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“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 2017


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.



NOTE:  I did not produce a May newsletter.  Presently, I am revising the format of my monthly newsletter.


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:




Resource Center > Newsletter



                             Pet Care is Named One of the Best Industries to Start a Business in 2017


The 60 billion dollar pet industry is about to get a makeover in 2017 due to technological advances in the field. In 2016 alone, pet grooming and boarding was worth $8 million with a projected increase of 7 percent annual growth through 2021.

With millennials owning more pets than any other generation, low entry barriers, and not a lot of small business competition 2017 is going to be a big year for pet care business owners! 


There are several interesting dog / cat / pet services concepts available.



Life-time Employment Has Vanished From The Earth…Just Like The Dinosaurs.  So…


Chasing Corporate Employment Is, In Reality, A Bigger Risk Than Owning A Franchise.


Studies show that 82% of Americans say they would like to own their own business.  So, why do so few who say they want business ownership finally end up owning a business?  There are a number of reasons.  One primary reason is the misconception regarding the security of corporate employment.


With all the layoffs in 2008-2009 and still occur on a more limited basis, it makes one question job security. With companies downsizing, rightsizing and even capsizing, there is no security, except that which you create for yourself.  Over the past several years, many individuals have found it increasingly difficult to keep their job and / or secure other suitable employment.  Particularly, those who may be more “matureâ€, or have been at a high income level. A number of my friends and / or former associates from my previous life in corporate America lost their jobs and career when they were in their mid 50s.  Almost all are either unemployed or grossly under-employed.  Several years ago when my wife was 59 years old, she lost her human resources job at the company where she had been a loyal and dedicated employee for 20+ years.  Today, she is under-employed and working at a wage rate about 55% of her former salary.


Make no mistake, corporate loyalty is a one-way street.  And, job security behind the corporate curtain is a myth.


The work-place and labor market are in a state of flux…they are transforming the nature and make-up of jobs.  The Federal government and a number of leading economists have reported that most of the jobs that have been “cut†are not likely to return. 


The job market today exhibits three (3) frustrating and consistent themes…

  • High paying jobs are increasingly hard to find. 
  • The average job lasts 18-24 months… So, how much security is being provided by corporate employment?

  • Executives are being asked to do substantially more with fewer resources.


    As the 21st century job market continues to constrict, people are retooling their vision of how they will make a living in the years to come.  This is driving young people, mid-career types, those who are transitioning out of corporate America jobs, as well as stay-at-home mothers who would like to go back to work, to pursue self-employment options. Therefore, a number of these folks have decided to pursue small business ownership as the “new†career of choice.  Today, creating your own job has become the new path to job security.


Perhaps you have the perfect job and perfect life, but do you have a back-up plan if the unthinkable happens? And, if you are presently employed…can you continue to do what you are doing now at the same intensity for the next 10, 20, or 30 years?  Do you really want to?  You may want to infuse some excitement back into your work-life.


There is a book written by John Ortberg, If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat. The “boat†is what you hang on to, or whatever represents safety and security to you and that which pulls you away from the high adventure you actually seek. For many, moving towards the dream of being a business owner is simply letting go of the boat we call “corporate Americaâ€.  What it really entails is going after what you were made to do, leaving the illusory lifeboat behind and setting sail for uncharted waters.


Owning your own business may provide the opportunity for you to reach your goals and for some, it may be their only viable option in our current economy.  And, buying a franchise provides the opportunity to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.  A franchise already has a proven concept and an effective business model with a stable track record.  Therefore, you gain access to a successful business concept without having to “reinvent the wheel.† Franchise ownership has proven to be a great vehicle for thousands of people to effectively transition into a new industry and self-employment with an improved quality of life, while becoming a master of their destiny.



Does Your Life In Corporate America Seem Like You Are Standing On The Ledge?   If So, Step Back And Move Your Work-Life In A New Direction...



This is what I do…


My role is to challenge your thinking which may enable you to chart a new path to greater freedom, independence and personal fulfillment. 


If you are ready to leave your comfort zone and explore business ownership options, let’s talk.


I provide professional consulting and coaching to those who wish to invest in a franchise / business opportunity, and would like a fresh perspective.  My services are at no cost to you and will provide you information to help you better understand your franchising / business opportunity options.


My free, no-obligation services can assist you:

·To determine if self-employment / business ownership is the right career / personal option for you,

· Find quality opportunities that are not widely advertised….the right franchise / business opportunity for you, may be one that you have never heard of and wouldn’t even guess,

·Gain access to an extensive inventory of franchisebusiness opportunities [biz ops], and low-cost-of entry home-based businesses,

·Avoid costly and / or time consuming mistakes,

·Identify options that best fit your goals, lifestyle and business objectives,

·Understand how you can use you 401K or IRA funds tax deferred and penalty / interest free to fund a business start-up.


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?  


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. 


Remember, a window of opportunity won’t open itself…


If you are ready, let’s discuss a methodical approach (not a one-time event) and an informative journey through the exploration / discovery process




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… 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.  I will gladly provide complimentary advice and counsel. And, remember, I'm a coach, not a sales person.


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


Don't Just Change Your Curtains... Change Your View. I DidMy Story 





Looking for Texas Hill Country Property…

House, storage building, workshop, ponds, water well, and septic on 165 acres.

30 miles northwest of San Antonio / 9 miles southeast of Bandera.




If you are seeking top-quality financial / investment advice, I highly recommend

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 â€Will†vs. “Revocable Living Trustâ€, 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



                                             Remodeling…General Contracting Franchise...


One of the hottest new home service franchise opportunities in the U.S.  14 year proven business model offering new franchise options.   Fast start up.  Provides the opportunity to customize your business from basic home repair to full-scale remodeling. Primary focus is on area development franchise options for the San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, Texas markets. Single unit franchise territories are also available for the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Home-based with minimal investment, fewer operating restrictions and on-going costs.   Investment:  $58,000 - $120,000…single unit.





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.



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.


Hook 'em. 


Larry S. Powell
Franchise Quest
Outside San Antonio: 888-479-2491 
Skype: franchisequest

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