. Born out of an early mover in the group running boutique fitness segment and is the first to be launching nationally in all markets across the country, with the infrastructure to support rapid growth. We have designed several signature, proprietary class formats in order to fit the needs and aspirations of all clients, no matter their age or fitness level. The end goal is to create a program that allows anyone to participate, progress, and prosper; keeping them coming back! Unique approach includes : The widest array of cardio & strength training treadmill classes available anywhere, designed to create an unparalleled experience, challenge clients at every level and create quick results. This brings personality and variation to class offerings to keep them unique, and engaging. State-of-the-art equipment in every studio, including top-quality Woodway Treadmills, strength training props, and proprietary interactive technology that delivers clients’ metrics via in-studio leaderboards and a custom mobile app, allowing them to track their progress and celebrate their success. An inspirational studio space encompassed by brand images, unique lighting and an incredible sound system. Certified Run Coaches are more than trainers & fitness professionals, they are motivators, supporters, and industry leaders. Through our Certified Run Program, all coaches learn how to dynamically lead our class formats, practice safety and form correction, and empower clients of all ages and levels to cross their individual finish lines. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Owner Role · Manage the Manager and build STRIDE winning team culture · Execute Local Marketing initiatives · Manage the financials This is a SEMI-ABSENTEE franchise model. We are looking for franchisees with basic business skills that can manage and motivate a team, have sufficient financial resources, and will follow the blueprint of a proven business model. Investment: $233,900 + Indoor Dog Training Gym A venture-backed indoor dog training gym with an emphasis on socialization. Our motto: We don’t train dogs. We train the people who love them. This concept has strong appeal to millennials and well-educated active individuals, especially women. Key revenue streams include dog training classes, socialization events, and retail products. Investment is quite low compared to other pet franchises. Requires a small footprint (under 3000 sq ft), minimal staff (2 people), and may be zoned absolutely anywhere. As clients accompany their dogs at all times, liability is extremely limited. Boasts more 5-star ratings than any other dog training business in America. Plus a willingness-to-recommend score comparable to the level of Apple or Amazon. Works closely with animal rescue and other charitable organizations. It quickly becomes the epicenter of the dog-loving community. You will host countless memorable and well-attended events for responsible dog owners and their pets. FEATURES OF THE BUSINESS Financially sound Venture Capital backed – unmatched support for emerging brand Ultra low-cost investment – approx. $250,000 for a single unit, all in Fast growing – pet industry is growing at 2x retail, and our sales are growing at 4x the pet industry Recession-proof sector of the economy Prime territories available; concept proven throughout U.S. Validation excellent; all units renewed Ease of Operation No experience needed – Fun & beloved with over 2,000 5-star ratings, more than any other dog training business, an NPS Score of 90, and a retention rate of 86% Strong appeal to millennials and active lifestyle, well educated people, especially women – together comprising the most highly-desirable demographics Small footprint (3000 sq ft), zoned retail, locate anywhere Low payroll/minimal staff – only 2 people working at a time Virtual elimination of all liability issues – clients with their dogs at all times 24/7 Support, response time <1 hr. Full real estate support – includes demographic research, site selection & lease negotiations Extensive marketing, social media & PR support Sophisticated analytics to assist with pricing and targeted marketing automation Highly-sophisticated tech stack – includes innovations you can’t find in vastly larger brands Positive community impact – become the epicenter of dog lovers in your town If you are interested in discussing and learning more about these unique opportunities, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. My role is not to sell you anything other than my ability to help you make an informed decision as to what is best for you and your family to achieve your goals and objectives. My objective is to help you identify and refine your goals and needs, present to you options that align with those goals, and then to help you make a sound decision that is best for you, your family and your lifestyle. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself. ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
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  6. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. August 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. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible - then they seem improbable - and then - when we summon the will - they soon become inevitable. ~Christopher Reeve The Lesser Known Benefits of Franchising By LaShelle Taylor Risk taker! Fueled by passion! Visionary! These are some of the phrases that come to mind when we think of entrepreneurs. These are also true for people who open a franchise business, though I have to admit when most people picture an entrepreneur it’s of someone who created a new product like Apple or a service like Uber. The fact is while entrepreneurs take on more risk by starting from scratch, there are definitely perks to opening a franchise business. Other than a proven business model, franchisor support, etc., read below about some of the lesser known benefits of franchising. Behind Door #1: A Network of Peers When an entrepreneur comes up with a product or service idea, he or she may not have anyone to turn to for advice. After all, the reason for their business is to create something new. When someone considers buying a franchise, they are able to contact those who already own a similar business and ask them about the unknowns, the pitfalls, the glories. Furthermore, once they make that purchase and become a fellow franchisee, they can connect with other owners either during trainings with the franchisor, at annual events or simply by calling them up with a question. These kinds of relationships can ease stress when things get hectic or provide useful insights on everything from hiring new employees to the latest social media tips. Behind Door #2: Industry and Regulatory Updates While running a business day to day—whether cleaning windows, selling sandwiches, or providing in home care to seniors—it can be a real challenge to stay on top of the latest news in your industry. This is an important benefit of belonging to a franchise network. The franchisor most certainly should be aware of the happenings in your industry and should share that with you through regular communications and even offer solutions to any upcoming issues. For example, legislation at the national level might impact how much you pay your employees and you may not fully comprehend how to implement it. This is when you’re glad to be part of an organization with experts on staff diving into the data to help you seamlessly integrate whatever is necessary. Behind Door #3: Effortless Brand Awareness As a startup business, there isn’t much in the budget for PR and media. Maybe you are lucky and know a reporter who you can ask for some coverage, but you can’t count on that or that your connection can or will write about your business. The franchisor is busy keeping the brand in front of the public, so while you are making sure people get their sandwiches, have their windows cleaned effectively, or receive high-quality, home care services, the franchisor is talking with the national media. When there is a national ad placed or an article published, it represents you too and what you offer. Not only has this publicity taken no time out of your schedule, it’s yours to use in your local market and share on social media to increase brand awareness for you—and ideally help to grow your business. And the Grand Prize Goes To… Those willing to see the benefits of filling a need in their local community have the potential to build a successful business that can be passed on in their family, sold, or simply help them earn more for retirement. When considering whether a franchise business is right for you, it is critical that you understand the risks and the rewards. ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- Custom Crafted Solid Concrete Boulder Monument Signage … The only franchised company in the United States that specializes in specialty enhanced custom crafted solid concrete boulder monument signage products. Recognized by Military Times as the 4th best Veteran friendly franchise. “Today’s business owners are looking for unique products and services which attract the general public’s interest…” An uncomplicated franchise system coupled with low entry cost and minimal inventory requirements. Our franchises produce custom crafted boulders that create extraordinary commercial signage. They are environmentally friendly products that can turn any business into a landmark and are often desired by local zoning regulations where other signage is not. In addition, our franchisees create custom crafted Mailboxes, Fire Pits, Fence and Entrance Pillars and much more all with the natural look and feel of real stone. Businesses, homeowners, churches, schools, parks, associations, municipalities, even memorials. Because of this we see excited continued growth and opportunity. In addition, the flexibility of our system allows you to transition from your job into business ownership gradually as you do not need employees or a store front to start off like other franchises. Also integrates easily into existing businesses. Our opportunity enables the business owner to build smaller rocks to enhance their income; and / or to build industrial sized boulders for Stadiums, Big Business or Parks, etc Our complete line of equipment gives you the freedom to own your own business without taking on the hassles of employees or payroll. Everything needed to make boulders so you can grow at your own pace. An uncomplicated franchise with the benefits of a system that works together: You pay one low monthly fee regardless of amount of business you do. No weekly reporting or high percentage of gross sales reports. You now become part of a national team that shares ideas and creates new marketing venues that are proven to work in the real world. This is a unique and uncomplicated franchise opportunity for you… Low overhead with a low initial investment Turnkey operations system with initial training and ongoing support This opportunity can be effectively run with just one person Flexible commitment, full time or part time Materials and supplies are low cost, no expensive inventory Protected territories assure no over-saturated markets Investment: $102,140 - $123,545. eSports… By creating each gaming center with a "purpose", we make it simple and pleasurable for guests to have a remarkable experience. Our stores offer extraordinary retail products, remarkable gaming stations and an atmosphere that is worth sharing a story about. eSports With A Purpose Screens, games and consoles are all commodities that anyone with access to the internet can provide. Our concept creates specialized gaming stations that are expertly designed based on nearly 30 years of experience. From the layout of each store to the variety of new and exciting team games, everything we create is designed to help our patrons add to their story of eSports… A good business you'll feel good about owning As a Franchisee, you’ll spend your days helping people enjoy a fuller life. You’ll be serving up their favorite entertainment and games, hand selected based on popularity and customer requests. Plus, you’ll also be serving up laughter and smiles, as you satisfy their cravings for challenging games that they love. At the same time, you’ll be teaching your staff members responsibility and the value of living a balanced lifestyle. All the while, building a better future for your family, through business ownership. If that sounds good, this eSports franchise might be the perfect business opportunity for you. Capitalize on the booming eSports industry (41.3% growth!), positioned to exceed $1B in 2019 - Diversify your investment portfolio with a franchise business asset - Start a business while enjoying your current career - Generate and/or increase your residual income - Build a legacy to pass onto future generations Video games are now a legitimate high school sport One of the top eSports games, League of Legends, had tournament viewership peaking at 106.2 million people. That’s more than the Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon, Daytona 500, and the US Open combined. As a franchisee, you likely won’t be hosting tournaments as large as the League of Legends championship. However, there’s a large demand for locations to host smaller tournaments at the local level, and for locations for teams to practice. In San Antonio, the average Gen Z “athlete” plays video games as their “winter sport”. I know it sounds crazy, but UTSA is handing out scholarships to top players. If you have even the slightest interest in learning more, don’t wait, as territories are filling up fast. Nobody thought eSports would evolve this quickly, so there’s no telling where it could go from here. Any industry with 150 million potential customers offers great upside, but it’s rare to discover an industry that large with the opportunity to get in on the ground level. Over 150 million people play video games in the US, and the opportunity to monetize this group has exploded with the rise of eSports. Who would’ve thought - kids these days LOVE watching other people play video games, which has brought a lot of money into the industry through player-sponsorships from large companies; massive online streamed tournaments; and local tournaments and meetups like the ones we host at our eSports locations. Our proven model has already helped aspiring entrepreneurs open their own business and capitalize on this booming industry. We focus on the branding and marketing, so you can focus on the important parts of the business; developing a fun and safe environment for people to play video games. Investment: $199,400 to $325,180. If you are interested in discussing and learning more about these unique opportunities, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself. ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  7. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. July 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. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible - then they seem improbable - and then - when we summon the will - they soon become inevitable. ~Christopher Reeve A Wake-Up (Sales) Call to Entrepreneurs Selling is not something just for the sales staff, nor is it some automatic phenomena. It's a skill any founder can and ought to acquire. By Gregg Schwartz, Director of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing Entrepreneurs are some of the most passionate, inspiring, quick-thinking and hard-working people on Earth. I love entrepreneurs. My dad was an entrepreneur, and I work with entrepreneurs every day. However -- and again, I say this with nothing but love and respect -- lots of entrepreneurs are simply not natural sales people. The skills that you need to start a business and pursue a strategic vision are not always the same as the characteristics you need to close deals. Fortunately, it’s not too late. Entrepreneurs tend to be curious, self-motivated people who love to learn; you can learn to be a better sales person. Having managed hundreds of lead generation programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses, there are key points that entrepreneurs should keep in mind to help them get better at sales. 1. Sales aren't automatic. Many entrepreneurs, especially in technology or complex B2B verticals, tend to be technical types. They have developed great solutions, and they’re passionate about their technology, and they know how all the moving parts, bells and whistles work, but they don’t understand much about the sales process. Too many entrepreneurs mistakenly believe that sales just happen automatically. They think that you just call or email someone, and next thing, you have just sold a $50,000 piece of business. The truth is much more complicated. Related: You're Thinking About Sales All Wrong The more complex and expensive the solution that you’re selling, the more time and effort you should be prepared to spend on making that sale. In major account B2B sales, the average time to close a new account is typically six to 18 months. Be prepared for the long haul, both in terms of patience and of the impact on your company's finances. Everything depends on the timeframe of how soon your buyer is willing and able to make a purchase decision, how soon you can establish credibility and build a relationship with that buyer, and how soon you can get in the room with all of the key decision makers and stakeholders who have an impact on that purchase decision. It’s complicated. And it takes time. So don’t assume that you can just pick up a phone and rack up big sales numbers. 2. Read up on your sales skills. Lots of entrepreneurs learn how to code or learn how to manage accounting; sales is the same way. Being a sales person is one of the many hats that you have to wear as an entrepreneur, and you should invest some time in learning how to sell. (Check out a list of the best business books to find some inspiration.) A few key sales skills that you should think about: Elevator pitch: You should be able to quickly describe your business, your product/solution, and why someone should care, for a 30-second elevator ride. Sales script: Once you get on the phone with a prospect, what will you say to them? Practice in advance by writing a sales script. Lots of entrepreneurs are reluctant to do this; they think they can just improvise and talk off the top of their heads. But a script will help focus your thoughts and keep you organized and on-message. Making “the ask”: Sales is all about having the confidence and courage to make "the ask,” to formally ask the prospect to agree to take the next step in the sales process, whether that is to sign up for a demo, to attend a sales presentation, or finally to close the deal. Sales is not about being pushy, it’s about guiding the prospect in the right direction. Prospects want you to lead them and be clear about asking for what you need them to do next. Related: How to Make the Ask, Use Limiters and Close the Sale 3. Create a sales process. Not only do sales not just “happen,” they are the result of a disciplined process Sometimes called the “sales funnel” or “sales cycle,” the sales process is a multi-step evolution of taking sales leads from initial contact to final deal closing. Your sales process might be different from other companies or industries; that’s fine. Find a series of steps that make sense for what you sell, for example: Initial conversation; Product demo; Formal sales presentation; Solution implementation budget estimate and ROI discussion; Final meeting with key stakeholders; and Closing. Learn how to move prospects through this sales process, or one like it. 4. Build Trust. It sounds simple, but it’s profoundly complicated: Selling is all about building trust and getting people to trust you. If customers don’t like you and don’t trust you, they won’t want to buy from you. Sales is all about building relationships. Related: 5 Tricks to Instantly Connect With Any Sales Prospect Selling to your internal network of contacts who already know you or know about your business is very different than selling to folks who don't know you at all. Prospects need to trust your ability to deliver, especially if you’re selling a complex B2B solution with a lengthy implementation phase. And all that takes time, hence the long sales cycle. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are often charismatic people who believe in what they’re doing; learn how to project that confidence into your sales conversations. 5. Cultivate resilience. Entrepreneurs know how to roll with the punches. There are lots of ups and downs that go with running a company, and sales are the same story. As you work through the sales process, there are always going to be hiccups, and that’s fine. Your job is to get to the bottom of it and keep moving the process along. Follow up on questions, listen to what customers are saying, and read between the lines. Find out what people are really worried about, or what is the root cause of their objection. Don’t assume that selling is something that only sales people can do. The truth is, selling (at its best) is fun. It’s a learning process. It’s a chance to meet new people and build relationships and to discover new insights about your company and your product. Every day as an entrepreneur is a chance -- in some small way -- to reinvent the world. I hope you’ll take these insights to heart and use them in your journey to becoming a better sales person. ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- ********************************************************************************************* UnIque and state-of-the art home improvement / renovation… Home-improvement franchise that's changing the way homeowners renovate. Thanks to its patented weather-adjustable paint process and proprietary chemistry, franchisees deliver a factory finish on aluminum and vinyl siding, stucco, brick and even surfaces that aren't traditionally painted on-site, like front and garage doors and windows. In as little as a day, every project results in a beautiful, long lasting finish that won't peel, looks brand-new and doesn't require repainting every 2 to 5 years. At a fraction of the cost of replacement, this is the most cost-effective way to modernize a home and boost property value. Enjoy a solid competitive advantage by delivering a unique renovation solution that homeowners can't get anywhere else. Total investment ranges between $115,000 and $143,000 with $70,000 liquid capital and $200,000 net worth required. This includes everything you need, from training to equipment to initial marketing to jump-start your business. With no brick and mortar location required, fixed costs are low! With over 10,000 homes revamped this proven concept has resulted in impressive 3-year growth rates for franchisees as well as producing healthy gross margins. There’s a smarter way to paint your home. And it’s not a fancier brush. Delivers the convenience of a professional exterior painting service that you love, with the benefits of replacement that you need. Say goodbye to choosing between painting or replacing. The most customized exterior paint solution on the market. We’ll deliver a finish that looks & lasts like it came off the assembly line. If you are interested in discussing and learning more about this unique opportunity, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself. ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  8. Draft eligible guys not taken were Duke Ellis, Austin Todd and Zach Zubia. Joey, was DJ Petrinsky not draft eligible?
  9. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. June 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. Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown 2019 Trends – Boomers in Business 57% of small business owners are above the age of 50? The report on Boomer Small Business Trends, answers questions about the impact, motivations, and challenges of this highly productive generation. Guidant Financial partnered with LendingClub to produce the 2019 State of Small Business report. They surveyed over 2,700 current and aspiring small business owners nationwide and the report highlights current trends in the world of small business. Click on the links below… 2019 Small Business Trends; African-American Trends; Women in Business; Aspiring Entrepreneurs; and Boomers in Business to learn more about small business owners, their preferred business choices, challenges and motivations. The report highlights interesting insight into trends and statistics among “boomer” small business owners. A look at boomers in business in 2019 African-Americans Trends Women in Business Aspiring Entrepreneurs Boomers in Business Please call or email me if you desire information on business funding / equipment leasing options… Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- ********************************************************************************************* Unattended / Automated Retail… A Turn Key program offering Healthy Snacks and Beverages utilizing the latest technology in automated retail - Better known as vending. Not ready to leave your job, but still want to own a business… Not a franchise. A Simple Business… Operators are connected to the lucrative market of snacks and beverages tapping into the demand for healthy options in the market place. Stocking and maintaining the vending machines that do the work. Income is based on the unlimited number of machines that can be added to the business. The biggest advantage to our NEW MVP PROGRAM is our NEW Designed machine AND LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We secure locations for all our new operator’s machines, putting them in business faster and easier. It is extremely helpful and informative to attend the Discovery Online Presentation to get a good overview of the program, the investment, support and training. The 80 minute presentation will provide a good overview of the market, industry, vending program, including investment levels, training and support, our business coaching and business program, as well as the funding options available for helping operators get started. If interested in viewing the webinar, please call, or email me your name, phone number, email address, city, state and zip code, and I will gladly email you link to the webinar. If you are looking for: · Flexibility · Minimal Time Commitment · Simple Operation · Proven Business Model · Passive Income · No or Few Employees · Home Based · Scalable and Fast Ramp-Up · No Territories · No Royalties or On-Going Fees · A Company with Longevity · Training and Support Investment levels of $50,000 and up. One of the benefits of vending is that it is mostly passive income. It's great to let the machines do most of the work for you. They never ask for time off or call in sick. Of course, a route owner must ensure the route is serviced on a timely basis. Depending on the route size, and the traffic at each location, this can be as often as once a day to once a month. The machines are provided with the a digital system which will allows the operator access anytime to see sales and inventory at the touch of a button. When it's time to service the machine, just refill the machine with the needed product and remove the cash. You can keep inventory on hand or pick up the items you need before you service the machines. If you are interested in discussing and learning more about this unique opportunity, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself. ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  10. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. May 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. The Franchising Future: Ten Reasons Why Millennials Can Make Perfect Franchisees – Fiona Simpson, Contributor Forbes Statistics are showing that more millennials are starting businesses at a younger age than previous generations. Baby Boomers were reported to have launched their first business venture aged 35 years old on average, with Millennials starting their first business around age 27 Fiona outlines 10 reasons why a millennial can make the perfect franchisee: · They want to make a difference and they’re community minded · They think creatively and have fresh ideas · They’re tech savvy · They’re all over social media · They love to collaborate and to work as a team · They want to learn and they want to be mentored · They’re relevant and in touch · They want to work flexibly · They’re hungry for success · They’re happy to take calculated risk Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown ********************************************************************************************* Marketing Solutions…Marketing Consultant Many people associate franchises with just “food.” However, there are also hundreds of “service” franchises, most with lower investment thresholds and strong, six-figure earnings potential. Today there are roughly 4,000 franchise concepts, 250+ new ones every year. For a franchisor to achieve royalty self-sufficiency 40-100 units are required. Yet 61% of the 4,000 franchise concepts have <25 units and less than 5% will get to 100 units within 10 years. I can help you “navigate” this franchise maze to find a concept that’s right for YOU. My company has direct access to hundreds of top-notch and proven franchise concepts. I act as their “executive recruiter” so there are no upfront charges – all of my fees are paid by the franchisor should you be awarded a franchise. One standout franchise you might not have considered is Money Mailer. They have been a leader in local business marketing since 1979. They provide a complete print and digital marketing solution for local, neighborhood businesses, a vast under-served market. These businesses don’t have in-house marketing departments but desperately need marketing expertise. The Money Mailer franchise becomes their out-sourced marketing agency, connecting these businesses with consumers on multiple media platforms with Direct Mail, Internet, Mobile Apps and Social Media, for pennies-per-household. Below is link to a 2-minute video with an overview of the Money Mailer model: A Marketing Consulting Franchise Opportunity Money Mailer has protected and available territories in various U.S. markets, including San Antonio. The San Antonio territories offer an established customer base at a “virgin” territory price. The Money Mailer launch package includes lead generation and appointment setting, 9 weeks of in-territory training and customer acquisition support, a $50,000 first year sales incentive and no royalties for 2 years. There is nothing else like this in franchising. As a small business and former franchise owner, I have experience using Money Mailer marketing solutions to grow my businesses. I look forward to helping you find the right business opportunity. If Money Mailer is not of interest, let’s explore one of the other great concepts in my portfolio. If you are interested in discussing and learning more about this unique opportunity, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ******************************************************************************************** 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. 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… ******************************************************************************************** Is Your Preference Being An Employee, or Being Self-Employed? Dream It, or Live It…the choice is yours. Blake Mallen, a very successful entrepreneur, once told me, “The moment you stop doing what you think you are supposed to do, and start doing what you were meant to do, is when the script ends and life begins”. Is it time for you to break from the script and go after a life that offers you greater flexibility, freedom and independence? Studies show that 82% of Americans say they would like to own their own business. But, only 5% will ever realize this dream. Perhaps that can be best explained by a quote from Brian Tracey. Mr. Tracey has said, “A thousand dreams die unborn every day because the dreamer lacks the courage to take the first step”. Please allow me to describe a common scenario…You are ready for a career change-you get the urge to tell your boss what she / he can do with the latest company policy. The reality of corporate life is becoming more painful …job security is an illusion…your work-life and income is being dictated by someone else…your employer isn’t investing in your future. Now, your brain is on a mental trampoline and you exclaim, “Well, why don’t I invest in myself?” Then, your mind begins to race back and forth between the known reality of the uncertain life in corporate America, and the unknown aspects of how you can get independence through business ownership. If you are one of the 82% don't let the "FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) Factor" stop you. 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? Perhaps you are in career transition and have always dreamed about being self-employed? Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself ******************************************************************************************** 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  11. Most days I wonder about the intelligence and scruples of the folks running professional sports teams. So, I suspect he will be drafted. He better be content with spending next year in the development league, or parked on a European team. As we all heard, the TV throats constantly labeled him as a lottery pick. Two years ago he wasn't a starter on his high school team and now a lottery pick....wow. Yes, he has a ton of raw athletic ability and basketball potential. But, in the tournament, I saw a handful of big guys who are much stronger, more physically mature and better basketball players than Jaxson. I'm just a lay-person, so what the hell do I know...
  12. HORN IN" On Franchise / Business Ownership 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. April 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 a Big Brand Name Important When Buying A Franchise? By Dan Brunell I am often asked if joining a franchise system with a well-known brand name is better than pursuing an up and coming concept. The answer is of course, maybe and maybe not. A well-developed brand can help bring customers to your new business and shorten your journey to the cash flow breakeven point. However, they can also be hard to come by for first time franchisees. Most “tier one” brand names i.e., McDonalds, are no longer attainable for the average aspiring business owner. Most franchise opportunities are based on having a protected territory for each individual operating unit. This means that there are a finite number of units to be awarded to franchisees. So, as there is less of a commodity, its value increases. As a franchise grows and builds on its success, often the bar is raised regarding financial and experience qualifications. This is why the majority of the units of the most recognizable food franchises are owned by large restaurant groups. They have the experience, human resources and financial wherewithal to launch and manage these mega concepts. Additionally, the very reason that people become aware of a particular brand in a market is because someone has purchased the franchise rights in that geography and has developed the brand identity locally. Unless you are watching the Super Bowl or some other big national event, most TV and radio advertising is local in nature, so people in a given market will only see or hear commercials for a specific franchise brand if there are already franchisees in that market. This can mean that the most desirable territory is no longer available by the time a concept has strong brand identity in a market area. McDonald’s was once a local shop in San Bernardino, California, as was Taco Bell. These giants, like all companies, started off with an unknown brand. The key to the success of a franchise lies not only in having a good product or service, but in having a proven system for doing business that can be replicated. A big part of that system for doing business is having solid sales and marketing programs to build a brand name in your market. Typically as a franchisee, you will be contractually obligated to spend between 2% and 4% of your revenue on brand building whether the company you choose is a household name or a new comer, so don’t plan on saving money on advertising if you go with an established brand. Despite the common misconception that the value of a franchise is linked to its existing brand recognition, the real value in a franchise is in the business model. A business model is simply a way to make money. That is what you are buying when investing in a franchise. For example, the value of paying someone $40k to teach you how to make $100k every year is enormous. Every business goes through a trial and error phase to determine how to operate most efficiently. This is why most businesses fail - they simply run out of money while perfecting their business model. While there is nothing wrong with buying into a household brand name, it is by far not the most important element. Most of the franchise brands that thrive in your local market were thriving somewhere else before anyone in your town ever heard of them. If a franchise has perfected their model, with a good operator it will work anywhere that has the appropriate demographics to support it. So it does not matter if you have never heard of a franchise before. What matters is whether or not it has been proven to work in other markets similar to your own. Often a newer concept will be the best choice for a prospective franchisee. Investing in a franchise is often like investing in a stock, in that it is better to get in on the way up. You may be able to build substantial equity in your business by getting in early on a future mega brand. Also, you can find a company that has a great stake in your success and will bend over backward to help you. This is what franchising is all about. When both the franchisor and the franchisee are in direct alignment on their goals, the best results follow. Unfortunately, this symbiosis sometimes erodes when one party is a multinational corporation and the other is a little guy starting a new business. Instead of selecting a business that is simply familiar, look for one that you will really enjoy. Owning your own business should allow you to earn a living on your own terms. If possible, why shouldn’t you have your cake and eat it too? By identifying what kind of hours you would like to work, what environment you’d like to be in and who you wish to have as customers, you can go out and find a business to support those goals. There are many more up and coming brands than there are mature ones, so you will have a much wider array of options and a better chance at finding something you love. Get help from a competent franchise consultant who knows the marketplace. It will be cost free and painless and they can show you interesting options that are not plastered across every franchise search portal. Since territory availability is so critical, with a younger concept you will have a much better chance at getting the territory you want. Some people genuinely do not mind commuting, but it is great to have your business close to where you live. If you have little or no commute time to deal with every day, you can spend more time earning money or enjoying the fruits of your efforts. Think about how many hours you spend commuting each week and place a value on that time. Could those hours be better spent? The answer for most people is yes. With a new concept you may be able to meet an underserved need in the marketplace. This is always a good thing for a business, but don’t be afraid of competition. Yes, there is a point when a market is saturated with a particular product or service, but this determination needs to be made carefully. Most franchise companies will look at a market area and determine that if all of their competitors are there, then they should be too. To most businesses, competition is proof that there is a market for a product or service in that area. Often, newer concepts have learned from the mistakes of the first movers and have a much better service model. They are typically more agile and can respond to market needs more readily too. When looking at an up and coming franchise, it is important to look for franchising experience among the members of the management team. They may be a young company, but if the leadership is very experienced in franchising you can feel a little more comfortable being in the beta phase of development. If possible, try to find a company that has at least twenty units and 3 to 5 years of operating success. These minimum criteria can help you determine if a concept is going to have legs in your area too. Whether a big brand name or an up and comer is right for you depends on your unique situation, but either way, finding a solid business model should be your primary objective. Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau- Entrepreneur Defined… If this describes you or who you want to become, then take the next step. An entrepreneur is a person who will see the embryonic seeds of an opportunity well in advance of others. Others will eventually only see a lost opportunity. An entrepreneur will see risk as an opportunity. Others will see opportunity as a risk. An entrepreneur will look forward to the challenges and hard work that an opportunity will bring. Others will only see an uphill struggle. An entrepreneur will continue to work at that opportunity irrespective of set-backs, make mistakes, pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes. Others will give up the fight when the going gets tough. An entrepreneur will work outside of the normal business framework in order to feel free and unrestricted whilst others will have a need to build an even stronger framework in order just to feel safe. When the opportunity is finally realized, an entrepreneur will not say 'I told you so'. An entrepreneur will say to themselves not others, 'I knew I could do it'. Others will say, 'I wish I had done that'. ENTREPRENEURSHIP… 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. -Unknown ********************************************************************************************* Home Modifications…Senior (Aging-in-Place) Executive model construction business specializing in residential/commercial handyman projects and home modifications for the senior, (aging in place), and disabled market. We can finish a homeowners to do list and/or help with handicap accessibility by installing a grab bar, widen a doorway, add a wheelchair ramp or remodel a bathroom. The model drives profitability by using a combination of specialized employees and contractors with a dedicated scheduling center that also eliminates the need for an office manager/dispatcher. Our Home Modification Program taps into the booming “Aging- in - Place” market. Program focus is on home modification and specialized equipment for seniors and disabled. Features of the Business • Recognized in 2014, 2015 Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. • 2015 INC Magazine recognized as top 500 Business. • Online customized business management software. Software allows entire business management from CRM to Key Performing Indicators. • Company personnel have extensive experience launching, supporting, and growing construction businesses. • Strong earnings claim – Item 19 is in the FDD. • Focus on home modifications and specialized equipment for senior and disabled market through established local and national referral sources. This is HUGE! • Executive model, no handyman / construction experience necessary. • Scheduling Center fields calls and books appointments on behalf of franchisee. This also alleviates the cost of office manager or dispatcher. • Business model utilizes combination of specialized employees and skilled contractors. Provides wider spectrum of services to clients. No job too big or small. • Proven technician recruitment and retention program. • Low cost of entry – Under $100,000. • Franchise Marketing Assistance. • Accounting support. • National initiative in place to help secure retail and property management accounts for franchisees. Already doing business with Starbucks, McDonalds and several other national retailers on the local level. Desired Background of Prospects and Ideal Candidate • Good Networkers. Willing to get out in the community and develop referral sources. • Leaders. Good management experience desired. Outgoing and personable. • Coachable, team player. • Good with employees, recruiting, retaining, motivating. • Willing to follow a proven business system. • P&L experience a plus. Computer skills a must. Investment: $70,640-$128,643 If you are interested in discussing and learning more about this opportunity, please call me at your convenience… 210-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 888-479-2491. Or shoot me an email with your phone number and a good day(s) / time(s) to call you. ********************************************************************************************* 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… 219-479-2491, or if outside San Antonio 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. I am a coach / consultant for those who desire to explore and LEARN about franchise and business opportunities…I do not sell or broker franchise / business opportunities. 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 Did. My Story 2017 newsletters; as well as copies of 2016 and 2015 newsletters can be viewed by going to the Franchise Quest Website. Click on the Website link below, or go to: www.franchise-quest.com Resource Center > Newsletter Small / medium size business owners: Would you like to grow your business by franchising. $1,000 Referral Bonus $1,000 Additional Information Is Available at Franchise Quest If you would like to visit, please don’t be shy about reaching out: I’m a coach, not a sales person. Larry S. Powell Registered Franchise Consultant Certified Franchise Consultant CLICK HERE For Complete Contact Details And To View My Video Business Card. Franchise Quest...Turning Your Dream Into Reality San Antonio, TX 78248 210-479-2491 Direct Line-San Antonio 888-479-2491 Direct Line-Outside San Antonio Email: franchisequest@sbcglobal.net Hook 'em
  13. I wish some "bats" would join the team...and a "real" first baseman...and a defensive catcher...and a shortstop...
  14. UT vs TCU at Fort Worth MAR 22 (FRI) 6:30 P.M. TV: FSSW+ Channel 1775…U-verse MAR 23 (SAT) 7:30 P.M. TV: ESPNU MAR 24 (SUN) 1 P.M. TV: FSSW+ Channel 1775…U-verse
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