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12 Lessons While Nearing the End of the Road

There comes a point in life where there is no tomorrow, only yesterdays.  A time where we remember the past knowing our future is limited.  It can be a time of deep reflection, and that is the case with my friend, Bill Shearon. I met Bill about 15 years ago during my work with the City...Read More

By Rick Bisio | Posted August 11, 2020

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Covid-Proof Franchise Companies You May Want to Consider

Some Businesses Are Thriving In Spite Of The Economic Downturn At Franchise Gator, we have heard from many of our customers regarding how their business was impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The struggles many franchise businesses faced has forced them to shift their focus from finding new...

By | Posted June 25, 2020

Recession Proof Businesses During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Most people would agree that there are winners and losers in every economy. The trouble is figuring out what businesses or industries will thrive in a down economy. If you’d been considering investing recently, or are considering it now, this matter is more pressing than ever. But how do you...

By | Posted June 09, 2020

5 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time to Consider Franchise Ownership

Over the last several months, we have seen daily updates on the number of diagnosed cases and deaths from COVID-19.  We also hear about the impact the pandemic has made on the nation’s business sector, as more than 36 million people have filed unemployment claims since mid-March, which...

By | Posted May 26, 2020

A Franchise Owner Discusses Due Diligence in Researching Opportunities

If you’re planning to invest in a franchise business, you owe it to yourself to do your due diligence before committing to a particular brand. After all, you’ll be investing significant time, money and resources, so it pays to be thorough. At the International Franchise Professionals...

By Staff Writer | Posted May 12, 2020

Opening a Franchise? 3 Common Financing Fears and How to Face Them

In many cases, a tried-and-true business model with built-in brand recognition can make it easier for your franchise to qualify for a loan. Especially if you’ve been in business for a few years or you already own a few franchises. But finding a loan for this unique business model can pose...

Posted March 23, 2020

How Will Coronavirus Affect Your Franchise Search?

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a level of uncertainty, stress, and confusion unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime.  In large portions of the U.S., schools are shut down indefinitely, businesses are asking employees to work from home, and retail outlets are bracing for what could be...

By | Posted March 16, 2020

The Impact of Third-Party Delivery Services

One of the biggest game changers in restaurant sales over the past several years has come with the increase of third-party delivery services.  Everywhere you look, restaurants are partnering with vendors such as DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats to offer their customers fast and convenient...

By | Posted December 30, 2019

Kiosks: 3 Reasons Why This Franchise May Be a Great Fit

What comes to mind when you think of a kiosk? You may imagine one of the following vendor franchises. Booths set up throughout shopping malls or at outdoor promenades Machines, like snack vending machines and DVD rental boxes Food carts ATMs Choosing to invest in a kiosk franchise is a...

Posted November 25, 2019

Veterans Day Celebration: Vets Continue To Be Strong Fit For Franchising

Each year on Veterans Day, we take time to thank all the brave men and women who have served and protected the United States through their service in the military.  It is a well-deserved recognition for those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in this country every day. Veterans Day is also...

By | Posted November 11, 2019

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