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3 Lessons from Successful Franchisees

It’s true that the franchises that tend to succeed over the long haul come from tried and true sectors: restaurants, hotels, senior care,home services. That almost any concept can be franchised is also true — kid yoga, crime scene clean-up, doggie makeovers … if you can conceive it,...Read More

By Eric Bell | Posted May 25, 2017

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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

How to Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business is a dream that many Americans hold dear. If you have longed to work for yourself, and not someone else, you understand this desire to take a risk and blaze your own trail. The entrepreneur starting out small and building their idea into a successful company appeals to...

By | Updated May 04, 2017

Top Veterans Franchises for 2017

Our nation’s veterans are a valuable resource, but translating the skills and knowledge they gained while serving our country can sometimes be a challenge. One avenue to consider is franchising. Franchising allows veterans to utilize the leadership experience they learned in the military as a...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted February 16, 2017

Three Myths about Opening a Franchise

So you're considering buying a franchise - great decision! The franchise business is a lucrative, rewarding profession in which you can start your own business without needing to forge your own business model or develop an entirely new conceptual standard. Your business has proven profitability and...

By | Posted January 31, 2017

15 Common Franchise Terms and What They Mean

When searching for a franchise it’s important to know the lingo. Here is a list of the most common franchise terms to get you in the know as you begin the investigation process: Advertising Fee: A contribution paid by the franchisee into the franchise system’s advertising fund for...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted December 28, 2016

The Benefits of Using a Franchise Broker

Franchise brokers: Who are they, and do you need one? The best travel agents ask a lot of questions of their clients before planning a trip. The more they know, the more they can match the right experience to the client. Good franchise brokers are the same way. Their job is to learn all they can...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted December 06, 2016

Tips to Maximize Your Franchise Opportunity

So, you’ve decided to buy a franchise. There are a variety of good reasons for investing in a franchise, but the most compelling is the possibility of financial success. However, while owning a franchise can give you a tested business model with brand awareness, it doesn’t always...

By Staff Writer | Posted November 22, 2016

Think Bigger: Area Developer and Master Franchisors

The single-unit “mom-and-pop” arrangement may be what most people think of when they think about franchise ownership. Simple franchisor/franchisee operators dominated the franchise universe well into the late 1990s and, for many, that model remains just fine. But there are other ownership...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted November 15, 2016

Buying Young: Why Franchising is Great for Millennials

Owning a franchise in your 20s. Who’s in? When someone says “franchisee,” the image that comes to mind is usually a middle-aged man or woman and not a recent college grad just entering the workforce. However, several factors have begun turning that perception on its ear – one of the most...

By Suzanne Musial | Posted November 09, 2016

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