The 8 Best Interview Questions For Small Business Owners

avoid asking generic interview questions when hiring for a franchiseBetween securing funding, creating a business plan, balancing your books and overcoming common challenges, building a great franchise business takes a lot of work. But to keep it running — and keep it successful — you’ll need to build a great team.

But with so many job seekers out there, how can you determine the right hires for your franchise? The key is to ask the right questions during the interview process.

Asking generic questions, such as “can you tell me about yourself,” or “what is your greatest weakness” will get you generic responses.

Instead, you’ll want to delve deeper to get a better understanding of each candidate’s skills, accomplishments, attitude and behavior. Continue reading “The 8 Best Interview Questions For Small Business Owners”

8 Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating A Franchise

asking the right questions are critical during the franchise vetting processIf you are searching for a career option that will provide you with enhanced work-life balance, great earning potential and a whole host of other benefits, then becoming a franchise operator may be the answer to your needs.

However, before you buy into a franchise, you’ll need to ask the right questions in order to pick the right franchise for you.

To help you do just that, here are eight critical questions to ask when evaluating a franchise. Continue reading “8 Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating A Franchise”

Seeking A New Business Opportunity? 5 Key Questions to Ask Yourself

Considering A New Business Opportunity? 5 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself There are scores of reasons you’re looking for a new business opportunity. Entrepreneurs often cite: Being your own boss, doing something you love, contributing to the greater good, and creating jobs. The list goes on.

It’s easy to fall for the romance that comes with having something to call your own, especially when you’re having a difficult day or the boss’s nickname is something we can’t write on these pages (after all, this is a family blog). It takes far more than that (or at least it should) to give up a solid career to go out on your own.

We’ll make the assumption you know what kind of business you’d like to run and something about the product or service you plan to offer. That’s just ante into the game.

But before you place your “Open for Business” sign in the window you need to do extensive research and a fair amount of soul searching — and ask yourself these five tough questions.

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