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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.


March 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.


Discover Your Purpose in Life…Own Your Dream

Do you have a dream to be self-employed…to own you own business?  Does this dream inspire you, energize you, and stir your inner drive to do everything you can to achieve it? 

A thousand dreams die unborn every day

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Brian Tracey



We all have a dream to achieve something great in our lifetime, but for most, it will never happen, partly out of necessity, as we get caught up in our day to day material groove, but mostly because we fear that if we step outside of our familiar boundaries it will be uncomfortable and we will be exposing ourselves to the risk of failure.

Maybe that's not you! If you are content and satisfied with your professional life, then there is no need for you to read any further.

On the other hand, if you believe that you are capable of achieving much more in this one life you have to live and are willing to learn what it takes to make your dream a reality, then take a few minutes and watch this video…



The video may change the way you think about living your life.   If you take away only one thing from this video, I hope it is that there is greatness within you, all you have to do is discard your inhibitions, and give yourself the chance you need to succeed.

 An article which illustrates  how most of the great people of our time and throughout history, achieved success not in spite  of their failures, but because they were willing to embrace and learn from their early failures.


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'.



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.



Light Manufacturing Business Opportunity

Of all the concepts I have presented to my clients, this one is my most favorite.  I really like this business and organization.  It validates extremely well.  Potentially a great business and provides the owner the opportunity to build a substantial operation from a single location…rather than buying multiple territories.

 This concept is a business opportunity and is not a franchise.  It is a relational sales and project management oriented manufacturing business.

  • 60% of these businesses are solely owned by a male.
  • 6% are solely owned by a female. 
  • 33% are owned and operated by a husband & wife. This is an unusually large percentage for the Franchise / Business Opportunity world, which is due to the fact that the couple can manage completely different projects and aspects of the business. 
  • 1% are owned and operated by partners, including father-daughters, siblings, and general partnerships

 Our economy has for generations been fueled by manufacturing, both heavy and light. Light manufacturing is an environment with no loud noises, no noxious odors, no dangerous chemicals, and no dangerous equipment. Much of the light manufacturing over the years has gone overseas due to economics.  Some manufacturing remains here due to different factors including; technology, unique raw materials, the need to be close to the customer, or the custom nature of small run production. Many individuals in our economy come from the world of manufacturing and have the desire to make a product from raw materials.  They like the processes involved in manufacturing. They like the tangible results of what they have made.  They like the single location nature of the industry, the regular hours it operates, the project scheduling, the ability to acquire the property in which they are located, and they understand the resale value of a manufacturing business.

  •  Picture yourself in a manufacturing business where your staff makes a product from raw materials. It’s custom production, so every day is different, and you will see tangible, visible results of your efforts driving home.
  • It’s close to home, in a low overhead, business park location, (perhaps your warehouse) operating Monday-Friday 9-5 (no nights, weekends, or holidays) with a small staff of career employees.
  •  There are no loud noises, noxious odors, or dangerous chemicals, even have carpeting on the floor.
  •  It’s a relationship business with repeat customers, where 30 of those customers can equal 75-80% of your revenue.  Many of those customers may be regional, national and even international in scope.
  •  It’s a non-cash transaction business (check and charge), so when you are out seeing customers, you don’t have to worry about who’s holding the money.
  • When you are ready to sell, it will sell for a greater multiple of cash flow than most business models because of the manufacturing sector you are in, the small core of repeat customers, and the profit margins obtainable due to the custom nature of the business.
  •  It's personable, creative, rewarding and ideal for people-oriented individuals who have the desire to learn how to manage a sales and production business.

 Investment:  $210,000.

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.

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

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


I highly recommend:

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

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

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


Do You Need Furniture Repaired...

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


Don't Just Change Your Curtains...

Change Your View. I DidMy Story 

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  

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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