Betting on Yourself!

My business partner and husband – Mark – always says “the safest bet you can make is betting on yourself”! We have both done that throughout our lives and have the good fortune of working with people who do too. This week I want to stand and applaud all the amazing men and women who have done just that over … Read More

Independence Day or Days?

Here in the United States, we just celebrated July 4th. A day that commemorates our Declaration of Independence. Even though celebrating this year certainly looked and felt a lot different, there is still so much we need to be grateful for living in a country like this. The rights and freedoms that we experience even during these times are much … Read More

“What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Franchise”

To help potential entrepreneurs my association created a FREE ONLINE COURSE to purchasing a franchise. This course will help you avoid costly mistakes and save you potentially months of research. If you are serious about looking for a franchise take our free online education. Here’s what you’ll get… Course 1: Getting started the right way Course 2: How and where … Read More

What Makes a Brand Recession Resistant?

As a franchise broker, I made the smart as well as responsible choice to become a member of an amazing organization called the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA). CEO Sabrina Wall and her A-Team do an incredible amount of work for us brokers. They provide training, guidance, leadership, and tools to help make us better at what we do and be … Read More

6 Questions Everyone Wants Answered When Looking at Buying a Franchise

With all the questions that I have been asked when working with franchisee candidates, there are 6 of them that stand out as ones asked by everyone at some point during the franchise discovery process. They are: How much is it going to cost me? How much money am I going to make? How quickly can I make money? What … Read More

What Franchises Are Hot Right Now?

I get this question probably 8 out of 10 times when I speak with new candidates. Out of all the questions people ask me, this is my least favorite one and here’s why. Most people would say Panera Bread, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-Fil-A, and pretty much any other empire brand are great franchise businesses. Here’s the rub – just because … Read More

Are All Your Career “Eggs” in One Basket?

When it comes to our investment portfolios, one of the strategies most of us use is diversifying. We do that to minimize the risks of the unknown when we go all in on one investment. Typically, that strategy serves us well especially in economic downturns, we often end up less scathed. With everything that has been going on in the … Read More

Are People Really Buying Franchises Right Now?

The shortest answer is YES!!! Truthfully, many of my clients pumped the breaks when the pandemic first hit the US. They were shocked, confused and a lot of them were scared…some still are. That’s okay! There are different mindsets out there. I meet my clients where they’re at emotionally and mentally. Everyone has their own process, their own set of … Read More