Recognizing the economic and cultural benefits entrepreneurs bring to their hometowns, mayors and other local leaders are looking for practical ways to attract and retain more of these economic heroes. Rather than luring businesses from the outside through costly incentives such as tax breaks and calling it growth, more mayors and their communities are now looking within.
“Growing your own [economy] through investing in entrepreneurs is an economic development imperative for mayors and their cities,” said Betsy Hodges, former mayor of Minneapolis. “Entrepreneurs grow the cities they live in. The money stays in their community. They hire local. This leads to an upward spiral of success for the city.” Read more.
Returning as a guest to Franchising & You is Holly A Ford, Entrepreneur, Executive Franchise Broker, Radio Host and Author. Fresh on the heels of the recent publication of her best-selling book, Create Your Own Wealth, a Collection of 2-Minute Topics on Franchising, Holly shares her goals and objectives around the book’s development along with the motivating factors that led her to ‘putting her thoughts down on paper.’
The book’s Table of Contents is like no other with riveting chapters including, World Domination – Creating Wealth through Franchise Expansion, We are the World – The Social Entrepreneur, and Diamond in the Rough – Why Invest in an Unprofitable Business.
Franchising & You airs every Saturday at 9:30 AM EDT / 8:30 AM CDT with each segment available on-demand. Listen here.
The corporate world can be a comfortable place with its steady income and predictability. But after many years in a corporate job, you may begin to feel stifled. After all, you need to work within set hours, may desire more work/life balance and higher income potential. You might have new ideas, but no support to implement them. And do you want to be your own boss? If these sentiments resonate with you, a corporate job to entrepreneurship may be your next career transition.
However, leaving a corporate job to start your own business is a major step and you may be wondering if you have what it takes. At BirthdayPak, we have found that the skills and experiences our franchise owners acquired from their corporate days have positioned them for success as an entrepreneur. Here’s why you have more transferrable skills and advantages than you think, and they can benefit you as a business owner too. Read more.