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Veterans Day Celebration: Vets Continue To Be Strong Fit For Franchising

Each year on Veterans Day, we take time to thank all the brave men and women who have served and protected the United States through their service in the military.  It is a well-deserved recognition for those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in this country every day. Veterans Day is also...Read More

By Rick Bisio | Posted November 11, 2019

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Franchisee Interview: Anthony Gudrupis from Title Boxing Club

My company, the International Franchise Professionals Group ( IFPG) works to connect hundreds of new franchisees with various franchises each year. We learn something new from each client we work with. This interview we wanted to dig deeper into the importance of talking to other...

Posted March 28, 2019

Franchisee Interview: Darren Peterson from Executive Care

Franchising provides hopeful entrepreneurs with the tools, systems, and support to start a successful business. With so many different franchise opportunities to choose from, how does one find their perfect match? It's important to keep in mind that while some franchises may be more popular than...

Posted February 06, 2019

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...

By | Posted November 20, 2018

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...

By | Posted April 04, 2018

Gratitude is Key to Good Health, Happiness and Success

Seeing as Thanksgiving is this week, I thought it might be a good idea to touch on the concept of “gratitude”. Why gratitude? Because gratitude is the single most important factor in both health and happiness (and business). Have you ever run into those people who are always griping about...

By | Posted November 20, 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...

By | Posted June 19, 2017

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...

By | Posted May 02, 2017

Logic vs. Emotion in the Franchise Buying Process

Think becoming a franchise owner is your next career step? There are many advantages to running your own franchise—from the freedom to be your own boss to the comfort of knowing you have the backing of a proven system. But before selecting the franchise that is right for you, it’s important to...

By | Posted March 02, 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...

By | Posted January 24, 2017

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