Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks For Other People’s Ideas: Starting a Business Doesn’t Necessarily Need Your Own Idea

There is no denying that a unique idea can make for a successful business venture.  Earlier in November, the company Banza won a half-million dollar grand prize in the Accelerate Michigan innovation content.

Not only does winning the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition gain a great cash prize, it gets good exposure.  So, the company Banza, and its innovative gluten-free pasta, will have a head start when the product goes to market.

 But, what if you don’t have a half-million dollar idea (or better)?

It’s time to give thanks for franchising!

Franchising is where you can buy your own business in an already established business concept.  It’s a head start into business – because someone else has kick started the brand. 

And, there are so many different concepts that exist, you can find a concept that fits your interests and your lifestyle.  Are you looking to start a business and work at it as a full-time job?  Are you looking for a part time or semi-absentee business investment?  No matter your interests and available time, there is a franchise concept for you.

It’s time to give thanks for someone else’s idea!  But, ideas are only ideas … it’s time to take the next step.  Let me help you examine the different franchise opportunities that are available.  I’ll introduce you to FranNet’s exclusive “Perfect Match” system to help align you with potential fits.  And, I even host events throughout the year (both online and in-person events) to help you on the pathway to success.

All of my consultations, services and events are 100% FREE.  Contact me at or 616-891-1374.

So, enjoy the turkey and stuffing this week and give thanks!  There are great ideas out there, and they are ready for you. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Your Network...and a Needy Child...Await Your Pro-active Activity This Holiday Season

Join us this Tuesday, November 17th, in Ada from 5:00-8:00 pm at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church's Parish Life  (6477 Ada Dr SE).

"Visible Networking: No Hiding out".

Your take-away:
New insights and an actionable plan for improving your networking effectiveness for the well as a jump-start into 2016.

Brigitte Betser, former Franchise Development Specialist and now Franchise/Small Business Consultant and Ken Soper, Master Career Counselor, one of first 50 MCC's in the world.

RSVP now at this link:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHOOSING A FRANCHISE: Can I be a part-time owner?

If you choose to take advantage of the free services provided by a FranNet consultant like myself, you’ll find that as we start the research process, we’ll ask lots of questions!  That’s because it’s our goal to find you a great fit for your lifestyle, among other attributes.
It’s somewhat similar to the dating world, where you might meet a matchmaker looking to pair you up with your future husband or wife.  You want to be truthful and honest in your answers, because – well, in all honesty – you don’t want to be paired up in a bad relationship. 
One of the important aspects that we look at as we work with you to make matches is lifestyle.  And for you, running a franchise full time may not make sense in the near future. 
Franchising offers lots of variety, including a range in the amount of time necessary for the owner to invest in the business.  If you are looking at franchising as an investment or something to offer great flexibility, semi-absentee ownership may be the best fit for you. This is an option where the owner typically puts in between 10 and 20 hours a week on the business. On-site managers handle your day-to-day operations, making sure that your customers are leaving happy. 
Whether you’re looking for an investment (semi-absentee model) or a career, franchising may be a fit for you.   
Don’t try to figure it out on your own – resources are available to help you as there are many things to consider when looking at different franchise opportunities – that’s where FranNet’s “Proven Match” system comes into play.  We’ll take a look at your available time, your ability to provide the necessary financial capital, and most importantly – your goals and interests!
LUNCH & LEARN – Friday, November 13 (Online event)Learn more about semi-absentee and full-time executive models expanding in Michigan on Friday during our “Lunch & Learn’ web-based event. We’ll feature three brief presentations that you can enjoy over lunch from the comfort of your home or office while learning about some wealth-building options for the next phase of your career.
You can also contact me at 616-891-1374 or to learn more about taking the next step towards business ownership.  Remember, all of FranNet’s consultations, events, advice and more are 100% FREE.  No pressure, no obligations.