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Experienced Executives Turning to Franchise Opportunities

Experienced executives are turning to franchise opportunities like TAB for various reasons, including lifestyle change, career diversity and additional income. Executives Utilizing Knowledge and Experience More and more corporate executives are turning to the franchise business model for many reasons, most commonly for reasons relating to lifestyle. As a franchisee, one can have more control over his or her work hours and whether they work from home or the office, allowing more flexibility and family or recreation time. Moving from a corporate management role to becoming a private business owner also offers career diversity. Lack of growth or further opportunity is one of the common reasons for corporate burnout. As a private business owner, career growth is virtually uncapped, offering greater career diversity and the ability to set larger, more interesting goals. Many franchise business models are designed to allow the business owner the freedom to work as an owner/operator...

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Cruise Ship Industry Shows Strong Growth for Franchisees

Cruise vacations are one of the fastest-growing markets within the leisure industry. Franchise travel centres are experiencing huge growth. Considering the international cruise industry generates around $40 billion each year and has an average annual growth rate of over seven percent, it’s easy to see why this sector of the leisure industry is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting markets to invest in. Cruise Ship Industry in North America North America is one of the most popular destinations for cruise vacations, with an annual revenue of almost $20 billion, roughly half of the global industry revenue. The roughly 15 million cruise ship passengers each year are serviced by 185 cruise ships of varying sizes. According to Cruise Lines International Association, passenger demand has increased 68 percent in the last decade. In the United States, the popularity of cruise travel has outperformed general leisure travel by 22 percent over the...

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Kickboxing Franchise Outperforming the Competition

Kickboxing franchise 9round is leading the way in the fitness franchise world, drawing thousands of customers to their fast, fun and effective fitness concept. According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70 percent of American adults 20 years of age and over are either overweight or obese, and over 20 percent of adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years of age are obese. Overweight is a major health concern right across the country, and it is something the Government and health care organizations are tackling head-on, encouraging children and adults alike to get active and healthy on the inside and out. And kickboxing is one of the best ways to achieve a healthy body on the inside and a healthy body on the outside. Kickboxing and its Advantages Kickboxing is becoming an increasingly popular fitness regimen because it offers a fun and very...

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Baby Boomers Driving Demand for In-Home Care

With over 46 million seniors in the U.S. fuelling the in-home care industry, demand for these services are on the increase. And businesses like Acti-Kare are leading the way. Baby Boom Statistics America’s older population, aged 65 years and above, currently make up approximately 15 percent of the total population, a little over 46 million people. Baby Boomers, those who are currently aged between 52 and 70 years of age, are significantly reshaping this demographic. According to the Administration on Ageing, this demographic is expected to more than double in size to 98 million people, around 25 percent of the population, by 2060. The average life expectancy has increased from age 68 in 1950 to 79 in 2013, according to the Population Reference Bureau. While this is a positive statistic, there are a number of health issues that are also on the increase, meaning this increasing population group will require...

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Home Security Franchises on the Rise

With over 2.5 million burglaries reported in the U.S. each year, it’s easy to see why home security franchises, like Shield, are becoming increasingly popular. Protecting your home, family and personal possessions is becoming more and more of an issue for many Americans. When, traditionally, home security used to be a luxury considered by the wealthy, security alarms and monitoring is increasingly becoming the norm for many home owners. Alarming Home Security Statistics Looking at statistics in relation to burglary across the country, one home is burglarized every 13 seconds. That’s more than 2.5 million burglaries reported each year. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), more than 60 percent of these involve forcible entry. The highest percentage of these burglaries occur during the summer months and about 65 percent happen during the day, when household members are likely to be at work or home alone. Derek Cafferata, CEO...

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