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12 Lessons While Nearing the End of the Road

There comes a point in life where there is no tomorrow, only yesterdays.  A time where we remember the past knowing our future is limited.  It can be a time of deep reflection, and that is the case with my friend, Bill Shearon. I met Bill about 15 years ago during my work with the ... 12 Lessons While Nearing the End of the Road...Read More

By Rick Bisio | Posted August 11, 2020

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Deliver packages for Amazon

Amazon Business Opportunity

Franchise Gator has long helped budding entrepreneurs become a part of a larger name brand operation by way of buying a franchise or business opportunity. And now Amazon, one of the largest global companies, is offering the opportunity to lead a fleet of their delivery vehicles. Why would Amazon create such an opportunity? It’s an Amazon Business Opportunity

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By Eric Bell | Posted November 20, 2018

Private Equity Firms

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 one of the biggest trends in franchising. Last year, Roark Capital Group bought Buffalo The Increasing Role of Private-Equity Firms in Franchising

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By Rick Bisio | Posted April 4, 2018

state of franchising in 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 Business Economic Outlook for 2017 report looked at more than 2017 State of the Franchise Industry

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By Eric Bell | Posted June 19, 2017

Think outside the box!

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 it is a high-end pet resort 5 Unusual Franchise Concepts

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By Eric Bell | Posted May 2, 2017

Top franchises in 2017

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 two industries that experienced the most growth were personal services and 6 Franchises to Watch in 2017

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By Eric Bell | Posted January 24, 2017

Funny franchise names

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 Zoup! “Everything Matters.” High standards ensure quality, satisfaction and convenience Funny Franchise Names that Mean Serious Business

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By Suzanne Musial | Posted January 11, 2017

Future of franchising

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 investments. Even in the most challenging economic climates, such as The Future of Franchising

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By Eric Bell | Posted January 9, 2017

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