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Approach the Franchising Business like Dating

Approach franchising like dating...

A key element that most people don’t often consider when choosing to invest in a franchise is whether or not the particular franchise fits within their personality type. The first thing that potential franchisees typically evaluate when ...

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How Much Will I Make With a Franchise? (Item 19)

How Much Money?

Item 19: Financial Performance Representations At the core of every potential Franchisee is the age-old question: How much money can I make? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has enabled Franchisors the ability to offer an educated answer to this ...

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Chem-Dry Recognized as a Top Home-Based Franchise

NASHVILLE, TN -- In the April 2014 issue, Chem-Dry - the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service - is featured as a top home-based franchise system in Entrepreneur magazine's 2014 Top Home-Based Franchises list. The global carpet ...

April 10, 2014, Posted By Ben Baggett  |  Leave a Comment  |  Read More

Remodeling Industry Q&A with Kitchen Tune-Up

Provide an overview/ description of your industry.  Include reasons why it’s a great industry to start a business in today.    Name one home that doesn’t have a kitchen or bath in it. This is what makes our industry and ...

April 02, 2014, Posted By Daniel Major  |  Leave a Comment  |  Read More

Interview with Kitchen Tune-Up's Craig Green

Kitchen remodels are on the rise as the economy continues to strengthen. As remodelling project requests continue to grow, so does Kitchen Tune-Up, the nation’s leading kitchen and bath remodeling franchise. We recently sat down with Craig ...

April 01, 2014, Posted By Ben Baggett  |  Leave a Comment  |  Read More

Cinnabon's Recipe For Expansion: Licensing and Co-Branding

Cinnabon has long been thought of as the snack for travelers running through airports and shoppers strolling through malls. What started as a single bakery in Seattle's Sea Tac Mall in 1985 has grown into a company with 1,200 brick-and-mortar ...

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Embracing Change and Starting New is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Looking for a new career or business opportunity? Many Americans are beginning to do so as they grow increasingly tired and fed-up with the stress of an unfulfilling job in a tough economic market. Taking the first step in changing your life if ...

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BlueGrace Logistics Donates Pet Food to Humane Society of Tampa Bay

BlueGrace Logistics' "Cats vs. Dogs" Competition Pet Food Drive for 2014 raised more than twice the amount of collections for 2013, setting a new record. The drive raised over 44,000 pounds of pet food! Donated food from the drive will ...

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Jeny Buha talks to Gator About the Frozen Yogurt Industry!

Jeny Buha, Director of Development and Marketing for 32 A Yogurt Bar, recently sat down with Franchise Gator to talk about the frozen yogurt industry. Give us an overview of the Yogurt Industry Frozen yogurt, a hybrid between the traditional ice ...

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Q&A with Jenny Buha, Director of Development and Marketing for 32 A Yogurt Bar

Franchise Gator recently sat down with Jeny Buha of 32 A Yogurt Bar to talk about her company's franchise opportunity and what sets them apart from others in the Frozen Yogurt industry. How was 32 A Yogurt Bar originally conceived and ...

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Interview with Peter Markovitz, President of Mathnasium

Peter Markovitz is the President of Mathnasium, a franchise chain of neighborhood learning centers that specialize in math instruction. Mathnasium has more than 450 learning centers open or under development. Mathnasium franchisees have opened ...

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Have You Heard the News? Barbie is Now an Entrepreneur Too!

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Via Entrepreneur: "If the startup world needed more proof it was in fashion, here's more: This year, Barbie becomes an entrepreneur. (What type of business, you ask? That's not important. Just go with it.) At Toy Fair this week, Mattel ...

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Q&A with Alper Behar of Dermatone Skin Rejuvenation Center

How was Dermatone originally conceived and started? After two successful years serving clients to look 10 years younger, we wanted to share the success by teaching other entrepreneurs about the details of this business. What was your ...

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Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams

There certainly is a lot of buildup to the Olympics each time they roll around, but it certainly is worth it the Olympics never disappoint.  There is still a purity to the games that is lost in many of the professional sports.  If ...

Jake's Wayback Burgers Signs Deals in South Carolina and Michigan

Jake's Wayback Burgers is pleased to announce that we have new franchisees in South Carolina and Michigan. This will be our 3rd store in the state of Michigan with one store already open in Rochester Hills and our 9th store in South ...

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Three Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

Three Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

From finances to legal documentation, there's a lot that goes into the preliminary stages of buying a franchise. When you make the decision to become a franchisee, you're opening yourself up to leadership, to innovation, and to the optimistic ...

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Figuring Your Franchise Income

Sometimes entrepreneurs decide to open a franchise for love of the brand - the familiar taste of those delicious burgers or a consistently warm welcome at a favorite hotel chain. ... Read More >

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Q&A with Vera Gualtieri, Medical Operations Marketing Director for Sonus

Can you please tell us more about your industry and what makes it attractive to a potential franchisee? Nearly 35 million Americans have hearing loss. To an individual with hearing loss, ... Read More >

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