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Employment to Empowerment: The Entrepreneur’s Source Explains How

Danger Zone: People around the country today are living paycheck to paycheck, including a growing chunk of the middle class. Nearly half of all middle-class Americans are not confident in their ability to save sufficiently for retirement.  For many,  all it takes is a small bout of joblessness for any savings that people have managed to put aside to disappear.

In the post-recession economy, workers are still struggling to gain a foothold on their professional growth. Journalist and tax expert David Cay Johnston notes that almost a third of the roughly 154 million Americans who held a job at any point in 2012 made less than $15,000 a year.

Even the slight growth in U.S. Employee Confidence Index by Randstad isn’t enough to combat perpetuating Battered Career Syndrome®. Professionals subjected to downsizing, tightening budgets and outsourcing are feeling the burden of the employment climate. CBS News reports:

80 percent of employees between ages 55 and 70 who look for work after leaving their jobs fail to find employment.

A coaching environment can provide professionals suffering from Battered Career Syndrome® a new perspective on career development options. The Entrepreneur’s Sources® works with individuals wanting to take control of their professional and personal future to achieve the Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity they and their families deserve.

“We want people to stop settling for the ‘New Normal’,” said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading career and franchisee business coaching company. “We are dealing with a New Career Economy® domestically and worldwide where employment conditions have forever changed. The days of long-term job security and a lifetime with one company are gone. Employers have been forced to get lean during these economic times, and the lesson they learned is that a smaller workforce can pick up the slack, and employees can do more than one job.”

Powell believes there are four key areas of self-discovery individuals should consider to help determine their best professional path:

Evaluate your Opportunities
Professionals driven to go from Employment to Empowerment® are recommended to create a checkpoint list of necessary desires. Outlining expectations allows an individual to measure performance and set goals.

Assess your Strengths
Identify professional and personal strengths and weaknesses and what opportunities best reinforce an individual’s value in the workplace.

Own a List of Clearly Defined Short- and Long-term Goals
Establishing desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity (ILWE) goals define the big picture and provides professionals with short- and long-term projects to work toward. By focusing on both short-term (Income and Lifestyle) and long-term objectives (Wealth and Equity), the ILWE creates a framework for long-term application while growing a successful business.

Accept Guidance and Support from Others
Somewhere along the line, accepting help seemed to become synonymous with admitting defeat. Not true! Life throws a million things at the average person, accepting the assistance of a trained professionals demonstrates confidence and strategic thinking. Individuals can better realize their goals by enlisting the help of a career transition coach or business coach.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Start A Business Weekend

Are you part of the 75 percent of Americans who have the dream to become self-sufficient in your career, but aren’t sure where to start? Why not start by attending Start a Business Weekend® (SABW) sponsored by The Entrepreneur’s Source®.

What is Start a Business Weekend?

SABW is an online, virtual business expo that can help you explore the career path of entrepreneurship – all from the comfort of your own home (and maybe even in your pajamas!) This virtual franchise fair offers current and prospective franchisees the chance to discover franchise opportunities and converse with alternative career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Sourc®e about a potential career of business ownership.

“We’re bridging the power of information with the ease of gathering it by using innovative, virtual technology,” founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source® Terry Powell said. “Attendees have access to three days of industry experts’ informative sessions hosted in the virtual auditorium, without leaving their home or office. It’s complete convenience—Entrepreneur’s Source coaches are accessible all weekend long to guests. Plus, attendees gain all the benefits of a franchise expo without the travel expenses and time commitment.”

What Do I Get Out of Start a Business Weekend?

Start a Business Weekend® attendees will receive access to over 100 virtual online booths and hundreds of free videos as well as the following benefits:

  • Coaching conferences with skilled and accomplished alternative career coaches from The Entrepreneur’s Source who are devoted to The Discovery Process, which supports future entrepreneurs in discovering their Possibilities, Options and Dreams (POD) and their unique franchise fit.
  • Enlightening seminars from nationally-recognized speakers to motivate attendees. These speakers will provide educational information about the franchise industry and inspiring guidance about how to reach their desired lifestyle.
  • A virtual briefcase in which SABW attendees can add educational materials to throughout the expo. Attendees will also receive admission to meaningful, complimentary resources such as franchise opportunity information and exclusive business prospects.
  • The ability to network online with other professionals and attendees to start building your unique network of entrepreneurial-minded contacts.

Sign up for Start a Business Weekend Today!

Start a Business Weekend® will be held from Sept. 24 – Sept. 26 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EDT. To register for the virtual franchise showcase, sponsored by The Entrepreneur’s Source, click here http://www.startabusinessweekend.com/.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews: How to Escape the Shackles of The Battered Career Syndrome

Today over 70% of full-time working Americans , according to Gallup, are actively disengaged – i.e. miserable – or just sleep walking through their careers and failing slowly. Check out our latest info graph and discover how to escape the shackles of the Battered Career Syndrome®.

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What if your next career move isn’t a promotion?

Visit FranMatch.com. Franchise ownership is one of the best ways to transition into entrepreneurship because the system is already built for you… a more structured track with less risk and fewer surprises. Becoming a franchisee offers an opportunity to run your own business while building off the success of a proven business.

Go through this easy five-step process today and your coach will share with you three possible franchises that match your desires and investment range.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews How to Transition to Entrepreneurship

Throughout your career path, have you ever dreamt of being self-sufficient? Have you ever thought, I am ready to do this on my own, I just don’t know how to get started?

Studies have shown 75 percent of the adult population has a strong or very strong desire to be self-sufficient—but only five percent are ready, willing and able to act on that desire. However, The Entrepreneur’s Source believes that, with proper coaching and guidance, the other 70 percent can also attain independence.

Like any major life change, transitioning your career path to entrepreneurship is a challenge. There are many questions to be answered, and you may find yourself wondering:

  • Where do you go for advice?
  • Should you open a startup business that’s independent?
  • Do you invest into a franchising business opportunity?
  • What’s the right business opportunity for you?

Today over 70% of full-time working Americans, according to Gallup, are actively disengaged – i.e. miserable – or just sleep walking through their careers and failing slowly. Check out our latest info graph and discover how to escape the shackles of the Battered Career Syndrome:

Getting Your Career Unstuck: Five simple actions that can change your career today and start you on the path to self-sufficiency.

At The Entrepreneur’s Source, business coaches work with aspiring entrepreneurs to answer the tough questions and help establish income, lifestyle, wealth and equity goals in order to find the best business opportunity fit.

The decision to take control of your professional career through entrepreneurship is only the first step. An E-Source Coach can help take you through the Discovery Process and identify the right business opportunity that meets your income, lifestyle, wealth and equity (ILWE) goals.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can take the first steps toward finding the right franchise opportunity at Start a Business Weekend, a digital franchise expo hosted by The Entrepreneur’s Source. For more information, visit: http://www.startabusinessweekend.com/sabw/

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The Entrepreneur’s Source on why Baby Boomers are Turning to Franchising

In the early 1990s, the average age for retirement was 57 – it has since been steadily increasing. Recent studies indicate that more than 80 percent of baby boomers in the United States and 50 percent in Canada are not confident they will possess adequate funds for a comfortable retirement and anticipate the need to work beyond today’s traditional retirement ages of 62 to 65.

For many Americans and Canadians, simply having a job has not provided the wealth and equity necessary to retire on time. In the United States, the 55- to 64-year-old age group has had the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes entrepreneurship.

Older adults are beginning to realize that they cannot count on reactive investments, such as the stock market, and instead are choosing to explore franchising as a means to take control of their own destiny,. While the job market remains volatile, franchising provides an investment opportunity backed by the security of a credible, established business plan.

The five types of boomer-friendly franchise opportunities and the reasons they fit for older entrepreneurs:

  1. Home-based franchises require much less start-up capital than brick-and-mortar franchises and have more flexible hours.
  1. Business coaching franchises allow retirees to use their acquired business experience and they can often work from home.
  1. Tutoring/education franchises require a lower capital investment and are proven to be less stressful than a business opportunity like a restaurant concept.
  1. Senior-care franchises allow baby boomers to easily relate to the customer base. Additionally, there is high demand for senior-care services, which will only continue to grow.
  1. Staffing/recruiting franchises are a great option for retired executives who have grown accustom to the hiring process. Staffing services also have high customer demand that will grow as the economy improves.

If you can follow the system and you’re not a maverick, then franchising is a great opportunity for you. The franchise brings about 80 percent of the discipline to be successful; the other 20 percent is what the person brings to it to develop the business.”

Those boomers concerned with the startup costs associated with franchising may be surprised to learn there are several options that may be within their budget.

“Many people are under the false impression that in order to invest in a franchise you must have a very high net worth, but that’s not always the case,” said Terry Powell, Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “Franchise investments can begin as low as $10,000 and range into the millions depending on the real estate and fixed costs associated with the business model.”

For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source and franchising opportunities, visit http://www.EntrepreneursSource.com/.

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