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The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Embracing Change and Starting New is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Looking for a new career or business opportunity? Many Americans are beginning to do so as they grow increasingly tired and fed-up with the stress of an unfulfilling job in a tough economic market. Taking the first step in changing your life if never easy, but the more you know the more prepared...Read More

By Ben Baggett | Posted March 11, 2014

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Three Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

From finances to legal documentation, there's a lot that goes into the preliminary stages of buying a franchise. When you make the decision to become a franchisee, you're opening yourself up to leadership, to innovation, and to the optimistic pursuit of financial success. But going hand in...

By | Posted January 23, 2014

Franchise Business Costs Explained

So you’re ready to start a business and you've decided on buying a franchise. Browsing through franchisers on the Franchise Gator site, you’ll notice that we include a liquid capital requirement, along with a minimum investment and total investment. Each of these numbers can be...

By Ben Baggett | Posted January 06, 2014

Starting Your Own vs. Building A Business

What Option is Right For You? People with an entrepreneurial passion are always looking for new business opportunities. Persistent commitment to financial growth in comes with many different, often difficult, decisions. One such decision many entrepreneurs face is deciding whether to start a...

By Ben Baggett | Posted August 26, 2013

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Well Known Franchise?

Have you ever realized just how many franchise companies you pass in a given day? Most think of the top fast food chains when they think of popular franchise brands. Yet there are thousands of concepts that offer franchise opportunities in over 300 different business categories, according to the...

By Ben Baggett | Posted June 13, 2013

Franchise Your Business: Could Franchising be the Answer?

By: Mark Siebert So your company is taking off and you're trying to figure out how to expand. Could franchising be the answer? Business owners should keep several factors in mind when they are looking into the concept of franchising. There are the obvious questions one would ask of...

By Ben Baggett | Posted May 02, 2013

Finding the Right Franchise Match

Finding the correct franchise for you can be a daunting task.  There are literally thousands of franchise brands strewn across various industries.  They range from inexpensive scaled down offerings to comprehensive, complex business models and everything in between.  It is estimated...

By | Posted February 20, 2012

Financing Options for Franchise Owners

There are quite a few different types of financing options for owners of franchised businesses. Just as a solid business plan is necessary, so is a sound financial strategy. Explore the different financing options available, shop around for the best terms and interest rates and do not be...

By Sara Mackey | Posted December 01, 2011

Business Plan - A Blueprint For Your Business

A business plan is a written document that is broken down into several different sections that set the procedures for operating your business and enabling you and your lender to understand and plan for the needs of your business. Think of the document as telling your story and answering the...

By | Posted September 13, 2011

Legal Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Franchise

When considering the purchase of a franchise, it is important for prospective franchisees to understand the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) provided by the franchisor. The disclosure document provides all relevant information about the company including a history and overview of employees, as...

By | Posted January 04, 2010

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