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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...Read More

By Lori Kiser-Block | Posted July 06, 2016

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4 Reasons Franchising is Perfect for Retirees

Retirement used to be the time to live off your nest egg and Social Security, see the world, and spend time with your grandkids. Increasingly, however, many retirees are finding out that life after work isn't everything they thought it would be. Maybe their grandkids are busy going to sports...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted May 10, 2016

8 Top Qualities for Franchisees

According to franchise coach and longtime franchisee Joel Libava, aka "The Franchise King," there is a set of personality characteristics that is more suited to franchising than others. "It's so important for people to figure out before they even start looking around if they are...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted May 09, 2016

Why Introverts Make Great Franchisees

There is a prolific stereotype that in order to be a successful business owner, you have to be a gregarious and assertive extrovert. To the contrary, not only do introverts make great managers, the unique qualities that introverts possess allow them to excel as leaders in their field. Operating...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted May 05, 2016

The Top 10 Franchises for 2016

Deciding on which franchise to buy can seem like a daunting task. It can take hours upon hours of research to narrow down the right opportunity, which is why we do the legwork for you with our annual Top 100 List where we identify franchises with strong growth potential and proven track records...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted April 12, 2016

How Franchises Are Changing Education

Over the last 20 years, education franchises have exploded from a handful of tutoring and lesson-giving franchises to dozens if not hundreds of different franchises that are changing the ways kids and adults learn inside and outside the traditional classroom. Although some of the largest education...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 17, 2016

Franchising vs. Entrepreneurship: How to Get All the Benefits Without the Risks

Franchising and Entrepreneurship are two different business concepts that share many facets and aspects, even though they also have significant differences. This article will explore both and explain the advantages to be gained from the franchise business model. The Entrepreneur ModelOf course,...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 10, 2016

How CRM Systems Help Increase Customer Retention

Forrester researchers claim that marketers obsess over customer acquisition and lose focus on the equally, if not more, important aspect of customer retention. A study by Econsultancy established how marketers are inclined toward customer acquisition over retention, in pure...

Posted December 09, 2015

Live Like the Rich on a Middle Class Salary

It used to be that if you wanted to be pampered, you had to take a day off and spend hundreds of dollars at the spa. If you wanted great food, you paid through the nose at your favorite restaurant. These days, however, franchises are making it possible to get a wax on your lunch break and a great...

By | Posted October 26, 2015

Will a $15 Minimum Wage Be the Death of Fast Food Outlets?

Supporters cry fairness and a living wage, while critics predict economic disaster, which they claim is already beginning. In April, Seattle took the first step to raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, and other cities like New York and San Francisco may be following close behind if pending...

By | Posted October 26, 2015

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