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How to Buy a Low Cost Franchise

Buying a low cost franchise is a great option for those who may have big dreams of business ownership but smaller pockets. Generally, low cost opportunities are those whose cash requirements range from less than $20,000 up to $100,000. Once you determine what you can afford, you can begin the...Read More

By Suzanne Musial | Posted July 24, 2017

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How to Quit Your Job in 60 Days: Transitioning from 9 to 5 to Entrepreneur

In spite of your good job and solid career, you are determined to realize the freedom and independence of owning your own business, with all of the financial and lifestyle rewards it offers to you and your family. You’ve decided it’s time to control your own destiny — and you're not alone....

By | Posted July 12, 2017

Franchisee Lifestyle Profile: From Corporate Job to Business Owner

Transitioning from a member of a corporate team to working for yourself and leading your own employees is a dream many have. Pursuing such business opportunities, however, require not only passion and dedication, but also the insight into what you can accomplish on your own, and when you may need...

By | Posted June 29, 2017

Franchisees Provide 3 Tips to Success in Franchising

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,...

By | Posted May 25, 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

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 | Posted March 28, 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

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