Franchising makes up 12% of our US GDP – a huge economic impact. But is it right for you? Read on. Go to entrepreneurship.com and look at the list of 500 largest opportunities in franchising, says George Ray III, a consultant for Florida SBDC at FIU who specializes in franchizing. […]
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Winning in government contracting starts with your strategy
“Government contracting is a long game – you have to be approaching it with a strategy,” says George Ray III, a consultant for Florida SBDC at FIU. “If you don’t have a plan, you almost plan to fail. It’s highly competitive, I can’t stress that enough,” Fortunately, Ray has great […]
How do you step up your startup? Start here.
“Entrepreneurship — it’s not for everybody. You have to be able to weather uncertainties, and you have to fail your way to the top.” That’s according to George Ray III, a consultant for Florida SBDC at FIU, who specializes in assisting startup entrepreneurs and franchisees. Some pretty famous entrepreneurs had […]
Interested in local government contracting? We have some tips for you
“You need to dream big. Do not box yourself in, do not think things are not possible, “ said Ed Haynes, of Haynes Security Services. “But you have to prepare yourself for success.” This successful Miami-Dade small business owner prepared for the world of government contracting with the help of […]
Interested in franchises? How to avoid 3 common pitfalls
An interesting young company offering franchises for the first time might sound like a sexy opportunity, but buyer beware. With franchising, you are buying into a proven business model – it’s one of the key benefits of franchising. Because 70% of startup companies fail, your risk rises fast with younger […]
The pros and cons of franchising: Is it right for you?
Franchised businesses in the United States number nearly 1 million and together generate 15% of private sector jobs and 12.5% of private sector payrolls. Clearly franchise businesses are a force in the economy, but is owning a franchise right for you? GrowBiz talked to George Ray, a consultant with Florida […]