Articles

Latest Post:

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....Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted May 17, 2018

All Posts in "Articles"


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 | Posted April 04, 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...

Posted March 27, 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

How an S Corporation Saves Franchisees Money

Forming an S Corporation Allows Franchisees to Save on Payroll FICA Taxes Whether you’re buying an existing franchise or taking your own business and turning it into one, franchisees know that it’s a requirement to incorporate a franchise. While LLCs and Corporation tend to be the most...

Posted January 26, 2018

5 Franchises to Watch in 2018

If starting your own franchise is on your resolutions list for 2018, finding the right option for you and your family requires research. Here are five potential options that are poised for growth in the months ahead. Learn more to see if they could be right for you and your entrepreneurship...

By | Posted December 20, 2017

Load More
Have a Question?

Let Us Help You!

First, check out our Franchising F.A.Q. Still have a question? Submit it below and we'll get you an answer!

Requests
Interesting stuff
Not as interesting stuff