Whether you're starting a consulting business, or investing in a business opportunity that allows you to operate under your own brand, choosing a name for your new venture is important. After all, the name IS the company, will inevitable provide your potential customer with a first impression of your business and services, and it will be your trademark and brand. When starting a company and needing a name, you have two choices: ...
August 16, 2010Chris Wall
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – August 11, 2010 –On Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA) will be hosting a Franchise Investors Roundtable & Workshop. The event is organized to educate attendees on entrepreneurship, provide tools for wise investing and improve local economic and business development. The roundtable targets individuals interested in learning about franchise and business opportunities, options available for business investment and how to ...
August 11, 2010Chris Wall
Bio Green was developed to serve communities with biologically sound, environmentally safe fertilizers that will improve the quality of soils, lawns and landscapes across the country. The lawn service industry cares for the lawns of 10.5 million households in the U.S. While this only represents 15% of total households, it represents 75% of the $3 billion lawn care market. Do-it-yourselfers represent the ...
August 4, 2010Chris Wall
Are you looking for a home care franchise that's right for you? Take a look at AHCS: Alternative Home Care for Seniors. One of Atlanta's most trusted home care providers since 2002 --- bringing personalized care packages for seniors right to their door. And now, they're looking for caring entrepreneurs to join in delivering their services beyond the Atlanta market. AHCS offers a low-cost investment, ...
July 29, 2010Sabrina Wall
There's an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal today, "When the Folks Give You the Business", discussing how many parents, amid the current economic situation, are purchasing businesses (mostly franchises) for their graduating children. "And in this era of renewed interest in entrepreneurship, some parents I interviewed described it as a way of recapturing for their children a stake in 'the American dream' ...
July 28, 2010Chris Wall
Over the last three days, the FBA Staff has been locked-up in headquarters (figuratively, of course) working away at streamlining our processes, brainstorming, clean-out and prepping for upcoming initiatives. This morning, we were looking over our memberships, statistics and growth, and realized what accomplishments we're made in the last 12 months! Since July 2009, the FBA has: Grown 42% in Franchisor Memberships Doubled Our Staff Grown 29% ...
July 22, 2010Chris Wall
With the FBA Convention approaching quickly, I have to say I am pleased with how everything is coming together. We have had a tremendous amount of interest and response from the brokers, we're at 50% capacity for vendors and franchisors, and we are about to release a finalized schedule of events! We have scheduled some excellent speakers, key notes, workshops and discussion topics. Last year's event was such a great success, I'm really looking ...
July 21, 2010Chris Wall
The service sector of the economy is one of the few sectors that is growing and Color Glo’s franchisees are part of the growing mobile repair and restoration industry. The ability to service multiple markets including but not limited to; automotive, aviation, marine and recreational, as well as both commercial and residential gives franchisees a business with unlimited growth potential. Everyday brings new and ...
July 21, 2010Chris Wall
If you're interested in going into business for yourself, starting your own company or investing in a franchise, there is excellent news on the lending front. The Small Business Lending Fund Act -- HR 5297 -- is currently being considered by the Senate. The bill could mean some great things for current and potential entrepreneurs. This bill, if passed, would increase the maximum amount of both SBA 7(a) and 504 Loans, allow ...
July 20, 2010Chris Wall
Since 2006, SENIOR Magazine has successfully been bringing top professionals to its targeted, local-market readers, those 50 and older with middle-to-upper level incomes. About 70% of our production is direct mailed into the homes of middle to upper income baby boomers. It is no secret that these individuals make up one of the fastest growing segments of the population. They need and welcome quality ...
July 15, 2010Chris Wall