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Top Veterans Franchises for 2017

Our nation’s veterans are a valuable resource, but translating the skills and knowledge they gained while serving our country can sometimes be a challenge. One avenue to consider is franchising. Franchising allows veterans to utilize the leadership experience they learned in the military as a...Read More

By Suzanne Musial February 16, 2017

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Franchise Gator Releases Food Franchise Buying Guide for 2017

ROSWELL, GA – February 8, 2017 – Franchise Gator, the leading online franchise directory, announced the release of its Food Franchise Buyer’s Guide for 2017 to assist individuals in the buying process when searching for a food franchise. The guide is the first in a series of industry...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 07, 2017

Industry Q&A with Silvercloud Trailer Events Co-Founder, Yvonne Johnson

Provide an overview/ description of your industry. Include reasons why it’s a great industry to start a business in today.   The Wedding & Events industry is a $60 Billion market.  The average cost of a wedding in the US is $35,329 and continues to grow.  Starting an event...

By Staff Writer | Posted February 07, 2017

Franchise Q&A with Silvercloud Trailer Events Co-Founder, Yvonne Johnson

How was your franchise/opportunity originally conceived and started?  Our franchise began in Austin, Texas which was the birthplace of the trailer food concept.  As professional event photographers, we saw a great opportunity to combine vintage trailers with event services such as photo...

By Staff Writer | Posted February 07, 2017

Three Myths about Opening a Franchise

So you're considering buying a franchise - great decision! The franchise business is a lucrative, rewarding profession in which you can start your own business without needing to forge your own business model or develop an entirely new conceptual standard. Your business has proven profitability and...


Franchise Gator Announces New Website Launch

ROSWELL, GA – January 30, 2017 – Franchise Gator, the leading online franchise directory, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website. The revamped site boasts a user-friendly design that offers easy access to the information visitors are seeking. Franchise Gator’s...

By Suzanne Musial

6 Franchises to Watch in 2017

Looking back at 2016, what types of franchises experienced the most growth? Personal services, lodging, business services, quick-service restaurants, retail products and services, and commercial and residential services were all forecasted to grow from 1.6 to 1.9 percent over the last year. The top...

By Suzanne Musial

Six Steps To Owning An Idea Lab Kids Franchise

Step 1 – Getting to Know You: Complete and submit the online Information Request Form so that a member of our franchise development team can reach out to you via email and phone to provide you with the initial information on our Franchise program. Step 2 – Know us More If there is a fit for...

By Staff Writer

Idea Lab Business Opportunity Questions

Do I need experience to operate a Idea Lab franchise? No. We provide a complete training program including marketing, operations, accounting and technology training. Can I operate a Idea Lab franchise with no educational background and still keep my regular full-time job? Idea Lab requires...

By Staff Writer

Franchise Gator Selects Top 100 Franchises for 2017

Franchise Gator announced the release of its annual Top 100 list which ranks the top expanding franchise systems considered to be a solid investment for those looking to buy a franchise. The Top 100 list was published on and named FASTSIGNS as...

By Suzanne Musial

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