Find The Happiness in What You Do!

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    Work, Love it or leave itThe weekend is over and it’s time to start the weekly grind again; the long commute, traffic, office politics, boring routines,senseless tasks and the clock keeps ticking as you wither away; Henry David Thoreau put it best, when he said, “Most men live their lives in quiet desperation”
    Life shouldn’t be that way and you don’t have to live your life like that. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined”, Henry David Thoreau. The first thing that you need to do is to get out of the rut that you are in. There are thousands of franchises; go to our resources tab where you will find a listing of many of the top web portal and you can view listing from virtually every industry; find something that you like to do and then explore the opportunity; make things happen, don’t just let things happen in your life. If you have questions or concerns, use our franchise forum chat board and we will address them for you, contact SCORE, Senior Corp of Retired Executives for free mentoring, utilize the services of the Small Business Administration or any of the other myriad of organizations who will be more than willing to help you, if all you do is ask; you have more power than you realize, all you have to do is exercise it. I know it is an old cliche, but today is the first day of the rest of your life – make it count for something. You can start right now by going to:

    What is the name of your business?
    Your Answer: Fancy Art, NFP    

    Question: Where is your business located (city & state)?  Who are the customers you serve?  What products or services does you company provide?

    Your Answer: Barrington, Illinois

    Question: When did you start your business? Why did you decide to start your own business?
    Your Answer:1992

    Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business?  How did you initially fund your business?
    Your Answer: Transitioned over time; Personal funds, bank loan

    Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
    Your Answer:Managing and running all aspects of the business and at the same time preparing to franchise the business

    Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
    Your Answer:Personal freedom, take control of my destiny and at the same time do something I enjoy

    Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
    Your Answer:The adulation you get when you overcome challenges

    Question: Is there a success tactic you’d like to share that could help other business owners (i.e. implementing new software, tactic to grow sales, etc.)?
    Your Answer:Yes! We created to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to start their own business

    Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
    Your Answer: Be open to all opportunities, just because you love something or it's your hobby doesn't mean you can make money at it 


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