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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.


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'.



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.



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 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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