Do want to embody the American Dream for your home based franchise? Follow these 9 must have solutions and watch your home based franchise grow into the home based franchise of your dreams.

Have a terrific idea. Do a bit of brainstorming. What type of home based franchise would you like? Are you presently in a business that is not producing the results that you are looking for? Take what you like and keep it. Then take what you don’t like and ask yourself… How would I do it better? Then do it, take massive action! So many times the best home based franchise ideas are ideas that are born but then die from frustration. Don’t be afraid to really dream and then act on that dream.

Be Creative. I am not saying that you have to reinvent the don’t, but take a system that you have either had some relative success with, or a home based franchise system that you have seen work for others, then make it your own, give it your own flavor, and give it your own personality. Take the opportunity that you have and give it a bit of an overhaul if you will…make your home based franchise YOU Inc.

Have a Passion. Your passion and belief for who you are, what you represent and what you are setting out to accomplish in your home based franchise will be infectious! Without passion, without faith and the belief in all you do both professionally and personally, while you may be somewhat successful, you will never have the long term success that most are looking for, nor will it be to the heights that are possible for you.

Give a consistent message: What is going to be your message to your market? Whatever it is, make sure that it is genuine and consistent. Don’t try to be all things to all people. If you do you will fail. Pick your target market for your home based franchise, get to really know who your target market is, do your research and then deliver your marketing message consistently without fail.

Become an expert: Become an expert in your field. How do you do that you ask? You study, you take courses, you constantly read, you learn from mentors and the leaders in your field and then you take action. Write and publish EBooks about your field of expertise, write articles, start to blog, present yourself in the world of social media and give quality content. Show people that you are an expert at what you do and they will start to follow you and want to know more about you and what you do in your home based franchise.

Trust you’re Instincts: You need to learn to trust how you are feeling and what your gut instincts are telling you. If you feel the red flags are flying all around you and hairs come up on the back of your neck when a new opportunity is being presented to you…stop and listen. Learn to trust yourself and your business savvy. If you are unsure as to what you do, talk to a mentor or one of your running buddies. Remember to choose your mentors and running buddies wisely. They should be of like mind, intention and passion as you; otherwise they will not serve you properly.

Be Strong: The going may get tough for you and your home based franchise. There will be peaks and there will be valleys. There is no way around that in a successful life. The key is to stay strong. You must continue to have the faith and the belief in your dreams and your goals and realize that when there is a valley...there will always be a peak shortly to come. Learn from the valleys that you experience because there are always lessons to be learned. Grow and then become even bigger, stronger and better than you were before. You will never experience any significant growth without the knowledge and the lessons to be learned from your valleys in life.

Ensure Customer Return: Repeat customer’s is what a successful home based franchise is all about. Give the best service, the best training and the best products and you will not fail. One other thought…Never and I mean never lie to your customer. You may win in the short run, but never in the long.

Have a sense of humor: Realize what is really important in your life. Yes, I am a full blown workaholic. I always have been. But, I also know that my number one priority is not my home based franchise, but rather my family. I thank God each day for the beauty, the joy and the peace that my family brings to me. Don’t forget there is life outside of your home based franchise, nurture it and when you do, you will see your business be even greater than it was before.

Enjoy creating your home based franchise. Take consistent action each day and your dreams will become reality for 2010 and beyond.

Author's Bio: 

Jennifer Gilbert is the CEO of JBS Communications, LLC; a company devoted to empowering entrepreneurs around the world with marketing, sales and mindset tools to live the freedom based lives of their dreams.

While best known for her sales/marketing success and expertise, her team shares that her greatest impact is her straight-forward and unique dedication to mentoring, coaching and leadership.

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