Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Many people hold back on following their dreams of business ownership because the timing never seems quite right. While there is never going to be the perfect time when you have everything figured out, you want to make sure that you have the time to devote your full attention to it. Launching a new ice cream business takes focus and effort. The bottom line is that if you don’t have time give it the attention that it deserves, your business won’t succeed. The following factors will help you determine the perfect time to start an ice cream business.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Franchising puts small business owners squarely between hard-line corporate requirements and low-paid employees.  With a brighter financial history in mind, a husband and wife invested a half-million dollars in a sandwich chain franchise in the late 1990s. She quit her job to boost the hoped-for bottom line at a quicker rate. They began their careers as small-business restaurateurs trusting their parent corporation but wound up learning franchising, in many instances, is not the way to turn a fast profit, but instead a way to lose a lot of money.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching. On this patriotic day, we reflect on the importance of freedom in the lives of Americans. As Americans, we have the right to live as we wish, to do what makes us happy. We have the opportunity to express ourselves freely through our religion, speech, and associations. We have the ability to provide for ourselves and our families by having whatever job or owning whatever business we choose. We have a chance to band together for mutual benefit in support groups, business associations, and political groups. What do the Fourth of July and the freedoms it represents have to do with business? Many people embrace the freedoms we enjoy to open their own business. Unfortunately, many look towards franchises that offer an established brand, only to realize their freedom in business is limited.

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