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What Are the Main Types of Franchising?

If you’re interested in becoming your own boss, but you’re worried about the uncertainty of starting a new brand from scratch, buying into a franchise may be a great option! In a franchise deal, a franchisor (or a parent company) licenses its business model, products, or operations out to a franchisee (an individual who operates ... What Are the Main Types of Franchising?...Read More

By Franchise Gator | Posted November 8, 2022

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Can I Trust a Franchisor’s Financial Performance Representations (Item 19 of the FDD, Part 2)

Understanding Item 19, Part 2: The 4 Types of Item 19’s In our previous review of Item 19, we provided a general guide to items found within a company’s Item 19 Financial Performance Representation (formerly known as an Earnings Claim; also known as Article 19).  In part 2, we review how these Financial Performance Representations Can I Trust a Franchisor’s Financial Performance Representations (Item 19 of the FDD, Part 2)

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By Rick Bisio | Posted May 12, 2014

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Approach the Franchising Business like Dating

A key element that most people don’t often consider when choosing to invest in a franchise is whether or not the particular franchise fits within their personality type. The first thing that potential franchisees typically evaluate when reviewing franchises are the hard stats such as the number of locations and investment requirements, but there are Approach the Franchising Business like Dating

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By Ken Jennings | Posted April 21, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Embracing Change and Starting New is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Looking for a new career or business opportunity? Many Americans are beginning to do so as they grow increasingly tired and fed-up with the stress of an unfulfilling job in a tough economic market. Taking the first step in changing your life if never easy, but the more you know the more prepared you will The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Embracing Change and Starting New is Easy as 1, 2, 3

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By Ben Baggett | Posted March 11, 2014

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Three Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

From finances to legal documentation, there’s a lot that goes into the preliminary stages of buying a franchise. When you make the decision to become a franchisee, you’re opening yourself up to leadership, to innovation, and to the optimistic pursuit of financial success. But going hand in hand with success, comes a true dedication – Three Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

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By Upside Group Franchise Co | Posted January 23, 2014

Franchise Business Costs Explained

So you’re ready to start a business and you’ve decided on buying a franchise. Browsing through franchisers on the Franchise Gator site, you’ll notice that we include a liquid capital requirement, along with a minimum investment and total investment. Each of these numbers can be explained in greater detail by requesting more information from the Franchise Business Costs Explained

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By Ben Baggett | Posted January 6, 2014

What Are 3 Important Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur?

Meet Rocco Fiorentino Recently, Benetrends’ President and CEO Rocco Fiorentino was featured on a panel of experts for "Empowering Entrepreneurs" put out by Media Planet. Fiorentino joined the Benetrends board of directors in 2009, with more than 25 years of franchising experience. Shortly after, in late 2012, he was appointed CEO. For those unaware, Benetrends What Are 3 Important Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur?

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By Ben Baggett | Posted November 8, 2013

Starting Your Own vs. Building A Business

What Option is Right For You? People with an entrepreneurial passion are always looking for new business opportunities. Persistent commitment to financial growth in comes with many different, often difficult, decisions. One such decision many entrepreneurs face is deciding whether to start a business from square one; building it from the ground up, or choosing Starting Your Own vs. Building A Business

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By Ben Baggett | Posted August 26, 2013

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Franchise Your Business: Could Franchising be the Answer?

By: Mark Siebert So your company is taking off and you’re trying to figure out how to expand. Could franchising be the answer? Business owners should keep several factors in mind when they are looking into the concept of franchising. There are the obvious questions one would ask of any business owner including: Is the business credible? Franchise Your Business: Could Franchising be the Answer?

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By Ben Baggett | Posted May 2, 2013

Finding the Right Franchise Match

Finding the correct franchise for you can be a daunting task.  There are literally thousands of franchise brands strewn across various industries.  They range from inexpensive scaled down offerings to comprehensive, complex business models and everything in between.  It is estimated there will be upwards of 500+ new franchise opportunities that will launch this year and they Finding the Right Franchise Match

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By Upside Group Franchise Co | Posted February 20, 2012