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Franchise Business Consulting: Running a Franchise Business in a Small Town VS a Big City

Picture a business smack dab in the middle of a humming, vibrant city. Trains, cars, and planes zoom past; commuters hurry to and from work on the busy morning sidewalk; street lights stay on all hours of the night. Now picture a business nestled comfortably in a quiet, little town. Families...Read More

By Upside Group Franchise Co | Posted November 16, 2012

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Private Practice vs. Franchising: 5 Things You May Not Know

For many health care professionals, private practice is often the ultimate goal. Autonomy, success, being a respected member of the community -- these things are all achievable over the long-term with private practice. The problem is that it takes time, effort, and a lot of money to...

By Michele M. Fusco | Posted May 15, 2012

Franchising Today: How Franchisees Succeed

It's no secret that franchising is one of the most popular steps to take for thriving businesses. Successful franchising acts as a catalyst for growth, recognition, and longevity. This makes it an enticing option for business owners across the country. The fact remains, however, that a...

By | Posted October 25, 2011

Franchise Employment Models...A Deciding Factor?

Are you a people person?  What about managing people?  Prefer to work alone?  All of these are things you should consider when looking at which franchise is right for you.  In this 4 part series we will examine the different employment models to help you understand this...

By | Posted September 14, 2011

What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

What is a Credit Score: The most commonly known credit score is the FICO score developed by the Fair Isaacs Company. FICO scores range from 300 to 850, the higher the number the better the score. A credit score below 650 may make it more difficult to obtain a loan. Business lenders look to...

By | Posted September 13, 2011

Industry Expert Weighs in on Franchise Consultants

Franchise Gator sits down with Dan Martin, Franchise Strategy Coach & IFX CEO to get his take on using a Franchise Consultant/Broker as well as some good advice for someone looking to venture into franchising. Dan Martin's franchise experience goes back to 1983 when he started with a...

By | Posted September 13, 2011

The Do's and Dont's of Social Networking for Your Small Business

While there are LOTS of articles and blog posts out on the web all about the importance of social networking, and the 'how-to' of social networking, it can become come quite overwhelming to grasp exactly what to do; but perhaps even more importantly, what NOT to do.  Hopefully this post...

By AK Stout | Posted September 08, 2011

How Much Money Can I Make?

The secrets to finding out the ROI potential of a franchise When investigating a franchise opportunity one of the most difficult pieces of information to get from the franchisor is how much money you might make. This may be frustrating because you are not going to invest in a business until you...

By | Posted February 03, 2009

Best Work From Home Low Investment Franchise Opportunities

There's an age-old saying that plays through business owners' ears again and again: "it takes money to make money." I don't have the first clue where the old proverb came from, but wherever it originated, it has found its way into the minds of many a fearful entrepreneur. As if starting a...

By Jon Clem | Posted January 16, 2009

What's a Turnkey Franchise?

FranChoice, Inc. You've probably heard the term "turnkey" many times and may have wondered what it means in terms of franchising. Turnkey basically refers to a franchise package so complete that everything you need to start the franchise will be done for you. On the surface, this...

By | Posted May 06, 2008

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