Self-employment

Choosing the Right Franchisor

Do you find yourself thinking that you are just not where you want to be in life? Maybe your daily work routine is too monotonous and you need to do something else. Or have you come to the conclusion that you really want to make an investment in your life, to discover and flourish your Continue Reading »

What to Know Before You Buy a Franchise

You made your decision and have evaluated the franchise you want to purchase. You are ready to make the investment and complete the required training to start your business. Before you make a final commitment, you should check out two things: the FTC and the FDD. Let’s look at what each of these acronyms stand Continue Reading »

How to Fund Your Small Business

Are you confident that you want to start your own business and that you have what it takes to succeed? Perhaps the only dilemma that you have about starting a business is how to fund it. There are many options for financing your small business: Family and friends. You may have a close friend or Continue Reading »

When Choosing a Franchisor, Consider These Things

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have been training and supporting franchise owners for a long time — nearly 30 years — and we always have our ears open as to what our competitors in the property inspection franchising industry are doing. We also pay attention to what other Continue Reading »

What You Need to Know SBA Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to fund loans that small businesses loans may need for a variety of different reasons. However, the SBA does not actually provide the money; rather the organization provides the guarantee that the debt will be repaid to their partners. The SBA website offers overviews of loans that Continue Reading »

Now Is the Time to Start Your Home Inspection Business

When you think of starting your own business, your first thought may be that the economy isn’t right. Or, you may question why you would leave your current job to go off and start your own business. There are several reasons why now is the right time for starting your own business. In fact, a Continue Reading »

Starting Your Own Business: Strategies for Success

Age is mostly irrelevant in becoming a determining factor for succeeding as an entrepreneur. There have been young entrepreneurs as well as older, established entrepreneurs. Some have built success on seemingly impossible ideas and others seem to possess a certain amount of luck. For the most part, a successful entrepreneur will have to fearlessly work 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 »