Weekly Review May 2-7

By now you’re most likely aware that Sundays at Acceler8Success Cafe is the time for looking back over the past week. It’s a time for review as with so much going on at Acceler8Success Cafe I know it’s easy to miss a newsletter or two. Possibly my Question of the Week slipped by without you noticing, or an announcement I may have made just seemingly got lost amongst the busy news feed.

To reiterate, just like an experience at your local cafe, I really want Acceler8Success Cafe to be conveniently located when you desire or need to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and catch up on some reading. My goal is for Acceler8Success Cafe to be your virtual cafe. A place where you may frequently visit to enjoy a few minutes to yourself. I’d like the experience to be memorable by providing learning opportunities, by presenting a different perspective & insight, by spurring thought & reflection, by encouraging interaction, and by spotlighting topics that, frankly, may not be as front and center as they should or need to be.

I’m excited that Acceler8Success Cafe is open for business seven days a week. For the benefit of current & aspiring entrepreneurs, this daily newsletter will be delivered each morning. As a way to jumpstart the week ahead, I’m including a weekly review each Sunday morning listing the articles you might have missed during the previous week. My goal is to provide an opportunity to begin the new week with information and ideas that possibly could accelerate your success.

Mental Health: A Cause for Concern May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We must share the message. We must be aware. We must recognize signs from those around us – family, friends, co-workers. We must be there for others in need. We must do our part. We must make it happen. We must make it count!

Loneliness, Depression, Fear: All Contribute to Mental Health Issues Loneliness and depression continue to occur within the ranks of entrepreneurs and celebrities at an increasing rate and although failure (or fear of failure or a drop from superstar ranks) may be a driving force, it’s often not the sole deciding factor.

Think Different Because the American Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive! The pandemic brought to light an important fact: the American entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. It underscores the resiliency of our nation and our communities in the face of our largest economic challenge to date. Small businesses are not only the engines of our economic progress, but they are also the heart and soul of our communities. 

Question of the Week: Is it necessary to change how to conduct business, adapting to the circumstances of the times instead of adjusting, revising which may be more akin to putting square pegs in round holes? Are we crazy to think different (as entrepreneurs, restaurateurs & small business owners), or should we just go with the flow?

Exploring a Franchise Opportunity: Do your due diligence… and then some! Potential franchise buyers know before making a final decision, they need to obtain information from other franchisees and also, their possible franchisors. But what information do they need to get?

Ask Franchisees, “Would you do it all over again?” A way to confirm the existence of positively memorable experiences for your franchisees is simply to ask them: would you do it all over again? However, as a franchisor you must first earn the right to even be taken seriously if you ask this question.

“Why?” Question or Mindset? Despite glimmers of hope, I still can’t throw caution to the wind and just forget about what was and shift my thoughts to what could be. So, I still ask, “Why?”

Several points of interest this week:

I was very excited to see the announcement from the International Franchise Association about our Strategic Partner, Benetrends Financial. The IFA named Benetrends as a preferred vendor for franchise funding solutions.

Since returning to leading day-to-day operations at Benetrends, Eric Schechterman, CFE and Rocco Fiorentino,MSM,CFE have done a remarkable job taking Benetrends to new heights. I’m thrilled to see both new and returning faces brought on board as it exemplifies the dedication to support that Benetrends provides to clients and partners alike. It’s a breath of fresh air to see an organization that has achieved such great success for many years to continue its commitment of excellence in what is a very competitive industry segment. To Rocco, Eric and the entire team at Benetrends, congratulations!

Read the IFA announcement at https://lnkd.in/grAXs5uk.

Benetrends Financial has been funding America’s most popular brands for over 35 years. Their innovative, fast and economical suite of funding solutions is designed to help franchisees secure the capital needed to successfully launch their dreams. Contact them for a complimentary funding consultation or find out your fundability with their free pre-qualification funding calculator.

Entrepreneurship Coaching powered by Acceler8Success was developed to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals and objectives and the highly experienced entrepreneurship coaches at Acceler8Success Group know just how to do that. They’re prepared to help entrepreneurs at any level, from impartial advice or practical assistance to help them make the most of every opportunity. 

For individuals interested in owning their own business, OwnABusiness.com was developed to help aspiring entrepreneurs find a business or opportunity, Working with Acceler8Success Group, these individuals can rest assured they will be working with entrepreneurs and business professionals who will always have their clients’ best interests in mind. Our goal at Acceler8Success Group is to always connect the right people, brands and opportunities.

To Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers and Stepmothers everywhere, I hope and pray today is one full of love and peace for you. For those who are missing a child or grandchild, I pray God blesses you with the strength to celebrate this special day, your special day, with cherished memories of joy and happiness. To all, Happy Mother’s Day!

Have a great week ahead. Make it happen. Make it count!