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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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How To Evaluate An Emerging Franchise

It’s important to carefully evaluate a potential franchise opportunity before deciding to become a franchisee. Although successful franchises have spent considerable time building infrastructure, a broad customer base, and a system within which individual franchisees can be successful, there can still be problems within the franchise or just aspects of the franchise system that don’t How To Evaluate An Emerging Franchise

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By Stephan Baldwin | Posted January 20, 2016

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How Your Retirement Account Can Finance a Franchise (ROBS)

What is a Rollover For Business Startups (ROBS)? A Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) is a tax-free and penalty-free way to transfer money from your retirement account into a new business. A 401(k), traditional IRA, 403(b), and many other retirement accounts are eligible (Roth IRAs are not eligible). You may hear ROBS also referred to How Your Retirement Account Can Finance a Franchise (ROBS)

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By Priyanka Prakash | Posted September 28, 2015

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8 Characteristics of Highly Profitable Franchises

Franchises may be less risky than independent businesses, but there are still varying degrees of success and profitability associated with being a franchisee. Some franchises are far more profitable than others. Here are some characteristics associated with highly profitable franchises: 1) An excellent location. For a business that sells to the public like a retail 8 Characteristics of Highly Profitable Franchises

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By Stephan Baldwin | Posted August 5, 2015

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5 Simple Ways to Evaluate a Franchise

Trying to figure out whether a franchise is a good opportunity can be complicated and difficult. It’s easy to get bogged down in details like the financials of the parent company, comparisons with other franchises or locations, or the minutiae of many franchise contracts. All of this is important information, but being overwhelmed does not 5 Simple Ways to Evaluate a Franchise

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By Stephan Baldwin | Posted August 5, 2015

5 Reasons to Get Into Franchising Today

You’ve been going back and forth for a while now about whether to invest in a franchise. You’ve weighed the pros and cons, researched opportunities, and gotten all kinds of opinions, from "are you crazy?" to "you’d be crazy not to." As decision time looms, you may be feeling more confused than ever about what 5 Reasons to Get Into Franchising Today

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By Stephan Baldwin | Posted August 5, 2015

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