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Author: Jane Stein

Helping people in various stages of reinvention discover the possibilities offered by business ownership through franchising. Being self employed can provide satisfaction AND security and provide a path to wealth creation. My goal is to help you identify business opportunities that meet your interests, skill sets, and income needs. Sometimes the goal is to relocate. Sometimes it's to break free of corporate shackles. Whatever your motivation is, I provide a step by step process of due diligence to determine if you are ready to invest in yourself.

She Owns It! Skyhawks and SuperTots Sports Academy

Skyhawks Sports (the umbrella organization including SuperTots Sports Academy) started as a regional soccer program focused in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1979 they were pioneers in the industry before franchising in 2012. The popularity of the camps grew as the years went by, and some amazing athletes and wonderful individuals emerged. These soccer-focused Skyhawks …

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Franchise of the Month – MaidPro

This month’s FOM is again one that I personally use.  This concept offers a quick ROI and strong growth and scalability while still providing the work-life balance you desire. Enjoying the hours you work and the people you work with is what makes life more enjoyable. This is why MaidPro considers themselves Franchise Friendly.  And …

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Franchise of the Month – Contender eSports

This month’s FOM offers a semi absentee model that is the first franchise to cash in on a billion-dollar industry.  Recently I set up a google alert for stories on competitive gaming and esports and not a day goes by without me getting 2-3 articles about big name athletes cashing in, equity funds and other …

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She Owns It! A story of two Allisons (but one is Alison)

  Songs for Seeds is an innovative business model that combines music with early childhood education for a little rockin’ and a lot of learnin’! Songs was Created in 2009, by the “two Allisons” (Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna), and their husbands Bobby and Craig, By 2010 they were already voted “Best Music Class” …

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The Inside Scoop on Researching Franchises

The Road Ahead - Franchise Due DIligence Process

The REAL way to research and understand franchise models Many people are not aware that franchising, and franchise sales in particular, are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  The good news about that is that a tremendous amount of information will eventually be disclosed to you in the form of the Franchise Disclosure Document.  …

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5 Fun Franchises You Can Start for Under $50K

This post was originally posted on and written for Jen Monks – The Life Wise Lady.   I work with women  every day who are DYING to get out of their 9 to 5 straight jacket.  They frequently say they have always wanted to own their own business, but the time was never right… until …

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