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If you hope to work from home or start your own business this New Year, you’re not alone. In a recent column on Forbes.com, Micha Kaufman predicts that “the massive upswing in eager entrepreneurship will continue into 2015 and beyond.” If you want to be your own boss in 2015, you’ll be part of a nationwide trend—and a Coffee News® franchise opportunity can help you succeed.

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In his December 12 column “2015 Forecast: You’ll Never Work the Same Way Again,” Micha Kaufman examines key economic data and workplace surveys to discover that “more and more of us are eschewing 9-to-5 jobs to plow our own paths, pursue our career passions, and wrest control of our daily grind. And that transformation is only accelerating.”

At Coffee News®, we couldn’t agree more! We’re seeing a lot of the same trends and feeling the same optimism. We also know quite a bit about the daily grind many of our readers feel stuck in, and we want to help. Our little brown restaurant paper helps millions of people get through their day with a fun mix of good news and good humor, and our low-cost franchise opportunities help thousands of small business owners get ahead. So when we come across a particularly good read about small business, we like to share. Here are some of our favorite takeaways from Kaufman’s article:

 

  • You can find financial freedom on your terms in 2015. 

    Kaufman points out that according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 80% of last year’s new entrepreneurs started their own business by choice. They weren’t forced to go on their own by unemployment—they wanted to change their career, change their lifestyle and change the world.. and they did! The best part? Eight out of ten newly minted small business owners are now happy with their work.Starting a new business from scratch isn’t easy, but there is another way to quickly and easily change careers in 2015. Owning an affordable Coffee News® franchise lets you start a home business without big expenses or risks. Many of our publishers did not know how to start their own business or open a franchise. But with hands-on training and 24/7 support from Coffee News® headquarters, they’re running successful, home-based businesses today!

  • The U.S. economy is taking off again in 2015. 

    Finally, the economic recovery is starting to become something regular folks can feel. Kaufman points out that unemployment is down, payroll growth has steadily grown and job creation in November broke a record. “You entrepreneurs are key drivers and will continue to power the country’s economic growth in 2015,” Kaufman writes.At Coffee News®, we’ve played a part in that recovery, and we’re proud of it. We don’t just create successful small business owners through low cost franchise opportunities. Each and every edition of Coffee News® contains 32 effective, affordable advertisements for small and medium-sized businesses in the publisher’s community. These ads can have a big impact on a small business bottom line!

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  • Technology is letting more of us work when, and where, we want to in 2015. 

    Do you want to work from home? About 30 million people in the U.S. work from a home office at least once a week, and almost 3 million work from home (or from a coffee shop, their car or their vacation home) full time. Kaufman credits technological advances like smartphones, Google maps, Apple Pay and Paypal with untethering productive, meaningful work from the traditional office environment. “What happens to work in a world where we can all connect, from the palm of our hands, in HD, on the go?” he asks. “I’ll tell you: ultimate career flexibility.”Our Coffee News® publishers agree. With the support of Coffee News® headquarters, they’re able to get out into their communities to make connections (and make sales) without worrying about designing ads or printing their personalized editions of Coffee News®.  They also have 24/7 access to online resources like business tips, sales strategies and more that help them get ahead and stay there.

Another reason we enjoyed Kaufman’s column? We know Forbes knows good business. After all, Forbes named Coffee News® one of its “Top 20 Franchises to Start.” Find out why at CoffeeNews.com.