What Is the Real Survival Rate of Franchised Businesses?


"Some studies show that franchises have a success rate of approximately 90 percent as compared to only about 15 percent of businesses that are started from the ground up. The increased probability of success usually far outweighs any initial franchise fee and nominal royalties that are paid monthly."

Read the entire article in Entrepreneur

Being Lucky

Is Lucky being in the right place at the right time?

Would you know the right place at the right time if it were here and now?

After doing a market study for one of my clients in Zip Code 97214, I discovered that over 65% of the homes in this zip code (SE Portland) were built before 1939.

Wouldn't a small handyman or restoration or painting company be a good business to be in right now?
There are low priced franchises that do just that.
A person could build a customer base in Portland at what appears to be an opportune time.
No experience necessary, financing available and VA discounts.
If you want to know more...contact me.
My services are provided at no cost to you.


Millennials are spending big money to sweat

The LA Times has determined that Millennials will pay big bucks to work out.

Young fitness addicts say their days of mindless treadmill workouts tied to just one gym are over. With a limited number of spots per class and advance reservations generally required, there’s a mad rush to get into the hottest classes.

“It’s expensive to be healthy, but it’s more expensive to be sick.” is the new motto. Read article

Millennials top 100 favorite brands.

If you are going to open a business it might be wise to know what the future might bring.
The children of the baby boomers seem to know what they like as this article reveals Millennials top 100 favorite brands. Read article at Business Insider


A Truck or a Cake?

It looks like a truck but it is really a remote controlled cake.

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