March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Small businesses are a vital component of the U.S. economy, making up nearly half of the American GDP and creating 63 percent of new jobs between 1993 and mid-2013, according to recent studies by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Entrepreneur’s Source, the nation’s leading alternative career coaching company, says that - considering the massive impact that small business ownership has on the economy - it’s crucial that small businesses succeed and continue to be a hub of employment.
For those entertaining the idea of business ownership and looking to explore what options are available, The Entrepreneur’s Source is hosting a complimentary, virtual career expo. The Start A Business Weekend® (SABW) expo will take place March 26-28, 2015. Because business ownership can be accomplished in many ways, Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source, says that among the first things for would-be entrepreneurs to consider are long-term life and career goals, needs and expectations, and how business ownership can be best used to achieve success. Deciding between independent ownership (e.g., starting a business from scratch or buying an existing business) or joining a franchise system is the next crucial step toward entrepreneurship.
To start the conversation, Powell shares key aspects of business ownership for would-be entrepreneurs to consider when deciding if independent ownership or franchising is right for them:
“In general, business ownership requires a large amount of personal investment and hard work to succeed, but the benefits of success are never-ending,” said Powell. “Self-sufficiency through owning a business allows you to achieve your desired ILWE® – income, lifestyle, wealth and equity goals – and the satisfaction of being in the driver’s seat of your own career path.”
It’s necessary to take all aspects of business ownership into account to determine if franchising or independent ownership will bring the most success based on the owners’ individual skills, talents and preferences. Start A Business Weekend gives attendees the opportunity to explore a variety of franchise opportunities and speak with a coach to discover if franchise entrepreneurship is the best path toward self-sufficiency. Registration is free at www.StartABusinessWeekend.com.
For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source and pursuing franchise entrepreneurship as a second career, visit www.entrepreneurssource.com/.
The Entrepreneur’s Source is North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, with more than 150 offices in the United States and Canada. Dominating the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America, the company offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source, please visit http://www.EntrepreneursSource.com/.
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