Your Money Matters: Tips for Starting a Business

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to share some tips about starting a business in a WGN segment called, “Your Money Matters.” Click below to view the segment:

Marketplace and What Reality TV Can Do for A CEO

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Stacey Vanek Smith at Marketplace Business about the impact my experience on the his CBS series “Undercover Boss” had on our business. Featured CEOs have had a mixed bag of after effects, where some have received negative backlash while others have experienced some great benefits from the […]

Infographic: Spotlight on Women Business Owners

As mentioned in this post, American Express OPEN is doing a “Spotlight on Women Business Owners” campaign to feature the achievements of female entrepreneurs and also share some advice they have for other business owners. Here’s what I had to say:

Women Entrepreneurs’ Impact on Business

There’s no question that women entrepreneurs are making a mark on business and the influence of female business owners only continues to grow. To highlight some of the wonderful accomplishments of female entrepreneurs, American Express OPEN is kicking off a campaign to showcase their stories, reveal their challenges and inspire you with their successes. To […]

Healthcare Finance News on Homecare

Stephanie Bouchard recently wrote an article for Healthcare Finance News about the growth of homecare within the franchise industry, saying “The home care industry has enormous potential for business people. One segment of the business world has already figured this out: franchise business owners.” I had the opportunity to weigh in on this “exploding” industry […]

“Let’s Talk Business” Part 2: Testing Your Franchise Model and MORE

Earlier this month when I joined Mitch Schlimer on his Atlanta-based radio show, “Let’s Talk Business” we covered a lot of ground discussing the good, bad and, yes, even the “ugly” of franchising. We did this, of course, with the sole purpose of helping listeners and now all of you out there to determine if […]

Franchising and “Let’s Talk Business” Radio

On May 1, I had the great honor of joining host Mitch Schlimer on his Atlanta-based radio show, “Let’s Talk Business” to discuss my journey into entrepreneurship and how that, eventually, led me to where I am today: the franchising industry. Franchising is not for the “lighthearted,” so Mitch and I touched on some key […]

BrightStar Care Honored As Top, Fastest-Growing Women-Led Company

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, today released the fifth ranking of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/led companies in North America and I am thrilled to share that, for the second consecutive year, BrightStar Care took the top spot. The Top 50 generated […]

The Growth of BrightStar through Homecare

BrightStar Care was recently featured in an article in Crain’s Chicago Business, highlighting the growth of our business in the homecare sector. One of the things highlighted is how we are evolving the brand into assisted living and other areas, all to better serve our clients and their families. When I consult business owners and […]

Questions to Ask a Prospective Franchisee

Franchising links your expertise and investments as the franchisor with the capital and personal oversight of a franchisee to replicate your model in a new geographical market. A big part of your franchise development strategy should take into consideration the benefits for prospective franchisees. In and of itself, franchising can be one of the least […]

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