Fear. Friend or Foe?

Fear. Friend or Foe?

By Stacy Swift If you are considering investing in a business of your own I’m sure you’ve met your new friend, fear. Or is it your new foe? The answer is the one that no one ever likes to hear…it depends! Having owned several businesses over the last 30 years,...
Buying a Big Name Franchise is Better, Right?

Buying a Big Name Franchise is Better, Right?

By Stacy Swift Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’a given that you’ve heard of companies like McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, Subway, and Ace Hardware. They are terrific businesses with long track records of success. They have hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands...