Starting a Second Career from HOME!

As we’ve all heard (approximately a trillion and a half times), this last year and a half has been… tough, to say the least. Transitioning to work or school at home, throw in a layoff or two, then whatever is happening now, we’ve all had employment whiplash. It has been grueling, and I believe many of us are in desperate need of something fresh.

Continue to working from home!

Working from home was easily the best part of the pandemic. Not having to put on slacks?! SIGN ME UP! Why does working from home have to end? You can consider a home-based business. You don’t have to give up your work to life to using your own bathroom balance! A home-based business would allow you to become your own boss for a low starting price and continue your commute from bed to your in-home office. Couple all the benefits of working from home with those of becoming your own boss.

Beginning your second career is an opportunity to do something you’ve never done before. Challenge yourself in new ways! Polish skills you never knew you had, and prove how much more you can do! Some things come easier than others and understanding your strengths and weaknesses can really identify what is going to be a good fit for you! When purchasing a High Touch High Tech franchise, we identify your skillset and support you in the things you aren’t as comfortable with. You can be most successful, most challenged, and most rewarded through out franchise opportunity!

Make the best career change for you!

It’s estimated that people change jobs an average 12 times in their life, but how can you make this career change stick? A new job should be something you’re interested in, something that makes you feel content. High Touch High Tech offers franchise opportunities to people with a plethora of interests including STEM, working with children, or just having fun! Rebrand yourself as an entrepreneur!

When starting your second career, you need to properly vet all your options to find the perfect fit. Remember how many times that glass slipper was tried on until it fit Cinderella? Speak with us today about our franchise options and see how well you would fit into our franchise system! Our current franchisees love their business, and you could start to love your career again too as a High Touch High Tech franchisee!

Sources:

Amanda Augustine. (July 2021) “Career Change Tips: How to Make a Shift.” August 2021, TopResume, https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/conquering-career-change

Generation Z: Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Who is Gen Z?

Millennials, or Generation Y, born from 1982 through 1993 have been rumored to be the most entrepreneurial generation. Yet, Generation Z or the ‘Next Gen,’ who were born between years 1994 and 2010 are positioned to become the most entrepreneurial generation ever seen. Gen Z is the “Internet Generation,” they are tech savvy, self-educated, connected. A recent study of Gen Z’ers concluded that 72% of them wanted to start their own company, utilizing entrepreneurship to have control over their lives, become debt-free, and to choose a purposeful life.

Entrepreneurs can create their own schedules, creating the work-life balance many seek. Many studies have concluded that people who leave little time for themselves after working long hours have a 33% higher risk of stroke and a 13% higher risk of heart disease. Work-life balance is more than enjoying vacations and having free time, it is a health risk. Gen Z’ers may be the generation to break free of restrictive 9-5 schedules to prioritize their health and family, and entrepreneurship is the key.

Why are Gen Zers turning towards entrepreneurship?

Generation Z is the most optimistic and purpose driven generation. Two-thirds of Gen Z’ers say they are optimistic about the future, while 55% say they believe they place emphasis on whether their work has a purpose. The upcoming generation wants there to be an end goal, an objective for the reason they are working, wanting to improve the world through the work they do. Generation Z wants work to be more than profit, and there is no better brand for them than High Touch High Tech. For the optimistic Gen Z’er, High Touch High Tech is improving the world through STEM education, leaving a lasting impression on the 16 million students we reach each year. Our franchisees have the satisfaction in knowing their work has meaning and benefits our world.

Generation Z can take their work life into their own hands through entrepreneurship. By becoming your own boss, your earnings are a direct reflection of your hard work; you can choose when you work, and what you are doing. For the novice entrepreneur, franchising is an excellent way to branch into business ownership. Franchising allows someone with no entrepreneurship experience to launch a business with a proven successful concept, offering support to guide your business in the right direction. High Touch High Tech is a purpose driven franchise, leaving a lasting impression on the students, teachers, and parents we serve. If you are ready to take your life by the reins, inquire about a High Touch High Tech franchise today!  

4 GOOD reasons to buy an Educational Franchise!

Here are 4 GOOD reasons to buy an Educational Franchise!

Are these 4 simple, yet good reason to buy an educational franchise? Ultimately, you need to ask yourself if an education franchise is what you want to build your future around. High Touch High Tech is one of the premiere science education franchise opportunities and working cooperatively with them can help you achieve your dream of owning a successful franchise.

  1. Building for the Future with Fulfilling Work:  Younger generations will become the leaders of tomorrow, and without the right tutelage, they could fall short in their endeavors.
  2. Work with a Proven Business Model: Working with a proven business model jump-starts your chances for success.
  3. Support for Yourself While You Support Others: Just as you are invested in the people you mentor, your franchisee is invested in your business. This is a perk that comes with opening an education franchise. Having a larger company supporting your success can add different levels of backing to your business.
  4. Brand Recognition and Marketing Support: rand recognition and marketing can play an integral part in your advertising campaign. Advertising done by the parent company and other franchisees will directly and indirectly support your business.

For more information, please contact HTHT at 828.684.3192 or check out our website at ScienceMadeFun.net.

 

 

 

More 2018 Business Predictions!

 Charley Moore has been around for a while now, and he recently shared some of his predictions for 2018 in an email interview with Small Business Trends. Here are some of the major areas where small businesses might want to take note.

Between the changes in taxes and Businesses getting even more online platform options and they are predicting more millennials starting businesses, 2018 is going to be a great year!

So just imagine with all of these great predictions for small businesses, makes you think about buying a Franchise even more!

https://smallbiztrends.com/2018/01/2018-small-business-predictions.html

Business Leadership: Which One Can You Relate To?

 

Do you exemplify qualities of a successful business leader? Are you a self-starter? Do you excel in creative thinking and execution of new ideas? Where you lucky enough to be born with “business savvy” skills that just seem to come naturally to you? This article explains the six different types of successful business leaders and provides examples of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

The Hustler is an enthusiastic go-getter who can sell just about anything. They are supremely confident and conscientious and won’t let anything stand in their way. Zig Ziglar and Mary Kay Ash are great examples of this type of entrepreneur!

The Innovator is typically always forward-thinking and adventurous. They constantly seek to challenge old ideas, and find new and unconventional ones.

The Machine simply gets things done. Equipped with an aptitude for solving problems and a high level of efficiency, they always deliver quality.  Bill Gates is an example of a Machine Entrepreneur!

The Prodigy is blessed with an inborn business sense and instinct. They have natural intellect, a stoic demeanor, and strong social skills to help guide them to success. Elon Musk is a great example of a Prodigy Entrepreneur.

The Strategist is a creative and tactical thinker. They are always calculating a game plan. Their habit of long term thinking leads to success.  Two notable Strategist Entrepreneurs are Steve Jobs and Martha Stewart.

The Visionary combines new and innovative ideas with the drive and enthusiasm needed to rally the masses behind them. For example, Oprah Winfrey!

These are 6 business leadership qualities that successful entrepreneurs exemplify. Does strategic creativity come easily to you? Are you able to develop creative ideas and deliver those concepts to the world around you? Do you associate with any of the previously referenced entrepreneurs? If so, you might have what it takes to become an accomplished business owner yourself!

 

Home-Based Business’ on the Rise

 

Starting a home-based business isn’t a just trend anymore. It’s part of the new reality of the American workforce.

The dreams of working at home and being your own boss are very much alive and go hand-in-hand in the modern workforce. It is now possible to start almost any kind of business from home, with enough money, effort and time. Home based business’ have generally low overhead and tend to be the easiest to start up.

That’s not to say that it’ll be easy. With the rise in working from home comes more competition from other home-based businesses. And any new venture will require at a minimum some serious market research and possibly some fairly complex licensing and legal maneuvers.

But don’t let any of that hold you back. With the right guidance and some serious preparation, you can be part of the booming home-based economy. That’s where being a part of a franchise system benefits. You can rely on the franchisor to help with guiding your business efforts and much more.

Take the leap, start your home based business with High Touch High Tech today!

Transition From Your Old Job To Your Dream Job!

How to Transition from your Old Job to Owning your own Business as a Franchisee

There comes a time in your life when you grow tired of your day job and dream of owning your own business. You dream of being your own boss and setting your own schedule. But for many, they don’t know where to begin. That’s where becoming a franchisee comes in! Certain benefits come along when buying into a franchise model, for instance, there’s a proven company track record, an established brand name, training programs and not to mention ongoing support and marketing assistance.

So how do you choose which franchise is right for you?

Research, research, research! 

1. Attend franchise events. The International Franchise Expo claims that it is the largest expo in the U.S., with more than 300 franchises in attendance. The IFE conference is hosted annually, as well as a number of smaller regional events nationwide.

High Touch High Tech was in attendance of the 2017 International Franchise Expo help at the Javits Center in New York City this past June. We will also be attending some regional events throughout the rest of 2017. Please see our schedule listed below:

Austin, Texas – September 23 & 24

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – October 7 & 8

Orlando, Florida – October 20 & 21

2. Talk to franchisors and franchisees. Head to the franchisors website and request more information. Carefully review all materials including the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission requires franchisors to provide. For a more in depth look, try calling existing and perhaps former franchisees. Ask the franchisees about their experiences, including the support they have received from the corporate office. For a hands-on look see if there is a franchise location near you and see if you can shadow them for a day. 

3. Consult with the Better Business Bureau. Check to see if there are any consumer complaints against a particular franchisor by doing a search on the Better Business Bureau’s website or by contacting the Federal Trade Commission. 

 4. Do a web search. There are a number of sites for basic franchise information. We recommend taking a look at the International Franchise Association’s website IFA, The Franchise Directory, Entrepreneur MagazineWorld FranchisingFranData and American Franchisee Association

 

For more information about owning a High Touch High Tech franchise please visit our website: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/index.cfm

Steps to owning a High Touch High Tech Franchise: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/steps_how_to_franchise

 

 

Why You Should Buy A Franchise Instead of Starting Your Own

Please read the article below for tips on the plus side of buying a franchise rather than starting your own from scratch. 

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Most people don’t tend to have the natural ability or expertise to be efficient at all aspects of running a successful business. That’s where it becomes important for a franchisor’s experience to come into play.

When you buy into an established franchise system, the franchisor offers a structure for launching, operating and growing a business.

The franchise organization model offers the franchisee the ability to grow under a specific brand and share in the benefits of a larger franchise network. Though each business is independently owned and managed, all franchisees share in the collaborative benefits of the company through the support and oversight of the corporate office. These benefits include:

  • Owning your own business and making day-to-day decisions yourself, guided by the experience of a successful  business enterprise.
  • The ability to sell your services to markets that company-owned outlets have difficulty serving because of higher operational costs and lower motivation of employees in company-owned outlets.
  • The benefit of recognized and proven service marks, trademarks, proprietary information, patents and/or designs.
  • Training from successful business operators.
  • A lower risk of failure and/or loss of investments than if you were to start your own business from scratch.
  • Operational support from the franchisor, both before and after launching your business venture, in areas such as financing, accounting, employee training and operational procedures.
From the franchisor’s prospective, this collaboration:
  • Offers the franchisor a method of rapid expansion.
  • Spreads the brand awareness over a large network of franchise owners.
  • Allows the franchise owner community to grow due to a duplicable system and support.
  • Features increased buying power for goods and services due to higher volume with suppliers.
  • Enables new products and services to be developed in the field with more testing and input.
  • Provides a steady cash flow to the franchisor to facilitate overall growth of the system.
  • Can fund the brand recognition effort to grow nationally and globally.
Franchising offers a better chance to succeed
According to studies on the economic impact of franchisees, franchise businesses account for approximately 9 percent of nonfarm private output in the United States. Government research has indicated that the success rate for franchise-owned endeavors is significantly between than the rate of non-franchise owned small businesses. 
 
The three common elements that individuals seek when choosing a franchise include flexibility, money and status. They are important for a variety of reasons. The flexibility for entrepreneurs who exchange the stability of a “real job” for the freedom that comes with being their own boss is key. Money is always a factor but a lot of the time isn’t the most important. Status is a category that includes not only titles and position, but more important, the feeling of purpose one has and being a part of something significant.
 
All in all, owning a franchise can provide you with all three of these elements!
For more information regarding becoming a franchisee with High Touch High Tech, please visit our website: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/index.cfm

 

Announcing Our Newest Franchise Location in Dubai!

From Left to Right: Daniel Shaw, Nada Ksaibati, Ilham Sebti Benani, and Terri Connolly

High Touch High Tech is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ilham Sebti Benani and Nada Ksaibati traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of January 25th – January 31st, 2016 to complete their franchise training. 

Check out Ilham and Nada in action during Franchise Training Week!!