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How to Quit Your Job in 60 Days: Transitioning from 9 to 5 to Entrepreneur

In spite of your good job and solid career, you are determined to realize the freedom and independence of owning your own business, with all of the financial and lifestyle rewards it offers to you and your family. You’ve decided it’s time to control your own destiny — and you're not alone....Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted July 12, 2017

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Franchisee Lifestyle Profile: From Corporate Job to Business Owner

Transitioning from a member of a corporate team to working for yourself and leading your own employees is a dream many have. Pursuing such business opportunities, however, require not only passion and dedication, but also the insight into what you can accomplish on your own, and when you may need...

By | Updated September 13, 2017

2017 State of the Franchise Industry

There may be no better time to explore becoming your own boss by opening your own franchise. Branching out can be scary, but according to the latest numbers from the International Franchise Association (IFA), the franchise industry is still experiencing positive growth. The IFA’s Franchise...

By | Posted June 19, 2017

Franchise Gator Releases Low Cost Franchise Buying Guide for 2017

ROSWELL, GA – June 15, 2017 – Franchise Gator, the leading online franchise directory, announced the release of its Low Cost Franchise Buyer’s Guide for 2017 to assist individuals in the buying process when searching for a cheap or low cost franchise opportunity. The guide is the second in a...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted June 15, 2017

Eric Bell of Franchise Gator Discusses Why Franchising May Be a Good Fit for You

Topics of Discussion: How to know if business ownership is right for you? How to know if franchising is the right path vs owning your own business. Benefits of franchising. What types of franchises are out there that are not obvious. Click here to listen to the full podcast online. Franchise...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted June 14, 2017

3 Lessons from Successful Franchisees

It’s true that the franchises that tend to succeed over the long haul come from tried and true sectors: restaurants, hotels, senior care,home services. That almost any concept can be franchised is also true — kid yoga, crime scene clean-up, doggie makeovers … if you can conceive it,...

By | Posted May 25, 2017

5 Unusual Franchise Concepts

Think Outside the Franchise Box When you think about franchises, do cookie cutter restaurant chains and retail stores come to mind? Think again. You may not have been thinking of a niche or more unique business concept when you first started pursuing a franchise, but maybe you should. Whether...

By | Posted May 02, 2017

"I just realized corporate America wasn't for me. Now, I still work a lot but it benefits me and my family directly. Bruster's provides a strong infrastructure and the best products that create the ability to serve large volumes of customers. All you need to do is execute!" – Colleen...

By Staff Writer | Posted April 24, 2017

How to Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business is a dream that many Americans hold dear. If you have longed to work for yourself, and not someone else, you understand this desire to take a risk and blaze your own trail. The entrepreneur starting out small and building their idea into a successful company appeals to...

By | Posted March 28, 2017

Logic vs. Emotion in the Franchise Buying Process

Think becoming a franchise owner is your next career step? There are many advantages to running your own franchise—from the freedom to be your own boss to the comfort of knowing you have the backing of a proven system. But before selecting the franchise that is right for you, it’s important to...

By | Posted March 02, 2017

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