Archive for December, 2011

December 30th, 2011  Posted at   Franchising

Given a chance, business is one of the choices of people when it comes to making money. The problem is that there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to be successful with your business. But did you know that with the help of food cart franchising, you will be able to create a small business that can generate a passive income for you. The only thing that you need to do is to make sure that you have a good company, location, and food.

The main reason why food cart franchising is advisable for everyone is because a more successful company will be helping you with it. You will be able to use the name, trademark, and logo of the company where you will be getting your franchise. Aside from this, you will also be able to use the business system that they have, ensuring that food cart franchising will be a successful business for you. The company will also be providing the supplies, equipment, uniform, and machines that you need for your business.

Unlike starting your own business where you will be figuring out the things that you need to do, and the system that should be followed, food cart franchising is basically a business-in-a-box. If you have an extra space in front of your house, where hundreds of people are passing every day, you can already get into food cart franchising, and be sure that you will be successful with it. Heck! There are even some companies that will provide your crew, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

You may be wondering why there are a lot of companies that are offering this kind of franchising business, right. Well, this method will help them make more money and make their products more accessible to everyone. If you are going to get into food cart franchising, you will be purchasing everything that you need from them, resulting to an increase in their income. (more…)

December 29th, 2011  Posted at   Franchising

The economic downturn has left you with no other option but to ditch your daytime job and be your own boss. You’ve scoured the market for an available franchise business opportunity and you’re now ready to go into a franchise business. Of course you did your research and have identified the pros and cons of each. You’ve more or less selected the right one from among the many opportunities presented before you.

But wait. Here’s a word to the wise:

Before you sign anything and invest your hard-earned money into your new business franchise, it may well be worth your time to check what franchise business opportunities really offer you in the long run.

Here are three important questions that you should ask yourself after considering all business franchise opportunities:

1. What do I really want?

It should all begin with your business philosophy.

What kind of business do you see yourself excelling in? What kind of business set-up do you see yourself to be very comfortable with from among all the franchise opportunities available? You have to remember that investing a big capital means that you will be bound to stay in this business for quite a long time before you can recoup everything.

Remember that not all existing franchises are created equal.

There are business opportunities that let you have control over everything including what you earn. You become an independent owner of your very own business, making you the boss in the truest sense of the word. This is an ideal set-up for those who are true entrepreneurs and do not want the pressure of a partner/franchisor. In this set-up, you also do not pay royalties and fees for the franchise.

On the other hand, there are opportunities that works very much like the franchise business set-up that you probably know: initially, you will be working closely with the franchisor as your partner, guide, and mentor and you will be paying royalties and fees for as long as the franchise exists.

2. Will I be happy, satisfied, and fulfilled with my choice?

Not to be underestimated, the happiness-meter should not be taken for granted in one’s choice of business especially when it comes to assessing a franchise.

You have to take into account that you are now venturing into a business that you will call your own and with the amount of money you will be investing, you’re in there for the long haul. (more…)

December 28th, 2011  Posted at   Franchising

As franchises go, a cleaning franchise is one of the more affordable business opportunities with easily accessible tools to complete the tasks of cleaning offices, day cares and other facilities. A commercial cleaning franchise opportunity is priced from $10,000 and up, so many people have the ability to invest in the business. The affordability makes it possible for anyone to buy a franchise in the carpet cleaning, junk hauling, foreclosure, mold inspection, commercial buildings or restoration industries.

The cleaning business is resistant to downturns in the economy because many businesses need to outsource cleaning services daily and weekly. Contracting with businesses that must project an image of professionalism allows them to have a clean and neatly organized environment. Using a regular cleaning service is a benefit the average company cannot do without. Companies like real estate offices, day cares, doctor’s offices, travel agencies, dialysis centers, privately owned stores, tax preparation and CPA offices and many other businesses would prefer to hire a cleaning service rather than try to clean their facilities themselves or hire a staff to clean.

Hiring a cleaning service saves an employer the cost associated with hiring a staff and providing benefits, employment taxes and workman’s comp. It’s considerably more cost-efficient for most businesses to outsource this facet of operating a company. The business saves the cost of employment, searching for employees and training. Instead, they are left with a fee for the cleaning service and no other responsibility.

There’s low overhead in the cleaning business which can be keep the cost of hiring a service low and very affordable. The need for cleaning services continues to grow, creating a greater and greater demand for the services. There are many businesses whose future is in question, but not the cleaning business. With the advent of green cleaning products, that’s a new area filled with expansion opportunities. More and more people are concerned about harsh cleaning chemicals and prefer the use of products which are environmentally safe and safe for human exposure. (more…)