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 â€œHORN†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  2015



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.




Business Success... A Piece Of Cake


A Piece of Cake by Frank Agin, AmSpirit Business Connections



Who doesn't love cake? No one, that's who.


Some might like one kind more than another – white, chocolate, sponge, angel food, upside down, or whatever. Nevertheless, everyone loves cake.


There are two ways of baking a cake. With the first, before you bake the batter you have to gather up all the various ingredients. You will need things  like all-purpose flour, salt, milk, shortening, flavoring, and baking powder (not soda ... very important). Then you will need to correctly measure each  out, being sure to keep straight cups, teaspoons, and tablespoons. Finally, you need to mix it all up in the right order.


With the second way, you buy a box of cake mix, add some milk, a couple eggs and you are good to go. Either way (after 25 minutes in the  oven at 350 degrees and some frosting), you have delicious cake to enjoy. Yum!


Success in business is much the same. Who wouldn't want to have their own successful business? Any reasonably intelligent person, like you, would.  After all, who doesn't love freedom, pride of ownership, and the ability to chart their own course?


Again, there are two ways to accomplish this. With the first, you need to develop the concept, including the product or service, pricing, as well as means of distribution. Then you work up the branding, such as logos, marketing materials and advertising programs, and then diligently protect it all with copyrights, and trademarks. Then you pull this all together in a process, which might include legal agreements, training and development programs, procedures for dealing with employees and unhappy customers, as well as researching equipment, technologies and other infrastructure. Whew!


With the second way, you simply buy a franchise. Either way (after infusing commitment, energy, and enthusiasm), you have your own successful business. Cool!


The only question remaining is whether you want to undertake the high expense and incredibly complicated (and risky) process of building a successful business from scratch or essentially grabbing one ready-to-go off the shelf?


Remember with franchising, business success is really a piece of cake.


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 have always dreamed about being self-employed?


So, if self-employment...business ownership is your aspiration...are you going to stand on the sideline and watch opportunity pass you by, or take positive steps towards realizing your dream…the independence, freedom, and improved work-life that is often enjoyed by business owners?


Remember, a window of opportunity won't open itself....


The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015



Every year we gaze into the future and try to pick 10 franchise categories that will make the biggest splash in the coming 12 months. For 2015, we’ve chosen a mix of established categories that are being invigorated by new ideas, sophomore industries that are just starting to show their strength and promising but unproven concepts. No matter what type of franchise you’re interested in pursuing, always do your research before investing.


ü  Children’s Enrichment - Children's sports, fitness, art and music programs continue to perform well, but STEM is the big word in the enrichment world. In the past few years, several fast-growing franchises have focused on making science, technology, engineering and math fun for kids.


ü  E-Cigarettes - With close to 6 million adults now using e-cigarettes, it's no surprise that stores have started to franchise. But legislators scrambling to catch up with the trend by imposing new regulations could challenge the fledgling industry's growth.


ü  Fitness - You may hate going to the gym, but in the franchise world, there's nothing but love for the fitness category. Large gym franchises are still going strong, while smaller concepts are gaining muscle by offering niche options, like kickboxing, Pilates, dance and in-home training.


ü  Paint-and-Sip Studios - First added to our trends list last year, this entertainment concept is still relatively new but already proving itself, with more competitors making an appearance and existing companies experiencing impressive growth


ü  Pizza - Traditional delivery-focused pizza franchises abound, but it's fast-casual, build-your-own joints using an assembly-line format that are bringing renewed popularity to the sector.


ü  Potatoes - Is the humble spud ready to go from side dish to starring role? A handful of new franchises are betting on it by offering menus featuring baked potatoes, fries, tater tots, chips and nothing else.


ü  Property Management - In the wake of the housing market crash of 2008, the number of rental properties rose--and so did the need for people to manage those properties. The success of the franchises that stepped up to fill that need has attracted a healthy group of new competitors.


ü  Senior Care - Senior home care has become one of the mainstays of franchising, but the field continues to evolve. New companies are competing with their more established counterparts by introducing additional services like patient advocacy and assisted-living placement.


ü  Spa Services - In just over a decade, the massage business has become one of franchising's most competitive areas. Other spa and beauty services, like waxing, threading and spray tanning, are following its lead to reach more customers through franchising.


ü  Vending - Vending has long been a popular avenue for those looking to start their own business, yet it has rarely been franchised--until recently. The success of these new ventures is likely to attract even more vending companies to the franchise model in the future.



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


Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you thinking about exploring your self-employment... business / franchise ownership dream? If so, contact me. There is no obligation and there is never a cost for my service. You have nothing to lose, except perhaps "that opportunity" that is just for you.


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 safe and no-obligation environment?


Small / medium size business owners:

Would you like to grow your business by franchising.


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Larry S. Powell
Franchise Quest
Outside San Antonio: 888-479-2491
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Quite a list to think about  I expect the economy will be able to start the recovery process after the next election so it seems like a good time for young guys to start planning for the future.


it's interesting how the massage business has elevated itself to spa status.  Back in the 70's massage parlors were everywhere west of the Capitol from 19th to 1st street.  Now the houses are all lawyer offices.  The massage parlors were a lot better!

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