Sunday, August 17, 2014

Michigan's Success Can Be Your Success

Last week’s passage of Proposal 1 (eliminating personal property tax on small businesses) is another shining example of the bold reforms that led Michigan to be named the Most Improved State for 2014 by The American Economic Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. in their annual Pro-Business States Report. Overall, Michigan ranked no. 3 among the nation's Top 10 most populous states and no. 2 among the eight Great Lakes states.

This report mentioned specifically the Right to Work legislation and the repeal of Michigan’s MBT tax as helping to skyrocket our state’s standing.  Add this to being ranked second of the ten largest states by The Tax Foundation as being the most business friendly, being first in the nation in high tech job growth for the past three years, and having the lowest unemployment in six years means that the time could be right to start a new business. In fact, Business Services (providing services to other businesses) is one of the top growth sectors in Michigan.

No matter the industry, starting a business in Michigan can give you a distinct advantage in comparison to other investment types.   With great work being done by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and our elected officials creating a pro-business environment, economic activity in the state is at a 10-year high.

How can someone take advantage of this positive economic climate?  Learn how at my no-cost, no-obligation franchise ownership seminar on August 20 at 1pm in Grand Rapids, MI.  Michigan's success can be your success!  Together, let's start talking about it.  To register or for more information, please visit  You can also contact me at 616-891-1374 or

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

Webinar - Aug 06, 2014: Franchisor Spotlight: Emerging Franchisor in a Recession-resistant Industry
Whether you are looking to make a career change, recently retired or simply interested in becoming your own boss, FranNet invites you to explore business ownership. In this Franchisor Spotlight, learn about an emerging franchisor in an industry that has seen positive growth over the last 10 years. This franchise is positioned in a category that sees improved technology and new applications being introduced daily.
Seminar - Aug 20, 2014: Franchising as a Career, an Investment, or Both
Presented in collaboration with SCORE Grand Rapids at Northwood University's Grand Rapids Campus, this exclusive event will get all your franchising questions answered!  During the program, FranNet will discuss the details on franchising such as industry categories, costs, funding, the regulations governing the industry, and how to find a great fit. 
Webinar - Aug 20, 2014: Is Buying a Franchise Right for You?
Stop climbing the corporate ladder and create one! For many people, starting a business is a once-in-a-lifetime event. But with FranNet, you can make starting a business a once-for-a-lifetime event. Join us to find out how!