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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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Starting a business

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

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By Lori Kiser-Block | Posted December 20, 2016

franchising is great for women

Why Franchising Is Great for Women

In the past, buying a franchise may have been considered more of a man’s game, but all that has changed. From 2010 to 2015, the number of women in franchising increased by 45 percent according to Entrepreneur. And the International Franchising Association (IFA) reported that women owned more than 20 percent of all franchises in the Why Franchising Is Great for Women

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By Suzanne Musial | Posted October 3, 2016

Top 100 franchises for 2016

What the Top 10 Franchises Have In Common

This year, Franchise Gator published its third annual Top 100 list which provides prospective franchisees with a reliable source for evaluating the multitude of opportunities available. When it comes to investment decisions, focusing on risk is key – specifically, determining factors that will minimize risk. Buying into a franchise system is no different.  With that What the Top 10 Franchises Have In Common

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By Eric Bell | Posted September 27, 2016

Can you have too much success

When Enough Is Not Enough

As a franchise coach, I have worked with a large variety of folks over the past 15 years – some wealthy and some not. There are obvious reasons for starting a business when you are not especially wealthy, but what about those folks who are wealthy enough to retire? At what point is enough not When Enough Is Not Enough

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By Rick Bisio | Posted September 22, 2016

Franchises for veterans

Why Veterans Make Great Franchisees

According to the International Franchise Association as reported in Forbes magazine, one out of every seven franchises in the United States is owned by a veteran. Franchisors welcome veterans with open arms, giving them special incentives and training programs to help the transition from the military to civilian life via franchising. Veterans have many opportunities to Why Veterans Make Great Franchisees

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By Suzanne Musial | Posted August 30, 2016

Traits of successful franchise

Top 10 Traits of Successful Franchisees

Becoming a franchisee is not for everyone, but franchisees who find success have many characteristics in common that help them along the way. Think you have what it takes to be successful in franchising? Here are the top 10 traits that successful franchise owners possess: 1. Leader / Communicator. Successful franchisees are typically successful leaders. Top 10 Traits of Successful Franchisees

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By Suzanne Musial | Posted August 22, 2016

How to Determine If an Emerging Franchise Is Right for You

Franchise Gator is excited to present this guest article from Lori Kiser-Block, a long-time associate of Franchise Gator. Recently, Lori founded The Decide Group which provides assistance to emerging franchise brands. We asked Lori for this contribution, as her insight is perfectly aligned with Franchise Gator’s efforts, specifically the yearly Emerging Franchise Brands rankings. So How to Determine If an Emerging Franchise Is Right for You

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By Lori Kiser-Block | Posted July 6, 2016

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