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A little fun fact. Did you know that rather than feeding randomly, lemon sharks display a high degree of preference for certain species and size of prey. They also tend to prefer a prey when it is more abundant and available. They will only dine on the best fish they can find. Ones that are the healthiest and quite simply, only the best.

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There are many different types of business ownership. A business owner can be a passive owner, meaning that they have made the financial investment in the business but rely on a general manager to fully manage it. Or there is semi-passive ownership. This is where a business owner works part time in the business, yet still relies heavily on someone else to manage it. Finally, there are owner-operators who make the financial investment and work in the business day-in-and-day-out managing all aspects of its operations and having a daily presence. This is how Michelle & I have run Burst. As owner-operators.

With only one week to go with Burst as it is today, I thought it only fitting to share some thoughts as to what Burst has meant to us. And it has meant so many things.

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From the branding to the aesthetics of the salon to the nail bar ventilation to the non-toxic products to its membership-based model, PROSE founder and CEO, Dave Crisalli, has hit the mark with the PROSE nail boutique concept.

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At first blush, I’ll admit… I wasn’t a believer that one could get a full body workout in only 20 minutes.  What happened to the good ‘ole 45 or 60-minute workout sessions? 

But then I tried a set of chest presses on one of The Exercise Coaches scientifically designed machines and I quickly became a believer.

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Ooh, la la.  If you haven’t heard, lashes are all the rage in the beauty industry today. #lashlove

Whether you want to maintain that shy girl look or transition into a Queen Bee or go all the way for the Video Vixen look… Flirty Girl Lash Studio has you covered.  All you have to do is take a look at their “Lash Book” and pick the look that fits you best.

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Don’t be fooled, this isn’t your standard toolbox.  The tools used at Hammer & Nails come in the form of steamed towels, straight razors and scissors, nail trimmers, and foot scrub to name a few.  And it doesn’t stop there.

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Exploring franchise options can be overwhelming.
Which ones are the best ones?  Which ones are right for you?  Which ones are available in your area?  Which ones fit within your financial portfolio?  Which ones fit your business personality? Which ones fit your lifestyle goals?  The list goes on and on.  Bottom line, there are many franchise options available today but only certain ones are right for you.

So here's the real skinny on how "a good franchise consultant" can help you.

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!"  And this is certainly the case when it comes to Creamistry’s fresh customizable creations. My first taste certainly had me screaming for more… and more!

Creamistry is taking the nation by storm as one of the fastest growing liquid nitrogen ice cream franchises available today.  From my initial glimpse into their website and branding (which is amazing), I was intrigued to learn more.  So… once again, I hit the road to travel 860 miles for a first-hand Creamistry experience in Los Colinas, TX.

Walking into Creamistry had me feeling like a child again.

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Franchise owners of The Barre Code have gained national exposure by industry-leading publications such as SELF, ELLE, Women’s Health, BAZAAR, Business Week, and USA Today to just name a few. And the recognition continues to grow

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SPAVIA delivers a luxury resort spa experience in a day spa setting that leaves you feeling AMAZING!

Relax. Escape. Thrive.  That’s the SPAVIA experience.

I’ve spent hundreds, no thousands of dollars on spa experiences & treatments over the years ranging from beautiful spa resorts that cost me unmentionable amounts of $$$ to “wannabe” spas that just weren’t worth the time or little money I spent.  As a result, I’m a pretty tough critic in this area as I like to be pampered!

So when I heard about SPAVIA...

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