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Franchise Ownership and Your Financial Legacy

Want to create a lasting legacy that can be passed on to your children? When you first think of buying a franchise business that may not be your initial goal, but a franchise is a great way to give your children (or spouse) a valuable and sustainable income source. It’s never too early to plan...Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted January 18, 2017

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Funny Franchise Names that Mean Serious Business

Zoup! Fast-casual restaurants continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the franchise industry. Zoup! offers a niche soup concept within this booming category with its premium and proprietary soups served along with sandwiches and salads all made with fresh, all-natural ingredients. At...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted January 11, 2017

The Future of Franchising

The state of the franchising industry? Strong as ever. Like the stock market, the franchise industry goes through equivocations, usually tracking against shifts in the economy. But over the long haul, franchise businesses, just like the stock market, have proven to be among the soundest...

By | Posted January 09, 2017

15 Common Franchise Terms and What They Mean

When searching for a franchise it’s important to know the lingo. Here is a list of the most common franchise terms to get you in the know as you begin the investigation process: Advertising Fee: A contribution paid by the franchisee into the franchise system’s advertising fund for...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted December 28, 2016

With This Business, I Thee Wed: 6 Things to Consider When Going into Business with Your Spouse

Lucy and Desi. Melinda and Bill. Jay-Z and Beyonce. These famous business partner couples have made it look relatively easy. What you don’t see, though, is the hard work they likely had to go through to create a partnership that works for both their personal and business lives. If you’re...

Posted December 20, 2016

The Benefits of Using a Franchise Broker

Franchise brokers: Who are they, and do you need one? The best travel agents ask a lot of questions of their clients before planning a trip. The more they know, the more they can match the right experience to the client. Good franchise brokers are the same way. Their job is to learn all they can...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted December 06, 2016

Wild Birds Unlimited Adds Two New Franchisees with Franchise Gator

Franchise Gator announced its client Wild Birds Unlimited recently signed two new franchisees from their marketing partnership with the online franchise directory. Wild Birds Unlimited has trusted Franchise Gator for online marketing and lead generation to attract new franchisees for nearly ten...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted December 05, 2016

Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise

Many people dream of being an entrepreneur. By purchasing a franchise, you can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition while benefitting from training and ongoing support to help you succeed. However, like any investment, purchasing a franchise is not a guarantee of success....

By | Posted December 01, 2016

Tips to Maximize Your Franchise Opportunity

So, you’ve decided to buy a franchise. There are a variety of good reasons for investing in a franchise, but the most compelling is the possibility of financial success. However, while owning a franchise can give you a tested business model with brand awareness, it doesn’t always...

By | Posted November 22, 2016

Think Bigger: Area Developer and Master Franchisors

The single-unit “mom-and-pop” arrangement may be what most people think of when they think about franchise ownership. Simple franchisor/franchisee operators dominated the franchise universe well into the late 1990s and, for many, that model remains just fine. But there are other ownership...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted November 15, 2016

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