Monthly Archives: March 2015

National Property Inspections 2015 Franchisee Survey Reveals Strong Satisfaction

In February and March, National Property Inspections, Inc., participated in an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. We scored 4.1 out of 5.0 and outperformed others in its industry, showing high franchisee satisfaction. NPI received the same score in our 2014 survey. Some of the highlights of this year’s survey include the following: Nearly 95 percent Continue Reading »

Practical Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

It’s not easy starting and operating your own business. You have the big things to plan for and worry about — business and marketing plans, legal services, accounting and more — but you can’t let the small stuff escape under the radar, either. Here, we offer some easy tips for entrepreneurs. Operate your business with Continue Reading »

Is Franchising Right for You?

You want to start your own business, but you don’t necessarily want to start from square one. You’re looking for a proven business model with technical and marketing support. And, you might not be certain what business or industry is right for you. Enter a franchise, where all of the groundwork has been done for you. Continue Reading »

When Is the Right Time to Start Your Own Business?

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI This is a tough question to answer, since anyone could have unique circumstances — or at least feel their situation is unique. However, some circumstances generally apply. One of the reasons most often given for not starting a business is, “The economy is bad. I’ll wait for it to improve.” Continue Reading »

What’s It Like to Be a Professional Property Inspector?

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI The value of what a professional inspector does is obvious. If a small business is stretching its budget to buy an office building, then later discovering that that building needs a new roof could be devastating. The same is true for any number of similar scenarios for individuals buying a Continue Reading »

3 Tips for Building Your NPI/GPI Franchise

So, you’re interested in a National Property Inspections or Global Property Inspections franchise? The rewards can be tremendous: earning a great income, choosing your own schedule, having a better work-life balance. You should also plan for growth and follow a few simple tips, which we offer here. Follow Our Playbook. We’ve been franchising since 1987, Continue Reading »

7 Essential Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur

You’re interested in starting your own business, but you’re wondering if you have what it takes. You may be inspired by a creative genius like Steve Jobs or a tough-as-nails businessman like Bill Gates, but it’s not necessary to be either to become a great entrepreneur. In fact, it might surprise you to know that it’s Continue Reading »

New York Franchise Owner Is Enjoying the View From the Top

After more than 25 years as a property inspector, Tom Sansone of Rochester, New York, feels like he’s s scaled a mountain, and for the former Kodak employee, the view from the top is picture perfect. Sansone spent nine years working for Kodak, during which time he developed a prototype for a Kodak color copier, Continue Reading »