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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Why You Should Attend Start A Business Weekend TODAY

The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Why You Should Attend Start A Business Weekend® TODAY

Does your New Year’s Resolution to become self-sufficient always end up on the backburner? 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 Source about a potential career of business ownership.

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“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— The 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 Keynotes 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.

Just because SABW comes to a close doesn’t mean that your materials are lost. Following the end of the event, all attendees will be given a 20-day pass to reexamine their exclusive expo resources to explore their unique franchise opportunities in greater detail.

Sign up for Start a Business Weekend Today!

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Start a Business Weekend® will be held on January 28th – January 30th 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 3 Reasons Employees Are Shifting Away From Employment to Empowerment

The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews 3 Reasons Employees Are Shifting Away From Employment to Empowerment

Today, we’re seeing a growing segment of Americans – from Baby Boomers to Millennials – realizing they are no longer fulfilled in their corporate jobs.  The current stagnant job market is making career success hard to attain for many professionals in corporate America. Many are forced to work 40+ hours each week for lower pay and with fewer resources. These individuals are commonly faced with the threat of company downsizings and unexpected layoffs and yet agree to take upon an extra workload without extra pay or recognition. This work schedule has left millions of people in corporate America simply exhausted.

More and more of these unsatisfied individuals are choosing to proactively leave their corporate sector jobs to take the leap from Employment to Empowerment and invest in a business opportunity as an alternative career path. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source reviews some of the factors that are causing many individuals to leave corporate America for franchise business ownership.

3 Reasons Employees Are Leaving Corporate America for Entrepreneurship

  1. An Enhanced Lifestyle. You may think that the number one reason why individuals choose to leave corporate America for entrepreneurship is the money. Think again. Susan Mell, franchise owner and alternative career coach at The Entrepreneur’s Source, has found that the biggest reason why these people choose to move from Employment to Empowerment is to gain access to an improved lifestyle. Imagine actually being able to attend most of your child’s soccer games or having the ability to take a week off for a family vacation. The possibility of being your own boss and having the ability to create a more balanced life is often more inspiring to entrepreneurs than the actual income.
  2. Feeling Unappreciated. Many individuals working in corporate America find themselves with an ever-growing workload. These individuals are happy to take more projects on, but aren’t too happy that they’re rarely recognized, thanked or even acknowledged for the work that they do. Shouldn’t we all be respected for our time and work? Mell finds that clients talk about “the companies they’ve worked for and felt they really did a great job for and felt loyalty to, but they didn’t feel that loyalty back.” People should be appreciated for the good work that they do and should feel a mutual sense of loyalty for their employer. By taking the road to entrepreneurship, business owners will no longer feel under appreciated.
  3. The Corporate Financial Peak. Once an employee climbs the ranks within a company, but then is let go during a downsize or for another reason, they find themselves at a peculiar situation. As they climbed titles, their salaries climbed accordingly, and once they leave the company, most other employers aren’t willing to match or exceed their previous compensation. This is known as the corporate peak. Once you’ve reached it in corporate America, the only way to earn more money and live as you previously did is to become entrepreneurial. Starting a business can help create a sense of unlimited income potential that you have full control over.

How to Take the First Step

Taking the leap from Employment to Empowerment is a big step, and you don’t have to do it alone. Alternative career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source can help guide you through the process of becoming a business owner. For more information about how an alternative career coach can help you move from corporate America to entrepreneurship, contact a coach today http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/contact.html.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews the Keys to Work-Life Balance

The Entrepreneur’s Source® Reviews the Keys to Work-Life Balance

In The New Career Economy®, working a standard 9-5 no longer comprises clocking in 40 hours a week. Many times employees put in many extra hours to try and stand out and get ahead in their careers. Working overtime, often without being paid for the extra hours, causes many of these individuals to fall victim to Battered Career Syndrome® and wishing for a more flexible schedule. In fact, U.S. News & World reported on a 2015 Super Study that found 97 percent of Americans said that the ability to work flexible hours would positively impact their quality of life.

Many individuals who understand the benefits of business ownership choose to make the switch from Employment to Empowerment® to gain better control of their careers and sense of work-life balance. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source® reviews why many entrepreneurial-minded individuals are looking to become self-sufficient by no longer relying on the job market, but by entering the path of entrepreneurship instead.

Franchising Ideal for Achieving Work-Life Balance
Business ownership, but specifically franchising, allows entrepreneurs to control their career path versus having the market or someone else dictate what their future may hold. Investing in a franchise gives aspiring entrepreneurs a huge advantage –an established system to follow. Investing in a franchise is hard work, but franchisees can achieve a greater sense of work-life balance than in previous career options by following these three steps below that The Entrepreneur’s Source provides.

The Entrepreneur’s Source® Reviews 3 Ways to Achieve Life Balance through Franchising

  1. Define what work-life balance looks like to you. Work-life balance doesn’t look the same to everyone. To some, it means spending more time with your family. To others, it means not having to work on the weekends. Whatever your sense of work-life balance may look like, it’s important to establish what it means to you. Identifying what an ideal work-life balance looks like can help you recognize when you have achieved it or if you simply are working too hard. You have to decide you want your life to look like, and then figure out how you are going to get there.
  2. Construct boundaries. This is oftentimes the hardest step in achieving work-life balance. We come from a nation of workaholics, and taking a stand to declare that you will balance your personal and professional life takes guts. Establishing that you want to achieve work-life balance is the first step, and this entails setting clear boundaries. You have to decide upfront the hours that you are willing to work and put boundaries, because if, by nature you just like to work, you’ll work 24/7 and not think of the time you could have spent with family and friends.
  3. Recognize you don’t have to do it all alone. When running a franchise, many franchisees think that the fate of the business lies in their hands and have a hard time letting go of control. However, running a franchise isn’t a one-man-show. After all, isn’t that why you hire employees? Entrepreneurs need to divide and conquer so they can be strategic in how their business operates. Hiring the right people to help you run your franchise is key, and once you build a team you can trust you can begin to delegate.

Truly achieving work-life balance is a process and may take time, but once it has been achieved entrepreneurs can reap the benefits of having more time to do what they love and spend with their loved ones. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can achieve work-life balance through investing in a franchise, contact an alternative career coach at The Entrepreneur’s Source® today http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/contact.html.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Why Many Are Rethinking Retirement

The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Why So Many Are Rethinking Their Retirement Plans

In America’s fast-paced society, many retirees aren’t satisfied in retirement and are looking for more out of their later years of life. As a result, many of these individuals are turning to “encore” careers. According to encore.org, “encore career encompasses work in the second half of life that combines social impact, purpose and often continued income,” and these types of careers are quickly growing. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source reviews the rise of the encore career and what options are open to retirees.

The Rise of the Encore Career
The trend of people at retirement age choosing to continue working has risen since 2011, and today nearly 9 million Americans ages 44 to 70 work in encore jobs. This trend is only expected to increase, according to a recent retirement study by Merrill Lynch.

“47 percent of today’s retirees say they either have worked or plan to work during their retirement,” the study stated. “But an even greater percentage (72 percent) of pre-retirees age 50-plus say they want to keep working after they retire, and in the near future it will become increasingly unusual for retirees not to work.”

Retirees Seeking a Greater Purpose in Life
Why is this that many retirement-aged folks are choosing to continue working? Well, there’s a wide variety of reasons, ranging from experiencing boredom after working for decades to the necessity of having a secondary income due to not having enough saved for the now-lengthy retirement years.

“I had a client call recently who has been retired for six years and he told me he was bored out of his mind,” Bruce Krebs, an alternative career coach at The Entrepreneurs Source in Chattanooga, TN said. “He said he’s traveled, played golf, but he wanted to do something that would keep him busy and also something that he’d enjoy.”

Krebs has seen a steep increase in the amount of older clients seeking advice from him for how to find work once retired. This type of boredom in retirement has long been around, but Krebs is starting to see a new trend among his clients of retirement age emerge: The desire for a greater purpose and fulfillment in retirement.

“It used to be just 2 to 5 percent of my clients fell into this category,” Krebs said. “In the last three years, it’s been on the increase, but in the last 18 months, it’s grown to 30 percent of my business.”

Franchising as a Solution for Retirees
As one may assume, people of retirement age may not be meant to work all types of jobs. Due to the volatility of the job market, many retirees are finding it difficult to find jobs in areas that they may desire. Many companies are looking for young, savvy and technologically sound talent – capacities that not all retirees innately possess.

However, there is one alternative career that is a great fit for many retirees: Franchising. In fact, the 55- to 64-year-old age range in the U.S. has had the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade. Franchising allows an individual to work on their business without working in their business, which is oftentimes what retirees are looking for. Franchising provides a superb investment opportunity backed by the safety of a reliable and reputable business plan. When investing in a franchise, you are investing in the systems and methodologies put in place by the franchise brand, and most franchise brands are there to help you every step of the way with 24-hour hotlines and a supportive franchisee network.

For more information about if an encore career in franchising may be a great fit for you, contact an alternative career coach at The Entrepreneur’s Source today.

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