Franchise Opportunities

Franchising the American Dream

Many people desire to be their own boss and live the American Dream of owning a business. Franchising offers a template or guide to business models that have seen success at different levels. Franchise opportunities (or any other business opportunities, for that matter) come with risk, so please seek guidance from legal and financial professionals before making any decision.

This site is operated by a group of serial entrepreneurs, business executives and industry leaders designed to help you find the best business opportunities. Collectively this group has had 3 dot-com sales, sold several businesses, started even more… worked with many of the top franchise organizations like McDonalds, Pepsi, Taco Bell, CompUSA , Blue Cross and more.

The Upside to Franchising

  • Support from the franchise, as well as the community of like-minded business owners in the same business, living the day to day challenges with you.
  • Training from industry leaders and market experts with a track record.
  • Marketing efforts pooled to provide better access.
  • Group buying power allows for deep discounts you can’t typically get by yourself.
  • Roadmap to success or a plan that has been worked through in the past that has proven results as long as you work the plan.
  • Great upside income opportunity for successful franchise owners.
  • Opportunity to create future wealth when you sell or exit.
  • Reduced learning curve with the fortune to learn from others’ mistakes.

You probably found this website because you have that burning desire to do more, be more, and you want to feed that inner entrepreneurial spirit you have probably had inside from birth; but are now finally ready physically, financially or at a stage in your life where it’s time for a life choice. No matter why you are hear, understand this: we are with you. As “serial entrepreneurs,” we have seen many opportunities along with every level of success and failure. We can help answer many of the questions you might have, as wells as provoke many questions that you may not have thought of asking.

Let’s get started with some of our most asked questions:

Where is the best place to start a franchise?

Franchise Opportunities Austin TX

Austin Texas is searched more than any other city in the world for franchise and business opportunities. With its diverse culture and the fact that over 1000 people a day are moving to Texas, it is ripe with opportunities.

For tax purposes, you may choose Delaware for incorporation – or even an off-shore business – but discuss your tax strategy with a professional before committing to any plan.

How much does it cost to franchise?

Franchises under 20k

It seems that many people look to start their business when they have about $20,000 saved up. There are several models on the market that fit that bill but you are likely going to need more than that if you really want to start a business, as opposed to simply creating  a job. We also believe you need to either have an additional 2 years of income set aside, or the ability to pay the bills for 2 years without taking money from your new business; because your new business is going to require reinvestment!

Best Franchises

  • McDonalds
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Domino’s
  • Subway
  • Wendys
  • Redbox
  • Weeded

Everyone knows the top 20 franchises on all the bests list. We have a section for those called “BLUE CHIP,” and if you can afford them or have a passion for that type business, we suggest you take a look.

What we would like to focus on are some of the better value opportunities – ones that require fair start-up cash but have the potential to deliver results.

Based on the following factors, we have set up some opportunities that you may not have considered. To help you navigate these choices, try first answering the following questions :

  • What am I passionate about?
  • What would I love to do 50 hours a week for the next 10-30 years?
  • Do I have any unique skills or experience that are duplicatable?
  • Do I want a job, or do I want to “own and manage a business?”
  • Do I want to be hands on, or hands off?

How you answer the above question may be a good indicator of the direction in which you should proceed.

PASSION: If you don’t have a passion for flipping burgers, managing 30-100 teenagers and a heart for service, franchises like McDonald’s might not be your best choice, no matter how much money you might stand to make. Maybe you should consider seeking out a niche opportunity more in line with your passion and gifting instead.

TIME & EFFORT: If you did not instantly think (insert the name of the franchise you have on your mind here), then you might want to look at a smaller opportunity that fits your budget and desire. Most “Blue Chip” opportunities will require 5-10 years to really get to the point of becoming the Owner instead of the Doer!

UNIQUE SKILLS: If you have unique skills and like to teach others, maybe you should look at franchise opportunities that fit that specific skill set. You could even possibly consider creating your own franchise to leverage the unique skills that you have. Every franchise company was started by someone!

JOB versus BUSINESS OWNER: This is a hard one because many franchise opportunities are actually OWNER/OPERATOR models, and you become the center of the business – which turns out to be more like a job in the long run. This model works well for many people, but beware: you might get that 2 a.m. call from an employee who can’t balance the cash drawer; or that 6 a.m. text that your opener can’t be there and you have to rush in to open the store yourself. Many opportunities require a 24/7 availability that makes the owner feel more like an employee.

HANDS ON or HANDS OFF: Do you want to work toward a business that one day can run itself and generate revenue while you are away 50% of the time? Or are you okay with having to be physically involved in the business on a daily/weekly basis?

These are just a few of the things you should think about when deciding what the best franchise or business opportunity might be for you.

If your heart says “Yes!” I want to be my own boss, but your head is saying “Slow down make a wise choice,” then connect with us! We will be happy to point you down a path that you may not have considered, or even knew existed.

Frequently Asked Questions You Forgot to Ask

What type of company has the highest multiples when selling?

Software as a Service (SAAS) companies are the top multiple businesses and are the ones you might have heard are fetching the 10x and 20x multiples upon exit – but those are all based around a unique business proposition or unique concept, typically in support of a larger industry or concept.

Do I Want an “Eat What I Catch” business, or a “Perpetual Revenue Business?”

Do I want to wake up every day and make sandwiches? And do I want to have to count on enough sales or services coming in every single month to make payroll, employees and mortgage…? Or do I want to choose slow and steady with a business like insurance, that creates residual revenue so that over time I create ongoing cash flow from work or energy expended in the past? These tend to make the owner more money in the long run but take longer to build.

Do I Need Quick Cash?

The best way to generate quick cash is to pay a premium for a fully operational business that is putting off enough cash flow to meet your needs and you just step in as the new owner. What this scenario requires, of course, is that initial high-level cash layout, whether from investors, friends & family, or a traditional loan.

Do I Want Quick Upside?

Many franchises are owned and operated by long-time franchisees who may not have done the best job at managing that franchise, or marketing, or keeping up with current trends, forcing the corporation into the position of buying back that location; or there may have been a death, etc… Ask the franchisor if they have any depressed inventory that you could come into with little cash, but with fresh eyes and new life, offering the  turn around an operation creating new revenue for all parties.

Can I Work and Earn?

Many franchise owners will allow you to work for them at their franchise concept, and over time take over or help open a new location where you can build sweat equity. This is a lost cost way to get your own business.

Should I Think Out of the Box?

Maybe you have a skill or past experience that has you connected to an entire industry, which could allow you to become an industry leader by creating a franchise or business opportunity from scratch, with you or your business as the brand, and your connection to that industry as the springboard.

 

Bruno Mars 24k Magic Lyrics

Our favorite song is Bruno Mars 24k magic lyrics

Tonight
I just want to take you higher
Throw your hands up in the sky
Let’s set this party off right
Players, put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Look out uh
Pop pop, it’s show time (show time)
Show time (show time)
Guess who’s back again?
Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em)
Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em)
I bet they know soon as we walk in (showin’ up)
Wearing Cuban links (ya)
Designer minks (ya)
Bruno Mars 24k magic lyrics cont…
Inglewood’s finest shoes (whoop, whoop)
Don’t look too hard might hurt ya’self
Known to give the color red the blues
Oh shit, I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket (keep up)
So many pretty girls around me and they waking up the rocket (keep up)
Why you mad, fix ya face, ain’t my fault y’all be jocking (keep up)
Players only, come on
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!
Second verse for the hustlas (hustlas) gangstas (gangstas)
Bad bitches and ya ugly ass friends (haha)
Can I preach? (uh oh) can I preach? (uh oh)
I gotta show ’em how a pimp get it in
First, take your sip (sip), do your dip (dip)
Spend your money like money ain’t shit (whoop, whoop)
We too fresh
Got to blame in on Jesus
Hashtag blessed, they ain’t ready for me
I’m a dangerous man with some money in my pocket (keep up)
So many pretty girls around me and they waking up the rocket (keep up)
Why you mad, fix ya face, ain’t my fault y’all be jocking (keep up)
Players only, come on
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Hey girls
What y’all trying to do? (What y’all trying to do?)
Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!
everywhere I go they be like
Ooh, so player
Everywhere I go they be like (ooh, so player ooh)
Oh everywhere I go they be like (ooh, so player ooh)
Now, now, now watch me break it down like (uh)
Twenty four karat, twenty four karat magic
What’s that sound (twenty four karat, twenty four karat magic)
Come on now
Twenty four karat, twenty four karat magic
Don’t fight the feeling, invite the feeling
Just put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do? (Tell me what y’all trying to do)
Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player (hands up!)
Put your pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do? (Do)
Twenty four karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player (twenty four karat) uh, look out
Songwriters: Philip Martin Lawrence / Christopher Brody Brown / Peter Gene Hernandez
24K Magic lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Sheppard Software

Sheppard Software Reviews

Sheppard Software is a website that is a virtual playground where kids and non-kids can learn and play at the same time. There is so much to do on the site that it seems like you’ll never get to all of it!

The Sheppard Software website is a library of educational information and activities. It is broken out into nine broad categories that are fun, interactive, and, best of all, free.

You and your family can enjoy hours of engaging learner-based content in a safe online environment.

Top 9 Sheppard Software Categories

Sheppard Software has divided their site into nine easily discernible categories, which are:

  • USA: Learn the states, capitals, and geography of the U.S.
  • World: Learn more about countries across the globe.
  • Animals: Enjoy games and tutorials that teach kids about all kinds of animals.
  • Language Arts: Brush up on grammar, parts of a sentence and capitalization.
  • Health: Explore health and fitness, medical jargon and other health information.
  • Science: Learn about seasons, cells, dinosaurs and much more!
  • Math: Play games that exercise your child’s math skills.
  • Preschool: Identify shapes, numbers colors and letters of the alphabet.
  • Brain: Test your brain power!

Each of these categories is filled with interactive games, tutorials and other brain-engaging activities that you and your child will enjoy.

The designers clearly know how to get the attention of a young learner, because the video and audio cues for each activity are amazing! In the sections geared towards younger kids, a voice helps your child navigate as they move their mouse over the icons.

Target Age Groups for Sheppard Software

Sheppard Software has educational categories for preschool age kids all the way through college.

Although the cartoon-style animation would appear to be aimed at a younger crowd, we (as adults) were engaged by the design, fun, and ease of use of the site.

No matter your age, you can find something that will grab your attention on Sheppard Software.

Ad-Free Version of Sheppards software

Yes! The ad-free version starts at just $36 per year for a family. That $36 allows unlimited logins for all members of one household. They also have discounted rates for classroom teachers and for entire schools to utilize the site.

As education and technology continue to evolve together, we can see Sheppard Software being utilized in classrooms all over the world.

Where Should You Start in Sheppard Software?

Five things you should try right now:

  • Fruit Splat Subtraction is an awesome and fun game in which you’re given a math problem, and you have to smash the fruit that contains the correct answer.
  • USA States is an interactive map to help you or your child practice the placement of states in the US.
  • Food Groups Game is a fun and educational game where the object is to drag and drop the food into its appropriate food group.
  • Bouncing Balls JR asks you to shoot balls of matching color together to eliminate them.
  • Battleship is a simple online version of the classic Battleship game.

On the Sheppard Software website, there’s something for your child to enjoy regardless of their age. Whether you’re adding to a homeschool curriculum or supplementing their public education, Sheppard Software will help your kids with the foundational pieces of a good education.

My family loves Sheppards software! If you are looking for Algebra learning we also love Kuda Software Infinite Algebra 1 & 2.

Kuta software infinite algebra

Kuta software infinite algebra 1

Infinite Algebra 1 covers all typical algebra material, over 90 topics in all, from adding and subtracting positives and negatives to solving rational equations. Suitable for any class with algebra content. Designed for all levels of learners from remedial to advanced.

kuta software infinite algebra 2

Unlimited Questions
Once you have created an assignment, you can regenerate all of its questions with a single click. The new questions will conform to the same parameters as the original questions, but they will be completely new. This feature is at the heart of our software and is what makes it so powerful: you choose the properties of the questions, not the questions themselves. When a question is replaced, you get a new one that is similar to the original question.

kuta software infinite algebra 3

Presentation Mode
Very useful as a teaching aid when used in combination with an LCD projector or other display system. One to four questions at a time are shown on the screen.

Use this feature while you teach. Prepare your examples with the software, and then use a projector to display the questions on the board. This saves time during planning and during the lesson, and it makes it very easy to present long questions or questions with graphs and diagrams.
With one question displayed, you can:
Change the zoom level — so students in the back can read it
Draw lines beside the question to help you organize your work if you solve the question
Jump to another question — useful while reviewing homework
Reveal the answer
Show / hide the question number and the directions.

 

Regenerate Unlimited Questions
Once you have created an assignment, you can regenerate all of its questions with a single click. The new questions will conform to the same parameters as the original questions, but they will be completely new. This feature is at the heart of our software and is what makes it so powerful: you choose the properties of the questions, not the questions themselves. When a question is replaced, you get a new one that is similar to the original question.  it works Kuta software infinite algebra.You can regenerate entire assignments, particular question groups, or individual questions.
Easy Spacing
Respace the entire assignment to the desired length with one click. Easily give your students enough room to show their work by increasing the spacing. Or you can save paper by decreasing the spacing.Spacing can also be controlled manually.
Spacing
Project questions onto the board Presentation Mode 
Very useful as a teaching aid when used in combination with an LCD projector or other display system. One to four questions at a time are shown on the screen.Use this feature while you teach. Prepare your examples with the software, and then use a projector to display the questions on the board. This saves time during planning and during the lesson, and it makes it very easy to present long questions or questions with graphs and diagrams.
With one question displayed, you can:

  • Change the zoom level — so students in the back can read it
  • Draw lines beside the question to help you organize your work if you solve the question
  • Jump to another question — useful while reviewing homework
  • Reveal the answer
  • Show / hide the question number and the directions.
Multiple-Version Printing
Print multiple versions of an assignment. You control how each new version is created: scramble the choices, scramble the questions, or make completely new questions. You can also save each new version after it is created.
Print multiple versions
Scale the assignment Scale Assignment
Proportionally increase or decrease the number of questions in the assignment. This is very useful when planning a lesson. You can create a few questions to use as examples, and then scale up the number of question to create a homework assignment. The questions on the homework will be completely new, yet follow precisely from the lesson–and you don’t need to design the questions again.
Export Questions 
Export questions as bitmap images and paste them into your favorite word processing software. Questions created with our products can be added to existing assignments you have created with other programs. Or you can freshen old assignments by replacing old questions with new ones.All questions are available for export.
Export
Smart choices Good Multiple-Choice Questions
Every question you create can be toggled between free-response and multiple-choice format. Multiple-choice questions come with smart, potentially misleading choices. Some are based on common mistakes students make while others are just random but near the correct answer.You control the number of choices each question has, from two to five.
Merge Assignments
Merge two or more assignments into one. Easily create quizzes, tests, and reviews by merging the assignments from the unit and then scaling the total to an appropriate length. The questions will be new while following exactly from what you taught using Kuta software infinite algebra.
Merge
Diagrams to scale Diagrams Drawn to Scale
Diagrams are all accurately drawn, except if the answer would be given away. If an angle is labeled as 30°, then it really is 30°. If a triangle’s sides are labeled 3, 4, and 5, then its lengths truly are in a 3:4:5 ratio. Seeing accurate diagrams helps students gain an intuitive understanding of angles and measurements.
Answer Format
When you print an assignment, you choose how the answers are reported:

  • On an answer sheet
  • On an answer sheet with just the odds
  • In context (next to or within the question)
  • No answer sheet
Answer formats
Graphing Graphing and Graph Paper Utility
Supplement your lessons with high-quality graphs and graph paper of any size. Each graph can have zero to two functions graphed on it. Graphs can be of any logical and physical size. You can also tile graphs across the page to maximize your paper use.
Custom Directions and Custom Questions
Enter your own directions to create new types of problems. Shown on the left was a standard order of operations question that has been modified to be more analytical. You can alter the directions on any question type.From time to time, you will need to enter your own question. That’s what custom questions are for. They can be either free response or multiple-choice and can contain math formatted text (equations, expressions, etc).
Custom Questions and Directions
Modify automatic questions Modify Automatically-Generated Questions
Most automatically-generated questions can be modified manually. If there is a choice you don’t like, you can change it. If you wish a question was slightly different, you can change it.
Paper Size and Margins
Print assignments on any sized paper that your printer supports. If you decide to print an assignment on legal-sized paper, no problem. The questions will automatically be repositioned for you–no cutting and pasting the assignment back together just to use a different paper size. You also have control over the margins, page numbering, and paper orientation with Kuta software infinite algebra.

Online Marketing for Local Businesses success on a $1500.00 budget

If you are a small business owner you are tasked with so many things:

  • Marketing
  • sales
  • service
  • control
  • flow
  • website
  • returns
  • development
  • advertising….and probably another 100 hats!!

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We will work with you to set the goals, and we go to work to deliver results.

 

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THE LIST IS LONG but it includes:

Content Creation

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Graphics

Digital Marketing

Design

Call to action

conversion optimization

Submission to the search engines

Social Media Connection

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How to Bootstrap Your Marketing and Advertising Budget

Over 3.5 billion searches happen every day online, so if you are thinking about starting a business or have started a business, you cannot ignore the internet.

The internet is very powerful and it changes every 7 hours, which can be both good and bad. If you don’t know how to exist in the ever-changing digital environment, it can be overwhelming. Most large companies have teams of people helping them maximize the opportunities and make the most of the digital economy.

GOOD NEWS: it is also a leveler – if you’re a smaller company, you can find niches that are very profitable in your space and exploit them just like the big companies do, if you have the MAGIC SOFTWARE and team of support people to help you.

That is what INCLINE MEDIA does, they offer a MAGIC SOFTWARE PLATFORM along with a team of experts to take your business and exploit the niches, giving you the opportunity to play on the same level as the big companies.

Out flat rate fees are very budget-able, and many find 3, 4, and even as much as 10x ROI, making Incline the perfect answer for those looking to bootstrap their marketing and advertising budget.