Use social media. Posts asking people to join your team won't likely produce results, but if you're clever, you can use social media to generate interest in your business and possible leads. For example, if you sell weight-loss products, you can promote before and after pictures on Pinterest or Instagram. If you sell makeup, you can post tutorials on YouTube that you share across social sites.
An entrepreneur can operate a new business under a recognized business name. They can then receive support from the franchise headquarters with marketing, promotional materials, new business products or services, etc. Good examples of popular franchises are McDonalds and Subway restaurants, home cleaning businesses, Dollar Store, or fitness centers.
The sales lead component of D&B Hoovers includes information on over 120 million business records covering over 1,000 industries in 190 countries, making it more comprehensive than any other option on this list. It provides the most robust list segmentation capabilities and is ideal for fine-tuned searching within geographic territories. D&B Hoover also offers seamless lead integration with many CRMs, though they aren’t listed on the website.
As a last resort, you could try cold calling by phone. This is probably the most depressing and soul destroying activity on the planet. Even if you get past the usual questions such as ‘If you’re selling something – I’m not interested’ and ‘How did you get my number?’ you need a really slick and professional script and the ability to recognize and avoid lonely old ladies who just want to interact with someone, anyone, in fact.