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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 »

South Carolina Franchisee Considers NPI a Partner

Hank Shadwell received his bachelor’s degree in communications and theater. He was looking for a job in television when he decided to start work in construction — specifically electricity. After becoming a master electrician, Shadwell started his own residential and commercial company, Shadwell Electric Company. However, when the commercial construction industry in his hometown collapsed Continue Reading »

Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Potential Franchisor

If you’re looking for a franchising opportunity, then according to Franchise.net.au, there are seven questions you might ask. We at NPI/GPI think you should ask these seven questions of any potential franchisor: What structure is in place to ensure I receive the support I need to succeed? What assistance is provided to market the business? Continue Reading »