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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 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'.



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.




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 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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