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New Study – Why People Who Run Franchises Are Happier

For more and more people, Sunday no longer feels like the weekend.

A recent Monster.com poll reports almost 60% of Americans report that they get the Sunday Night Blues "really bad."

So what happened to Sundays?

In short, as professional unhappiness rises in America, it's creeping into your weekends.

Let’s look at a typical weekend to see what happened to the happy Sunday: After a Friday night of resting up after a long week of work, you just had an amazing Saturday. Whether it is a day playing with the kids, seeing friends you haven't seen in a while, or eating at your favorite restaurant, for most people Saturday is still a great day.

Even Sunday got off to a good start, but then come those Sunday Night Blues that 60% of Americans feel.

The good news is that another study has shown how people are reversing these Sunday Night Blues.

According to a quarterly survey by Vistaprint, "the vast majority of micro business owners are optimistic about running their own businesses, with 78 percent reporting that they are either happy or very happy."

This makes sense, as one of the proven keys to happiness is to be a part of something greater than yourself. For many franchise owners, this is the reason why they start a small business in the first place.

They know that the way to take back your Sundays is to take control of Monday – Friday!

So what do you do if you are interested in taking control of your work life but do not know where to start?

Opening a franchise is one way that people are becoming their own bosses and becoming part of the 78% of people that are making their lives more enjoyable. A great place to start is by following the steps below to see if there is a franchise that fits your lifestyle:

Step 1: Click here to see which franchises are looking for owners in your area

Step 2: Select a few franchises that you think would be a good fit for you

Step 3: Get started toward shedding those Sunday Blues!

Why May's Payroll Report Is Only Kind Of Good News

According to the non-farm payroll report released on May 2nd, 2014, it would seem that there is nothing but fantastic news to report about the U.S. economy. At the highest level, the economy added 288,000 jobs in April 2014, crushing the consensus expectations of 218,000. Even more granularly:

Strategic and Structural Alternatives to Franchising

These are difficult decisions. The solutions are not clear cut from a business or from a legal perspective. It is critical that a company in this position work with qualified counsel to identify an alternative that will have a reasonable basis for an exemption and still make sense from a strategic perspective. The balance of this chapter will look at the many alternatives currently being tested by many U.S. and oversees companies. As you can see, the lines of demarcation are not always clear. The differences between many of these alternatives may in fact be in name only. Some of these concepts are truly innovative and have not been truly tested by the courts or the regulators. In these borderline cases, a regulatory “no-action” letter procedure is strongly recommended. Other concepts are not very innovative at all and merely borrow from long-recognized and analogous legal relationships such as chapter affiliation agreements in the non-profit arena or network affiliation agreements in radio and television broadcasting.

How this Barbershop Franchise is Replicating the Nostalgic Neighborhood Feel

For those of you who prefer to read the interview, below is the official transcript…