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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!

Advice for Women Business Owners: How to Achieve Success and Sanity

Just imagine yourself as a successful female entrepreneur, running the type of business that keeps you fulfilled in life, while you have the freedom to live your dreams. What does this look like to you? Do you spend your days traveling the world with the love of your life? Do you work remotely from home so you can spend more time with your children while they are still young? Are you setting an example for young women who aspire to reach your level of success someday?

Should Franchisors Consider Private Equity Investments?

How can you be sure it’s the right choice for you? We asked Glen Kaufman, Managing Director at American Securities, a private equity firm with a consistent track record in the industry. The middle-market firm invests in companies with revenues ranging from $100 million to $1 billion.

Can an Adult Franchise be Tasteful?

The brand of adult shop that the newlywed couple launched after returning from a year-long tour of duty in Iraq was inspired by what made them uncomfortable about other adult shops.