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There is a perception amongst many investors that they can go on to Google and search for "franchise opportunities." I will admit that is true. But if you've tried to do that, you will quickly learn there are thousands and thousands of franchise opportunities available, and you will have no idea where to start.

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

During today's COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainty that surrounds us, it would be easy {and understandable} to just want to bury our heads under our pillows and just wish time to fast forward until we can all be lock-down free again. But when you surface, where will you find yourself? I'm guessing exactly where you are today.

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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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