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What's New in Franchise Financing for 2018

To the outsider, franchising may appear static. However, to those of us who specialize in this sector, we know that franchising is constantly changing and evolving. These evolutions not only require staying up to date, they necessitate changing strategies to offer effective, and current, advice...Read More

By Rick Bisio | Posted July 10, 2018

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What Franchisees Need to Do Before Interviewing with a Franchisor

Franchisees who are serious about buying a franchise already know that they’ll need to undergo an interview with a franchisor before they can sign the franchise agreement and make the investment. Much like any interview, franchisees know they can’t walk in unprepared. They have to do their...

Posted July 02, 2018

5 Tips on Financing a Franchise

When it comes to financing a franchise, you have several options to choose from—withdrawing funds from your retirement account, small business administration loans, financing through the franchisor, home equity loans/second mortgages, borrowing from family or friends, or using your own savings....

By | Updated July 10, 2018

What's a DBA and Why Does It Matter to a Franchise?

Many entrepreneurs new to starting a small business know there are a few legal procedures they must accomplish before they can open up shop. Some of the primary ones include incorporating or forming an LLC to protect their assets, obtaining employer identification numbers (EINs) if they plan on...

Posted May 08, 2018

Before You Buy: 10 Questions to Ask a Franchisee

Prior to Investing in a Franchise, Interview Existing Franchisees First One of the most important steps in your journey to find the ideal franchise opportunity is what's known as validation. Validation refers to the process of interviewing franchisees who have bought into a concept that you have...

By | Posted April 23, 2018

The Increasing Role of Private-Equity Firms in Franchising

Those who are familiar with the business side of franchising may know that private-equity firms have viewed franchises as attractive investments. Due to several recent high-profile examples of private-equity companies purchasing franchises, this growing relationship has come into greater focus as...

By | Updated July 10, 2018

The Entrepreneur's Guide To Success With BrightStar CEO, Shelly Sun

What’s more important: growing your business quickly or right? Part of an entrepreneur’s job is to set ambitious goals. But when does a goal become more about profit, and less about increasing quality? Navigating the choppy waters of starting your own business can feel impossible. So how can...

By Staff Writer | Posted March 28, 2018

5 Franchise Industries to Invest in (That Aren't Fast Food)

More often than not, when we think about franchises we immediately think of fast food restaurants like Subway, McDonald’s, or Dunkin’ Donuts. However, with more than 750,000 franchises currently in business in the United States in 2018 it’s safe to say that the majority aren’t...

Updated July 10, 2018

Why the Top 100 Franchises List Deserves Your Attention

For the fifth year in a row, Franchise Gator has released their list of the top 100 franchise opportunities for the coming year. The list is put together to assist future franchisees in identifying strong brands worthy of their investment. What is the Franchise Gator Top 100? Since 2002,...

By Staff Writer | Posted February 28, 2018

Franchise Gator Selects Top 100 Franchises for 2018

ROSWELL, GA – January 29, 2018 – 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. Mathnasium ranks #1 overall in 2018, the first time it has held that spot...

By Staff Writer | Posted January 29, 2018

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