Achieve Financial Freedom by Starting a Franchise

The role of the entrepreneur is pivotal to our local, regional, and national economies, especially in these challenging times when job creation is at a premium. Apart from the natural fondness that communities have for their mom-and-pop establishments, small business owners are extremely important because of their profound impact on the success of a community. Economic studies show that companies with no more than 500 employees are credited for half of the US gross domestic product (GDP), generate more than 60% of the total number of new jobs created since 1993, and employ 50% of the private sector workforce.

Part of the larger small business population is made up of franchised businesses. For the past few years, franchised small businesses have accounted for millions of jobs in both production distribution and business format franchises. To provide a better idea of the importance of starting a franchise, its employment is almost equal to the number of jobs in durable goods manufacturing. It also surpasses the total employment of various industries including wholesale trade, real estate, finance and insurance, information, and non-durable goods manufacturing among others. If we include indirect employment in the picture, the overall output produced by franchises amounts to over a trillion dollars.

Economic challenges of the franchisee

With many countries striving for economic recovery, the proliferation of entrepreneurs remains more important than ever according to businessnewsdaily. While there have been indications of economic growth, the rate of employment leaves much to be desired. Franchise businesses consider access to capital as a primary concern. Many of the recent difficulties faced by franchise owners include anything from recurring sales-related worries to credit struggles, which worsened because of the causes of this particular economic slump.

The global recession officially ended in mid-2009, but economic activity remains plagued by continued weakness and uncertainty, specifically in the labor industry. However, economists have grown more optimistic about economic progress because of the rising demand for goods and services and higher capital spending. That being said, franchise owners still have a number of challenges that they need to overcome. For instance, they have higher expectations about sales projections and hiring, but the reality is that economic activity is beneath the target. This newer optimism must still translate into actual employment and spending activity.

Getting started

The law mandates the need for franchisees to know everything about the Franchising Code of Conduct. This Code contains the contents of the franchise agreement, as well as the obligations and rights of the franchisor – take a look at There are more than 75 industries that utilize the franchise model and determining the most suitable one for you can be daunting if you do not know what questions to ask yourself.

First, a prospective franchisee must have a clear idea of what he or she plans to get out of having a business. The type of industry that one chooses must be in line with his or her interests and abilities, as well as the person’s personal routine. Naturally, the potential income and expenses should also be taken into consideration. If these guide points are not enough to lead you to the right direction, there are professionals like franchise consultants, lawyers, and development companies that can help you reach a decision on franchising.

Common Myths About Psychics – Busted!

Many people don’t really understand what psychics are or what kind of powers they have. There is a lot of misinformation when it comes to the psychic practice and this misinformation is repeated until it becomes myth.

Unfortunately a lot of these myths will cause people to have an incorrect perception of psychics and might even result in them choosing not to visit a psychic due to this misunderstanding. Perhaps they don’t know how a psychic works or they are scared to visit a psychic because of an incorrect belief. This is a shame, because a psychic might just be able to offer them valuable insight or spiritual guidance that could help them take the next step in their lives.

So what are the biggest misconceptions that people have about psychics? Here are a few of the common myths and the truth behind them…

Psychics are Mind Readers

Many people believe that a psychic can read their thoughts directly and can guess your birthday or how many fingers you are holding up. However, this is not necessarily true. Usually, a psychic will not be able to read specific thoughts but they will be able to tune into your personal energy in a very insightful way. They will pick up the subtle emotional signals that you are sending them, so that they can understand your emotions and the reason for your current turmoil.

Also, psychics are able to access your spirit guide – which is where they can find out important details of your future and current life – including information about marriage, love, family and children. For example, the psychics at will offer you guidance on all of these crucial aspects of your life – all you need to do is ask.

Psychics Can Predict the Future

There is a lot of debate as to whether a psychic can predict the future or not. However, most psychics believe in the idea of free will, so they know that the future is not set in stone. What most psychics are able to do is to tap into your personal energy and use that information to determine the direction that your future is headed. A psychic can let you know what might happen if you continue on the path that you are on, as well as presenting you with different choices and directions to consider.

Psychics Know Everything That Will Happen to Them

“Psychic Fair closed due to unforeseen circumstances” is a common joke and the myth that many people believe is that if people are really psychic, they should be able to anticipate any bad event that is going to happen to them. However, the answer is that most psychics don’t possess their abilities 24 hours a day. They only have their powers when they are consciously using them, such as when a customer seeks a reading. They can “tune” into their psychic ability just like you would tune into a radio – turning it off when the reading is complete.

Psychics can Curse You (Or Remove a Curse)

There are many people out there who believe that a psychic has the ability to place a curse on someone, or remove such curse. However, curses are merely superstition. The way that a cure works is because it is a wish for someone else to experience harm. If the person receiving the “curse” believes that it works and lets the energy into their life, the curse will cause them to subconsciously cause harm to themselves. In other words, you cannot be cursed unless you yourself believe that you can be cursed.

There are some psychics who will claim that you are cursed and tell you that you need to pay them a lot of money to remove the curse from you or you will die. Of course, this is a common scam and these types of immoral psychics should be ignored or reported to the authorities.

These are just a few of the most common myths that many people believe about psychics. Now that you understand a little bit more about psychics and how they work, you will be much more informed and you might choose to consult a psychic for help or guidance. Why not give a psychic a call today?

Megan Flurry is a freelance writer and blogger who is interested in psychics, the paranormal, spirituality and all other fascinating phenomena that science cannot explain. She speaks to a psychic whenever she is feeling a little bit lost and wants some guidance in her life. 

Giveaway Blogger Talk: To Advertise or Not to Advertise, that is the Question

A conversation came up on Facebook the other day about a fellow blogger not receiving thank yous like she used to with winners from giveaways. At first I felt sad because I usually get a thank you from giveaway winners on my blog. Just the other day I received a sweet email from a giveaway winner that warmed my heart and made me sad all at once …

While I won’t quote the person exactly without their permission; they informed me that they are one of the furloughed families so to have this prize arrive was a wonderful thing. She will set it aside knowing that her daughter will at least have this for Christmas if nothing else. The person went on to say thank you from the bottom of their heart.

This email made a tear cross my eye because never did I think of giveaways actually helping those families in need. I, of course, used to enter giveaways for this reason; not having ability to afford many gifts for holiday seasons so why would I not realize that my hosting of giveaways is helping people much like my own self?

I often get thank yous from people who have won a giveaway on my site and I host a lot of giveaways. So why is that some bloggers are not feeling that grateful response from their giveaway winners? What is different in one blogger giveaway winners versus the other blogger giveaway winners?

Ding. Ding. Ding. {a light flashed and my brain went aha}

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TWISTER RAVE Ringz and Skip It Review & Giveaway

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I am excited to be sharing with you all an amazingly fun product for this fabulous first day of Spring…. while I may have a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground outside, that doesn’t mean that the family can’t get moving inside with the new line of products from TWISTER Rave …. Skip-it and Ringz.



This is a fun way to interact with your friends. Girls can twist, snap and clap to keep the beat to more than 20 different hand clap games found online at The video embedded in this blog post only really shows my daughter doing the clapping alone because she wanted to show me privately what the ringz do, rather than do the Play Twister part of it.  TWISTER RAVE Ringz are a great take along toy in the car, while I wouldn’t think playing these in the car, snapping and clapping, would be advisable for someone easily distracted while driving, they can make for fun at rest stops along the way. Requires 3 button cell batteries per Ring – demo batteries are included.

Rated for ages 8+; 1-2 players. Approx retail price $7.99

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I Can Always Count on these Three Top Commenters

Every day new articles go on site here as well as, and each time a new blog posts goes live, I can count on a handful of people who will leave me some comment love. These three people are blogs that I enjoy reading and I always leave them comment love in return, something I try to be really good about with anyone who comments here on site.

mail 4 roseyI know each time I schedule a new blog post that I can be prepared for the kind comments of Mail4Rosey and Masshole Mommy because they are the top two people who visit me daily. They actually tend to visit each time a new blog post goes live and I love hearing from them.

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Then there is a third blogger, who I absolutely adore and was able to meet live in person during a blog trip. She is a sweetheart and she is also super funny, that would be Liz at A Nut in a Nutshell. Liz doesn’t visit as often as she used to nor do I visit her blog as often as I used to but trying to be better about it.

These three bloggers write some awesome things and share giveaways too, so I hope you all will check them out because I think they are worth your time to read whenever you have a moment.

I thank each of you personally for leaving me awesome comments and I thank all of my readers for reading what I have live on site, without you all my blog would be a ghost town – readers and comments are what keep me smiling & blogging!

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