Why Veterans Lead in Small Business Ownership

What do you picture when you think of veterans? When we picture veterans, independent franchised business owners comes to mind. Why? Did you know that veterans employ nearly 6 million workers and account for one of 10 small businesses in the US? As a whole, veteran small business owners are 45% more likely to be ..


Spotlight: 2 Hot Cities for Small Businesses

Every city has its perks and unique cultural landscape that can help you achieve your personal or career aspirations. But what if you want to see what’s out there, where to go and what to expect? Here’s some data on 2 of the hottest cities for small businesses and why. Chicago According to a recent ..

IFA, franchisees of the year

Long Island’s Own Metro Cleaning Solutions Honored by IFA as Franchisees of the Year

Coverall franchised business owners Adam Schoenfeld and Sebastian Pica of Long Island-based Metro Cleaning Solutions, Inc. were honored by the International Franchising Association (IFA) as Franchisees of the Year at the 15th Annual IFA Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The event honored the outstanding efforts of the determined duo. Pay them a visit to ..


I bought a franchise…now what? Keeping a Paper Trail

Everyone has their own way of keeping business records.  Some do it all on computer using a scanner and spreadsheets, some work manually using ledgers and notebooks, and some do a combination of both. However you prefer to do it, get organized to ensure smooth business operation. Don’t wait until tax season to find receipts ..


Coverall named #1 by Black Enterprise Magazine

What would you enjoy most about owning your own business? In a recent Gallup poll, the top 4 things small business owners listed as rewarding aspects of small business ownership were: Being my own boss Sense of accomplishment Flexible schedule Working with customers Many will begin their journey as an entrepernour – 200,000  new jobs are ..


I bought a franchise…now what? Customer Nurturing

Customer nurturing is a pivotal part of franchise growth. The longer you keep a customer the more likely you are to profit from your investment. Your current customers are your best source of referrals and upsells because happy customers are more likely tell others about your business and ask you for more services. But, each ..

3 important aspects of business growth

I bought a franchise…now what? Growing Your Business

Steady growth is something every business owner wants and needs to keep a business going.  But, business cards are just the beginning of what might fuel business growth. To truly nurture your business, consistency, communication and building trust with your customers are essential. Have you ever attempted to grow and tend a vegetable garden? If ..

5 Reasons College Grads Should Consider Franchising

5 Reasons Recent College Grads Should Consider a Career in Franchising

Graduation 2014 recently unleashed 1.6 million graduates into the workforce, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While this is an exciting time for grads (and their parents), it is also full of important, life-altering decisions. As nerve-racking as this period may be, the excitement of taking hold of your destiny far outweighs anything ..

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Moms, Take Back Your Free Time

As a mother and entrepreneur you’re used to multitasking. But, do us a favor and look at your appointments from the past few weeks – when was the last time you made time for yourself? 57% of business owners give up free time to run their business* and mothers are getting busier. According to Forbes, ..


5 Reasons to say ¡Gracias!

Independent, driven, and dedicated are just a few words that describe Coverall Franchised Business Owners. On Cinco de Mayo, we go beyond the celebration to talk about the amazing people who have chosen to start their own franchised businesses. You may have read 5 reasons to start your own franchise – here are 5 reasons ..