Monthly Archives: June 2015

It’s Never Too Late to Change Careers

Frustrated with the corporate grind or tired of working for someone else, encore entrepreneurs — those over 50 who plan on working through their retirement — are looking at changing careers by going into business for themselves. Oftentimes, this involves starting a franchise business. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), one in four individuals between Continue Reading »

The Outlook for Franchising in 2015

If you’re considering starting your own business, then you may already know that you want to buy a franchise. After all, a franchise offers many benefits, including the following: Start your company with an established brand and a positive reputation Increase the chance of your success and become profitable faster Use a proven business model, Continue Reading »

Consider Home Inspection When Looking for a Rewarding Career

Are you uncertain about your career path? Perhaps you are deciding on the field you wish to enter, or maybe you are considering a career change. A career as a home inspector can secure your future in an exciting and rewarding industry. As the housing market recovers and home construction and sales increase, the demand Continue Reading »

Teach Yourself to Think Differently

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI We have to think and make many conscious decisions every day, even if it’s deciding what color socks to wear or what to have for dinner. The question I pose is this: Can we teach ourselves to think from a business perspective of solving problems and coming up with great Continue Reading »

Give Your Career a Second Wind

You’ve retired. That’s supposed to be the end of working, right? But now you’re bored, or you’re feeling unfulfilled, or golf and gardening aren’t actually as much fun as you’d imagined. Maybe money is tighter than you had expected and you need additional income. Whatever the reason, you’ve gotten a second wind in the career Continue Reading »

Millennials and Their Parents Create Successful Franchise Partnerships

Although the economy is slowly recovering from recession, there’s still a shortage of jobs — and fierce competition for the jobs that are available. The situation has created challenges for both Millennials entering the workforce and their parents who have been working for many years: The jobs available for Millennials graduating college are few and far Continue Reading »

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections a Top Low-Cost Franchise

National Property Inspections, Inc., is proud to be named a top low-cost franchise opportunity by Franchise Business Review for the second year in a row. To be included on the list, a franchise must cost less than $100,000 and must adhere to the publication’s recommended best practices. The list of top opportunities includes the low-cost Continue Reading »

The Next Generation of Franchising

We already know that Millennials are innovative, independent, hardworking and creative. Those traits are, after all, trademarks of the generation. But what you may not realize is that these traits and others also make Millennials ideal franchisees. Millennials who have graduated from college haven’t had it easy. The recession has created a shortage of jobs Continue Reading »

Career Options in Building Inspection

Starting a career? Changing careers? Then commercial building inspection can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. As a building inspector, or construction inspector, you’ll ensure that properties meet local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Building inspectors typically are employed by a city, township or county, and they specialize in either residential Continue Reading »