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5 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time to Consider Franchise Ownership

Over the last several months, we have seen daily updates on the number of diagnosed cases and deaths from COVID-19.  We also hear about the impact the pandemic has made on the nation’s business sector, as more than 36 million people have filed unemployment claims since mid-March, which...Read More

By Rick Bisio | Posted May 26, 2020

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A Franchise Owner Discusses Due Diligence in Researching Opportunities

If you’re planning to invest in a franchise business, you owe it to yourself to do your due diligence before committing to a particular brand. After all, you’ll be investing significant time, money and resources, so it pays to be thorough. At the International Franchise Professionals...

By Staff Writer | Posted May 12, 2020

Kiosks: 3 Reasons Why This Franchise May Be a Great Fit

What comes to mind when you think of a kiosk? You may imagine one of the following vendor franchises. Booths set up throughout shopping malls or at outdoor promenades Machines, like snack vending machines and DVD rental boxes Food carts ATMs Choosing to invest in a kiosk franchise is a...

Posted November 25, 2019

How to Get Loan Ready for Your Franchise

So, you’ve decided to invest in a franchise and enter entrepreneurship as a franchisor. You’ve picked out the franchise you’d like to open up, met with a franchisor, and reviewed the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Much like investing in starting a small business, franchises...

Posted September 30, 2019

How Franchising Helps Immigrants Live the American Dream

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and it is a good time to think about the role those coming from another country have in operating businesses throughout the United States. When we think of immigrants, business ownership may not initially come to mind. However, the...

By | Posted June 15, 2019

3 Types Of Franchises Perfect To Start In Spring And Summer

Have you always wanted to start a small business, but worry about the risks involved in succeeding with a startup? You may want to consider getting your feet wet by starting a franchise. Purchasing and running a franchise, whether it sells sandwiches or offers repair services, allows individuals...

Posted June 11, 2019

What Veterans Need To Know About Getting Started With A Franchise

Have you heard of the franchise JDog Junk Removal & Hauling? This year, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling opened its 200thfranchise . They’ve been in business for just seven years, and JDog is on its way to becoming the fastest growing junk removal franchise...

Posted February 05, 2019

How Significant are Royalty Fees?

Most people who have a general knowledge about franchising know that every franchisor charges a royalty fee. A franchise owner is contractually obligated to pay the franchisor a portion of their sales over the life of the agreement. The payment is normally made on a weekly basis. However, there...

By | Posted January 02, 2019

Consider Local Factors Before Purchasing a Franchise

Although the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a uniform document providing information about a franchise organization, there are many aspects about owning and operating a franchise that vary from state to state. This can include taxes, real estate leasing prices, operational costs and local...

By | Posted December 12, 2018

Why Does a Trademark Matter to a Franchise?

Franchisees have a lot on their plate before they invest in purchasing a franchise. They need to interview with a franchisor, thoroughly read the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), incorporate the franchise to save on payroll FICA taxes, and file for a Doing Business As name (DBA). Trademarks...

Posted October 22, 2018

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