I Wanted the Pain to Disappear

When my doctor suggested that I look into PRP therapy in New Rochelle NY, I needed to get more information about this process before I agreed or disagreed to try it. I did not want to continue having pain every day, but I also did want to blindly agree to a medical procedure that I knew nothing about. Just from the name of it, which is actually platelet rich plasma, I knew that it had something to do with my blood. Beyond that, I was clueless, but I did not remain that way.

I went to the doctor’s website, which my own doctor gave to me to learn more about it. I was able to quickly understand that this is a process that involves removing the red blood cells from my blood. This is done by simply taking a sample of my blood. They will then put it in a centrifuge, which will separate the red blood cells from the white blood cells and the platelets. Read More »

I Hurt My Back and Knee

It did not seem like that big of a deal at the time. I was out in the yard doing some work, trying to get rid of the brush along the edge of my lot. Of course we have occasional wild fires in this part of the world and it is a very good idea to eliminate the sort of fuel that they need. Ideally I would build a fire break if that were practical. However I had to start to look for prp treatment in New Rochelle, NY after I got done with the job. I was trying to pull up this stump, which did not seem like that big of a deal really. It was pretty small all things considered and I chopped off several of the roots, but it did not want to get out of the ground. I had big metal post that I was using as a lever, but that did not seem to impress this stump even a little. Then I lost the grip on the lever and I went flying. Read More »

The Right Pair of Shoes for Me

I wanted to find a good pair of running shoes, but I honestly did not know where to begin with my search. I knew that Nike was a great brand, but I also knew that they had a lot of different shoes. I decided to do a search for Nike feminino running shoes, figuring I would at least find something that would help me out. The problem was that I had never purchased shoes like this before, but I wanted to get into better shape, and I figured that walking would eventually turn into jogging, which is what I really wanted to do.

When I did that search, I was happy to see a website that broke down all the different kinds of Nike shoes for women. I am so glad I found this site too because I have a feeling I would have ended up choosing the wrong one. Read More »

What To Look For In The Best Franchise Opportunities

There are many factors in determining what the best franchise opportunities are today. It would be easy to say it depends on the potential franchise owner and you’d be right. However, from a business perspective, it’s crucial to look at all the positives and negatives of typical franchises to see which ones have more positive attributes than negative attributes.

First let’s look at the positives in franchise opportunities. Franchises are successful because they have proven systems that work therefore business owners don’t have to go and ‘reinvent the wheel’. The best franchise opportunities usually have very strong name brands that are well established along with a streamlined training system that when followed will usually produce success. More positives include having pre-established relationships with vendors and suppliers, clear cut marketing initiatives and somewhat of a quick time to get up and running.

On the other side, owning a franchise has a few limitations. For the most part, you are NOT allowed to modify your pricing, promotions, advertising, processes, etc. You are somewhat limited in your creativity which can be a good thing or a bad thing. You will most likely have territory restrictions, royalties that you have to pay on gross sales, you have to contribute to an advertising campaign and sometimes you have to open your store where the company says.

Furthermore, to become a franchise owner you usually have to have good credit, a considerable net worth and you must receive approval from the company to own a franchise. That kind of sucks because someone has to ‘approve’ you to be an entrepreneur. Finally, most franchise will NOT make you wealthy by only owning 1 franchise. It usually requires owning multiple franchise because they just aren’t scalable.

The best franchise opportunities today are really defined by 2 main factors. The first one is choosing a franchise that is in 100% alignment with your values and something that you’re really passionate about. No matter how many ‘positives’ or ‘negatives’ your franchise might have, if you’re not 100% passionate about the business, industry, products or services, you’re not going to be very successful because you’re just not that into it.

The second main factor involves having a lot more positives in the franchise model meaning that some of the traditional business bad things don’t exist. In today’s economy, online franchises really have a lot of benefits and positives without the traditional headaches or traditional pitfalls of owning a franchise.

When determining the best franchise opportunities for you and your family, always do your due diligence, never leave any stone unturned and make the best decision based on what’s aligned with your goals and values and what you’re 100% passionate about.